Leeds news: Fans react to Paudie O'Connor display

By David Woods

14th Apr, 2018 | 10:30am

'Outstanding', 'Immense' – Leeds fans blown away by one player despite 1-0 loss v Villa

Leeds fans lost yet another game in the Championship last night, this time suffering a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa.

The result might not have been a surprise but the marked difference between the performances of the senior players and the Under-23s that Paul Heckingbottom has drafted in was.

And while goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Tom Pearce came in for praise, Leeds fans thought that enforcer Paudie O’Connor was “outstanding”.

The 20-year-old only made his debut a week ago against Sunderland but he’s already become a fan favourite.

He was up against a dazzling Aston Villa attack hellbent on hauling back the two teams above them in the chase for automatic promotion, and fresh off a brilliant win against Cardiff.

And, for the most part, O’Connor kept them at bay, and had the Leeds fans rushing onto Twitter to praise him.

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He’s one of the few shining lights in a season that most fans will want to forget.

Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans to the 20-year-old’s display:

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