By Amir Mir
Pontus Jansson has revealed scoring a last minute winner against Blackburn has been his favourite goal for Leeds.
The 26-year-old has scored three goals for Garry Monk’s side this season, all away from home against Norwich, Aston Villa and Blackburn.
Despite the goal at Carrow Road in November being his first for the club, Jansson picked out the late header against Rovers in early January as the one on top of the pile.
All of the goals scored by the Sweden international have been headers which have also had valuable significance because his team have secured seven points from those games.
When asked by a supporter to name his favourite goal for the club, this was Jansson’s response.
“Norwich of course because it was the first goal and then I jump into the crowd and celebrate with the fans. That was a special feeling,” Jansson told LUTV.
“Villa also because they are a big club, I remember since they were in the Premier League when I was young so that was also special feeling to score there. Plus, it was an important goal for us.
“But of course Blackburn because it was a goal at the last minute and in front of like six or seven thousand fans, so if I have to say someone of those I would say Blackburn.”
— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 27, 2017
Centre-back Jansson has become a key figure for the Whites since the Swede made a loan switch from Italian side Torino in the summer.
He has played 27 games in all competitions for the club, 25 of those matches in the Championship where he has formed a strong partnership with Kyle Bartley.
This was evident during their crucial 1-0 home win against promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend.
The three points against their Yorkshire neighbours saw Monk’s team further cement their place in the top six and they will be looking to build on that success away at Birmingham on Friday night.