An error from Jack Butland cost Leeds United a point against Wigan Athletic today.
Leeds United’s poor form continued today - as a club in turmoil continues to go through a very rough time.
Leeds fans are getting pretty used to disappointment over the past few years - both on and off the pitch, and the two surely go hand in hand.
The club is currently going through behind the scenes chaos as the ownership bid of Italian Massimo Cellino was rejected based on a failure of the fit and proper persons test - probably the first ever man to fail the infamous test.
But on the pitch things are not much better.
Before taking on Leeds United in today’s early kick off Leeds were already in freefall. They had won just one of their previous ten games and that has now stretched to 11.
A goal from Martyn Waghorn did the trick for Wigan - despite what was perhaps one of Leeds’ better displays in recent weeks.
A lot of players got stick on Twitter post-game - a lot also got plenty of praise.
But Noel Hunt received the brunt of negative critique as well as their goalkeeper Jack Butland.
For whatever reason Brian McDermott is not keen on cult figure Paddy Kenny so he moved to bring in the England international on loan until the end of the season in February.
He had impressed in Yorkshire already in a spell at Barnsley and is considered one of the country’s finest ‘keeping talents - so it seemed a no brainer to the former Reading boss.
But it has been far from excellent so far - and he should have done a lot better with the goal.
Waghorn, who celebrated signing a permanent deal with Wigan yesterday by scoring, struck a shot into the reach of Butland - but he could not keep it out.
He should have been stronger and the effort should have been saved - but instead the net rippled and Leeds lost once again.
And the fans on Twitter were not pleased with their borrowed player…
We didn't deserve to lose that one. The players showed a lot of fight but no end product. Dreadful mistake from Butland for the goal #lufc— Stevie Dewar (@StevieWildChild) April 5, 2014
Finally a match worthy of lufc. Really proud of all of them today. Barring a Butland error we played with pride. MOMTonge/Brown real passion— paul warrick (@paulwarrick3) April 5, 2014
Good second half performance. However we still look absolutely toothless up front. Jack Butland with pathetic goalkeeping for the goal #lufc— Tom Holynski (@ThommHol) April 5, 2014
I repeat: Please send Butland and Kebe back asap (and sack Diouf off the wage bill while you're at it) #lufc— Leeds Mad (@LeedsMad2012) April 5, 2014
In regards to that first goal, Butland is to blame. Not GFH, not McDermott, Butland. That was a shot every goalkeeper should save. #lufc— Josh Cheetham (@JoshCheetham91) April 5, 2014
Paddy Kenny has been better than Butland this season, no question. #lufc— Leeds All Over (@LeedsAllOver) April 5, 2014
Can't call Paddy Kenny poor then defend Butland for stuff like that.— Robert Dawson (@robert_lufc) April 5, 2014
Looks like Butland's right arm hasn't been paid #lufc— MrPaulRobinson (@MrPaulRobinson) April 5, 2014
Butland is weak again.,. Poor poor poor goalkeeping— Colsonsmith (@colsonsmith) April 5, 2014
Jack Butland comes in and we concede a billion goals, makes you think— Dan (@lufc_dan) April 5, 2014