Leeds United fans react on Twitter to Marco Silvestri performance v Sheffield Wednesday

Leeds United East Stand

The Italian was poor in the Championship's early fixture.

Leeds United have lost a Yorkshire derby this afternoon as Sheffield Wednesday ran out 2-0 winners at Hillsborough.

Leeds had chances in the first-half but Wednesday came out firing in the second-half and ended up deserving the win - despite a late and controversial flurry from Leeds.

However both goals were certainly avoidable with Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri having an afternoon to forget.

First of all he gave away the corner for the first goal. He could have let the ball travel wide but instead showed poor spatial awareness to parry the ball wide. Wednesday swung in the corner, a scramble ensued, Gary Hooper scored the opening goal.

Just moments later it was Silvestri to blame again. A strike from Fernando Forestieri was powerful but the Italian should have gobbled up the chance. Instead, he spilled the ball into the path of Hooper who made no mistake.

Silvestri has been in decent form recently but this performance saw him revert to type as a sloppy and inconsistent goalie.

Here is how the Leeds United faithful reacted to the performance of their goalkeeper on Twitter...

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