Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Leeds United: Garry Monk explains Pontus Jansson's absence

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Leeds United picked up a superb 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.

Garry Monk told LUTV that new signing Pontus Jansson wasn't quite ready to play as Leeds United beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 this afternoon.

The Whites went into the Yorkshire derby with just one point to their name, and that came with a last-gasp Chris Wood equaliser against Fulham in midweek.

However, Leeds served up their finest performance of the season so far with a superb 2-0 victory away at promotion-chasing Wednesday.

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United manager Garry Monk

Hadi Sacko set up the first goal, exchanging passes with Luke Ayling inside the box before sending over an inch-perfect cross for Marcus Antonsson to head into an empty net.

Whilst that goal came down the right, the clinching second goal came down the left with Kemar Roofe whipping in a cross for Chris Wood to divert into the corner of the net.

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goalLeeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goal against Sheffield Wednesday

Two goals and a clean sheet away from home at a major local rival handed manager Monk the perfect day at Hillsborough, picking up his first league win since taking the job earlier this summer.

With new signings Sacko, Ayling, Antonsson and Roofe all involved in the goals, Leeds fans will be happy with the club's activity so far this summer, but one new signing didn't feature at Hillsborough.

Pontus JanssonPontus Jansson

Defender Pontus Jansson joined the club on a season-long loan deal from Torino earlier this week, but the Swede wasn't involved as Leeds picked up their win this afternoon.

Monk was asked about the situation, and told LUTV that he felt Jansson just needed more work alongside his new team-mates having only arrived a matter of days ago,

"Some just needed - Pontus himself - needs just a little bit more work," said Monk. "That's normal, that's natural, having just come into the building for a couple of days," he added.

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