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Photos: Leeds fans show Pontus Jansson what they think of him

Leeds manager Garry Monk

Leeds United drew 1-1 with Aston Villa at Villa Park on Thursday night.

Pontus Jansson enhanced his heroic status among Leeds United fans on Thursday.

The Swedish defender was on the scoresheet in last night's 1-1 draw away to Aston Villa, opening the scoring with a firm header on 54 minutes.

But Jonathan Kodjia slotted an 86th-minute penalty after Liam Cooper handled inside the area as the Villans denied Leeds a hard-fought victory at Villa Park.

Nevertheless, the point took Garry Monk's side up to fourth in the Championship and the Whites are making all the right noises regarding promotion to the Premier League, having been absent from the big time since 2004.

 

Leeds could and probably should have won it late on, but Hadi Sacko, on a season-long loan from Sporting Lisbon, saw his effort come back off the crossbar after picking Jordan Amavi's pocket and going one-on-one with Mark Bunn.

 

And the United winger looked shocked at the miss.

 

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