Leeds suffer heaviest defeat since Rob Green shocker at QPR, Felix Wiedwald must now respond as veteran did then

Leeds goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Leeds United will have to dwell on a 3-0 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday during the international break before returning to Championship action.

Leeds goalkeeper Rob Green celebrates winning the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on January 13, 2017 in Leeds, England.Leeds goalkeeper Rob Green

You have to go back to the opening day of last season for the last time that Leeds were having to come to terms with a 3-0 defeat, as Queens Park Rangers dismantled the Whites in Garry Monk's first game in charge.

One of the most disappointing displays on that occasion was the performance from goalkeeper Rob Green who was making his debut for Leeds against the team that he had left for Elland Road.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to kick off in the Sky Bet Championship League match between Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers, at Elland Road Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Leeds,...

As he had barely played during his final few months with Rangers, the defeat would ask serious questions about whether Green was going to be a good signing.

But, by the end of the campaign, that question had been answered in emphatic fashion as the veteran was a contender for man of the match in most of the games he played, and it could be argued that his form was a key reason why Leeds managed to stay in the play-off picture for as long as they did.

Leeds goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Fast forward to the present day, and Green's replacement as number one Felix Wiedwald is coming under an extreme amount of pressure after another lacklustre display in Leeds' first 3-0 loss since Green's debut. 

The German has certainly not captured the imagination since arriving in Yorkshire in the summer, and many fans were disappointed with his attempts to keep the opening two goals out against Sheffield Wednesday.

And if Thomas Christiansen decides to keep faith with the former Werder Bremen stopper then he must look to respond in the same way that Green did little over a year ago.

Of course, Wiedwald is several games in to his Leeds career while Green was making his debut, so it is much easier to suggest that the writing is on the wall for the former as his form has been fairly questionable for several weeks. 

So now is the time for Wiedwald for take a page out of his predecessor's book and transform his form and prove to his critics that he can be the goalkeeper Leeds need during a promotion push.

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