Luke Ayling claims Leeds win was best this season on Twitter; Eunan O'Kane jokes about shorts-gate

Luke Ayling of Leeds United gives instructions to his team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Leeds United at Oakwell Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Barnsley,...

Leeds United kept hold of fifth place in the Championship after they came from behind to win on Boxing Day.

Luke Ayling of Leeds United gives instructions to his team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Leeds United at Oakwell Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Barnsley,...

Luke Ayling and a handful of his Leeds teammates have taken to Twitter in the wake of the Whites' spirited victory over Burton Albion on Boxing Day, which keeps Thomas Christiansen's side fifth in the Championship table.

Leeds went into the contest off the back of a run of three victories, and they would have known that they were in for a tough afternoon with Nigel Clough's side dealing the Whites' play-off hopes a huge blow when they met in the latter stages of last season.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham,...

And after a decent start for the visitors, it was Burton who broke the deadlock as some lacklustre defending allowed Tom Naylor to slide in from close range.

The second-half saw Leeds step up the tempo, and they made their pressure count shortly after the hour mark as Pablo Hernandez scored a brilliant free-kick, before Kemar Roofe completed the turnaround just three minutes later as he took full advantage of a stunning through ball from Ronaldo Vieira.

Tom Lawrence of Derby County battles for the ball with Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on October 31,...

Christiansen's men remained in command for much of the second-half before the Brewers began to apply the pressure during the six minutes of stoppage-time that were added, and came desperately close to finding an equaliser following a goalmouth scramble.

It was not to be for Clough's men however, and Leeds held on for the three points. It was the third time in a row that the Whites have won by a single goal, and was the first time in the Championship this season that they have come from behind to secure three points.

That may be why Ayling suggested on Twitter that it was Leeds' best win of the season, while Eunan O'Kane made light of a bizarre incident before Hernandez's equaliser when Burton goalkeeper Stephen Bywater was booked for pulling down the Irishman's shorts as several players looked to make a nuisance of themselves before the Spaniard curled the ball home.

Pontus Jansson, Liam Cooper, Ronaldo Vieira and Pawel Cibicki also took to social media to comment on the win...

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