Stephen Warnock comments on Pontus Jansson dismissal for Leeds United

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United  is sent off during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Leeds United at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 19th January 2019.

Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson was sent off against Stoke City at the weekend.

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United is sent of for a second yellow card during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Leeds United at Bet365 Stadium on January 19, 2019 in Stoke...

Stephen Warnock has suggested on the EFL show on Quest TV that Leeds United central defender Pontus Jansson should not have been sent off against Stoke City.

Jansson was dismissed in the 76th minute of the Championship game at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday afteroon for two bookable offences.

Former Leeds defender Warnock believes that the Sweden international central defender’s first yellow card was justified, but he is unsure about the second one, which was controversial.

Warnock said on the EFL show on Quest TV: “First one’s a yellow card. He steps out, mistimes the tackle, and it is a yellow card.

“When I first saw this one (the second yellow card incident), I did think he has either clipped his heel or something’s not quite right.

"And the more you look at it, you think it’s just a coming together and Afobe just took a heavy touch, so I think it’s the wrong decision. I don’t think it’s another yellow card.”

Leeds United's Pontus Jansson rues a missed chance during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on January 11, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Moving on

Jansson was probably unfortunate to have been sent off against Stoke, but there is nothing that Leeds can do about it now.

The West Yorkshire outfit will just have to move on and do the best they can without the Sweden international central defender for now.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are at the top of the Championship table at the moment with 54 points from 28 matches, a point clear of second-placed Norwich City.

The Whites will return to action this coming Saturday when they take on Rotherham United away from home in the Championship.

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United is sent of for a second yellow card during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Leeds United at Bet365 Stadium on January 19, 2019 in Stoke...

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