Leeds fans react to Pontus Jansson's performance

Leeds United's Pontus Jansson finishes the game in goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield United at Elland Road on March 16, 2019 in Leeds, England.

The big Swede didn't cover himself in glory for Leeds United today.

Leeds United's Pontus Jansson reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Wigan Athletic at Elland Road on April 19, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United fans on Twitter are taking aim at Pontus Jansson.

The Whites went to Brentford this evening knowing that victory was of paramount importance after Sheffield United moved three points clear in second spot by winning 3-0 at Hull City earlier today.

But Leeds gave themselves an uphill task when Neal Maupay opened the scoring on the stroke of half time.

Marcelo Bielsa's side came out strong for the second half but a couple of missed chances later and the Bees were 2-0 ahead on 62 minutes through Sergi Canos.

 

Questionable for both goals, Jansson was substituted two minutes later when Bielsa swapped him for winger Jack Clarke.

Jansson has been a hugely popular figure among United fans since joining in 2016, but many of them weren't happy with the Sweden centre-back today.

Bielsa's side looked devoid of any creativity and struggled to get back into the game.

Leeds are now three points behind second-placed Sheffield United - who have superior goal difference - with two Championship games to play. If the Elland Road club are returning to the Premier League, it seems increasingly likely that it'll have to be through the playoffs.

Leeds United's Pontus Jansson finishes the game in goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield United at Elland Road on March 16, 2019 in Leeds, England.

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