The West Bromwich Albion defender played for Leeds United on loan.

Fans of Leeds United were given even more reason to like Kyle Bartley after his West Bromwich Albion side were beaten at Elland Road on Tuesday.

Bartley, who spent the 2016-17 season on loan to Leeds from Swansea City, deflected Ezgjan Alioski’s 38th-minute strike beyond his own goalkeeper, enabling the Whites to inflict a first Championship defeat of the season on West Brom and leapfrog them at the top of the table.

Afterwards, the centre-back, who remains close friends with Leeds’ Luke Ayling, was seen applauding the United faithful and smiling with some of his former colleagues, much to the delight of some of a Whites persuasion… 










God I miss Kyle Bartley playing for Leeds the sexy ****

— Regan Keating (@regankeating) October 1, 2019


But their West Brom counterparts were somewhat less amused…



Can we **** Bartley off plz #wba

— Walk with elias (@VillianClub) October 1, 2019


Bartley smiling right at the end having a laugh with his mate ******* idiot, where’s the passion, he should be ******* gutted like the others not having a laugh

— Jay Jones (@JayJonesWBA) October 1, 2019


First shot at full time is Bartley smiling with the leeds players after his own goal. **** off. ******* donkey. Sooner Hegazi gets back the better #wba

— Lee (@Lee_Hickmans) October 1, 2019


Bartley just got bullied by Patrick bamford for 90 minutes, scores an own goal and is there smiling after the game, give me Hegazi back and ship him off the **** #wba

— Jord Tranter (@jord_tranter) October 1, 2019


Aye Bartley laugh about it with your Leeds pals. Useless ****.

— Gavin Poulton (@gavin_poulton) October 1, 2019


Bring him back and **** Bartley off @WBA

— LukeDandy (@dandywbafc) October 1, 2019

Despite pleas from Leeds fans to bring back Bartley from Swansea, it was to West Brom that the 28-year-old moved for a reported fee of around £4 million in 2018.

But he has so far struggled to bowl over the Baggies support base in the manner that he managed to at Elland Road.

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