Leeds hit a blip in recent weeks after winning just one of their previous four matches heading into Tuesday night’s clash with Hull City.
However, Marcelo Bielsa’s side ground out a 1-0 victory following Tyler Roberts’ only goal of the game to secure all three points and return to the top of the Championship as a result, with previous leaders West Brom due to clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday.
The hard-fought victory was not as comfortable as some fans may have liked but a crucial victory was secured nevertheless, with fans taking to social media to praise the performance of experienced defender Pontus Jansson.
Sweden international Jansson contributed an impeccable defensive display, helping Leeds keep a clean sheet for the first time in three matches.
The 27-year-old, who wasn’t always at his best last season and coming into the current campaign in terms of form, played a key involvement in the game, getting stuck into challenges and winning aerial duels, which caught the eye of supporters. We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
Pontus Jansson vs. Hull:
85% pass accuracy
10 ball recoveries (most on pitch)
5 fouls suffered (most on pitch)
4 defensive aerial duels won (most on pitch)
4 interceptions (most on pitch)
1 chance created
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— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) October 2, 2018
Pontus was excellent tonight. In fact all the backline were good as was Kalvin. Final ball was a bit missing and against better sides we will need to take more of the chances we create. But 11 games in we have made an excellent start to the season. Onwards & upwards #lufc #MOT
— Marc F (@billywigwam13) October 2, 2018
Not to mention his immense dribbling up field at times, guys a machine
— Conor Thorpe (@ConLUFC93) October 2, 2018
Absolute rock. When he started dribbling the ball out From the back though that was quality
— Ian waugh (@ianwaugh86) October 2, 2018
— Elliott Daniels (@Elliott_MOT) October 2, 2018
— Krzysztof Wrzal (@KrzysztofWrzal) October 2, 2018
Jansson looks like a real Rolls Royce tonight. Everything we do goes through KP as well now.
— Carl Harris (@carlos061181) October 2, 2018
Tough to watch that at times but another 3 points on the board. Jansson and Cooper immense.
— Euan (@emckibbs) October 2, 2018
Great to have jansson back to his normal self.
— norm (@normlufc) October 2, 2018
Jansson back to his old self and I love it
— Ryan (@RyanHLUFC) October 2, 2018
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