The Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern were extremely annoyed and upset as they crashed out of the FA Cup in the Third Round. Leeds travelled to Newport County but they lost 2-1 after a late goal.
Gaetano Berardi opened the scoring for Leeds with a rare goal. But a Conor Shaughnessy own goal drew the scores level before Shawn McCoulsky won the tie with an 89th minute header for the home side.
Leeds’ misery was compounded in injury time as Samu Saiz was sent off.
Thomas Christiansen made nine changes before the game and it proved costly as the fringe players did little to convince their manager that they should be rewarded with more minutes in the first team.
Leeds fans were livid at the end of the game and took to social media to criticise Christiansen’s decision to rotate and the performance of the players.
Here are a selection of the best post-match tweets.
Completely unacceptable. These fringe players were simply dreadful. Never looked like scoring again or putting Newport under any pressure
— James Pearson (@JamesPearson25) January 7, 2018
Unacceptable performance, two first team strikers and neither of them can score against a team two divisions below.
— terry waddup (@twadders) January 7, 2018
Feeling sorry for the travelling fans today. We were, by far, the worst team on the pitch. No excuse Christiansen- squad didn’t look ready, motivated or bothered.
— A R Treatments (@ARTreatments1) January 7, 2018
Embarrassing just embarrassing
— Andy Firth (@AndrewFirth21) January 7, 2018
Well done Leeds, embarrass club on the pitch again !! Remind me what you get paid for ? Need to turn up and play every game not just when you fancy it !!!
— Ian Bowness (@bowielufc) January 7, 2018
If we have any ambition of getting our great club back to the Prem then prove it now and sign some quality proven players at this level. Not good enough across the park today but as for those two up front, about as bad a front two as I have ever seen.
— Gavin Booth (@gavinbooth77) January 7, 2018