Robert Green drew enormous praise from fans of Leeds United on social media following the club’s 2-0 defeat at Brentford in the Championship last night.
The Whites were comprehensively outplayed by their opponents over the 90 minutes and even the most die hard of supporters would struggle to argue that they deserved anything from the game.
— NinetyMinutesOnline (@90MinsOnline) April 4, 2017
In fact, the general consensus was that things could and would have been much worse were it not for goalkeeper Green’s performance between the sticks.
The former England international pulled off a number of fine saves to keep his side in the game and was slightly unlucky to concede two goals, both of which came from rebounds after he had parried the initial efforts.
Had Leeds not shown a lack of inspiration going forward, Green’s display may have been rewarded with a point, but in truth that never looked likely as Brentford dominated proceedings at Griffin Park.
First-half strikes from Romaine Sawyers and Lasse Vibe were enough to seal the victory for the home team.
United, meanwhile, remain in fifth spot but now have just a five-point cushion to seventh place and need to beat Preston North End on Saturday to get their play-off push back on track.
Fans will be hoping that Green can maintain his marvellous form for that encounter after lauding his heroics against Brentford on Twitter; the best of the reaction can be found below:
Rob Green pulled of some top class saves last night and save us from any further embarrassment. #lufc ðŸ‘
— James (@jimmy_L_UFC) April 5, 2017
— Andrew Perkis (@smileylufc) April 5, 2017
Gotta give it to him though. Rob Green is up there with one of the best for shot stopping. Saved us conceding 4/5 last few games #lufc
— Chaz Cole (@chaz_coleman) April 4, 2017
Green MoM ag Brentford. Really need to roll up the sleeves #lufc the last 6 games. We are Leeds !
— Gregor H (@NOR_Gregor) April 4, 2017
— Rob Campbell (@RobCampbell97) April 4, 2017
But for Rob Green that could have been a heavy defeat. Roll on Saturday fresh slate let's make a statement #LUFC
— Tony Mulraney (@tmulraney) April 4, 2017
Rob Green, outstanding…once again, rest way off where they were before the international break. #lufc
— NeilGakhal (@NeilGakhal) April 4, 2017
What plan B. We will be lucky enough to be in the playoffs the way they are going. If it wasn't for green we would.of lost this game 5 nil.
— neil matthews (@neilmatthews6) April 4, 2017
Put that down as a worrying one. Green man of the match by a mile. I'd give credit to Pedraza too. But very fragile as a whole. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 4, 2017
Sounds like we would have been battered without Rob Green #lufc
— Moocat7 (@moocat7) April 4, 2017
Without Rob Green today it would of ended at least 4-0ðŸ˜´
— LUFC Away Days (@LUFCAway) April 4, 2017
Theres only so many games Rob Green dig us out. #lufc
— Joe (@JoeJames1996) April 4, 2017