Alan McInally slammed Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla for his role in one of Birmingham’s goals on Sunday.
Leeds won 5-4 in a topsy-turvy match at St Andrew’s to see themselves rise to the top of the Championship table ahead of the New Year.
It was tough to keep up with the action for most of the game as it rained goals in the West Midlands but Jeremie Bela’s goal for Blues certainly stood out to McInally.
Bela had only been on the pitch a few minutes before he took advantage of some awful goalkeeping by Casilla.
The Spanish shot-stopper raced out of his goal in a bid to try and punch clear a cross but found himself in no man’s land, leaving an unguarded goal for Bela to score into.
Sky Sports pundit McInally was quick to criticise Casilla after the Birmingham player made the score 3-3.
“The Angolan gets his head to this, up you get kid,” said McInally on Sky Sports News on Saturday [04:46pm].
“The goalkeeper comes out. He’s all over the place, is Casilla. He should have stayed where he was.”
How many goals is Casilla going to cost Leeds? He must be one of the most error-prone goalkeepers in the Championship since he arrived from Real Madrid last January.
The Spaniard has had some dodgy games in the last few weeks and Leeds can no longer boast the best defensive record in the second-tier after leaking 10 goals in their last four games.
Casilla is part of the problem but to blame it all on him would be harsh.
Liam Cooper and Ben White have not been good enough while Marcelo Bielsa has to take some of the blame himself for not setting up his side to be as rigid when they need to be.
In other Leeds United news, fans reacted to Eddie Nketiah’s display at Birmingham.