By Sean Fisher

21st Oct, 2022 | 9:10am

Jesse Marsch now under 'massive pressure' at Leeds United following 'very poor night' against Leicester - journalist

Leeds United suffered defeat against Leicester on Thursday evening and the away fans let their feelings known towards Jesse Marsch at the King Power Stadium.

A Robin Koch own-goal and a Harvey Barnes finish inflicted Leeds’ fifth defeat of the season, leaving the Whites winless in their last seven matches.

It was a particularly poor performance from Marsch’s side against bottom-of-the-league Leicester, and Leeds Live journalist Beren Cross believes it has put the American’s job under “massive pressure”.

Cross took to Twitter after the full-time whistle to deliver his verdict on the away fans and Marsch’s job safety.

“The away fans boo and ask the players what that was as they go over at the final whistle.

“Massive pressure on Marsch now. A very poor night.”

That one hurt

Leeds have lost plenty of games under Marsch, many to a worse scoreline than what was seen against Leicester.

But it was the manner of the defeat that stung so much for the travelling Leeds fans. After such a spirited display against Arsenal on the weekend, the Whites looked blunt and uninterested.

Performances like that will only send the club barrelling down to the relegation zone and naturally the blame lies with the manager.

Marsch too endured a strange night, with the American not his usual lively self on the touchline against the Foxes. His refusal to address the fans after the match only worsened the mood in the away section.

It’ll take a lot for Marsch to pick the squad up in time for a crucial visit from Fulham on Sunday afternoon – another lacklustre performance could just mark the end of his time at Elland Road.

The minimum fans will demand from the players is fight and effort – and that’s been lacking too often this season, especially at Leicester.

In other Leeds United news, transfer target Ollie Watkins will likely consider a move to Premier League rivals