By Kealan Hughes

5th Feb, 2021 | 9:15pm

'Laughable', 'Rent-free' - Many Leeds fans fire back at talkSPORT 'agenda' after stupid claim

Leeds United fans have hit back at Jason Cundy after he claimed on talkSPORT that the Whites defend like a pub team.

It is an unfair dig from the pundit given Leeds’ success this season, particularly as teams like Fulham and Aston Villa looked far worse at the back on Wednesday.

We have a poor defensive record this term, conceding the second-highest amount in the division, but our style of play is clearly paying off.

Leeds are 11th in the table and boast wins against top teams like Leicester and Everton.

We are considerably better than West Brom and Fulham, with the two other promoted teams in the bottom three.

Many supporters have made that case in response to Cundy’s comments and have also pointed out our injury issues.

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Replacing Ben White was always going to be tough but Bielsa has not had much luck given the injuries to Robin Koch and Diego Llorente.

They have featured just 13 times between them, so it is not exactly fair to judge Leeds’ defending currently, particularly as the inexperienced Pascal Struijk is playing.

It is worth pointing out that we have defended well at times too.

Manchester City only scored once in a draw at Elland Road and we have kept clean sheets in matches against Everton and Arsenal.

Our style may make us more vulnerable at the back but it has allowed us to be the fifth-highest scorers and gain 29 points from 21 games.

Many Leeds fans would have taken that at the start of the season, and here is how some of them reacted to Cundy’s comments.

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