Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson has let his relief at the Whites' victory over Blackburn Rovers slip.

The Sweden international was picked in the starting eleven by Leeds head coach Garry Monk and played his part in a 2-1 win for the Yorkshire giants at Elland Road.

In a game lacking in clear cut chances, Leeds took the lead through substitute Chris Wood in the second half, before being pegged back by a long-range Marvin Emnes strike.

But it was not to end 1-1 as up popped Kyle Bartley to power a header into the back of the net, connecting from a corner.

With Leeds having gone into the fixture with one win in six and four defeats, Jansson was relieved with the victory.


He wrote on Twitter: "When you give f**king everything, sooner or later you will get the result!"

Whites goalkeeper Rob Green was also pleased to pick up the three points.

He wrote: "Great reaction from disappointment on Saturday and pleased for everyone.

"Thanks to the fans for sticking with us for the 90."

Next up for Leeds is a trip to south Wales to take on Cardiff City and they will be keen to build on their win over Rovers.