Leeds' Ezgjan Alioski reacts angrily to being kissed by Pontus Jansson
Promotion chasing Leeds secured another crucial win on Saturday
Leeds United's Ezgjan Alioski caused confusion amongst supporters on Saturday when he reacted angrily to being kissed by teammate Pontus Jansson.
Marcelo Bielsa's men saw off Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road, Jack Harrison scoring the only goal of the game in the second-half.
During the game, Jansson was seen planting a kiss on his Macedonian teammate's cheek, prompting him to lash out at the Swedish centre-half.
— Adam Savoury (@Saves1990) April 13, 2019
Many Leeds supporters were confused by the incident. While some suggested he was angry at being kissed, others seemed to think this was a reaction to something Jansson had said to him.
Reason I say this is strange is coz alioski goes in for the kiss too? He seems to react to something jansson said or maybe the slap on the face. Ah well at least any personal differences between squad members haven't affected performances. Alioski was brilliant today.#lufc https://t.co/sr6xIBW45A
— Marcus Dre (@marcdrye) April 13, 2019
Why did Alioski hit Jansson and look so angry I don’t get it?
— Jayden (@JaydenHills2) April 13, 2019
What happened against Jansson and Alioski I need to know 😬😬
— Kayleigh 💙💛 (@kayleighmillsx) April 13, 2019
Despite the incident, Leeds' win - coupled with ten-man Sheffield United conceding a last-gasp equaliser to Millwall - saw them move back into second place in the Championship.
Norwich City are still three points ahead of them and, with a game in hand, appear set to be confirmed as champions. Leeds are now in a good position to clinch the other automatic promotion spot and seal a return to the top flight after a 15-year absence.
Leeds now have four games to play to clinch a place in next season's Premier League, starting with next Friday's game at home to Wigan Athletic. They travel to Brentford on Monday before their final scheduled home game of the season against Aston Villa on April 28. Assuming they don't have to play in the play-offs, their last game of the season will be away at Ipswich Town on May 5.