Leeds goalkeeper takes a hammering after error leads to Derby equaliser
Oh mate, oh mate, oh mate
Kiko Casilla has taken an absolute hammering on social media after a goalkeeping howler gifted Derby County an equaliser in the second leg of the play-off semi-final between the two sided.
Leeds went into the game with a one goal advantage after Kemar Roofe scored a crucial goal in the first leg at Pride Park and doubled their advantage early on through Stuart Dallas.
But in true Leeds fashion, Marcelo Bielsa's side squandered their lead on Wednesday evening, as Derby drew level through Jack Marriott and Chelsea loanee Mason Mount, before Harry Wilson converted a penalty to put the Rams in front on aggregate.
Dallas then scored his second of the game to draw level on aggregate but first, let's take a look at that goalkeeping howler.
The first goal, which levelled the scoring on the night, was the result of a horrendous mix-up between Casilla and his defenders. As the former Real Madrid goalkeeper rushed off his line to clear a ball over the top of the Leeds defence, the Spaniard fluffed his clearance, gifting Marriott a golden opportunity to score and he made no mistake.
— Corteo Sport (@CorteoSport) May 15, 2019
Neither fans nor neutrals were very forgiving in their analysis of Casilla's goalkeeping.
Kiko Casilla should have one of those shock collars that prevents dogs from running out of the garden onto the road.
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) May 15, 2019
We should have known Kiko Casilla wasn't right in the head when he swapped Real Madrid for the Championship
— Oh hello! (@EamoV1) May 15, 2019
Casilla here proving that he was a Real Madrid player because he was the only one happy to be a third choice goalkeeper rather than actually having any talent.
— CPFC HQ 🧔🏻 (@CPFCHQ) May 15, 2019
Casilla’s 1st half was legit your drunk mate on FIFA co-op who just holds triangle and brings the GK out for everything.
— Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) May 15, 2019
Kiko Casilla every time the ball enters the Leeds half: pic.twitter.com/CeGI1carm0
— Craig (@TheCraigChudley) May 15, 2019
— Nathan Styran (@nathanstyran) May 15, 2019
In the modern game, goalkeepers have to be able to come off their line to mop up danger, especially in a system as proactive and intense as Bielsa's, but it seems Casilla has taken that instruction far too literally and can't resist doing it at every available opportunity.