Many Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media after Pablo Hernandez was recognised as the Championship’s Player of the Weekend for his display against Reading on Saturday.
Hernandez has been lauded as the top-performing player in the second-tier during matchday 34 by supporters of Championship clubs, following a poll carried out by Quest on their official Twitter account.
Almost 7,200 people took part in the voting, with Hernandez earning a staggering 91.4% of the votes to beat off the challenge from West Bromwich Albion’s Hal Robson-Kanu (4.7%) and Birmingham City’s Lukas Jutkiewicz (3.8%).
⚽️ @SkyBetChamp Player of the Weekend ⚽️
— Quest (@QuestTV) February 24, 2020
Hernandez earned his nomination having scored the only goal of the game as we beat Reading on Saturday, to move five points clear of Fulham and the Play-Off places and keep the gap to West Brom at four points.
The £19,000-per-week Spaniard found the back of the Royals’ net 12 minutes into the second half, while going on to be named as the Man of the Match having spent the second-most time in possession (8.8%), taken the second-most touches (99), fashioned the most shots (six) and efforts on target (two), per WhoScored data.
He also provided two key balls (third-most), completed 58 of 74 passes (78%), was successful with one of two dribbles, two of two tackles and made one interception.
Is Hernandez our best player?
Robson-Kanu provided two of the Baggies’ three goals away to Bristol City to ensure Slaven Bilic’s side remained at the top of the table, while Jutkiewicz fired home his 13th goal and recorded his third assist of the league season against Sheffield Wednesday with a Man of the Match display.
Here are some of the messages shared after Hernandez was named as the Player of the Weekend for matchday 34…
Not shocked lol https://t.co/ifKPnDe4Gz
— Laura (@lauralufcmot) February 24, 2020
— Toby Brannan (@TobyBrannan3) February 25, 2020
Phew, looks like my vote may possibly just edged it then
— Ian Wood (@wood3528) February 24, 2020
It’s getting to a point where I almost feel sorry for the other players if they are up against a Leeds player
— Mr Popular (@Russlufc) February 24, 2020
😂😂 some club
— Jess Furness🦋 (@jessicafurness_) February 24, 2020
Charging £39 to vote for Pablo isn’t something you should gloat about, maybe if you charged less and made it more accessible to other fans more would have voted
— Alex (@Bazzbawls) February 24, 2020
— James (@KlichWRLD) February 24, 2020
— Paddy Miller (@padwar11) February 24, 2020
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