Wolves dead ball specialist Barry Douglas put the Championship toppers ahead at Molineux with a stunning free-kick that beat Andy Lonergan all ends up.
The former Wolves goalkeeper got to go beyond the limit of the ball after 26 minutes but was beaten by the sheer ferocity of Ivan Cavaleiro’s left-foot shot for the second goal.
It left Leeds with a mountain to climb in the second period as they aimed to secure a league win at the home of the Black Country outfit for the third consecutive campaign.
It left the Whites with a mountain to climb in the second period as they aimed to secure a league win at the home of the Black Country club for the third consecutive season.
Leeds fans laid the blame not only at Lonergan for the two goals, but also at the defence for exposing him so easily.
Many fans of the club took to Twitter to criticse skipper Cooper, who gave away the free-kick that led to the opening goal from Douglas.
Football Weeks has rounded up some of the best tweets:
awful that we gave Cooper a four year contract
— Kirsty Stanley (@stanners_1982) November 22, 2017
#lufc well done cooper you plonka ! Don’t give silly free kicks away that’s what happens you numpty
— Nigel Goodwin (@nigelgoodwin) November 22, 2017
— Edward Lyttel (@EdwardLyttel) November 22, 2017
This team is miles away. Totally unbalanced squad full of average players. Cooper, Roofe, Berardi are not good enough to be starting squad players at best and two goal keepers that are terrible. Long season ahead. #lufc
— Stephen Butler (@PButlek) November 22, 2017
Lonergan berardi and Cooper not good enough to challenge near top and that's just the defence. Proper investment needed in playing squad or it's a 15th finish #lufc
— Micky Padge (@mickipadgett) November 22, 2017
Seems like a nice guy, gives his all but Cooper isn’t up for it. A top keeper saves their second goal. #LUFC
— Rhys Wyn 🏴 (@RhysWyn19) November 22, 2017
Showed some fight at the end of the half … Beradi and Cooper poor again. Could also do with a new keeper #lufc
— lufc_Greenloaf (@lufc_Greenloaf) November 22, 2017
Leeds United will return to action on Saturday when they travel Oakwell to take on Barnsely and Liam Cooper will be hoping to put in a good performance so as to please the fans.