Noel Whelan gives verdict on Evans' Leeds United draw with Fulham

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Former striker has given a thumbs up to Leeds United's away draw with Fulham.

Leeds United drew 1-1 with Fulham after coming back from a goal down to claim a point.

The Whites had come into the game on the back of three consecutive defeats, which saw head coach Uwe Rosler fired on Monday.

He was replaced controversially with former Rotherham United boss Steve Evans, who will be delighted to avoid defeat in his first game.

Evans picked a 4-4-2 formation and was rewarded for his bold approach when striker Chris Wood scored a second half penalty, and late in the game it was Leeds who came closest to winning.

Former striker Noel Whelan has given a thumbs up to Evans' opening game as Leeds boss, speaking post-match to BBC Radio Leeds.

He said: "It's a fantastic point, and it should have been three.

"They were in the game from the first minute to the 94th minute, that's what you want from a Leeds United team.

"They played with urgency, passion and a good tempo. It's what they need to do every single game."

Leeds went into the game in 19th place in the Championship table, and the draw takes them up a place into 18th.

It's still a far from satisfactory position for Leeds to be in, but after the disappointing results under Uwe Rosler, new boss Steve Evans showed he may have righted the ship and have the team moving back in the right direction - if he can build on the result.

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