Steve Evans has commented on Leeds' 1-1 draw with Fulham.
Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told the club's official Twitter account that he was pleased with his side's determination against Fulham.
Evans was surprisingly appointed as the new Leeds manager on Monday following the shock exit of Uwe Rosler, and it was straight in to action for the former Rotherham United boss.
Leeds made the trip down to London to take on Fulham at Craven Cottage this evening, and it looked like Evans would get off to a tough start after Moussa Dembele struck Fulham in front with a low finish which squirmed underneath Marco Silvestri.
However, the Whites rallied in the second half, and Chris Wood converted a penalty in the 64th minute, after Ben Pringle had handballed inside the area.
Leeds dominated the game with 52% of possession and 16 shots on goal, but they couldn't grab the winning goal - though Evans is certainly pleased with the performance, noting that Leeds could have hammered Fulham if it wasn't for a string of saves from Joe Lewis, and he also praised the travelling Leeds faithful.
Steve Evans: "We came here tonight and put in a real determined performance. I wanted passion and effort from the players." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) October 21, 2015
Evans: "I thought their goalkeeper was the difference tonight between it being 3 or 4-1 to us." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) October 21, 2015
Evans: "We were disappointed to go behind but we showed fight and tenacity. We thought we could have had another two penalties." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) October 21, 2015
Evans: "The supporters were incredible. I told the players how much it means to them and the fans reacted to our performance." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) October 21, 2015
With a trip to Bolton Wanderers now on the horizon, Leeds have given themselves a strong platform to build upon with this draw tonight, and Evans will be hoping for better fortunes at the Macron Stadium this weekend.