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Leeds United 1-0 Cardiff City: Whelan gives instant reaction

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Noel Whelan has given his verdict on Leeds result against Cardiff City.

Leeds United have won their first home game since March after beating Cardiff City 1-0.

The Whites edged a tight game after an Alex Mowatt goal, with Chris Wood missing an easy chance to double their lead late on, which fortunately did not prove costly.

BBC Radio Leeds co-commentator Noel Whelan told the station after the game: "Bravery, guts, courage, a workman like performance. That is the Leeds United we expect.

"That was a man's performance not a boy's performance, they got out of it what they put in. I'm proud to be Leeds and to have watched that team this evening. That needs to be consistent every week now, they've set the standard."

Leeds had not won against Cardiff City in 16 consecutive matches heading into this game, with 11 of those games ending in defeat, their last victory against them coming back in 1983.

Steve Evans had surprised everybody with his team selection in defence. He had been expected to choose one of Giuseppe Bellusci and Scott Wootton in place for suspended captain Sol Bamba, only to pick both, sending Sam Byram back to the bench.

The first half was a drab goalless game, and the second began no better, before Alex Mowatt's superb effort opened the scoring, firing a strike from the outside of the box into the top corner.

It was Mowatt's first goal of the season, and will act as a huge confidence boost to the teenager, who struggled in particular under the management of Uwe Rosler.

He started this game out on the wing, but it was when he was given a sight of goal through the centre that he made his shot count.

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