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Alex Mowatt explains what Steve Evans told him at half-time of Leeds v Cardiff

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Alex Mowatt scored the winner as Leeds United defeated Cardiff City.

Mowatt scored a long-range screamer against Cardiff to clinch the three points on Tuesday evening, and the midfielder has told BBC Radio Leeds what Steve Evans told him at half-time after a poor first-half.

Mowatt said: “He told me, with a lot of swearing in there, just hit it the next time you get a chance. It was always in my head if I get another chance like that I was always going to shoot, and thankfully the goal went in.”

Mowatt’s goal was one of top quality, and which has a rightful claim to arguably be goal of the season despite the campaign only just passing into November.

Not only was it a goal of top quality, but it was one which handed Leeds their first home win for months, and ensured that Steve Evans picked up his first three points as Leeds boss.

And clearly, Evans advice was central to the victory, as the head coach convinced Mowatt to take his chances when presented with them, after wasting a chance in the first-half.

Evans told Mowatt in harsh terms to shoot when given the opportunity, and thankfully, Mowatt hit his attempted with the power and accuracy needed to see it fly past David Marshall in the Cardiff goal.

It was a reminder of Mowatt’s talents after what has been a poor season by his standards, and now that he is back within the goals, there is hope that the 20-year-old can start to rediscover his best form in the coming weeks.

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