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Alex Mowatt explains what he thought just before Leeds wonder-strike

The Leeds United midfielder has been reflecting on his recent match-winning contribution.

Leeds United midfielder Alex Mowatt has been speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post about his match-winning goal against Cardiff City earlier this week.

The 20-year-old has been well below his best so far this season but on Tuesday he let rip from distance to ensure Steve Evans finally secured his first victory since replacing Uwe Rosler as the club’s manager.

Evans’ previous three matches in charge had seen a return of just two points from a possible nine, but Mowatt’s goal was a welcome boost and hinted at better things to come.

The Leeds midfielder was brilliant last season but he has struggled to replicate his best form a year on, much like many of his Whites teammates.

His strike this week was his first goal of the season and he has since told the YEP exactly what went through his mind before he let rip.

“I was going to shoot but I thought I was a little bit further out,” the Leeds youngster said. “But they gave me a bit more time and a couple of yards.

“I just thought ‘I’m going to hit it’.”

Hit it he did and that goal may transform not only his season but Leeds’ as a whole, with Evans’ side now looking to go on a run that will see them climb up the Championship table.

Next up is an away match against Huddersfield, and if Leeds can win that one they will be well on the way to turning the corner.

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