Evans gives verdict on Scott Wootton controversy, makes bold claim about Leeds

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Steve Evans believes Scott Wootton probably should have been sent off against Huddersfield Town.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told LUTV that he felt Scott Wootton probably should have been sent off against Huddersfield Town - but even feels that his side would have won with ten men.

The Whites beat Cardiff City 1-0 on Tuesday night, and then followed that up with a comprehensive victory over Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town.

Two goals in the space of two minutes from Mirco Antenucci and Chris Wood put Leeds in to a 2-0 lead just before half-time, and Alex Mowatt's long-range thunderbolt made it 3-0 in the second half to hand Evans his second win as Leeds boss.

However, Huddersfield will feel that the game turned just before Antenucci's opener. Leeds right back Scott Wootton, already on a yellow card, committed another late foul which surely would have been a yellow card had Wootton not already been booked.

The referee Graham Scott instead chose to let Wootton off, and he played the ball forward for Antenucci's goal just moments later.

After the game, Evans was asked by LUTV whether he felt it should have been a second yellow card - and whilst Scot admitted that he should probably have been sent off, he noted that Huddersfield defender Mark Hudson should also have been sent off for a rash tackle on midfielder Luke Murphy, before making a bold claim by stating that he felt Leeds would have still won the game even with ten men.

"I think it should be a second yellow," said Evans. "But I would say how does the Huddersfield centre back stays on the pitch for the tackle on Murph? That could have levelled itself out. I'm not going to be tongue-in-cheek and say we would have beaten them with ten, but we probably would have done," he added.

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