Shock horror: Ian Holloway raves about 'fantastic' Stuart Dallas

Leeds United

Leeds fans have become accustomed to the Sky Sports pundit criticising the club.

Ian Holloway was full of praise for Stuart Dallas as he set up Leeds United's opener against Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon, according to Sky Sports.

Shortly after Scott Wootton was let off for a challenge that could have seen him sent off, the visitors capitalised by scoring two quickfire goals before half-time.

And Dallas was the creator as Leeds took the lead, with Holloway praising the 24-year-old. Praise isn't something that usually comes to the pundit's mind where the Yorkshire side are concerned!

Holloway said in the Sky Sports studio during the half-time break: "Dallas has fantastic skill, absolutely fantastic and then puts in an outstanding cross.

"[For the second goal] There’s no way [Chris] Wood should have got in there first but he has done. It’s all out of nothing, well done to them."

 V Huddersfield
Accurate CrossesSuccessful Final-Third PassesMinutes Played
Stuart Dallas 2 7 82
Luke Murphy 2 5 90
Giuseppe Bellusci 0 4 90
Alex Mowatt 0 7 90
Chris Wood 0 8 90

As Opta stats show, Dallas's assist for Mirco Antenucci's opener was one of just two crosses he landed. But that's two more than most Leeds players, while he also completed seven passes in the final third.

The stats tell the story of a display where Huddersfield dominated plenty of the play and Leeds were simply clinical in the right areas and at the right moments.

There are parallels to Middlesbrough's 3-0 win over Leeds United a few weeks ago, only the Whites are the ones coming away from the game with the plaudits this time around.

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