Noel Whelan reacts to Leeds win against Hull

Leeds United Crest

Leeds United defeated Hull City 2-1 at Elland Road in the Championship today.

Noel Whelan has told BBC Sport that he was pleased with Leeds United’s performance against Hull City today.

Leeds returned to winning ways in the Championship with a 2-1 victory over Hull at Elland Road.

Chris Wood put the Whites in the lead on the half-hour mark when he turned in Stuart Dallas's cross from close range.

Tom Adeyemi made it 2-0 to Leeds on the stroke of half time, but Ahmed Elmohamady halved the deficit when he headed home for Hull in the 51st minute.

Former Leeds striker Whelan was following the match, and he was impressed with the performance of Steve Evans’s side.

“We are a family here, whether it's players, staff and fans,” the 40-year-old told BBC Sport. “Everyone is going home today having seen a Leeds United team play with a lot of heart and courage.

“There was a togetherness that we haven't seen for a while and when you put that together with desire and passion, it makes for a great performance.”

Former Leeds defender Ian Harte was also watching the match, and this was his reaction on Twitter when the Whites went 2-0 up:

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Elland Road, hosts Leeds had 40% of the possession, took 11 shots of which six were on target, and earned two corners.

Visitors Hull had 60% of the possession, took 16 shots of which just five were on target, and earned six corners.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch