Steve Evans explains what Leeds were working on before Hull victory

Elland Road Revie Stand

A stunning first-half performance helped the Whites to a 2-1 victory against the promotion-chasers.

Steve Evans has seemingly provided an explanation as to why Leeds were able to put their recent form behind them and overcome promotion-chasing Hull City at Elland Road.

An excellent first-half display saw the Whites head into half-time with a 2-0 lead, thanks to goals from Chris Wood and Tom Adeyemi, and Evans suggested that a change of focus on the training ground was the reason behind the improvement.

The win lifted plenty of the gloom surrounding the Yorkshire club after a disappointing couple of weeks, which were capped off with the discontent surrounding the introduction of a pie tax.

Successive single-goal defeats to bottom half opposition seemed to persuade Evans to deviate from his favoured 4-4-2, and instead focus on packing the midfield by playing a 4-1-4-1, with loan signing Liam Bridcutt playing the anchor role in front of the back four. 

That made it essential that United adopted the high-energy style that Evans alluded to, to ensure that Wood was not isolated while leading the line. 

And it worked perfectly for Leeds, as they stunned the Tigers by flying out of the blocks and working to kill the game off before Steve Bruce's men could settle.

While the start to the season will not have been what Leeds supporters were hoping for, they will be hoping that United's first-half performance was a glimpse of what's to come from now on.

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