Leeds United beat Hull City 2-1 yesterday at Elland Road.
Leeds beat promotion chasing Hull City 2-1 at Elland Road yesterday, and their showing in the fixture was highly impressive.
The Whites hunted every ball, and played at a high-tempo throughout the contest.
It was arguably Leeds’ finest performance of the season to date, and Evans has revealed the message that he gave to his players after the game.
“I said to the boys afterwards, that they have set a benchmark – just in terms of their intensity to play football,” he explained.
“When you are as intense as that, and you have the ability that these boys have, it gives us a chance.
“If we can play like that then we will not be far from where we wanted to be when I came in.”
Leeds did their damage in the fixture during the first-half, with Chris Wood and Tom Adeyemi both scoring.
The Whites were forced to defend more in the second period, but their desire carried them through – and they picked up an important victory.
The pressure had been rising on Steve Evans after consecutive defeats, but Leeds' triumph over the Tigers should buy him some more time.
Leeds are currently in 17th place in the Championship table, while Hull have slipped down to fourth.