Steve Evans on what disappointed him during Leeds United's win over Hull City

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Leeds United managed to beat Hull City on 2-1 on Saturday.

Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he was disappointed with the way Leeds United started the second-half against Hull City.

The Whites went into the break 2-0 up against Steve Bruce’s side, but they were put on the back foot due to a slow start to the second period.

Hull had Leeds penned back in their own half just after the break, and Evans admits that his side’s reaction after the break is a concern.

"We’re disappointed with the manner of how we started the second-half, if I’m being honest," he said. "We seemed to be weary and scared – maybe that’s why we’ve not won games here."

Thankfully for Leeds, their spirit and desire managed to carry them through against high-flying Hull.

The Tigers have been in wonderful form since the start of the campaign, but they were short of their best on Saturday – and Leeds took advantage.

Goals from Chris Wood and Tom Adeyemi put them in a commanding position, and even though Hull pulled one back through Ahmed Elmohamady it was not enough for them to rescue a point. 

The win has increased optimism levels around Elland Road, and it has also relieved some of the pressure that was falling on Evans.

There were audible chants against the 53-year-old when Leeds played Queens Park Rangers two weekends’ ago, but those voices of discontent should die down slightly now.

Leeds’ win over Hull leaves them in 17th place in the Championship table.

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