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Souleymane Doukara explains how Wolves' first goal inspired Leeds to victory

The 24-year-old was instrumental in Steve Evans' side turning the game around at Molineux.

Souleymane Doukara has told BBC Radio Leeds that it was Wolverhampton Wanderers' first goal that kicked Leeds United into life, and inspired Steve Evans' side to a crucial 3-2 victory at Molineux.

It was the 24-year-old's introduction into the game on the half-hour mark that has been widely credited as the reason behind the turnaround.

Having come on for Tom Adeyemi when Evans' men were 1-0 down, the 24-year-old helped the visitors get the better their hosts.

While Wolves were able to set up a nervous finish with a late strike, Leeds held on to move above their opponents in the Championship table, with Doukara taking much of the plaudits.

However, Doukara told BBC Radio Leeds that it was Benik Afobe's opener for the home side after 10 minutes - rather than his own arrival into the game - that led to the change in mentality that eventually saw the Whites take command of the game. 

"I think everybody was more confident after when they scored because we have nothing to lose. We have to play like we know and we have to play like this every week," he said.

While Afobe's strike may have woken Leeds up, it was not evident that that was the case until five minutes after Doukara was brought on for Adeyemi.

The tactical reshuffle allowed for Doukara to provide some support to a previously isolated Chris Wood.

He would have a direct hand in the side's first two goals as his hold-up play created gaps in the Wolves defence for the equaliser, before his flick allowed Stuart Dallas to exploit a gap - that, once again, the former Catania man had created by dropping deeper - to put Leeds ahead. 

As much as Doukara seemingly wishes to downplay his role in Leeds' turnaround, his work-rate won the game for his side, and without his introduction, it seems likely that Wolves' onslaught would have continued, regardless of whether Leeds were awoken by Afobe's goal. 

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