Steve Evans pleased with Souleymane Doukara's display during Leeds United's match against Sheffield Wednesday

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United were beaten 2-0 by Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend.

Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he felt Leeds United striker Souleymane Doukara caused Sheffield Wednesday’s defence a lot of problems.

Doukara was selected to play up front in the absence of Chris Wood, and he put in a lively display.

The 24-year-old had a host of chances throughout the contest, and Evans was pleased with the way that he spearheaded Leeds’ attack.

"I thought Doukara was fantastic today," Evans said. "All bar putting the ball in the net with a couple of chances, I thought he led the line, linked the play and caused their defence a lot of problems."

Despite Doukara’s promising display, Leeds still fell to a 2-0 defeat to Wednesday - with defensive errors and a controversial refereeing decision proving to be their downfall.

Leeds gifted two goals to Wednesday, and Gary Hooper gleefully took his chances to put his side into a commanding lead.

The Whites did threaten a fight back and had the ball in the back of the net when Liam Cooper headed home from a corner, but the goal was disallowed by the referee, much to Evans’ annoyance.

Leeds defeat to Wednesday has seen them slip down to 17th in the Championship table, while Carlos Carvalhal’s side now occupy a play off spot.

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