Dallas impresses, Carayol quiet; the tale of Leeds' wingers against Bristol City

Leeds United beat Bristol City 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds United beat Bristol City 1-0 on Saturday afternoon, and Stuart Dallas enjoyed a fine display - but Mustapha Carayol was quiet.

The Whites ended a five-game winless run in the Championship by beating Bristol City with a second half goal from Souleymane Doukara.

It was far from the greatest game of football ever seen at Elland Road, and manager Steve Evans will be hoping for better when his side face Brentford tonight.

He will particularly be hoping for more from new signing Mustapha Carayol, who struggled to really get into the game against Bristol City.

The Gambian, who joined from Middlesbrough earlier this month, didn't have one cross into the box against Bristol City, touched the ball only 24 times and made only nine accurate passes before being hauled off after 54 minutes.

Conversely, Stuart Dallas - the winger on the other side from Carayol - racked up eight crosses, one of which provided the only goal of the game for Doukara, after hesitant defending from the Robins.

Dallas touched the ball over twice as many at times as Carayol and played far more passes in a strong performance from the Northern Ireland international, though he did play for over half an hour longer.

  PositionTeamShotsShots on targetCrossesAccurate CrossesTouchesTotal PassesAccurate PassesMinutes Played
Stuart Dallas MF Leeds 2 0 8 1 59 32 21 90
Mustapha Carayol MF Leeds 1 0 0 0 24 12 9 54

Carayol possesses pace that few Leeds players can match, and they must get him on the ball more regularly in the coming weeks if they are to pose more of a goal threat.

He showed what he can do with the ball at his feet against Rotherham on his debut, and Leeds need to get him playing like that in upcoming fixtures.

Will Carayol bounce back tonight?

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