Steve Evans comments on Lewis Cook's wonder-goal for Leeds United

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United manager Steve Evans says that Lewis Cook was back to his best form after scoring a 35-yard effort against Fulham on Tuesday night.

 

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has been quoted by the club's Twitter account as saying that Lewis Cook's long-range effort against Fulham was a "stunning goal".

 

The Yorkshire giants had fallen behind to an early goal from Tom Cairney but before the break, the 19-year-old picked up the ball in the Fulham half before unleashing a thunderous effort into the top corner of Andy Lonergan's net.

 

There would be no more goals at Elland Road as both teams settled for a point that moves them further away from the relegation zone, but Cook's wonder strike will dominate the backpages of newspapers on Wednesday morning.

 

Evans said: "We've just seen a stunning goal from a stunning young player. I thought Cook was back to as good as he can be."

 

Cook had previously scored in the League Cup against Doncaster Rovers in August, but his goal on Tuesday night represented his first goal in the second tier of English football.

 

Those two goals have come in 71 games in all competitions, but his strike-rate will matter little as Premier League clubs continue to circle ahead of potential offers in the summer.

 

Leeds sit in 17th place in the league table, but they hold a 12-point advantage over 22nd-place Rotherham United, who lost at Reading.

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