Evans speaks on Leeds win over Cardiff, comments on key factor

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United manager Steve Evans admits that he was delighted with his side's 2-0 victory away at Cardiff City on Tuesday night.

 

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has said in his post-match press conference that he was delighted with his side's performance in the 2-0 victory away at Cardiff City.

 

Just over a week ago, Evans looked on the brink of an exit from Elland Road after the Lilywhites succumbed to a humiliating 4-0 defeat away at Brighton & Hove Albion.

 

However, Leeds followed up their 2-1 win at home to Bolton Wanderers with an impressive triumph in South Wales, as Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci netted either side of half time to help their side see off the playoff hopefuls.

 

It is a result and performance that should ease the pressure on Evans, and he admitted after the game that lessons had been learned after the capitulation against Brighton, who scored all four of their goals in the first half.

Despite previously enduring a period of games that brought just one win in 11, Leeds can now breathe easier after the run had threatened to see the club become embroiled in a relegation battle.

The Yorkshire giants are nine points above the relegation zone, and with just five points separating them from 10th-place Preston North End, a finish in the top half of the standings is still a realistic possibility.

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