Steve Evans highlights what fans don't realise about Marco Silvestri after stunning performance

Steve Evans described Marco Silvestri's performance against Cardiff as 'stunning'.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he thought goalkeeper Marco Silvestri was 'stunning' against Cardiff City on Tuesday.

The Whites made it two wins in a row in the Championship with an impressive 2-0 victory in South Wales, as goals from Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci handed Leeds all three points.

Antenucci may have bagged the final goal, but it was another Italian who stole the show for Leeds, as goalkeeper Marco Silvestri produced one of his best displays for the club.

Silvestri, who has often come in for criticism since arriving from Chievo in the summer of 2014, kept Cardiff at bay time and time again, making a total of ten saves on his way to a well-earned clean sheet.

After the game, manager Evans spoke to BBC Radio Leeds about Silvestri's performance, and it's clear that the Scot was impressed with what he saw from the 25-year-old.

Evans suggested that Silvestri was 'stunning' at the Cardiff City Stadium, praising him for his saves as well as catching and punching when balls came into the box.

Evans also stated that fans sometimes don't realise that Silvestri is still young for a goalkeeper, and will make the occasional, but for the most part, he is 'top class', according to the Leeds boss.

"I've always maintained since the day I walked into this football club that the boy Silvestri is a top class goalkeeper," said Evans. "What people don't realise is that he's young, so he will make an error, and it can be unforgiving at Elland Road - if you make errors, there's criticism that comes your way, and it's comes like a snowball coming down the hill."

"I think his performances have been good, and I thought that in the second half he was stunning. He dealt with everything; he dealt with crosses, he punched when he had to, he caught the ball when he had to, he had two or three saves from free kicks and ricochets. We had a really commanding back four, with a goalkeeper behind them that you have to beat as well," he added.

What did you think of Silvestri's performance against Cardiff?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch