Steve Evans shares what he told Leeds United's players after they beat Cardiff City

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Leeds United won 2-0 against Cardiff City yesterday evening.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans deflected praise away from himself with his comments on Radio Yorkshire, after his side beat Cardiff City 2-0 yesterday evening.

Evans was under serious pressure after Leeds were beaten 4-0 by Brighton & Hove Albion last week, with the Yorkshire Evening Post suggesting that he was on the brink of the sack.

However, the Whites have responded to that defeat by beating Bolton Wanderers and Cardiff City in their last two outings.

And Evans says that he is very proud of the way that his players have fought back in adversity.

“I’m very proud of the reaction that I have got from my players,” Evans said. “I’ve just said to the players after the match, that it is not about the head coach and the players have just produced a performance that will make them tired on the way home. But they will be prepared for Saturday.”

Leeds win over Cardiff last night was arguably their finest result under Evans’ stewardship so far.

The Bluebirds had not lost a home match since September, but Leeds scored goals through Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci to seal a 2-0 win.

The victory has lifted Leeds up to 15th in the Championship table, and they are now 12 points off the play offs, with a game in hand.

Leeds’ next match comes on Saturday, against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

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