Five things we learned about Leeds from their 4-1 defeat to Huddersfield

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Leeds United and Huddersfield went head-to-head this weekend.

Leeds United’s latest renaissance ended in emphatic fashion on Saturday when they lost 4-1 to Huddersfield Town in the Championship.

The Whites actually took the lead midway through the first half but Huddersfield equalised shortly before half-time and took a foothold in the clash with three quick-fire goals in the second period.

Here are five things we learned about Leeds from their latest match:

Diagouraga and Cook must start

Considering how well Leeds performed recently with Toumani Diagouraga and Lewis Cook in their starting XI it was somewhat baffling that manager Steve Evans opted not to play either against Huddersfield.

A narrow Leeds line-up helped them earn wins against Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City and Bolton Wanderers so why change things now?

Mowatt below par…but criticism unfair

Leeds midfielder Alex Mowatt had a game to forget and he came in for plenty of criticism after the final whistle. However, he is still extremely young and the naysayers would be wise to ease off.

Innately talented and a potential future superstar, patience is the key when it comes to the 21-year-old.

Play-off hopes a pipe dream

Three wins on the bounce saw some Leeds fans believing a late play-off surge could be on the cards. But in truth that was never anything more than a pipe dream and they should be focusing on building momentum for next season.

Doukara offers little

Evans persists with Souleymane Doukara but the forward offers little and with Chris Wood nearing full fitness it is surely time the New Zealand international started ahead of his frustrating teammate.

Bellusci cannot do it on his own

Giuseppe Bellusci was one of the few Leeds players to show any passion on Saturday and his teammates should follow his lead.

The Italian continues to divide opinion at Elland Road but he performs admirably week in, week out and that should not be understated.

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