Steve Evans names Stuart Dallas as the player who cost Leeds United against Burnley

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Leeds United were beaten 1-0 by Burnley at Turf Moor yesterday.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told TV Yorkshire that Stuart Dallas’ positioning cost his side yesterday.

Leeds were beaten 1-0 by Burnley on Saturday afternoon, with Scott Arfield scoring the only goal in the contest in the first minute.

Arfield was allowed the space to have a shot inside Leeds’ penalty area, and he made them pay by blasting the ball into the back of the net.

Leeds could not recover from that set-back, and Evans felt that Burnley’s opportunity came about as Dallas switched off from his defensive duties.

“I think Stuart Dallas would accept after whatever time the goal is he hasn’t got into the shape of the team and it has cost us,” Evans said. “I thought thereafter he was outstanding, but it cost us. And it cost us because of our inability to create chances.”

Leeds’ best chances fell to striker Chris Wood, but the New Zealand international could not convert.

Wood had scored in his last outing for the Whites, but he struggled to find the back of the net at Turf Moor.

Leeds have now failed to win any of their last four matches, with the pressure rising on Evans.

The Yorkshire side have dropped to 15th place in the Championship table, with their next match coming against Birmingham City.

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