Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas explains Evans' tactical masterstroke

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Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas has been explaining how the team put one over on Birmingham.

Leeds United got their own back on Birmingham City for a win at Elland Road earlier in the season, by beating the Blues at St Andrew's.

The Whites won 2-1 last night, making up for a 2-0 loss in front of their own fans, with winger Stuart Dallas the match winner by scoring two excellent goals.

While the Northern Irishman was the individual hero, it was a solid team display, with the side well worthy of victory.

Leeds were just as impressive off the ball as they were with it, pressuring Birmingham in possession.

Dallas told BBC Radio Leeds after the game that this was part of their plan, but admitted an instruction from Steve Evans at half-time left him and his pals a little puzzled at first.

He said: "The gaffer told us at half time, keep the number 12 in your head. Everybody sort of looked at him [puzzled].

"He said you've got 12 seconds to get the ball back."

Dallas added: "We played at a high intensity. We didnt let them play. We haven't done that enough this season, hopefully we can push on until the end."

Leeds have now produced two good performances in a row, going unrewarded for their efforts against promotion chasers Burnley at the weekend, losing 1-0 after conceding in the first minute.

They may have stumbled across, or worked out, a formula for success, and it is now up to the team to be consistent as Dallas suggests. If they can end the season well, then Steve Evans will have shown he deserves to keep his job ahead of next season.

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