Steve Evans praises Leeds United defender Sol Bamba

Leeds United East Stand

Leeds United managed to pick up a 2-2 draw with Hull City yesterday.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told Radio Yorkshire that he thought Sol Bamba was ‘heroic’ against Hull City yesterday.

Bamba was selected to start in the heart of Leeds’ defence at the KC Stadium, as the two sides played out a 2-2 draw.

The powerful centre-back was in good form, as he thwarted a dangerous Hull City attack.

And although Evans admits that Bamba could have been sent off in the contest, he felt the 31-year-old was highly impressive.

“They should have had a red card, for two yellows. I’m surprised the penalty wasn’t a yellow, but to be fair referee he could have perhaps gave Sol a second yellow,” Evans said.

“I was really pleased with the captain today and he was heroic in the second half, because we were gambling to try and get back in the game."

Leeds’ point against Hull was a hard fought one, as they had to come from behind to claim the draw.

The Whites took the lead when Chris Wood blasted in from close range, but Hull fought back.

The Tigers scored their first through Abel Hernandez, and then Tom Huddlestone quickly added a second just before the break.

Leeds came back into the match in the second period, though, and a late Stuart Dallas strike extended their strong run of form.

Leeds have taken 10 points from the last 12 available, and they are now in 12th place in the Championship table.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch