Huddersfield Yown 0 Leeds United 3: Big match analysis

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Check out our big match analysis from Leeds United’s clash with Huddersfield Town.

GOOD DAY FOR

Scott Wooton wins a header. PIC: Simon Hulme

Scott Wooton wins a header. PIC: Simon Hulme

Stuart Dallas: Or Alex Mowatt if you prefer. Or Evans or Antenucci or Chris Wood. But while goals eluded Dallas, his performance out wide was the pick of the bunch and an example of wing play which Leeds United have not seen often enough over the years. His creation of the first goal would have looked at home in the Premier League.

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BAD DAY FOR

Mark Lillis: He’s a proud man who has served Huddersfield well over many years and this will have hurt. Still, he did as much as he could. He took charge as caretaker midway through last week and is already making way for new head coach David Wagner. And when all’s said and done, Town had their chances. They just couldn’t take them.

KEY MOMENT

The opening goal: Everything swung in that instant. Huddersfield had not been brilliant before then but they’d looked sharper and more positive and they’d been the better side in a poor half which deserved to finish goalless. At 2-0 up, Leeds knew immediately that they were probably home and hosed. The second half was bound to play out as it did.

WHAT THEY SAID

Mark Lillis: “Three-nil was a harsh scoreline but that’s football. I feel I’ve let the supporters down. I’m gutted for them.”

Steve Evans: “I wasn’t happy with the first 30, 35 minutes to be honest. We looked a yard off it and we weren’t passing the ball properly. But the first real bit of quality in the game from Stuart Dallas created the goal. Mirco, who wasn’t having a great afternoon, suddenly came alive in the box and took a good finish.”

GONE: Forward Chris Wood completed his move to Burnley on Monday afternoon. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

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