Leeds United duo enjoy memorable evening representing their country

LEEDS United duo Stuart Dallas and Alfie McCalmont both enjoyed a memorable evening for Northern Ireland against Malta in Austria.

Sunday, 30th May 2021, 7:24 pm

Dallas took a hat-trick of awards at United's end of season presentation evening and the Whites player of the year wore the captain's arm band for Northern Ireland in their Sunday friendly against Malta.

With Ian Baraclough's side 3-0 up and cruising, Whites youngster McCalmont was then brought on as a late substitute for what was his second cap for his country.

Dallas came off one minute later having had a hand in both of Northern Ireland's second and third goals.

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LATE OUTING: For Leeds United youngster Alfie McCalmont, pictured in action on loan at Oldham Athletic this season. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images.

Dallas was named Whites player of the year and players' player of the year at the end of season awards evening, as well as scooping the goal of the season award for his late winner at Manchester City.

McCalmont, 21, spent the season on loan at Oldham Athletic and excelled in bagging eight goals and six assists.

The duo helped international boss Baraclough to what was his first win as Northern Ireland manager inside 90 minutes.

After Jordan Jones capitalised on a defensive mistake just two minutes in, quickfire second-half goals from Gavin Whyte and Ali McCann effectively ended the game as a contest.

Dallas, captaining the side for the second time, had been largely unable to influence the game from a central position but he got himself an assist when Northern Ireland doubled their lead seven minutes into the second half.

Shaw could only clear Jones' cross as far as the Leeds man, who quickly fed Whyte to fire home.

And Dallas was involved in the third moments later as his flick found the run of McNair, who fed McCann to finish the job.

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Thank you Laura Collins