'Nice' - Stuart Dallas salutes slice of welcome Leeds United 'luck' against Tottenham

STUART Dallas said Leeds United 'owed a performance' after their display at Brighton - and produced exactly that with a dominant showing against Tottenham Hotspur.

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 10:02 am
OPENER: Stuart Dallas fires Leeds United in front against Tottenham Hotspur. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

The Northern Ireland international also admitted that his side possibly got lucky with Harry Kane s disallowed 'equaliser' - but on the back of their own previous heartache with VAR.

Leeds approached Saturday's Premier League hosting of Spurs following the previous weekend's 2-0 loss at relegation-battling Brighton in which Marcelo Bielsa's side managed just two shots on target.

Seven days later, the Whites impressed throughout against Spurs and moved back up to ninth place in the Premier League table as goals from Dallas, Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo sealed an impressive 3-1 victory.

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Interim Spurs boss Ryan Mason felt the contest could have ended differently had striker Harry Kane not been flagged offside after netting when the game was all square at 1-1.

Kane looked level but a check from VAR ruled the striker offside by the tightest of margins.

Dallas admits his side were probably handed a slice of luck - but were also due one.

Asked by LUTV if the display was the perfect response after the Brighton defeat, Dallas said: "I think so yeah.

"I think we owed a performance.

"I think last week we were well below the standards that we set ourselves throughout the season and we were disappointed that we didn't put in a performance.

"So it was important that we bounced back and I thought right from the first minute we were on it today.

"Our pressing, our aggression to win the ball back and when we were on the ball the quality was there and I think certainly in the first half we dominated the game.

"We were disappointed with how we conceded the goal of course and possibly we got a bit of luck then with the Kane goal being offside.

"But we have been on the end of a few decisions this season so it's nice to get a bit of luck and the third goal really killed it off in the end but I thought it was a dominant display from us."

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Thank you Laura Collins