Stuart Dallas with ominous assessment as Leeds United brush aside Huddersfield Town

STUART DALLAS felt Leeds United had seen off Huddersfield Town despite being short of their best in Saturday's Championship clash at Elland Road.

By Lee Sobot
Saturday, 7th March 2020, 6:34 pm

Leeds recorded a fifth-straight league win and rose to the top of the division as Luke Ayling's third-minute thunderbolt was followed by a 51st-minute Patrick Bamford strike.

The 2-0 triumph left United with a seven-point cushion in the division's automatic promotion spots with just nine games left as third-placed Fulham were held to a 1-1 draw at Bristol City.

With former leaders West Brom also drawing 0-0 at Swansea City, United are also one point ahead of the Baggies and Saturday's triumph against the Terriers also featured a fifth consecutive clean sheet.

Sign up to our Leeds United newsletter

GRINDING IT OUT: Leeds United left back Stuart Dallas, right, during Saturday's 2-0 win at home to Huddersfield Town. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Dallas, though, felt United had emerged triumphant despite a far from vintage display with the left back haling what mattered most in the shape of another Championship victory.

"The most important thing is the three points," said Dallas

"A clean sheet is a bonus. We knew it was going to be difficult today. They have hit a bit of form.

They are still down at the bottom but they have been playing well.

"We knew it was going to be a tough game but we were able to get the early goal and that settled us down a bit.

"I didn't think we played really well to be honest but in the end we did enough to win the game."