Neil Warnock says the team showed great character to come from behind to beat local neighbours Huddersfield Town 4-2 at the John Smith`s Stadium.
Leeds went behind inside fifteen minutes when Chris Atkinson found space in behind the Leeds defence to pick his spot.
The whites slowly grew into the game and got back on level terms when a weak shot by Michael Tonge was somehow allowed to go under his body by Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies.
Luciano Becchio fired Leeds ahead shortly afterwards and despite former Leeds midfielder Adam Clayton equalising from the penalty spot shortly before half time, there was only ever one side going to win the game in the second half, with Leeds dominating.
Speaking on the Football League show, Warnock said, “I now there was only three points at stake but in a local derby there was lots of twists and turns.
“To go behind like we did, I thought we should a lot of character and played some good football. We didn`t panic and we got back into the game a bit fortunately but after that I thought we dominated the second half.”
Leeds eventually took the lead on 70 minutes when a good move eventually found David Norris inside the area and he shot across Smithies into the corner of the net.
The game was over with four minutes remaining when Ryan Hall, who made a huge difference when he came on just past the hour, crossed for Becchio to head home his fourteenth goal of the season.
The win for Leeds, their biggest of the season, was the first time they have won by more than one goal this season and it was also the first time Leeds have won three championship games in a row after failing to win any of their previous seven.
The win lifts Leeds into tenth place in the championship and they are now just four points off a play-off place with the trip to Derby County next up on Saturday.
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