Many Leeds United fans have been hailing Stuart Dallas on social media for his superlative display against Hull City, as we made it seven league wins in a row.
An own goal from Jordy de Wijs and a late strike by Ezgjan Alioski ensured we beat Grant McCann’s Tigers at Elland Road on Tuesday night, with the win enough to move back atop the Championship table ahead of West Bromwich Albion’s trip to Wigan Athletic on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old had struck 14 goals in 20 games prior to the Tigers’ mid-week trip to West Yorkshire, but was held to three shots, of which none managed to force Kiko Casilla to make a save.
While Bowen struggled to make an impact, Cookstown-born Dallas was influencing proceedings throughout, with the £8,000-per-week natural right-back recording a game-high six successful tackles as our left-sided full-back.
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Dallas penned his six successful tackles from eight attempts, and also recorded two interceptions, completed his only attempted dribble and found teammates with 36 of his 51 passes, per WhoScored data.
He also won eight of his 12 ground duels, blocked two shots and registered 84 touches, according to Sofa Score statistics.
Here are some of the messages shared on the 43-cap Northern Ireland international’s superlative display against Hull on Tuesday night…
How good has Dallas been tonight??#LUFC
— James Cassidy (@jimbocas79LUFC) December 10, 2019
DALLAS outstanding tonight along with Ayling #lufc
— Kelzoh (@Kelzoh11) December 10, 2019
Dallas MOTM tonight.
To not give arguably the best player in the league a sniff, barely even a shot, is unreal.
Bera a close second.#LUFC
— |Elliott| (@Elliott_LUFCx) December 10, 2019
What a massive win lads!!! Ayling & Dallas were superb tonight. Klich and Bamfords work rate is so pivotal. The 2nd goal summed it up perfectly how important them 2 players are. Pablo poor again though. But we march on… 7 in a row #lufc
— Terry Felipe (@eltel89) December 10, 2019
Thought Leeds build up play was excellent tonight. Final ball was lacking, but overall we were very good. Ayling and Dallas were stand outs for me. As a side note, never heard such bad losers as hcfc fans and players. #lufc
— Jez Wootton 💙💛 (@jezemondo) December 11, 2019
— John gibbons 💙💛 (@Corbywhites) December 11, 2019
You were awesome Stuart! Well played! 👏👏👏
— Linda (@HGWhites) December 11, 2019
Kept best winger out of game and he tracked back all game 🤣👍⚽🔥
— Adam Barratt (@AdamBarratt19) December 11, 2019
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