By Coral Barry
Leeds’ 2-0 victory against Cardiff on Tuesday meant successive league wins for the team for the first time since December – but Steve Evans has still not won over dissatisfied supporters.
The Leeds manager is a divisive figure among fans with many hoping his side’s recent run of poor form might end in his sacking.
However, Evans has managed to steady the ship by steering the club to two wins in the space of four days and achieve the Whites’ first league double over Cardiff since the 1983-’84 season.
Twitter being Twitter, that did not stop many Leeds supporters poking fun at the manager.
Steve Evans was happy with a Steve Evans type of win when I saw him in in a Steve Evans fat suit at Cardiff, said Steve Evans earlier #lufc
— Tim banks (@TimJoeBanks) March 8, 2016
Evans will probably compare tonight's intervention to the days when he split the atom, invented fire, & got OJ off his murder charge #lufc
— Nik B (@NorthernCrank) March 8, 2016
Evans: “I told Silvestri that he needs to start trying to save the ball” #lufc
— Jack (@EllandReports) March 8, 2016
Evans: 'I think a few teams in the bottom half of La Liga will be looking over their shoulders this evening.' #lufc
— CK (@ephemeraljoy) March 8, 2016
Steve Evans knows football. Football knows Steve Evans. Steve Evans knows Steve Evans. #lufc
— Steve Adams (@steveads1970) March 8, 2016
STEVE EVANS IS GOING TO WIN US THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE. #lufc
— ReinSchommer (@ReinSchommer) March 8, 2016
Welcome if lucky sounding win. No doubt Evans will claim it's the greatest tactical master plan since the D Day landings. #lufc
— Matt (@mkgleeds) March 8, 2016
Evans’ chatty nature angered Massimo Cellino last week after Leeds were thrashed 4-0 by Brighton and it seems to have struck a chord with the above fans.
Nevertheless, there was some support for Evans on Twitter, especially in light of the wave of criticism against the Leeds manager when the teamsheets came out just before the game.
I always knew Steve Evans was the right man for the job!! #lufc
— Simon Wilson (@SimonFWilson1) March 8, 2016
Steve Evans is the best thing that's happened to our club this season and I never thought I'd be saying that #LUFC
— Tom Williams (@TomWilliams89) March 8, 2016
Didn't see that coming…… Great result Leeds, credit where credit is due Evans….. A bit less talking and more of that please #lufc
— Mick Ward (@MWardy21) March 8, 2016
— DIRTY LEEDS (@LufcColin) March 8, 2016
Steady on Evans you'll be up for manager of the month for Match at this rate. Wonderful result #lufc
— FionaCK (@FionaCK) March 8, 2016
Credit to Leeds and Evans. Last Monday was utterly appalling, but six points out of six isn't a reaction many saw coming #lufc
— Wayne Gardiner (@mrwayneg) March 8, 2016
Another away trip awaits Leeds next, Evans takes his side to face Blackburn at Ewood Park on Saturday in the Championship.