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By Alex Stevens

Steve Evans revealed Stuart Dallas has been working hard on his finishing after the winger’s double steered Leeds to a 2-1 win at Birmingham.

A goal in either half from the winger secured the three points for Evans’ side as they produced one of their best displays of the season.

Dallas out the visitors in front after 11 minutes with a smashed finish into the bottom corner following excellent play from Football League Young Player of the Year nominee Lewis Cook.

Dallas added a second five minutes into the second half when he chested down a pass and then leathered in from 20 yards.

The winger’s double came after he had scored just two goals in his previous 39 Championship appearances this season, 33 of which he had started.

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“They’re both special goals,” said Evans afterwards, as quoted by the Leeds Twitter account. “The keeper didn’t stand a chance for either. Stuart has worked on that.

“It was a big performance. The quality of our play, especially in the first half, was outstanding.”

Clayton Donaldson pulled a goal back for Birmingham shortly afterwards but Leeds held on to secure a first win in five matches despite substitute Alex Mowatt receiving a straight red in added time.

Evans was delighted with the resilience shown by his side in the closing stages of the match.

We had to show a different side to our game in the second half and were up against it. The supporters deserved that result.

Leeds’ victory

In other Leeds news, Evans has explained why he thinks Cook is better than Moussa Dembele.