'Like a stale fart' - Leeds fans destroy 26-year-old after display against Norwich
By Alex Stevens
Stuart Dallas was recalled to the Leeds United starting XI for their 3-3 Championship thriller against Norwich on Saturday – and fans took to Twitter to pan his display.
The Yorkshire giants’ play-offs hopes are over after they failed to secure the win needed to keep the pressure on sixth-placed Fulham, who drew 1-1 against Brentford on Saturday.
Garry Monk’s side came from three goals down in the first half to draw 3-3 with a magnificent comeback just when they appeared to be dead and buried.
Goals from Chris Wood, Kyle Bartley and Pablo Hernandez gave the Elland Road home support hope of the win that would have taken the play-off race to the final day of the season.
But Leeds could not score the fourth goal that would have kept their campaign alive as a sensational second-half display proved insufficient.
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Dallas, 26, played 62 minutes of the match after getting the nod ahead of Souleymane Doukara and Alfonso Pedraza to start on the left wing.
Supporters were unimpressed with the contribution of the northern Irishman, with some claiming he simply was not good enough.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Why should Berardi put a shift in when Dallas wafts in front of him like a stale fart. #lufc
— Andy Nattan (@Mr603) April 29, 2017
Dallas was playing? #lufc
— Simon Gardner (@simamuofficial) April 29, 2017
Sorry but for 3rd game on bounce, monk got it wrong…nothing down the right, dallas/kane not had a sniff all year but start #lufc
— Adam Atkin (@atkinshiteleeds) April 29, 2017
Story of the season is no final ball. Dallas, Sacko not good enough. Need wide players who can deliver into the box. #lufc
— Matt Foster (@_mattfoster) April 29, 2017
Although I like monk his team selection baffles me berardi is not a left bk and Dallas and o Kane aren’t good enough fact
— Mark Laurie (@weasel260967) April 29, 2017
Leeds exceeded expectations over the course of the season but their wretched late run, which yielded just one win in seven matches, proved pivotal in the final analysis.
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