By Wayne Veysey

23rd Apr, 2016 | 5:00pm

Noel Whelan gives instant verdict on Leeds draw against Wolves, praises 22-year-old's brilliance

By Alex Stevens

Leeds extended their unbeaten run to four matches with a late equaliser from Stuart Dallas to keep alive their hopes of a top-ten Championship finish.

Chris Wood had got the visitors off to an excellent start with a 17th minute opener and his 13th goal of the season.

But Hull’s leading scorer Abel Hernandez levelled the scores on the cusp of half-time and Steve Bruce’s side took the lead with the lack kick of the opening period through Tom Huddlestone.

Wood missed a penalty in the second half but Dallas secured a notable point for the visitors with an equaliser three minutes from time following a great run from substitute Jordan Botaka.

Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan told BBC Radio Leeds afterwards: “When you look back on the game as a whole, a draw is a fair reflection.

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“Chris Wood’s penalty could have been the moment that turned the draw into a win.

“A bit of brilliance by Jordan Botaka, something we haven’t seen enough of this season, got Leeds back into it.

“Leeds deserved to come away with a point and they were always in the game. It was quite an open game and pretty entertaining to watch.

“Coming away with nothing would have been an injustice, even with those crazy three minutes that allowed Hull to score.”

Leeds have now taken 10 points from their last four matches, with wins over Wolves, Reading and Birmingham followed by a draw at Hull to lift them to 58 points and 11th position in the Championship table.

“If you can take four points off the big boys at this stage of the season, you have to be happy,” added Whelan to BBC Radio Leeds.

The result came after Evans made two changes to the team that beat Wolves 2-1 in midweek.

Dallas and Liam Bridcutt replaced Lewie Coyle and Luke Murphy, who was deemed by the manager to have been “half a yard” off the pace in training in the build up to the match.

Leeds were also without the injured Mustapha Carayol as well as suspended pair Souleymane Doukara and Alex Mowatt.

In other Leeds news, Evans has explained how Lewis Cook can rise to be on a par with one of the Premier League’s biggest stars.