Noel Whelan gives instant verdict on Leeds win against Wolves, praises goal of the season contender

By Alex Stevens

Leeds clinched a third straight win with a 2-1 victory over Wolves on Tuesday night to boost their hopes of a top-ten Championship finish.

A wonder goal from Sol Bamba and Toumani Diagouraga’s second goal in a week put Steve Evans’ side 2-0 ahead after 64 minutes at Elland Road before George Saville pulled one back for the visitors.

Leeds have now beaten Wolves, Reading and Birmingham in their last three matches to lift them to 57 points and 11th position in the Championship table.

Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan told BBC Radio Leeds afterwards: “I don’t think Sol Bamba will ever score a better goal than that.

“It was as sweet as you like and there was nothing the goalkeeper could have done about that. It’s a goal Bamba will remember for a long long time.”

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Leeds’ win came in difficult circumstances as a virus in the camp meant Stuart Dallas, who scored twice against Birmingham last Tuesday, was too unwell to start and dropped to the bench.

Dallas was replaced by Lewie Coyle and Evans made two other changes to the side that beat Reading on Saturday, with Bamba and Lee Erwin replacing Giuseppe Bellusci and Mirco Antenucci.

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.