Leeds United

Kevin Phillips has heaped praise on Leeds United midfielder Stuart Dallas after he produced a match-winning display against Manchester City.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Sunderland and England striker said the 29-year-old “is like a fine wine” and credited Marcelo Bielsa for his continued development.

Dallas scored a brace on Saturday as the Whites beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad, despite captain Liam Cooper being sent off on the stroke of half time.

The Northern Ireland international boasted 90 per cent pass accuracy and 73 per cent duel success rate in the surprise victory. (Wyscout)

As quoted by Leeds Live yesterday, Marcelo Bielsa lauded Dallas and claimed he has shown a different side to his game this season.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Dallas’ performance against City, Phillips said: “Dallas is like a fine wine, he has just got better and better.

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“He has been a phenomenal player for Leeds over the past few seasons and what a performance from him yesterday.

“He is Mr. Reliable for them and to chip in with a couple of goals away at Man City, wow.

“The story just keeps getting better and better for Leeds. They have played such great football this season and for one of their longest serving players to get a brace against the Champions-to-be is fantastic.

“Bielsa deserves credit for how he has brought on Dallas as a player. His work is being repaid.” 

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