A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Stuart Dallas’s performance during their 1-0 win at Middlesbrough on Wednesday.
Leeds remain five points clear of the chasing pack in the Championship. Mateusz Klich’s goal at the end of the first-half settled the game.
Some may have been tempted to assume that Leeds would find it easy to see off Boro given their respective places in the table. But it was not plain-sailing for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
The home side asked plenty of questions at the Riverside Stadium. But Leeds defended superbly for much of the game, and Kiko Casilla did not have a lot to do.
And one of the players who impressed the fans on social media during the victory was Dallas. Once again, the Northern Irishman was tasked with playing at left-back.
He ensured that Boro did not have much to shout about down their right flank. And he made a number of blistering runs up the pitch.
Whoscored.com shows that Dallas made a remarkable seven interceptions – two more than anyone else on the pitch. He also made more successful passes than anyone else involved.
And several fans have insisted that he was the man of the match in Wednesday’s victory. Some have even suggested that he has staked a further claim for Leeds’s player of the season with a brilliant display.
Here is what some of the fans made of Dallas’s display…
— Ben Varley (@BenVarley4) February 26, 2020
— Robert Giles (@Rob_E_Giles) February 26, 2020
Great 3 points. Things are looking good. Stuart Dallas, what a man ??
— SeppoLUFC?? (@LufcSeppo) February 26, 2020
@dallas_stuart excellent performance from you tonight & all the lads done what was needed , 3 wins , 3 clean sheets MOT
— griffo (@slipperygriff) February 26, 2020
@dallas_stuart what a man. ????????
— danny wiles (@lufcdannyboy) February 26, 2020
Thought Dallas was superb tonight. #lufc.
— Mike Dibble (@mike_dibble) February 26, 2020
Say what ya want about Kalvin Phillips who has been fantastic this season for Leeds but Stuart Dallas has been player of the season. Grabs games by scruff of neck. Absolutely superb season he has had
— Chris ¹⁷ (@Rio17gfc) February 26, 2020
Stuart Dallas. If this goes right, he’s this team’s Gordon Strachan. What a player he is. The crucial factor in the last three wins. ??
— Jim Moran (@jimmoran) February 26, 2020