Leeds' Stuart Dallas lauded after Northern Ireland win
Plenty of fans have taken to social media to laud Stuart Dallas as the Leeds United star produced an outstanding display for Northern Ireland on Sunday.
Dallas would have been forgiven for taking a break after an amazing first season in the Premier League.
However, the 30-year-old made sure to link up with Ian Baraclough’s side. And he was rewarded by being given the captain’s armband for their friendly with Malta this weekend.
It proved to be a good evening for Northern Ireland. They won 3-0 in Klagenfurt, with Dallas playing a key role in the latter two goals.
He set up Gavin Whyte for their second, with some smart play on the edge of the box. He quickly released the ball to the winger who doubled their lead.
And a delicious touch from Dallas allowed Paddy McNair to set up Ali McCann for the third.
By the time he was replaced by Liverpool starlet Conor Bradley with five minutes remaining, Dallas had managed to feature in a number of positions, including central midfield and right wing-back.
So it was little surprise that many, including plenty of non-Leeds fans, felt that Dallas was the standout performer.
With the likes of Jonny Evans and Steven Davis not involved, Dallas was one of the few experienced members of the squad in Baraclough’s side.
But unsurprisingly, he stepped up and produced another superb display.
‘A cut above’: Dallas praised for Northern Ireland display
Of course, Northern Ireland supporters will not be getting carried away with a win over Malta.
But several fans clearly felt that Dallas deserves a lot of credit for another brilliant display in what has been an incredible season for the Cookstown Cafu…
I mean he is like the best player on the pitch. But this is Dallas who is playing in so many positions.
— Tracey Cracknell 💙💛 (@traceykaiser1) May 30, 2021
Loving it 😅 he is a cut above everyone else on the pitch though to be fair
— Ben Jammin (@BenSissman) May 30, 2021
Stuart Dallas is just outrageous
— Bungle (@firstnamedaniel) May 30, 2021
Come on the #GAWA!
Stuart Dallas is on fire this season🔥
— N O R B E R T (@UserNctFcund) May 30, 2021
Dallas running the show for NI, has at least 1 assist and is playing his 3rd position of the game so far. #lufc
— LamNam (@_LamNam_) May 30, 2021
It’s like the Stuart Dallas show on Sky PL. All you keep hearing is how good he is and how versatile he is 😂
— Lynda Kershaw💙💛 (@lyndyloukershaw) May 30, 2021
— Stephen (@Columbanus13) May 30, 2021