Leeds United were given an almighty scare by Luton Town last night as Nathan Jones’ men earned themselves a deserved point from a 1-1 draw.
The Whites fell behind in the 50th minute when Harry Cornick fired an unstoppable effort beyond Illan Meslier.
League leaders Leeds weren’t to be denied, however, with Stuart Dallas scoring an equaliser on 63 minutes.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team now sit six points clear of Brentford in third and despite this setback, remain on course for a place in the Premier League.
Luton have been revived under ex-Stoke boss Jones. He’s arrived for a second spell at Kenilworth Road after previously leading the club to two promotions.
Leeds were heavily fancied for promotion last season but fell at the play-off hurdle. The Whites will desperately hope to park this result and get back to winning ways at the weekend.
The top-flight is within touching distance for Bielsa’s team and having not sat at football’s top table since 2004, they will hope to get over the line as quickly as possible.
One man who played out of his skin last night was left-back Dallas. The Northern Irishman is Leeds’ utility man and once again he came up trumps when it mattered.
He picked up an injury during the contest and could miss the weekend game with Blackburn. Dallas timed his fourth goal of the season to perfection, however.
Here is a selection of tweets from the club’s supporters regarding the performance of the 29-year-old.
— SUSAN SMITH 1 (@SmithLeedsUtd) June 30, 2020
Thought Stuart Dallas was class again today. Often the unsung hero and definitely on my shortlist for player of the season pic.twitter.com/lQZoyv57zN
— FOREVER LEEDS (@FOREVERLEEDSMOT) June 27, 2020
Let’s be honest this could’ve ended a lot worse, thank god for Stuart Dallas
— c00lm4n ?? Leeds United (@c001m4n) June 30, 2020
Amongst all the frustration, well done Stuart Dallas, another superb all round display and important goal.
— Tiddy (@PureLeeds) June 30, 2020
Stuart Dallas yet again saving us
— Aidan (@aidleo07) June 30, 2020
Oh Stuart Dallas, I am your biggest fan
— Brion Kennedy (@kennedy_brion) June 30, 2020
Say what you want but £1.3 mil for Stuart Dallas has proven to be an absolute steal #mot
— Brad Lowden (@bradlowden1) June 30, 2020
Stuart Dallas turns up every time something is at stake. I love him.
— Matt Ski (@dzialowskimatt) June 30, 2020