By Dave Woods

3rd Sep, 2019 | 5:04pm

Whelan: Dallas 'broken' by Swansea defeat

Leeds suffered their first defeat in the Championship when they played Swansea on Saturday. 

They dominated the game again with 61% of possession and 21 shots to Swansea’s seven.

It wasn’t just the fans who were devastated by the blow – one that felt like deja vu after last season, when Leeds paid the price for not converting the myriad of chances that came their way.

BBC Radio Leeds pundit Noel Whelan said that he spoke to Stuart Dallas after the game and that he was “absolutely deflated and broken” by the loss.

Talking to Football Insider, Whelan said, “I spoke to Stuart Dallas after the game and he was absolutely deflated and broken by the manner of the defeat. He couldn’t believe they lost.

“You could see when the players left the pitch how down they were. I know it’s early in the season but it was a big game – first against second – and psychologically a win would have been huge.

“If you don’t take your chances, and Leeds had 21 in total, football has a habit of biting you in the backside.”

Swansea had the best attack n the Championship before the game and it was always going to be a tough test for Dallas and his fellow defenders.

However, the manner of the defeat, with a late, late goal from Wayne Routledge and in a game that Leeds dominated has obviously exacted its toll.

The players now have two weeks to recover before the next Championship game against Barnsley.