Dan James Voted Boost Player of the Match Against Preston

Winger impresses with goalscoring performance

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Dan James has won the latest Boost Player of the Match award, after picking up 52% of the vote for his performance against Preston North End.

The Welsh international grabbed his 10th goal of the season and was also chosen by the Sky Sports commentators for their own award, after the 2-1 win at Elland Road.

Preston opened the scoring after Will Keane slotted the ball home, but could only hold onto the lead for 5 minutes, before Dan James cancelled it out.

Gruev and Summerville combined to push Leeds forward, before the latter threaded a ball to Firpo, who put in a stunning cross, finding the head of Dan James, who powered it past Cornell.

A feisty game ensued, with battles breaking out across the pitch, before a wayward ball hit Ryan Ledson's arm in the closing minutes of the game. Joel Piroe stepped up to penalty spot and fired the ball in, sending the Leeds fans into raptures.

James was the clear winning of the Player of the Month award with 52%, followed by Ilia Gruev on 14% and Junior Firpo on 12%.

What the fans said about Dan's performance:

@snikitt: "DJ's having the season of his life! Loving it 🤍💛💙"

@Kane988: "He’s absolutely rapid going forward and getting back, puts 100% into everything and has been a real star this season with G + A. Absolutely everything we want to see in a Leeds shirt"

@AJLEEDS1: "On fire this season. One of the top players so far"

@thombo1987: "Dan James was not only brilliant offensively but he worked his socks off tracking back defending. His passing & crossing was excellent yesterday. "

@marcspillman: "Glad to have him back at his very best - crucial player for us this season"

Watch Dan's goal against Preston:

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