An extremely important game for a whole variety of reasons, no more important than it being our centenary game and Leeds won in typical Leeds fashion, by making it hard for ourselves.
Kiko Casilla – 7 – Didn’t have the busiest of days but dealt with everything that came his way including a big punch late on.
Stuart Dallas – 9 – Dallas has been on fire this season, he was up and down the right hand side all game. He’s somehow become our most dependable player.
Luke Ayling – 7 – A few too many loose passes for my liking but solid in the air and didn’t get beat too often.
Gaetano Berardi – 7 – A fairly quiet game from Berardi which is exactly what you want when it comes to him, the less you notice him, the better.
Ben White – 9 – White will play for England, it really is as simple as that. He’s so calm under pressure and brilliant on the ball, his defending is secondary but that’s top quality as well.
Gjanni Alioski – 7 – You can never fault his energy and work rate, it’s just a shame his finishing isn’t quite up to that standard. We really need to start putting teams away.
Kalvin Phillips – 9 – There was nobody better suited to scoring the only and winning goal in our centenary game than the Yorkshire Pirlo. KP went from doing what he always does, breaking up attacks and starting us off again, to playing further forward and scoring in front of the Kop. A dream for any Leeds fan.
Matuesz Klich – 6 – A quiet game from Klich, his passing wasn’t up to scratch and he looked off it all match, which is probably why Bielsa took him off so early.
Jack Harrison – 7 – Before the assist he was absolutely useless, he looked like he’d never step foot on a football pitch before. Luckily, he did improve and set up the all important winner.
Helder Costa – 6 – It just doesn’t seem to be happening with Costa at the minute. He seems to be getting the ball far too deep, he’s a lot better suited to being played in over the top and taking the fullback on 1 v 1. He’d shine with Pablo, but will they get the chance to play together?
Patrick Bamford – 5 – Bamford is now without a goal in eight games and it’s showing, he was through on his right foot but took too long and passed it instead of hitting it early. That summed up his 45 minutes really.
Eddie Nketiah – 7 – It really is time for Eddie to start now and I’d be amazed if he didn’t play against Preston. As soon as Eddie came on there was more impetus, quick link-up play between him and Costa almost won us a penalty (was it inside the box?) His pace scares defenders and allows for us to play a different way on the counter.
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