Well, the entire fanbase has been saying we’re due to absolutely hammer some poor team and today was that day. Boro were absolutely horrific, but take nothing away from a brilliant Leeds win where we didn’t even play at our best.
Kiko Casilla – 8 – Made saves on the rare occasions he needed to, skinned Boro’s forwards far too often and celebrated Klich’s screamer like it was a last-minute winner. A good day.
Luke Ayling – 8 – Vintage Luke Ayling really, getting forward all day long, winning freekicks when there was no freekick to be won and he was unlucky not to score himself early on.
Ben White – 7 – Got beat a few times early which is very usual for him but grew into the game and was as solid as ever. Even made a cameo in the Kalvin role late on.
Liam Cooper – 8 – Captain Cooper leading by example as always, one dodgy pass in a dangerous area could have cost us but Boro were so useless it hardly mattered.
Kalvin Phillips – 8 – Everything you love to see from Kalvin including an absolutely crunching tackle where he got nowhere near the ball and could have been sent off. He misses the Huddersfield game, but is back for the more challenging opponents so all is well. P.S short corners = good
Stuart Dallas – 7 – It’s really hard to tell where Dallas is playing sometimes but he doesn’t half do a good job. Who would have thought Dallas would be such a key part of Bielsa’s Leeds.
Matuesz Klich – 9 – Just when you’re thinking Klich hasn’t scored in a while, he does that. The first was very fortunate but the second was an absolute peach of a strike. His goals usually come in bursts, so look forward to another against Huddersfield.
Pablo Hernandez – 7 – Great passing and movement all day long, it says a lot that we won 4-0 and Pablo wasn’t even the key contributor. He did put in a lovely ball for Bamford’s opener.
Jack Harrison – 8 – A quiet opening half but he was all over Jonny Howson in the second, constantly getting into dangerous positions and running at defenders.
Helder Costa – 8 – Constantly looking to beat his man, he’s getting better game by game and it was good to see he and Pablo in the same side for a change. Created and took his goal wonderfully, there was a lot of power behind that.
Patrick Bamford – 9 – A MOTM performance from Sir Patrick of Bamford. He bullied Boro’s back four all day long and took his goal very well. Must have been a good feeling to do it against the Third World nation he was held captive in.