What an amazing day it was yesterday, despite the fact it seemed to be the slowest day since records began waiting or kickoff. Millwall’s equaliser at Bramall Lane made the wait much easier and Leeds put in as ‘Leeds-y’ as a performance as you will ever see. We absolutely hammered Wednesday, similar to the away game, but only one goal was managed and just how important may that goal be.
Kiko Casilla – 6 – Wasn’t tested much but dealt with everything he needed to. His passing was pretty poor on the whole though which is unusual.
Into the defence…
Luke Ayling – 8 – Ayling had a great game as captain, leading by example and making a brilliant challenge when it looked like the more likely outcomes were a Wednesday goal or a penalty.
Pontus Jansson – 8 – A colossal performance from Jansson who didn’t put a foot wrong, his rating would be higher if Wednesday posed much of a threat at all. Probably should have scored with his head from a corner too.
Gaetano Berardi – 7 – Looked shaky to start, including a slide tackle on Alioski. In fairness he may have been trying to knock some sense into him. After that though he settled in nicely and performed well in place of Cooper, who may miss the rest of the season according to Phil Hay.
Gjanni Alioski – 6 – You can never fault his work rate but you certainly can fault his passing and decision-making. His crossing at times yesterday was embarrassing.
Into the midfield…
Kalvin Phillips – 9 – MOTM yesterday and not for the first time, KP brought the ball out of dangerous situations with ease and chose the right pass almost every time. What a player he has been this season.
Mateusz Klich – 7 – A sloppy first half with some wasteful passing in good areas, but he came to life in the second half and linked up nicely with Pablo especially.
Tyler Roberts – 9 – Would probably have been the MOTM if one of his shots had gone in, Roberts is improving every game and yesterday may have been his best so far. He’s absolutely brilliant at turning away from players when it seems like there’s no way out, his turn of pace terrifies defenders and even better, he’s only 20.
Into the attack…
Pablo Hernandez – 8 – A quiet first half by Pablo’s sky-high standards, but who else would come up with the ball that he put in for Harrison? Nobody.
Jack Harrison – 8 – Harrison’s performance in the first half was very frustrating, he was beating defenders with ease only for his final ball to let him down. The second half was a different story and that deft finish topped it off.
Patrick Bamford – 7 – After the highs of Preston it was all set for Bamford to fire us to promotion, but sadly it was back down to earth. It wasn’t a bad performance by any means but he really should have scored.
Let us know what you thought of the game yesterday!