Despite bagging a lead through Kalvin Phillips’ goal in the first-half, Leeds United were defeated by Norwich City at the Carrow Road earlier today after Wes Hoolahan and Josh Murphy navigated the ball past Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
The Whites must have been disappointed by the outcome of the fixture as it goes without saying that they should have at least bagged a point. Here is how we rated Paul Heckingbottom’s entourage from their defeat against Daniel Farke’s troops.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell 7/10
The custodian was barely tested in the first-half but he made some good saves in the second-half to keep his side in the game, including his save to deny James Maddison.
Matthew Pennington 6/10
Pennington might not have been appealing from the right-back slot but he made some good blocks during the game. However, he left a lot to be desired in terms of his attacking contributions.
Pontus Jansson 5/10
The centre-back looked good in the first-half but was serially sluggish and timorous in the second-half. A lot more resilience was expected from him.
Liam Cooper 7/10
Cooper certainly made his presence felt at the back and dominated the attacking arsenal of Farke most of the times.
Tom Pearce 5/10
The youngster struggled to pass the ball around in a meticulous fashion and couldn’t really launch himself forward. He was hardly effective during the game.
Ronaldo Vieira 5/10
Vieira was dispossessed quite easily and couldn’t dictate the tempo of the game from the middle of the park. He contributed very little and had a forgettable day at the office.
Kalvin Phillips 7/10
The central midfielder found the back of the net, which must have boosted his morale. There is no denying that he showcased a lot of work-ethic but he apparently lacking genuine quality.
Ezgjan Alioski 4/10
Alioski offered a lot of pace but his end product was absolutely zero. On innumerable occasions, he seemed to have put on the cloak of invisibility and had a really quiet game.
Samuel Saiz 6/10
He lacked the cutting edge in the final third and more often than not, he was found bereft of ideas and trickery. The Spaniard showed intent but lacked the end product.
Pablo Hernandez 6/10
Apart from a few quality passes here and there, Hernandez struggled to make an impact. Besides, he was poor with the set-pieces today.
Kemar Roofe 6/10
Roofe held the ball well up front but he took a lot of time to decide what he wanted to do with the ball. Frankly speaking, he was far away from being a genuine threat for the Canaries.
Jay-Roy Grot 6/10
Grot replaced Alioski with around 20 minutes left to play and manoeuvred some really nice passes. Further, he won the ball for the Peacocks on a few occasions.
Adam Forshaw 6/10
He hit a decent long-range shot after coming on the pitch at the expense of Vieira but was denied by Angus Gunn.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga NA
The striker replaced Pearce with very little time left on the clock to make an impact.
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