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Casilla The Only Positive With An 8/10 | Leeds United Players Rated In Defeat To Hull City

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Jack O’Brien
A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.

Following an incredible display against Liverpool in the Premier League, Leeds United have now been knocked out of the Carabao Cup after losing to Hull City. The Tigers had dominated the game and were leading throughout the ninety minutes before a late goal from Ezgjan Alioski levelled things up.

It resulted in an intense penalty shootout, with Jamie Shackleton’s miss in the 10th kick ensuring a much-deserved victory for Hull.

Leeds United Player Ratings Vs Hull City

Kiko Casilla 8/10

Kiko Casilla was by far Leeds United’s best performer of the evening. He made at least five crucial saves throughout the match, preventing Hull City from inflicting an embarrassing defeat. This performance could help him push for a start against Fulham on the weekend.

Jamie Shackleton 3/10

Never found his footing in an unnatural right-back role. He was often overrun by Lewis-Potter and had to spend most of the time defending in his own half. Also missed the penalty that saw Leeds United get knocked out via the shootout.

Charlie Cresswell 2/10

Arguably the worst performer of the evening, Charlie Cresswell, making his Leeds United debut, was simply not good enough. He got beaten off way too easily, and his lack of experience in senior football was clearly evident.

Leif Davis 4/10

Didn’t provide anything defensively and failed to keep up with Mallik Wilks. His passes weren’t accurate either as Hull City found it easy to win back possession and attack Leeds.

Barry Douglas 4/10

Barry Douglas was one of the most experienced players in this fixture. But, the left-back provided very little to the table. He wasn’t given the freedom to venture forward and had to spend most of the time defending.

Oliver Casey 4/10

Struggled to find a proper role as he was sandwiched between defence and midfield and with Hull City dominating, the youngster was mostly forced to defend. Tried to open up the opposition defence with his long passes but the accuracy was lacking. Taken off at half-time.

Mateusz Bogusz 4/10

Failed to impose his presence in the middle of the park. He was hurried and hassled by the Hull press, giving the young Pole very little time to spread the play and influence the game.

Leeds United Player Ratings Vs Hull City - A frustrating game for Bielsa.
Leeds United’s Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English League Cup second round football match between Leeds United and Hull City at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on September 16, 2020. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by OLI SCARFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Tyler Roberts 4/10

Tyler Roberts’ quick-feet wasn’t helpful for Leeds United this evening. He was marked tightly by the Hull City defenders throughout the game.

Ian Poveda 7/10

Ian Poveda was the liveliest attacker for Leeds United this evening. His ability to take on defenders, combined with his quick feet, made him a menace for the Hull City defence, but the youngster lacked proper support from his teammates.

Rodrigo Moreno 5/10

A disappointing outing for Rodrigo Moreno, who worked hard and did track back. But, the lack of supply meant that the Spaniard had very little incentive to make any difference.

Ezgjan Alioski 5/10

Ezgjan Alioski was sloppy for most part of the game. He couldn’t capitalise on long balls and was clumsy with the ball at his feet. However, a late moment of magic opened up an opportunity for Leeds United to get back into the game. Missed the penalty in the shootout, though.


Pascal Struijk 5/10

Provided a bit more physicality after replacing Casey after half-time. It wasn’t enough to prevent Hull from dominating the midfield, however.

Robbie Gotts 6/10

The introduction of Robbie Gotts became the turning point of the game as the youngster provided a spark in the Leeds United attack. He had his team’s first shot on target late in the game before playing a key role in the build-up to the equaliser.

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