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Raphinha And Bamford Get 7 | Leeds United Players Rated In Hard-Fought Draw Vs Burnley

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Leeds United clashed heads with Burnley at Turf Moor earlier today as they looked to pick up a positive result on the road. Both teams fought tooth and nail in the first half but struggled to be clinical in the final third as they went into the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.

The home team took the lead courtesy of Chris Wood’s deflected goal in the 61st minute. However, the Whites found a late equalizer via Patrick Bamford’s finish in the 86th minute. The contest ended honours even with both teams playing out a 1-1 draw at Lancashire.

Let’s take a look at how each Leeds player performed during the clash against the Clarets.

GK: Illan Meslier – 6/10

The Whites keeper made a couple of saves but was unfortunate to find himself wrong-footed by the deflection in the lead-up to Chris Wood’s goal.

CB: Diego Llorente – 6.5/10

The Spaniard won his fair share of aerial duels and kept things relatively solid at the back in the first half. However, he got replaced after the hour mark.

CB: Pascal Struijk – 7/10

He was strong in the air and was tidy with his ball distribution. Struijk also made a couple of important interceptions for his team and cleared the danger when needed.

CB: Liam Cooper – 6.5/10

Cooper did well to cope with everything that the opposition threw at him. However, he won’t be happy for allowing a goal in the second half.

Leeds United player ratings vs Burnley (Leeds United players are in action in the picture)
Burnley, England, 29th August 2021. Ashley Barnes of Burnley challenged by Liam Cooper of Leeds United during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. Picture credit should read: Andrew Yates / Sportimage PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK SPI-1160-0042

CM: Luke Ayling – 6.5/10

Ayling made some energetic runs with the ball but lacked the cutting edge in the Burnley half.

CM: Kalvin Phillips – 6.5/10

He got stuck in with some crunching tackles and engineered one key chance in the attacking end of the field.

CM: Stuart Dallas – 6/10

Dallas struggled to get a foothold in the game at the centre of the park and produced an unimpressive display going forward.

RAM: Raphinha – 7/10

The Brazilian winger played a big role in the lead-up to Bamford’s goal. He was a constant menace for the Clarets defenders and made a couple of decent openings for his teammates in the final third.

CAM: Rodrigo – 6.5/10

The Spanish sensation orchestrated two good chances for his teammates to score but failed to find the back of the net himself.

LAM: Jack Harrison – 7/10

He worked hard at both ends of the field and created a few excellent opportunities in the final third.

ST: Patrick Bamford – 7/10

Bamford scored the all-important equalizer in the 86th minute which salvaged a point for his side.


CM: Jamie Shackleton – 6/10

He added some energy to Leeds’ midfield.

ST: Tyler Roberts – 6/10

Roberts hardly got a sniff at goal.

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