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Meslier And Dallas Get 7.5 | Leeds United Players Rated In Scoreless Draw Vs Brighton

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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 Brighton and Hove Albion at the American Express Community Stadium earlier this evening as they hoped to pick up a positive result away from home. The Whites were solid in the first 45 minutes and went into the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.

It was a similar story in the second half as both teams canceled each other out. Marcelo Bielsa’s men ended up coming away with a hard-fought 0-0 draw from Brighton.

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

GK: Illan Meslier – 7.5/10

The Whites keeper made a few impressive saves to restrict the Seagulls from scoring during the 90 minutes. He will be quite pleased with the clean sheet today.

CB: Diego Llorente – 6.5/10

The Spaniard kept a good shape at the back and managed to do enough to deny the opposition from finding the back of the net.

CB: Kalvin Phillips – 7/10

He did his fair share of defending in the first half but got substituted at half-time.

CB: Liam Cooper – 7/10

Cooper won the ball back quite a few times for his side and was also not shy of putting his foot through the ball when the opposition were on the offensive.

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CM: Junior Firpo – 6.5/10

He kept things tidy on the defensive end of the field and was replaced at the half-time break.

CM: Stuart Dallas – 7.5/10

Dallas made quite a few decent tackles during the game and cleared the danger when needed. He was also quite lively in the final third.

CM: Adam Forshaw – 7/10

The English midfield ace protected his backline well and made one good chance going forward.

RM: Raphinha – 6.5/10

He tracked back to defend when required but failed to give a good account of himself in the final third.

CAM: Rodrigo – 6/10

The Spaniard had two bright moments in the game but never looked like he had a goal in him.

LM: Jack Harrison – 6.5/10

He worked his socks off at both ends of the field during his time on the field. He was taken off after the hour mark.

ST: Daniel James – 6/10

James made two good runs with the ball but lacked the cutting edge in front of the Brighton goal.

Substitutes:

CB: Pascal Struijk – 6.5/10

He performed well enough to secure a clean sheet in the second half.

CM: Jamie Shackleton – 6/10

Shackleton added some bite and steel to Leeds’ midfield.

ST: Tyler Roberts – 6.5/10

He had a few shot attempts but failed to register a goal.

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