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Harrison Gets 8, Meslier With 7 | Leeds United Players Rated In Tough Loss Vs Leicester City

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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 locked horns with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium earlier today as they looked to earn a positive result on their travels. The Whites were solid in the first half and managed to get to the half-time break without conceding a goal.

The Yorkshire outfit started the second half well but conceded the opener in the 67th minute when Harvey Barnes found the back of the net from a tight angle. The contest ended with the Whites suffering a tough 1-0 loss away from home.

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

GK: Illan Meslier – 7/10

The Whites goalie made some solid saves during the game but will be disappointed for conceding a goal midway through the second half.

RB: Stuart Dallas – 7/10

Dallas performed his defensive duties well and managed to engineer a few inviting chances for his teammates to score.

CB: Luke Ayling – 7/10

He cleared his lines when needed and even made two good runs going forward.

CB: Pascal Struijk – 7/10

Struijk earned the ball back a few times during the game and orchestrated one good chance going forward.

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 05: Illan Meslier of Leeds United looks on as Harvey Barnes of Leicester City scores their side’s first goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Leeds United at The King Power Stadium on March 05, 2022 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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LB: Junior Firpo – 7/10

He worked his socks off when defending inside his half and was quite lively in the Leicester half.

CM: Mateusz Klich – 6.5/10

Klich made a few important clearances and got stuck in with some crunching tackles at the centre of the park.

CM: Robin Koch – 6/10

The German midfield ace did his best to protect his backline but lacked quality in the final third.

RW: Raphinha – 6.5/10

Raphinha was always willing to have a strike at goal and deserves some credit for creating some decent chances in the final third.

CAM: Rodrigo – 6/10

The Spaniard had a few bright moments in the final third but didn’t do enough to register a goal.

LW: Jack Harrison – 8/10

Harrison caused all sorts of problems for the opposition with his creativity and dribbling. However, there was no goal for him today.

ST: Daniel James – 6/10

James wasted some decent chances to find the back of the net but orchestrated two promising chances up top.

Substitutes:

ST: Joe Gelhardt – 6/10

He offered very little in front of the opponent’s goal.

CM: Adam Forshaw – 6/10

Forshaw made one solid tackle.

ST: Tyler Roberts – 6/10

He struggled to get into the flow of the game.

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