Leeds United faced off against Aston Villa at Villa Park earlier tonight as they looked to secure a positive result on the road. The Whites made a poor start to the contest as they conceded the opening goal in the third minute when Leon Bailey found the back of the net. The Yorkshire club failed to mount a comeback and went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
Emiliano Buendia scored just after the hour mark to put Leeds in a world of trouble. The Whites got a goal back via Patrick Bamford’s effort in the 83rd minute. However, Jesse Marsch’s men ended up suffering a disappointing 2-1 loss away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Leeds United player fared during the match against the Villans.
GK: Illan Meslier – 6/10
Meslier made some solid saves at the back but failed to keep a clean sheet in both halves.
RB: Luke Ayling – 6.5/10
He was a strong presence in the air and managed to impress at times during the game.
CB: Robin Koch – 6.5/10
Koch earned the ball back a few times on the defensive end of the field and was good on the ball as well.
CB: Liam Cooper – 6.5/10
He won his fair share of aerial duels but was far from convincing at the back.
LB: Pascal Struijk – 6/10
Struijk earned the ball back twice but was a bit untidy with his passing.
CM: Marc Roca – 6.5/10
He tried his best to protect his backline and made two good runs with the ball.
CM: Tyler Adams – 7/10
Adams was not shy of making a tackle and engineered one decent chance in the final third.
RW: Jack Harrison – 6.5/10
He caused a few problems for the opposition and was unfortunate to hit the post.
CAM: Brenden Aaronson – 6/10
Aaronson showed some signs of promise but lacked quality in front of the opponent’s goal.
LW: Wilfried Gnonto – 6.5/10
He caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders but there was no goal for him today.
ST: Rodrigo – 6.5/10
The Spaniard had a few bright moments in the game but couldn’t take any of his chances to find the back of the net.
CB: Maximilian Wöber – 6/10
Wober kept things solid at the back.
ST: Patrick Bamford – 7/10
He came off the bench and scored in the 83rd minute.
ST: Joe Gelhardt – 6/10
Gelhardt failed to threaten the opposition goal.
RW: Sam Greenwood – 6.5/10
He made one key chance in the final third.
LB: Junior Firpo – N/A
Firpo hardly had any time to influence the game.