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Ayling Gets 7, Meslier With 5.5 | Leeds United Players Rated In Disappointing Loss Vs Fulham

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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 faced off against Fulham at Craven Cottage earlier tonight as they hoped to earn a positive result in the FA Cup. The Whites made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the 21st minute when Joao Palhinha found the back of the net for the home team. The visitors failed to come up with a response and went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.

Manor Solomon doubled Fulham’s advantage in the 56th minute as the Yorkshire club crashed to a disappointing 2-0 loss away from home.

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

GK: Illan Meslier – 5.5/10

Meslier made one solid save in the game but failed to keep a clean sheet in both halves.

RB: Luke Ayling – 7/10

He made a lot of crucial clearances at the back and was a threat in the Fulham half.

CB: Rasmus Kristensen – 6.5/10

Kristensen did his fair share of defending and was a good presence on the ball as well.

CB: Robin Koch – 6.5/10

He didn’t do much wrong at the back and was a dominant presence in the air.

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LB: Junior Firpo – 6/10

Firpo earned the ball back twice and orchestrated a couple of inviting chances in the final third.

CM: Weston McKennie – 6/10

He made one solid tackle at the back and had a few bright moments in the opponent’s half.

CM: Tyler Adams – 6.5/10

Adams made a lot of important interceptions at the centre of the park but lacked quality on the ball.

CM: Marc Roca – 6.5/10

The Spaniard got stuck in with some solid tackles but struggled to create anything of note in the final third.

RW: Crysencio Summerville – 6.5/10

He showed a few flashes of what he is capable of but failed to register a goal.

ST: Georginio Rutter – 6.5/10

Rutter was a real handful for the opposition defenders but didn’t do enough to find the back of the net.

LW: Wilfried Gnonto – 6.5/10

He made two encouraging runs with the ball and managed to orchestrate some decent openings for his teammates from the left flank.


ST: Patrick Bamford – 6/10

Bamford didn’t do much after coming off the bench.

RW: Jack Harrison – 6/10

He made one key chance in the final third.

CAM: Brenden Aaronson – 6/10

He offered very little after coming on in the 73rd minute.

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