Leeds United could collect merely one point from their latest game against Preston North End, and considering that they had an extra man after Ben Pearson was shown the red card in the 60th minute, they should have fared in a much better manner.
Thomas Christiansen’s men did produce an underwhelming day at their own backyard and here is how we rate Leeds United’s players from their goalless stalemate against the Invincibles:
Felix Wiedwald 6/10
The custodian wasn’t tested by anything substantial throughout the game, although he really needs to up the quality of his ball distribution.
Luke Ayling 7/10
Ayling kept making strong and aggressive tackles and blocks throughout the game, but lacked the productivity that was expected from his offensive endeavours.
Pontus Jansson 7/10
He was one of the finest performers for the Whites last season and garnered yet another resilient outing. Jansson did overplay on a few occasions but overall, he put his work-ethics on display.
Liam Cooper 7/10
Cooper formed a strong partnership with Jansson at the heart of Christiansen’s defence.
Cameron Borthwich-Jackson 7.5/10
Borthwich-Jackson, after a quiet start, unleashed his calibre after the visitors went down to ten men, and kept toiling relentless up and down the pitch. His crosses were better this time around.
Eunan O’Kane 6.5/10
The midfielder took his time to discharge his passes but dictated the play from the middle of the park.
Kalvin Phillips 5.5/10
Phillips emerged as the weak link in the midfield of the West Yorkshire based club as he let himself get dominated by the opponents. He was sporadic, inconsistent and deserved to be replaced.
Kemar Roofe 5/10
The youngster failed to erect a strong footing for himself and was actually blunt whilst his attacking endeavours.
Pablo Hernandez 6/10
Hernandez impressed in patches but what deterred his progress were his shambolic decision-making skills at times.
Ezgjan Alioski 5.5/10
He couldn’t get the space he needed to manoeuvre something spectacular and thus, failed to make a substantial impact in the game. However, he did toil hard.
Chris Wood 6/10
The New Zealand international was frustrated owing to the lack of chances and had a very quiet game. Nonetheless, Wood should have scored when he was put through one-vs-one with Chris Maxwell, with the latter pulling off a spectacular save.
Samuel Saiz 6.5/10
Saiz was brought on as a replacement for Roofe and he did create a buzz and it was good to see him aiming for the ball time and again.
Ronaldo Vieira 6.5/10
He added a lot of resilience and flair into Christiansen’s side and kept the pressure on Alex Neil’s men after replacing Phillips.
Stuart Dallas 6/10
Dallas had really little time to make an impact but did the basics right after coming on for Borthwick-Jackson.