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Leeds United 3 - 0 Oxford United: Player Ratings

Rodolph Austin received my highest rating...who gets yours? (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
Rodolph Austin received my highest rating...who gets yours? (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
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Leeds United are through to the third round of the Capital One Cup following a 3-0 win over Oxford United at Elland Road. It was the third clean sheet in three Elland Road games so far this season, so with a 4-0 win against Shrewsbury, a 1-0 win against Wolves and a 3-0 win against Oxford, that is eight goals without reply in LS11. Hopefully there will be another clean sheet to come when United host Blackburn at Elland Road this Saturday.

Here are my ratings:

Jamie Ashdown: 6

Didn't have a save to make but dealt with every corner and cross without any hassle. Looks very assured and a more than capable back up keeper.

Tom Lees: 8

Scored a good header, his second goal of the season already. Looks to have more confidence than he did last season. Played right back tonight and his ability to play there will give Warnock another option if injuries hit his back four.

Patrick Kisnorbo: 5

Paddy was making his second comeback to United's defence tonight. Injuries have hit the Australian hard in the last couple of years and unfortunately he isn't the defender he was when he first joined United. There wasn't much asked of United's defence tonight but Oxford's attack had the beating of Kisnorbo on a few occasions.

Jason Pearce: 7

Again, very little to do but despite an early slip which almost let Oxford in didn't make any mistakes and put in another solid display in United's back four.

Adam Drury: 7

Drury was making his home debut tonight and the former Norwich man looked calm and confident in everything he did. Looks like a good addition to United's defence.

Sam Byram: 8.5

Scored a magnificent goal. Beat two players before delightfully chipping the keeper and personally I can't remember the last time I saw a better goal at Elland Road. Sam has shown bagfuls of promise since breaking into the side and long may it continue.

Michael Brown: 6

Had an okay game. Put in some good tackles and played a lot of simple passes. Won't be bad back up for United this season.

Rodolph Austin: 9

Rodolph ran the show for United today in large parts, particularly after his first goal for the club had put Leeds into the lead. Austin is already a crowd favourite and hopefully he will back up his man of the match performance on Saturday by helping us beat Blackburn.

Aidan White: 7

Aidan had a good game. Provided the assist for United's opener and towards the end of the game was really trying to get his first United goal. Perhaps he feels there is a certain rivalry there following the emergence of Byram.

El-Hadji Diouf: 6

Didn't have much of an impact on proceedings but did provide the assist for Tom Lees who headed home United's final goal of the game. Hopefully will sign a deal with United in the forthcoming days because his assists and added bit of class will come in handy throughout the course of the campaign.

Andy Gray: 5

Barely had a touch in the first half. Became a decent target man in the second half but will have to severely improve on that performance if he wants to gain any game time in the league.

Dom Poleon: 6

Came on and made a good run. Personally I was slightly disappointed not to see Poleon start tonight but hopefully in time will have the same impact on the first team that Byram has.

Zac Thompson: 6

It was the first time we have seen Thompson this season following the youngster getting quite a lot of game time towards the end of last season. Had little time to make an impact and doesn't seem to be in Warnock's immediate plans, may get some game time on loan.

That is how I saw tonight's performances, let us know what thought below!