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Leeds Player Ratings - Hull 0-0 Leeds

This will be shorter than normal, this was an awful game of football

Hull City v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images

There really isn’t much to say about this match. This was two teams that were both poor but if I am being honest Hull City were the better side on the night. Leeds United can take some pride in keeping a clean sheet without the suspended Liam Cooper, the injured Matthew Pennington, and having lost Conor Shaughnessy to injury after just 5 minutes.

Time now to look at each player and how they performed. As always you can tell me how wrong I am @mightywhitespod or @ThruItAllLUFC on twitter.

STARTING LINE-UP

Felix Wiedwald - Man of the Match. Made a lot of very good saves and was untroubled by Hull’s crosses. Had one error when he came out of the box to deal with a header back from Pontus Jansson but was the man most responsible for Leeds avoiding defeat today. 8.5/10

Gaetano Berardi - Forced to move to a less comfortable centre-back role after the injury to Shaughnessy and did a solid job. Fortunately, Hull’s strikers aren’t that tall so Berardi’s lack of height wasn’t exposed. His positioning was good for the most part and the confidence gained at centre-back could be important as (without a signing) he could well be needed to start there on Saturday against Cardiff City. 7/10

Conor Shaughnessy - Suffered a bad injury after only 4 minutes. Hopefully it isn’t as bad as I fear it will be. N/A

Pontus Jansson - Was important that Jansson had a good performance given the makeshift nature of Leeds defensive line-up and the Sweden international duly provided. Picked up a yellow card (9th of the season, one away from a suspension) but was strong in the tackle and dominant in the air. 7.5/10

Laurens De Bock - Much more impressive defensively than in his debut against Millwall. Less able to get forward but this was a good performance where the left-back was strong in the tackle and did not give the ball away very often. 7/10

Ronaldo Vieira - In the first half, his passing was awful and he didn’t live up to his normal standards in any aspect of his game. Had Leeds had other experienced options in midfield he could well have been dragged off the pitch.

However, in the second half he improved immeasurably. While still not at his absolute best he suddenly started winning his duels both in the tackle and in the air and, while not faultless, his passing improved as well. Managed to drag his performance away from disastrous to below average by the time the game reached full-time. 5/10

Adam Forshaw - Exactly what was advertised before Leeds signed him. Probably Leeds best player in the first half and carried on his solid performance in the second half. Kept hold of the ball well and seemed to win twice as many tackles as anybody else. A very good start for the man signed from Middlesbrough. 7/10

Ezgjan Alioski - Another match where the Macedonia international had to graft to try and find a performance. Didn’t show the levels of quality he can and missed a decent chance towards the end of the game. Better defensively than he was going forward which says a lot about the match. 6/10

Kemar Roofe - Rough night. Leeds’ poorest performer. Constantly gave the ball away and didn’t have the work rate and effort that the likes of Vieira and Alioski had to try and pull the performance back. 4.5/10

Pablo Hernandez - A strange day when Pablo Hernandez is being let down by his first touch and his set-pieces. Did keep trying to create things but very little of what he tried was successful. 5/10

Pierre-Michel Lasogga - Barely on the ball in the first half but as is often the case with lone strikers it wasn’t really his fault. Not as effective in any area as he was in the previous match against Millwall but was unlucky not to nick a goal with a curling effort from outside the area. 5.5/10

SUBSTITUTES

Stuart Dallas (for Shaughnessy, 6mins) - Came on at right-back when Berardi moved to centre-back and did a solid job. Started to struggle a little bit in the second half but he was against Kamil Grosicki who is a very good player. 6/10

Hadi Sacko (for Alioski, 86mins) - The stereotype of Hadi Sacko, had a couple of moments where he was able to get away from his man using his pace and power, followed by a poor final ball. Could have had more of an impact if he had one of his better days. 5/10

Pawel Cibicki (for Roofe, 90mins) - Not on the pitch for long and can’t remember him touching the ball to be honest. N/A