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Leeds Player Ratings: Leeds 0 - 2 Hull

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A poor display with too many errors, punished for it

Leeds United v Hull City - Sky Bet Championship Photo by George Wood/Getty Images

Leeds United had their winning run ended by Hull City at a sold-out Elland Road as two goals from Jarrod Bowen punished Leeds for a lacklustre performance.

Leeds dominated the ball and had the majority of the efforts at goal but never really looked like scoring against Nigel Adkins’ side who have now only lost one of their last 11 matches.

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

Bailey Peacock-Farrell - Not a great deal to say today, goals were down to mistakes by the men in front of him. From in the ground it looked as if he had no chance with either goal, made what looked a decent save from the first shot before Bowen’s rebound for the second goal. 6/10

Luke Ayling - Got into some good positions down the right but couldn’t get the cross right. Unlucky to have a good header cleared off the line in the second half. Okay performance. 6/10

Pontus Jansson - Struggled a little early on and got skinned a couple of times by Poland international Kamil Grosicki. Good in possession as usual. The right side of the defence was far stronger than the left today. 100th appearance for Leeds. 6/10

Kalvin Phillips - Passing was ok, tackling wasn’t great, did ok in the air. Really bad piece of play to gift Jarrod Bowen his first goal, had a fairly easy opportunity to clear the ball and instead passed it straight to the feet of Hull’s best player. The return of Liam Cooper and therefore Phillips return to the midfield will be a real boost. 4/10

Barry Douglas - A lot of fans have been saying we are yet to see the best of Douglas this season, this may be as far from his best as he has been so far. Didn’t do well enough in any aspect of his performance, and his defending when Grosicki ran at him in the build up to the second goal was completely indefensible. No attempt at a tackle, or to show him away from danger. Not a surprise when he was substituted. 4/10

Adam Forshaw - Once again, really poor in the opening to the game, then improved, but not as large an improvement as was needed. Played too may poor passes to lose possession in poor areas and was too negative at times once again. Did win more than his fair share of tackles however he still struggled to break up Hull’s counters at important times. 5/10

Ezgjan Alioski - The only Leeds player who didn’t start slowly. Won possession back well and his work rate was there again. Put in some decent tackles but didn’t do enough in the final third which is his main job. Showed the lack of confidence he has in his right foot by shanking a shot into the Kop with the outside of his left-foot when it was set well for his right. 6/10

Mateusz Klich - Has been looking tired at the end of the game for a while and he looked tired again today. Had far more shots in this game but didn’t do enough with any of them, either being off-target or weak. Not awful but not at his best. 5/10

Pablo Hernandez - Another who played too many poor passes but was still by far Leeds biggest threat. Had a good effort narrowly over the bar and forced David Marshall into a good save from distance, as well as a couple of other efforts. Probably Man of the Match for Leeds, in a performance that I would describe as below par for him. 6.5/10

Jack Harrison - That improvement we saw against Blackburn did not stick. Got the ball 5 times in the opening minutes and lost it every time. Did get better from there but only from actively awful to pretty anonymous. Hooked at half-time yet again and deservedly so. 4/10

Kemar Roofe - Cut a very isolated figure for much of the match. He has been better at making a nuisance of himself in other games where the team has struggled than he did today. Very ineffective, but not 100% down to him. 5/10

SUBSTITUTES

Jack Clarke (for Harrison, HT) - Consistently able to beat his man and contribute to Leeds attacks. Had a decent effort blocked but wasn’t able to get his cross right when he got in down the line. 6/10

Tyler Roberts (for Douglas, 65mins) - Showed some nice touches. Unlucky to have a shot cleared off the line. Good to have him back available. 6/10

Jamie Shackleton (for Ayling, 77mins) - Sloppy the first couple of times he received the ball. Fine after that. Had one decent effort on the volley. 5/10