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Leeds Player Ratings - Leeds 0 - 0 Middlesbrough

A good point, and probably a fair result

Leeds United v Middlesbrough - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Leeds United remain unbeaten in the Championship following a 0-0 draw against Tony PulisMiddlesbrough.

Neither side did enough to win the game and I would suggest this was a fair result. The match was fairly attritional, but neither side gave in defensively. This assures both sides will go into the International break in the automatic promotion places, with Leeds top of the pile.

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 - Dealt with crosses well whether he was catching or punching. Made three good saves denying Jonny Howson, Daniel Ayala (who was a shithouse all game), and Britt Assombalonga. A very good clean sheet. 8/10

Luke Ayling - Had a header cleared from just in front of the line which was probably Leeds’ best chance. Played a few more sloppy passes than we are used to seeing (the case for a few players tonight). Solid performance without reaching his standards. 6/10

Gaetano Berardi - Battled valiantly against Assombalonga. Didn’t win anything in the air really but that is to be expected with the height differential. Picked up a yellow card for a tackle from behind. Left the field with an injury following a good performance. 7/10

Liam Cooper - Had more aerial success than his CB partner and had a good game on his return to the side. Both he and Berardi can be happy with their night. 7/10

Barry Douglas - Much like the rest of the defence, solid in open play. Most dangerous situations for Leeds came from set-pieces. Had a late chance from a free-kick which was well struck but straight at Darren Randolph. 6.5/10

Kalvin Phillips - Another who was solid but not spectacular. Kept hold of the ball well but was unable to fully control the midfield area. Offered good protection to the back four all match. 7/10

Jack Harrison - Leeds did miss Pablo Hernandez but this was an improvement on Harrison’s two Carabao Cup starts. A few nice touches without getting away from his marker enough. Kept looking for the ball, was one of the better Leeds players in an attacking sense. 6.5/10

Mateusz Klich - Worked hard in a tough midfield battle. Leeds didn’t break through the lines often but Klich got in behind with a couple of good runs which lead to corners. Wasn’t able to drive the team forward as much as he has in other games. 6/10

Samu Saiz - One of the days where his decision making left a lot to be desired. Boro did a good job of marking him. Not awful, but not at his best. 5/10

Ezgjan Alioski - Got on the ball a fair amount and dropped back to cover at left-back well. Another who was let down by his end product and failed to time his runs on a few occasions. 6/10

Kemar Roofe - Worked hard but got no real service. Not a great deal to say. 5/10

SUBSTITUTES

Pontus Jansson (for Berardi, 88mins) - Was solid enough on the ball and had one excellent clearing header from a set-piece. Not on long enough to give a score to. N/A

Patrick Bamford (for Roofe, 90mins) - Not on long enough to score. N/A

Stuart Dallas (for Harrison, 90mins) - Not on long enough to score. N/A