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Millwall 1-1 Leeds United: player ratings

The Whites snatched a valuable point at The New Den as Jack Harrison scored his first Leeds United goal.

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Pontus Jansson had a huge role to play, contributing 17 clearances throughout the game.
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Leeds United remain top of the Championship table after avoiding defeat at Millwall, with a five minute scare following Jack Harrison’s stunning equaliser.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell: 7

Made some crucial saves throughout, especially late-on. The distribution wasn’t quite all there considering a lack of presence the air, but overall it was a good performance from the young number one.

Luke Ayling: 7

Defensively solid for the most part out at right back but he wasn’t so involved going forward as much we usually see him. Looked composed on the ball and played out pretty well.

Pontus Jansson: 7.5

Jansson came into the team having captained Sweden in their two matches during the break. Won most of his battles, especially in the air and cleared the ball seventeen times during the match. It was just frustrating to concede from the throw but apart from that he played the ball out very nicely and did a good job.

Liam Cooper: 7.5

Another good performance from the skipper and did similarly to Jansson. With thirteen clearances of his own, It’s just a case of learning to deal better with teams who attack like Millwall do.

Barry Douglas: 7

Looked good on the ball again and picked up those second balls well. Could’ve been a bit more aggressive when bringing the ball up but then again everyone could have. Douglas keeps proving how great a signing he is for Leeds so far.

Kalvin Phillips: 7

Played well throughout the game, especially when playing predominantly as a centre-half to counter Millwall’s two striker formation. Held the ball well and defended well too. He is really progressing under Bielsa as his linchpin.

Ezgjan Alioski: 6.5

His performances have been a little bit on-off lately and this time around he wasn’t at his best. Had some decent spells in the first half but we could like to see more consistency in Alioski’s good performances in a Leeds jersey.

Samu Saiz: 7

Looked very good on the ball and had a few moments of great skill to beat defenders on the ball but frankly he holds on to the ball for far too long. There were a few moments where he had held the ball for too long and ended up losing the ball or by the time he releases the chance is gone. However he did play a few really nice lofted passes, short and long and if we can get him moving the ball quicker then he will be an even bigger threat.

Mateusz Klich: 6.5

Did pretty well, kept the ball moving and when Phillips went off he dropped into the deeper role. He did alright there too but now we see how important and useful the Pole is since his return to Leeds.

Jack Harrison: 7

Of course scored a great goal to keep Leeds unbeaten and to earn Leeds the point, but also looked good on the ball and played well. He’s not so ‘in yer face’ when playing for Leeds which is something that we sometimes lack in those wide areas. He looks a great asset for this season, filling in for Pablo well.

Tyler Roberts: 6

His movement was nice and he wanted to get on the ball which was good to see. Having missed two or three good chances to score you could see his head drop a little. Roberts does look dangerous it’s really about the final finish. Hopefully he’ll get his head up and be ready for the next couple of games which we expect him to play a part.

Substitutes

Lewis Baker: 6

Didn’t do loads but looked okay, kept the ball rolling and it’s great to have such a positive player in the midfield who is always thinking about getting the ball up the park.

Stuart Dallas: 6

Another very useful player to the squad, but didn’t get involved in much either but looked sharp and I’m sure we’ll see him more in the coming games.

Adam Forshaw: 6

It was great to see Forshaw back in the team after a tough couple of months. Looked energetic and played well.

The Whites are now the only team in the Championship to remain unbeaten, extending the lead of the league to a point.