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Leeds player ratings: Millwall 2 - 1 Leeds. Another defeat in London. Another bad refereeing decision.

More disappointment in the capital after 10 man Leeds go down 2-1 against Millwall.

Millwall v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Leeds United lost 2-1 to Millwall FC, is anyone shocked about that with our record in the capital?

A Jed Wallace penalty and a Tom Bradshaw goal were enough to get three points for the home side, although Leeds got one back through North Macedonia international Ezgjan Alioski.

The main story was Gaetano Berardi’s red card after 14 minutes following a blatant dive by Tom Bradshaw which referee James Linington fell for completely. Meaning Leeds had to play for 80 minutes with 10 men.

For a full recap of the match click here.

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.


Kiko Casilla - Made a decent early save from Mahlon Romeo. No blame on the penalty going in. No chance with the second goal either. Great goalkeeping to come off his line to deny a great chance at 2-1. Should have been more proactive with his distribution as Leeds chased the game at the end. 6.5/10

Luke Ayling - Not much to say about his opening spell at right-back, did fine. Moved into centre-back following the red card. Let Bradshaw get across him too easily on the second goal. Got caught under a high ball and lost out when he shouldn’t have, and was booked a minute later for a clear foul. Stepped forward with the ball well when Leeds were pushing for an equaliser but when he tried to play a pass that could break Millwall down he couldn’t find his range. 6/10

Ben White - Had an ok first half with a couple of rare mistakes. Good covering for Ayling on a couple of occasions in the second half as Leeds pushed forward leaving space. Made space well in the second half by beating a man and bringing the ball out from the back. Another mistake late on gifted a chance to Jon Dadi Bodvarsson. 6.5/10

Gaetano Berardi - Missed a header really poorly to let Tom Bradshaw in behind - really poor play and that is 100% his fault. Criticism of this is reasonable, as is saying Leeds’ squad is short of centre-backs.

The penalty and red card against him wasn’t a foul and was a blatant dive, he never even made a challenge. Cannot blame him for that. That it is his eighth red card of his Leeds career does say something about him but this one is purely on a referee being crap at his job. 4.5/10

Ezgjan Alioski - Barely seen in the first half but the issues weren’t stemming from him. Moved to left wing at half-time and scored after only 20 seconds of the second half, finding space in the middle to finish a Jack Harrison cross. Drifted inside well from his left-wing position which created space for Barry Douglas outside him. Good effort all game as always. 7/10

Kalvin Phillips - Ok first half but hard to impose himself when a man short. Had an ok second half to before being subbed to allow Leeds to be more attacking. As usual, tackled well and did his bit in the air. Once he was subbed, Leeds struggled to keep hold of the ball. 6.5/10

Stuart Dallas - Moved into the number 8 role, showing his versatility. Had a solid start and a couple of decent efforts from distance but had to move back to right-back following the red card for Berardi. Moved forward again as Leeds chased the game. Always involved and looked good. 6.5/10

Helder Costa - Had a poor first half, didn’t do nearly enough with the ball when he got it. Had to put in more effort to stop Shane Ferguson’s cross for Millwall’s second goal and didn’t. Hooked at Half-time. 4.5/10

Mateusz Klich - Hard job in the middle with 10 men but unable to effect the match in the first half. Good play to find Harrison in the build up to Alioski’s goal. Had a decent effort from distance. Dropped into a slightly deeper role following Phillips removal where he looked good in possession but looked sloppy in defensive situations. Gave the ball away a lot more than you would expect him to. 5/10

Jack Harrison - Much like Costa he had a poor first half, didn’t look a threat. Did go down for a decent penalty shout, maybe soft but it was a shedload more of a penalty than the one Millwall got.

Moved to the right following the HT sub and immediately put in a great cross to find Alioski unmarked in the middle to score. Great break soon after to get Leeds up the pitch, only stopped by a cynical foul from Jayson Mulumby. Got Leeds forward again for a Klich chance - looked miles better on the right. Had an excellent chance to find Douglas at the far post near the end of the match but cleared him by miles. Dragged his rating up with his second half performance. 6/10

Partick Bamford - Very isolated up top following the red card in the first half, did well with a ball into him in the build up to Alioski’s goal. Less link up play than we have seen previously and no chances. Not really his fault though. 6/10


Barry Douglas (for Costa, HT) - Found a lot of space on the left from cross-field passes. On one occasion had time and space to pick out a man after being played in by Nketiah but his cross was wasteful. 6.5/10

Eddie Nketiah (for Bamford, 62mins) - Got to the byline well once but his cross was blocked. Taken out cynically by Murray Wallace when breaking. Dropped off the front to play Douglas in behind well but it was wasted. Much like Bamford, not involved enough. 6/10

Tyler Roberts (for Phillips, 75mins) - Couple of nice touches but the were in deep areas. Couldn’t get on the ball. N/A