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Leeds Player Ratings: Ipswich 3 - 2 Leeds

Seriously? 10 man Ipswich? Really?

Ipswich Town v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Leeds United produced a calamitous performance to lose 3-2 against already relegated, bottom of the table, Ipswich Town.

Goals from Flynn Downes, Andre Dozzell, and Colin Quaner were enough for the Tractor Boys who lead 1-0 and 2-1 but were pegged back by goals from Mateusz Klich and Stuart Dallas.

Kemar Roofe missed a penalty by a long way, the concession of which Luke Chambers was sent off for, before Kiko Casilla and Luke Ayling combined for a horrendous error and gifted Ipswich the three points.

For a full recap of the game, 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 - Has been far from faultless this season but this was his worst performance in a Leeds shirt. Came rushing out of his goal rashly and gave away a free-kick, picking up a yellow card in the process. Then for Quaner’s goal he showed zero awareness and zero handling skills, it was huge mix-up with Luke Ayling. It was the kind of error that is hard to see past. 3/10

Luke Ayling - One of Leeds best players on the day, until stoppage time. Good in possession and provided the cross for both goals. consistently useful in attack. Has to take a share of the blame for the 3rd goal as he didn’t show much awareness either in his mix-up with Casilla. Although Casilla’s share of the blame is much bigger. 6.5/10

Pontus Jansson - Didn’t have a particularly good day up against Quaner but won a lot in the air. Had one sloppy moment where he turned into trouble and lost the ball in a key area. Not at his best but the vast majority of the problems weren’t caused by the centre-backs. 5/10

Liam Cooper - Busier in the tackle than Jansson and had a couple of efforts from set-pieces. Had less to do aerially. As with Jansson, not the source of the problems but wasn’t at his best. 5.5/10

Stuart Dallas - Showed good attacking instincts to arrive late in the box to score Leeds’ second goal. Had a few good moments in attack. Got caught miles out of position for Ipswich’s second goal. Didn’t look particularly comfortable and will need a better performance in the play-offs. 6/10

Kalvin Phillips - Good performance, won a lot of tackles in his deep midfield role. Turned well to get out of trouble when he needed to. Did fine in the air when required. There were some occasions when there was too much space in front of the centre-backs so some criticism has to be put his way as that is a key part of his role. 7/10

Adam Forshaw - Looked to use his more advanced role and was able to get a couple of shots away, but never imposed himself on the game. Was solid in possession as you would expect, played a good ball to get Ayling in behind for the first goal. 5/10

Pablo Hernandez - Not as his best once again. Yet to rediscover his excellent form of earlier in the season. Was better in the second half than the first and played a good lofted pass to get Ayling in behind for the second goal. Missed a great chance following up on a Jack Clarke effort where both players should have scored. 5.5/10

Mateusz Klich - The only player to start all 46 league games this season and claimed his 10th goal of the season with an excellent finish when arriving late in the box as has become something of a trademark. Goal aside, probably gave the ball away a little too much and wasn’t as effective as he can be. 7/10

Jack Harrison - Went close late on and had two occasions where he beat the full-back and crossed well. Outside of that, way too ineffective as has become the usual. Matches just seem to pass him by and Marcelo Bielsa must be questioning his place in the starting line-up. 4.5/10

Kemar Roofe - Hit the bar just before Dallas’ goal but should have scored himself. Not able to be as threatening as he was earlier in the season and he didn’t look particularly sharp. Missed the penalty by a mile. He slipped but he looked really nervous before taking it and didn’t seem like himself. To give him credit, he did also win the penalty which also resulted in Ipswich being reduced to 10 men. Hopefully the 90mins will stand him in better stead for the play-offs. 6/10


Jack Clarke (for Forshaw, 61mins) - Missed a great chance but looked a bit more like himself from earlier in the season. 6/10