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Leeds Player Ratings: Leeds 3 - 2 Millwall: Brilliant comeback secures three points as Leeds go top.

Everything that was wrong with the first half, was right in the second half.

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

Leeds United produced a stunning second half comeback to rally and claim a 3-2 win against Millwall at Elland Road.

A litany of defensive errors gave Millwall a 2-0 lead at half time through a Shaun Hutchinson header and a Jed Wallace penalty. However, two Patrick Bamford goals either side of a Pablo Hernandez equaliser gave Leeds the three points.

For Ciaran O’Hare’s 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 - Not commanding with the first goal but as it was at the back post I don’t think it was his ball to claim. Not at fault for the goals and made one good save in the second half. Distribution was fine barring one awful goal-kick which gifted possession to Millwall in a dangerous area. 6.5/10

Luke Ayling - Got forward well down the right all game and provided an excellent assist for the winning goal. Much like everyone else, far better in the second half than the first. 7.5/10

Ben White - First half looked fine, second half showed his class and stepped in to make interceptions consistently. Passing and dribbling impressive in the second half and did well when moved into the “Phillips role” for the closing stages. 7/10

Liam Cooper - Poor start including some mis-hit clearances that lead to problematic set-pieces. Headed an excellent chance straight at the goalkeeper. Improved along with the team and pulled it back to an ok performance. 6/10

Ezgjan Alioski - Not great first half and tackled really poorly for the penalty decision, but second half was very good. Provided so much energy down the left side and linked up excellently with Jack Harrison. 7/10

Mateusz Klich - Won the ball back well playing in a deeper role and did an excellent job of covering for the suspended Kalvin Phillips. Showed great energy to get around the pitch and looked to have been helped by the 10 day gap between matches. Had a chance to seal the win with an absolute sitter and skied it miles over. 8/10

Helder Costa - Had a bit of a shocker in the first half, struggles to control simple balls. Much more of a threat in the second half where he was able to beat his man down the right hand side and get in behind. Crossing was improved in the second half and unlucky to have an excellent effort tipped on to the crossbar. 6/10

Stuart Dallas - Involved in Leeds’ good moments in the first half and remained solid throughout the game. Solid when moved to right-back for the closing stages. 7/10

Pablo Hernandez - When things weren’t going well he kept trying to get on the ball. Improved as the game went on, much like the whole team. Set-pieces were improved from previous appearances and topped the performance off with a goal. 8/10

Jack Harrison - Another who improved in the second half as he was able to provide much more of a threat. Unlucky not to score but his effort was saved excellently before Bamford scored the rebound. As always, work rate second to none and helped out defensively when needed. 7/10

Partick Bamford - With Leeds signing of Jean-Kevin Augustin he was always going to score today. Had a good chance in the first half which he hit straight at the keeper, but made up for it with two goals in the second half. First one was a tap-in but good to see him in the right place, and the second one was a simple header but his movement was good to get on the end of the cross. Worked hard throughout as well. Will keep his place. 8/10


Jamie Shackleton (for Hernandez, 93mins) - Not on long enough to score.