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Leeds Player Ratings: Leeds 1 - 1 Luton

Why can we never make it simple?

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

Leeds United missed their chances and that added up to missing a huge opportunity by being held to a 1-1 draw by Luton Town.

Harry Cornick scored a well-taken goal completely against the run of play to put the Hatters 1-0 up, before Stuart Dallas brought Leeds level.

Leeds then pushed and pushed for an equaliser but found their finishing lacking when the good opportunities came.

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.


Illan Meslier - Made one simple save and looked uncomfortable under one cross in the first half. Beaten by a good finish for the goal, came off his line excellently to clear the danger after a poor backpass. 6/10

Luke Ayling - Took the armband once Cooper went off but didn’t half a great first half. Moved to centre-back for the second half. Got forward well as Leeds chased the game but sometimes didn’t make the best decisions with the ball. 6/10

Ben White - Defended well whenever Luton got the ball forward in the first half and did some good stuff on the ball, was the closest man to Harry Cornick for the Luton goal, he probably should have got a bit tighter to him and tried to stop the shot. Almost got Leeds in trouble late on when caught out by Cornick when trying to shepherd the ball out of play. 6/10

Liam Cooper - Injured very early on. replaced by Gaetano Berardi. N/A

Stuart Dallas - Quiet on the left before half-time, quiet on the right after it. Until the 62nd minute where he popped up in the area to finish well with his left-foot to make it 1-1. Went close gain late on but his shot was deflected wide. Was holding his Hamstring when subbed late on, hopefully not as bad as it looked. 7/10

Kalvin Phillips - Intercepted well on a couple of occasions. Corners were poor throughout the first half bar the last one. Seemed to pass the ball better in the second half. 5/10

Helder Costa - Skied his first chance after a quick Ayling throw-in. Very quiet first half. Had a couple of bright moments in the second but it never lead to anything. Then, in stoppage time had a great chance from an Alioski cross but his headed effort was horrendous. 4/10

Mateusz Klich - Able to find space on a few occasions but not too dangerous. 5/10

Tyler Roberts - Created the first chance of the game with a clever outside of the foot pass. Hit a left-footed effort over the bar soon after. Was quiet for long periods after a bright start. 5/10

Jack Harrison - Very quiet in the first half. Started the second half with a horrendous pass that gave Luton the chance to break and take the lead. Put Bamford into a great position to score after beating three players and crossing well. 5/10

Patrick Bamford - Had an early effort saved by Simon Sluga. After that, not in the game. Made lots of runs but very rarely looked for. Went close with a left-foot strike in the second half. Had a great chance from a Harrison cross, completely unmarked and somehow got nowhere near the ball. 4.5/10


Gaetano Berardi (for Cooper, 12mins) - Cam on early for his 150th appearance for Leeds. One mistake which lead to a penalty appeal against him but didn’t look like one. After that he was fine. Subbed off at half-time which was a surprise. 5/10

Ezgjan Alioski (for Berardi, HT) - Fantastic pass through a crowded penalty area to set up Stuart Dallas for the equaliser. Very busy down the left and put in a couple of good balls including an excellent one to give Dallas a great chance - then another in the last minute to give Helder Costa a great chance. man of the match off the bench. 8/10

Pablo Hernandez (for Klich, 60mins) - Played the pass to Alioski in the lead up to Dallas’ equaliser having just come on. Central to a lot of Leeds good play once he came on. 7/10

Jamie Shackleton (for Dallas, 90+4) - Not on long enough to score. N/A