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Leeds Player Ratings: Leeds 1 - 0 Barnsley. A poor performance, but an enormous three points.

Only the result matters. Good job that’s true.

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

Leeds United produced one of their poorest performance of the season, but who cares, they won 1-0 against Barnsley FC.

Leeds were poor throughout and Barnsley were the better side, but a Michael Sollbauer own-goal was enough for Leeds to take the three points.

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 - Solid throughout, although Barnsley had the best of it he didn’t have any tough saves to make. 6.5/10

Gaetano Berardi - On the ball didn’t look great but made blocks when he needed to. 5/10

Luke Ayling - Played in a new role at the centre of a back three. Made a poor error to gift a chance to Callum Styles on the edge of the box. 5/10

Liam Cooper - Did ok. Didn’t notice any major problems. 6.5/10

Stuart Dallas - Played in at least three positions and didn’t stand out in any of them. No big errors either. 5.5/10

Ben White - Playing in the DM role. In the first half he made lots of interceptions and showed some class on the ball. Moved to centre-back. Stood out as the one Leeds player having a “good” game. 7/10

Jack Harrison - Played alright, some lively moments and the set-pieces he took were ok. A surprise when he was taken off. 6/10

Mateusz Klich - Good through ball to put Bamford in during the build up to the own-goal. Not great. 5/10

Tyler Roberts - Very quiet first half, subbed at half-time. 5/10

Helder Costa - Wasn’t in the game enough before going off injured early in the second half, went off on a stretcher, hopefully nothing too serious. 5/10

Patrick Bamford - Good ball across the six yard box which lead to the own goal. Barely got the ball, not really his fault. Good pass to put Dallas through late on. 5.5/10


Pablo Hernandez (for Roberts, HT) - Anonymous barring a yellow card for a foul that ended a counter attack. 5/10

Ezgjan Alioski (for Costa, 49mins) - Good energy and a couple of good tackles. 5.5/10

Pascal Struijk (for Harrison, 60mins) - Came on in defensive midfield, one of a few strange tweaks in the game by Marcelo Bielsa, where I have never seen him play before. Made a couple of good tackles. One good pass to Alioski to create a chance. Looked really unfamiliar with the position but all things considered he did well. 6/10

Jamie Shackleton (for Hernandez, 93mins) - Not on long enough to score. Used his pace to win a free-kick late on near Barnsley’s penalty area. N/A