Hull City 2 Leeds United 2: YEP player ratings

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YEP writer Phil Hay provides his Leeds United player ratings on the back of the 2-2 draw against Hull City at the KC Stadium. Do you agree with his choices?

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Chris Wood celebrates his goal at Hull City.

Chris Wood celebrates his goal at Hull City.

Exposed for both goals and could not have stopped either of them. In general, a very tidy and efficient shift from the Italian. 6/10

Gaetano Berardi

Leeds had far more trouble with Snodgrass than they did with Maloney and credit to Berardi for that. But Coyle was a positive introduction. 7/10

Sol Bamba

A little lucky not to draw a second yellow card and was not at his best but Leeds’ midfield put him and others under huge pressure. 6/10

Liam Cooper

Arguably the most improved of the players who were here last season. A gruelling shift but Cooper got through it with gritted teeth. 7/10

Charlie Taylor

No-one has worked him as hard as Snodgrass this season and United’s former winger won much of that battle but Taylor set up Leeds’ first goal and earned their penalty. 8/10

Lewis Cook

Not as able to tear into Hull as he had Wolves, largely because Hull are a much better side. But kept chipping away and was involved in the equaliser. 7/10

Liam Bridcutt

Hit and miss and Evans might wish with hindsight that he had stuck with Murphy. Bridcutt was second best in comparison to Huddlestone and co. 6/10

Toumani Diagouraga

The make-up of United’s starting midfield didn’t feel right and Diagouraga saw very little of the ball in areas where he could do damage. 5/10

Stuart Dallas

Wasn’t hugely prominent until he took his chance with a brilliant finish. Leeds needed to be clinical in those moments and Dallas was. 7/10

Lee Erwin

Struggled in the first half against Wolves and was never in his comfort zone at the KC Stadium. Didn’t track back as he needed to. 4/10

Chris Wood

Missed the penalty, although McGregor will take some praise for a very good save. But pleasing to see him weigh in with another goal. 7/10

Substitutes:

Jordan Botaka (for Erwin, 46) - Could not have done much more to stake his claim for a start. His work for the equaliser was superb. 7/10

Luke Murphy (for Diagouraga, 57) - Hull maintained their dominance in the second half but Murphy brought more order to the middle of the pitch. 6/10

Lewie Coyle (for Berardi, 75) - Took risks going forward, which was exactly what Evans was calling for. His influence was a key factor. 7/10

Subs (not used): Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Scott Wootton, Kalvin Phillips, Mirco Antenucci.

Referee: Iain Williamson (Berkshire) - could easily have given both sides a red card. But he wasn’t really the focus of attention afterwards. 7/10

Attendance: 20,732

Hull City:

Alan McGregor - 6

Moses Odubajo - 6

Harry Maguire - 5

Curtis Davies - 6

Andrew Robertson - 6

Tom Huddlestone - 7

Jake Livermore - 5

Shaun Maloney - 6

Robert Snodgrass - 8

Chuba Akpom - 7

Abel Hernandez - 6

Substitutes:

Mo Diame (for Hernandez, 67) - 5

Sam Clucas (for Maloney, 81) - 5

Adama Diomande (for Akpom, 90) - 5

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