Leeds United 1 Reading 0: Phil Hay's player ratings following late Elland Road penalty drama

Leeds United earned a 1-0 victory over Reading in the Championship on Tuesday evening and the game was filled with late drama in LS11 - but how did we rate the players?

Tuesday, 27th November 2018, 9:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th November 2018, 12:20 pm
Leeds United player ratings

Check out our scores as Phil Hay hands out the ratings. Read more: Leeds United 1 Reading 0 - Phil Hay's verdict

Bailey Peacock-Farrell - Stole the show with a save he would have been proud of in any circumstances. What a way to respond to doubts about him. 8/10
Liam Cooper - Went a bit under the radar but did some vital covering and dealt with a few dangerous situations. 8/10

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Kalvin Phillips - Is starting to look like the oldest head in the team. A more advanced position might have helped Leeds but his passing was good anyway and he was spot on at the back. 8/10
Barry Douglas - Not his best night, and a surprise to see him take the man-of-the-match award. Gave away the penalty but laid on the goal too. 6/10 --- Stuart Dallas - Has drawn as little praise as Peacock-Farrell this season but always works, always sticks in and scored for the first time in 14 months. 7/10
Adam Forshaw - His passing was fairly decent before the break but Leeds didnt have enough of the game to wear Reading down properly. The substitutions helped him. 7/10
Mateusz Klich - Is starting to look a bit leggy and again, it took until the momentum changed in the second half for him to really make an impression. 6/10 --- Lewis Baker - An opportunity he had to take and didnt. Caught in possession and couldnt do much with the ball when he had it. 5/10
Pablo Hernandez - Leeds were far better on the right than on the left in the first half and he was always busy, without being brilliant. 7/10 --- Gjanni Alioski - Touched the ball 16 times, made seven passes and was booked for a ridiculous dive. Theres no way of dressing up this one. 3/10
Kemar Roofe - Managed to carry a threat even in the periods where Leeds werent great and was unlucky to be denied brilliantly on two occasions by Readings keeper. 8/10
Samuel Saiz (for Alioski, 46) - This will surely be his route back into the first XI. Brought a change of pace and urgency. 7/10 --- Jack Clarke (for Baker, 46) - Looks ready to start and is in no way overawed by this level of football. Hard to handle. 7/10 --- Jamie Shackleton (for Klich, 73) - Lost possession in the build-up to Readings penalty but wasnt punished for it. 5/10
Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral) - Spotted Alioskis dive but hard to know how much contact there was when Douglas fouled Sims. 6/10