Leeds United 2 Bolton Wanderers 1: YEP player ratings

YEP writer Phil Hay provides his Leeds United player ratings on the back of the 2-1 win against Bolton Wanderers at Elland Road. Do you agree with his choices?

Sunday, 6th March 2016, 7:49 pm
Updated Sunday, 6th March 2016, 7:56 pm
Jay Spearing and Darren Pratley combine to take the ball from Toumani Diagouraga.

Marco Silvestri

Made one fine stop from Feeney in the first half, preventing Bolton from getting their noses in front, but his command of his box was mediocre. 6/10

Lewie Coyle

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Jay Spearing and Darren Pratley combine to take the ball from Toumani Diagouraga.

Got caught out once by Feeney but had been steady enough when he and Spearing collided on halfway. Hopefully his injury is a short-term concern. 6/10

Giuseppe Bellusci

A welcome return for a player who was good before his ban and Evans’ defence was 100 times more solid than it had been at Brighton. 7/10

Liam Cooper

Jay Spearing and Darren Pratley combine to take the ball from Toumani Diagouraga.

His last act was a goalline clearance as Bolton pressed before half-time and injury forced him to make way at the interval. 6/10

Charlie Taylor

Typical of him. Strong in the challenge and aggressive going forward on the left. A big factor in the victory. 7/10

Toumani Diagouraga

Evans would have liked him and Bridcutt to have shown a bit more control late on but Diagouraga’s defensive work was very good. 7/10

Liam Bridcutt

By no means his best day in a Leeds shirt and frustration was evident in his body language in the second half. 5/10

Lewis Cook

At no stage was Cook really given the space to express himself but he was never far from the action either. 6/10

Mustapha Carayol

His corner led to the opening goal, albeit with help from Cooper, but Carayol found it hard to get himself into the contest properly. 6/10

Mirco Antenucci

It’s been a long time since anyone saw Antenucci finish the way he can. There were flaws in his display but both goals were terrific. 8/10

Souleymane Doukara

Ran hard and caused trouble in spells without getting on top of Bolton’s backline. 6/10


Gaetano Berardi (for Coyle, 27) - Looked rusty at right-back, and unsurprisingly after so long out. 5/10

Sol Bamba (for Cooper, 46) - To his credit, left the Brighton fiasco behind him and put in a big, strong performance. 7/10

Stuart Dallas (for Carayol, 79) - The corners he won and the effort he made to make Bolton backtrack was worth its weight in gold. 6/10

Subs (not used): Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Luke Murphy, Tom Adeyemi, Alex Mowatt.

Referee: Tony Harrington (Cleveland) - Spot on with most decisions and couldn’t be seriously faulted. 7/10

Attendance: 21,070

Bolton Wanderers:

Paul Rachubka - 6

Dean Moxey - 6

Derik Osede - 6

Rob Holding - 5

Josh Vela - 5

Jay Spearing - 6

Darren Pratley - 5

Mark Davies - 5

Liam Feeney - 7

Zach Clough - 6

Gary Madine - 5


Kaiyne Woolery (for Vela, 67) - 6

Liam Trotter (for Pratley, 68) - 5

Stephen Dobbie (for Clough, 84) - 5