Leeds United 2 Bristol City 0: Phil Hay's player ratings from Elland Road

Leeds United earned a hard-fought three points against Bristol City on Saturday at Elland Road as they ran out 2-0 victors - but how did we rate the players?

Saturday, 24th November 2018, 5:15 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th November 2018, 5:30 pm
Leeds United player ratings

Our Phil Hay hands out the scores below...

Will Huffer - Not a risk Leeds want to be taking every week but, some nervy moments aside, he should be happy with this. Held his nerve when it mattered. 6/10
Barry Douglas - Almost scored before Roofe did and despite a couple of poor passes, continues to look like a quality left-back. 7/10 --- Stuart Dallas - This position is never going to be right without Luke Ayling but against opposition so uninspired, it isn't a huge problem either. 6/10

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Liam Cooper - Bristol City were flimsy up front and Cooper was able to coast through 90 minutes. It was a good game to be without key players. 7/10 --- Aapo Halme - The same as Huffer. Very little wrong with a debut which came out of the blue, which isnt to say that Leeds wouldnt be happier with Jansson in there. 7/10
Kalvin Phillips - Given the inexperience around him, policed his area of the field superbly with uncompromising tackles. 8/10
Adam Forshaw - Embroiled in a slog for an hour and no-one could take the game by the throat in that period. Shackles came off when Bristol City had 10. 7/10
Pablo Hernandez - In West Brom mode for a while and another who benefited from Brownhill's dismissal but Pablo being Pablo, finished with an assist and a goal. 7/10 --- Gjanni Alioski - Still too little coming from him and the right decision to replace him, not least because he was already on a yellow card. 5/10
Mateusz Klich - Kept under wraps for a long time and although he laid on a couple of good chances, wasn't at full tilt. 6/10
Kemar Roofe - A hard game for him to properly get into, through no fault of his, but once again, popped up to break the deadlock. 7/10
Samuel Saiz (for Halme, 64) - The match was tailor-made for his vision and skill, which paid off with a dreamy pass for Hernandez's header. 7/10 --- Jack Harrison (for Alioski, 62) - Isn't doing the damage which his reputation suggested he would. Good situations got away from him. 5/10 --- Lewis Baker (for Klich, 82) - A late run-out for a player who must be dying for a better chance. 5/10
Referee: Scott Duncan (Northumberland) - Let a few obvious fouls go but Brownhill deserved both bookings and Duncan dished them out. 6/10