MIDFIELD BATTLE: Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips, right, looks to hunt down Crystal Palace's Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher in Monday night's Premier League clash at Selhurst Park. Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images.

Crystal Palace 0 Leeds United 0: Graham Smyth's player ratings as Whites dig in for point

Leeds United took a point through a goalless draw upon their return to Premier League action at Crystal Palace - but how did we rate the performances?

By Graham Smyth
Monday, 25th April 2022, 11:05 pm

Referee Darren England took centre stage as he allowed a free-flowing game of football to rile up players and fans alike, with the home support especially aggrieved by England's refusal to dismiss Dan James for a heavy challenge on Joel Ward.

VAR took a closer look at a tackle by Diego Llorente on the advancing Conor Gallagher but a spot-kick was not given as both sides failed to finish chances from open play.

Leeds have now opened up a five-point cushion on the drop zone ahead of a tough run of fixtures against Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Graham Smyth, the YEP's chief football writer, hands out the scores from Monday night's goalless draw at Crystal Palace.

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