Fulham 1 Leeds United 2: Graham Smyth's player ratings as Whites finally banish London curse

LEEDS United finally bagged a victory in London through Friday night's 2-1 success at Fulham - but how did we rate the performances?

Friday, 19th March 2021, 10:52 pm
Updated Friday, 19th March 2021, 11:14 pm
JOY AND DESPAIR: Leeds United's players show their delight at Friday's victory at Fulham whose players sink to the turf following the defeat. Photo by MATT DUNHAM/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

Strikes from Patrick Bamford and Raphinha gave the Whites a first win in the capital since December 2017 and the triumph put United on to 39 points for the Premier League campaign.

Graham Smyth, the YEP's chief football writer, hands out the scores.

8 - Some big saves, came for crosses and corners when he could. Unable to do much at all about the goal. Photo by OLI SCARFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

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7 - A mixed bag. Wasteful in possession a few times and lost Andersen for the Fulham goal but posed a goal threat and worked hard. Photo by ANDY RAIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.
8 - Brought the ball out really well in the first half, some nice passes. Defended well for the most part. Photo by Matt Dunham - Pool/Getty Images.
7 - A couple of indecisive moments aside, a mostly solid performance. Battled well with Andersen at set-pieces. Photo by Matt Dunham - Pool/Getty Images.
6 - Endured some difficult moments due in chief to his own decision making. Plenty of energy, as ever. Photo by JUSTIN SETTERFIELD/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.
8 - Moved around the pitch really well to get a foot in, make big tackles, disrupt and then distribute it. Photo by Andy Rain - Pool/Getty Images.
7 - Hustle and bustle where and when it was needed. Disrupted Fulham's play, got forward to create problems. Photo by Matt Dunham - Pool/Getty Images.
7 - A nice cross for Bamford's goal, some nice wing play on the right, lots of industry. An improvement on recent displays. Photo by JUSTIN SETTERFIELD/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.
8 - Created danger with his pace and movement, took his goal very well indeed. Photo by Andy Rain - Pool/Getty Images.
7 - Some nice moments, some forgettable moments. VAR's lines robbed him of a fine assist. Photo by MATT DUNHAM/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.
9 - A goal and an assist capped a very good performance, for a player coming into the game with a knock. What a response to the England disappointment. Photo by MATT DUNHAM/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.
6 - Made a shooting chance for himself but couldn't take it. Rushed around to try and be a nuisance in the late stages. Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images.
N/A - On in the very, very late stages to shore things up. Photo by ANDY RAIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.
8 - Refereed it well, with minimal fuss, despite some heavy challenges and players initiating niggle. Photo by Matt Dunham - Pool/Getty Images.