Graham Smyth's Leeds United player ratings in high-scoring Middlesbrough win as star given 5/10 in flurry of 8s

Leeds United played out a topsy-turvy, high-scoring game at Elland Road against Middlesbrough this weekend, in what was an especially entertaining match for the neutrals.

Leeds went ten league games unbeaten on Saturday afternoon as Middlesbrough were seen off in LS11 by three goals to two. United conceded early, allowing Emmanuel Latte Lath to fire beyond Illan Meslier in the opening stages, but responded immediately through Dan James and Crysencio Summerville to flip the game on its head with just seven minutes on the clock.

Elland Road celebrated once more during the opening 45 minutes as Joel Piroe confidently converted a spot-kick awarded for a Matt Clarke foul on Georginio Rutter. But, on the stroke of half time, Boro striker Latte Lath doubled his tally for the day, flicking a near post header into the back of the Leeds net.

The second half was decidedly less high-octane than the first, but referee Darren England was required to show a red card for Anfernee Dijksteel after a foul on James with 62 minutes played. The Dutchman trudged from the field, jeered by the home supporters, after picking up his second yellow of the game.

Here are the player ratings from this afternoon’s fixture.