Graham Smyth's Leeds United player ratings v AS Monaco with new faces and pair's 7/10 from bench

Leeds United fell to a 2-0 defeat in Saturday’s pre-season friendly against visiting AS Monaco – but how did we rate the performances?

Whites boss Daniel Farke gave a debut to new summer signing Ethan Ampadu who started in centre midfield and the 22-year-old made a good impression as the first half ended 0-0, Leeds guilty of squandering chances in front of goal.

Leeds again pushed forward after the break but a period of strong pressure from Monaco led to the French side going ahead through a Wissam Ben Yedder penalty awarded for Willy Gnonto dangling a leg as Leeds looked to clear a corner.

The second half also featured a Whites return for Sam Byram who has been training with Leeds and was brought on as a second half substitute but Monaco bagged a second goal through a fantastic bullet header finish from Kevin Holland from a left flank cross.

Graham Smyth, the YEP’s chief football writer, hands out the scores from Saturday’s pre-season friendly at the LNER Community Stadium in York.