Graham Smyth's Leeds United player ratings vs Sunderland as one 4/10 given and officials score seriously low

YEP chief football writer Graham Smyth offers his verdict on the Leeds United players’ performances in the 0-0 draw versus Championship opponents Sunderland.

Leeds were left frustrated by their own profligacy in front of goal and the officials’ display at Elland Road on Tuesday night as Sunderland held the Whites to a stalemate in front of a home crowd eager to take advantage of Leicester City’s slip-up.

The Foxes were beaten 1-0 by struggling Millwall earlier in the night, but Leeds could not find a breakthrough against a miserly Black Cats outfit who rode their luck during the second half as United were denied a stonewall penalty kick for a handball by Luke O’Nien.

Here are the ratings.

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