Birmingham City 1 Leeds United 0: Phil Hay's player ratings as Whites fall to defeat

Leeds United fell to a 1-0 defeat to Birmingham City on Saturday afternoon - but how did we rate the players?

Sunday, 7th April 2019, 10:21 am
Updated Sunday, 7th April 2019, 10:29 am
Leeds ratings

Our Phil Hay hands out the scores...

Well beaten by Adams thumping shot but Leeds would have been nowhere with his saves. Kept the team alive. 8/10
Adams was hard work, which can hardly have been a surprise. Mediocre passing and defending by Janssons standards. 5/10
Always feels like Leeds lose something when hes dragged back into the centre of defence. Some big tackles but not the same level of control. 6/10

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The same as Jansson. His use of the ball wasnt brilliant and Birmingham were able to get in behind too often, considering how little possession they saw. 5/10
Absolutely swamped by Birmingham players but still found a way to pick a few searching, and potentially, telling passes which United wasted. 6/10
Made some good inroads in the first half and Bamford could not have asked for a better chance than he laid on. 6/10
The frustrating side of Alioski. Always involved, always grafting but nothing came from him in terms of creativity or inspiration. 5/10
Tried to dictate but had nowhere near enough possession to work with, and his usual precision was miles off. 5/10
Birmingham limited the space around him, giving Roberts very little to run at. It was hard for him to shake himself free. 5/10
Has been better lately, or more effective in patches anyway, but this was another of those games which went by without him leaving a scratch on the opposition. 4/10
Had to score in the first half, should have scored in the second and once again, was bullied too easily. 4/10
There were more attacking players available but he brought some life to the right-hand side. 6/10
Bielsa will be tempted to start with him at Preston, even though Roofe made no real impression. 5/10
Worth a go but Birmingham were very strong, very resolute and did not let him have his way. 5/10
Gets a bit of a bad press but there were no big calls which anyone could complain about. 6/10