Leeds United 1 Norwich City 3: Phil Hay's player ratings as Canaries pile misery on Whites

Leeds United fell to a 3-1 home defeat on Saturday evening against Norwich City in the Championship - but how did we rate the players?

By Phil Hay
Saturday, 2nd February 2019, 9:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 4:10 pm
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Phil Hay hands out the scores...

Done by deflections for goals one and two but the killer third from Vrancic went straight through him. Probably the player with least to answer for though. 5/10
Looked like he was in another timezone with mistakes and misplaced passes. Feels like a long time since Ayling was at his excellent best. 3/10

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His mistake and subsequent trip gave Norwich the free-kick which Vrancic scored and Bielsas defence were prone to panic whenever Norwich attacked. 4/10
In reality, Pukki hardly touched the ball but he got a goal and there was a complete lack of authority at the back for Leeds. All of the goals were cheap. 4/10
A tick for his effort but not for the quality of what he served up from out wide, and got away with a bad touch when Aarons shot wide. 4/10
One of a number of players who made critical mistakes at critical moments, and United paid heavily for those. Does Phillips come back in now? 3/10
Ran down blind alleys for 45 minutes and then made way at half-time. On this occasion, the injection of Clarkes pace made no difference. 4/10
Some good running and movement before half-time but went into his shell once Norwich took control and never emerged again. 4/10
Had opportunities to break initially and was happy to run into space. Went close with a lob but became more and more peripheral. 4/10
The number of times he's played this poorly for Leeds could be counted on one hand. So often the saviour but, usually, his display made him a burden. 4/10
Tested Krul before the break but Leeds were 2-0 down by then and the frustrastion of the night got to him towards the end. 4/10
A couple of probing runs which made Norwich think but he saw too little of the ball to tear them open. 5/10
Got an assist at the death but his combination with Alioski on the left did little to change the game. 5/10
A goal, albeit a consolation, will not be bad for his confidence and that was the only bright spot for Bielsa. 6/10
A familiar scenario when Leeds lose: not great by any stretch but not the reason they were beaten either. 5/10