Leeds United 2 Bolton Wanderers 1: Phil Hay's player ratings as Whites outbattle Trotters at Elland Road

Leeds United earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon in the Championship - but how did we rate the players?

Saturday, 23rd February 2019, 6:05 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd February 2019, 6:12 pm
Leeds celebrate

Our Phil Hay hands out the scores from LS11 - do you agree?

Produced a fine reaction to claw Magennis early header off his line and dealt with the little that Bolton threw at him in the second half. 7/10
Up and down, as he has been for a while, but Uniteds full-backs helped to keep the pressure on in the second half. 6/10

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Communication amongst the backline was missing to begin with but when Jansson got the measure of Magennis and Donaldson, they faded badly. 7/10
Like Jansson, a little lucky to get away with some of the early defending but grew in composure and confidence in a game which Leeds had to win. 7/10
Some of his early crossing drove you to despair but he continued to press Bolton hard down the flanks and got the break when Matthews misjudged his delivery. 7/10
Bolton offered virtually no threat from the half-hour onwards and Phillips was typically uncompromising in the engine room. 8/10
Did a lot of recovery work which might have gone unnoticed and won the ball by stopping a counter before Leeds second goal. A decent shift. 7/10
Close to scoring before half-time, only to be denied by Matthews, and his energy made up for a lack of quality final balls from out wide. 7/10
Busy in the number 10 role, which was a tough gig given the way Bolton tucked in behind the ball. Won the early penalty. 7/10
Is usually the source of Leeds creativity and provided a lot of it again. So often able to hold his nerve when the pressure is on. 8/10
Buried his penalty with aplomb and took up good positions throughout the game. Would have hoped to finish with more than one goal, though. 7/10
Appeared too late to touch the ball in anger. 5/10
Had already been prepared to come on twice by the time he finally did. Did what was asked of him. 5/10
Called the penalty, was right to send Phil Parkinson off but plenty of his more minor decisions were dubious. 6/10