Leeds United 4 Middlesbrough 0 - Graham Smyth's player ratings: Whites produced scintillating Elland Road display

Leeds United defeated Middlesbrough 4-0 at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday afternoon

Saturday, 30th November 2019, 6:10 pm
Leeds United celebrate at Elland Road. (Getty)

Patrick Bamford and Helder Costa struck in LS11 with Mateusz Klich also bagging two goals in a resounding victory for Marcelo Bielsa's side as they hit top spot in the Championship once again. Here's how we rated the performance...

7 - Little to do, what little he did was done well.
9 - An excellent performance, in both halves of the game, in both halves of the pitch.

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8 - Not as heavily involved on the ball as usual, comfortable defensively. Stepped up into midfield late on, didn't look out of place.
8 - Very steady, for the vast majority.
8 - A rash challenge aside he was comfortable. Combative but controlled. Set up the fourth.
8 - Quiet but effective in the first half, showed real quality in the second
9 - Workrate was excellent first half, shrugged off the weight on his shoulders with a goal then added a sublime second.
8 - Got at Boro when he could, looked dangerous without adding a final product in the first half, scored an excellent goal in the second.
8 - Started the game brilliantly and had a part to play in the second goal.
8 - Found pockets of space, made clever passes, not always with his usual accuracy. Supplied a wonderful assist for Bamford.
9 - Took his goal well, could have had another soon after, showed his physical side and the side opposition fans hate. Dominant.
7 - Kept up the intensity and tempo of the game.
N/A - No chances came his way, had to get involved further from goal.
N/A - Slotted straight in, but had little to do.
Keith Stroud - 7. Kept a lid on things during a straightforward afternoon for Leeds.