Preston 0 Leeds United 2: Phil Hay's player ratings as Patrick Bamford stars at Deepdale

Leeds United ran out 2-0 winners over Preston North End at Deepdale in the Championship - but how did we rate the players?

Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 10:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 10:59 am
Leeds ratings

Our Phil Hay hands out the scores...

Nice and alert when he needed to be but really, this was the easiest night a goalkeeper could ask for in the thick of a promotion scrap. 6/10
On it from the very start, always a threat down his side of the field and inches away from a goal when his low shot hit a post. 8/10
It was easy to forget that players like Maguire and Nmecha were on the field and neither of them was having any joy prior to Pearsons red card either. 7/10

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A fairly simple match but made it straightforward by avoiding mistakes, using the ball sensibly and giving away very few free-kicks. 7/10
Good without being spectacular, which is half the battle in a team who are playing well. Bielsas defence werent troubled. 7/10
Utterly dominant against some decent players in Pearson, Browne and Johnson. The night could easily have been lost there but Phillips gave no quarter. 8/10
Always looking for the ball and the available space suited him better than the congestion at Birmingham. Came up with a superb pass in the build-up to Bamfords second. 8/10
The tempo of Bielsas team was excellent and Klich was a big part of that. Served up a lovely, deft cross for Bamfords header. 8/10
A busy performance from him, in a very good way. Tried to get at Preston whenever he got the ball and his interplay made North End toil. 8/10
Came into the game after the red card having drifted in and out of it before then. Played his part but the class came from elsewhere. 7/10
Both goals were beautifully taken but credit for his overall display too: stronger, more bustling and far more difficult to handle. 9/10
A doddle of a shift with the match done and dusted but fitted in well. 6/10
A safe-as-houses change at 2-0 up and was barely asked to break sweat. 5/10
A change which allowed Bamford to take the applause of the away end. 5/10
Robert Jones... Lenient in terms of the bookings he showed Leeds but Pearsons red was a red all day long. 6/10