Western Sydney Wanderers 1 Leeds United 2 - player ratings, talking points and standout moments

Leeds United secured a 2-1 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday evening at the Bankwest stadium - but what were the key things to pick out?

Saturday, 20th July 2019, 14:17 pm
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Here, we rate a few performances, pick out some standout moments and take a look at the key talking points as pre-season rumbles on.

After a week-long trip to Australia the Whites brought the curtain up on the Bankwest stadium and the curtain down on their stay Down Under. Another strong line-up was chosen with just one change in Adam Forshaw.
Mateusz Bogusz - 7/10. The youngster bagged a stunning goal as he showed the first glimpses of what he can do. His play in and around the box caused major problems. Almost bagged an assist for Roofe who crashed the post.
It had to be... and what a strike it was. Harrison provided the ball in but Bogusz's first time curling effort was emphatic as it crashed against the underside of the bar and in. What a goal, what a moment, what an introduction.

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New season, same problems? Finishing was again an issue as United were made to pay in the second half. Bamford and Roofe in particular missed big chances - a slight cause for concern despite the good run out.
Stuart Dallas - 7/10. The headband warrior after his test for a concussion came back all clear. Leeds will have been glad it did as he drove on from right-back providing added impetus in attack. Another strong showing.
A worrying one. Roofe and Bogusz both left the field in the second half with knocks. Forshaw also missed the clash through injury. Three concerns as the Whites head home. On a positive note more minutes for Stevens and Oduor.
The winning feeling is back. It took until the 95th minute but Leeds secured a deserved victory in Sydney. United will now fly home before preparing for a final pre-season game in Italy against Serie A outfit Cagliari.
Pablo Hernandez - 8/10. What a goal and performance. The Spaniard looked back to his best as he wreaked havoc throughout the evening. A moment of class from a player who oozes it.
Of course it is... Hernandez's 95th minute strike will live long in the memory for those who saw it. He jinked in and out of players across the Sydney box before rifling home into the top corner. Pure brilliance.
Pablo Hernandez: "It's important for us to win games but what is more important is the work so that we arrive in good condition for the first game. We missed a lot of chances, but I think we deserved the win today."