Leeds United 1 Ipswich Town 0: YEP player ratings

Chris Wood wins a header. PIC: Simon Hulme
Chris Wood wins a header. PIC: Simon Hulme
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YEP writer Phil Hay provides his Leeds United player ratings on the back of the 1-0 win against Ipswich Town at Elland Road. Do you agree with his choices?

Rob Green

The only hope Ipswich had was through a mistake at the back and Green and his defence were as error-free as they’ve been. 7/10

Luke Ayling

Ipswich’s lack of pace played into his hands and he was able to bully Freddie Sears from the outset. Never troubled. 7/10

Kyle Bartley

Every bit as good as Jansson and that partnership in the centre of defence is getting better by the game. 8/10

Pontus Jansson

Typically bullish, typically aggressive and took out a key man in Brett Pitman with a big, early challenge. 7/10

Charlie Taylor

His cross led to the goal and while Taylor doesn’t look like he’s truly at his peak, you wouldn’t take him out of the team. 7/10

Kalvin Phillips

As good a performance as he’s had for Leeds. Liam Bridcutt was missing but wasn’t missed. 8/10

Eunan O’Kane

Did a lot of the quiet, scruffy work which needed to be done and United’s balance is better with him in the middle. 8/10

Hadi Sacko

A bit rough round the edges with his decision-making but wonderfully dangerous with his pace. Should have put the result beyond doubt. 7/10

Pablo Hernandez

Tremendous. Has a range of close-range passing around the opposition box which Leeds should thrive on. 8/10

Stuart Dallas

Epitomised the energy and graft which United had and Ipswich couldn’t match. Getting steadily better and had a clever hand in the goal. 7/10

Chris Wood

Yes, he scored again and a good finish it was, but it was more pleasing to see Wood properly hammer a Championship backline. 9/10

Substitutes:

Kemar Roofe (for Hadi Sacko, 77) - A positive change and Leeds did not let Ipswich off the hook. 6/10

Alex Mowatt (for Hernandez, 82) - Again, a substitution which tried to keep United going forward. 6/10

Matt Grimes (for Dallas, 86) - For Grimes, it must have been enough to simply get on the pitch. 5/10

Subs (not used): Marco Silvestri, Liam Cooper, Marcus Antonsson, Lewie Coyle.

Referee: Stephen Martin (Staffordshire) - Not much to criticise in his display. 7/10

Attendance: 22,554

Ipswich Town:

Bartosz Bialkowski - 6

Luke Chambers - 5

Adam Webster - 5

Christophe Berra - 5

Jonas Knudsen - 6

Cole Skuse - 4

Jonathan Douglas - 5

Grant Ward - 4

Tom Lawrence - 5

Freddie Sears - 4

Brett Pitman - 5

Substitutes:

Leon Best (for Pitman, 25) - 5

Josh Emmanuel (for Webster, 56) - 5

Kevin Bru (for Ward, 75) - 5

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