Leeds United 2 Barnsley 1: YEP player ratings

Pablo Hernandez scoring United's second goal of the match past Barnsley's keeper Adam Davies.
Pablo Hernandez scoring United's second goal of the match past Barnsley's keeper Adam Davies.
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YEP writer Phil Hay provides his Leeds United player ratings on the back of the 2-1 win against Barnsley at Elland Road. Do you agree with his choices?

Rob Green

Wasn’t asked to do much but when he was, his block from Hourihane was absolutely vital. Has had a good month. 7/10

Luke Ayling

Very diligent on the right until Barnsley finally got through him with 20 minutes left. A very decent shift. 7/10

Kyle Bartley

Scored the opening goal and like the colossal Swede alongside him, got through masses of work at the back. 8/10

Pontus Jansson

At first you wondered if his initial impact would be flash-in-the-pan but Jansson is showing himself to be top class at this level. 8/10

Charlie Taylor

Couldn’t do much about the own goal and if he hadn’t touched it, Sam Winnall would have tapped the ball in. 7/10

Eunan O’Kane

His passing was wayward in the first half and Leeds’ midfield lack rhythm but the period after half-time was much better. His pass set up Hernandez. 6/10

Kalvin Phillips

Got involved in a competitive scrap in the middle of the pitch and put in a few key late tackles as Barnsley pressed for a draw. 8/10

Hadi Sacko

The same as Bristol City. Caused all manner of trouble with his running but still isn’t quite delivering at the decisive moment. 6/10

Pablo Hernandez

His class shone through again with a fine goal, though he wasn’t able to dictate play exactly as he would have liked. 7/10

Stuart Dallas

Grafted hard and enjoyed some success on the left but you still feel that there is more to come from him. 6/10

Chris Wood

Not his day. Had a couple of half-chances but the ball always seemed to be yard ahead of him. 6/10


Marcus Antonsson (for Sacko, 74) - Denied a goal by a great save and posed a threat. 6/10

Kemar Roofe (for Hernandez, 83) - Still searching for the form which made him such a commodity at Oxford. 5/10

Ronaldo Vieira (for Dallas, 89) - Backs to the wall when he came on and didn’t see much f the ball. 5/10

Subs (not used): Marco Silvestri, Lewie Coyle, Liam Cooper, Alex Mowatt

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire) - Plenty of dubious calls but none which really influenced the outcome. 6/10

Attendance: 27,350


Adam Davies - 6

Andy Yiadom - 7

Marc Roberts - 6

Angus MacDonald - 6

Cole Kpekawa - 7

Conor Hourihane - 6

Adam Hammill - 6

Ryan Kent - 5

Sam Winnall - 6

Adam Armstrong - 5


Marley Watkins (for Armstrong, 66) - 6

Tom Bradshaw (for Kent, 82) - 5