Leeds United 2 Blackburn Rovers 1 - Graham Smyth's player ratings: Patrick Bamford breaks rut as Jack Harrison stars at Elland Road

Leeds United secured a 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers in the Championship on Saturday afternoon - but how did we rate the performance?

Sunday, 10th November 2019, 11:19 am
Leeds United celebrate at Elland Road.

Patrick Bamford ended a 10-game run without a goal with Jack Harrison amongst the action again with another strike for Marcelo Bielsa's men. Blackburn's Derek Williams replied before the half-time interval from a corner but it wasn't enough as the Whites made it four wins on the bounce at Elland Road to remain third in the Championship standings. Here's how chief football writer Graham Smyth assessed the performance...

7 - Another game when he had very little to do. Good distribution whenever he saw the ball.
7 - Sloppy with his passing at times and lost his man for the Rovers goal, but won a penalty and was otherwise defensively sound, getting forward when he could as well.

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7 - Didn't look out of place at left full-back. Got forward to good effect.
8 - Solid, stepped in to intercept when he had to, passed it well. Handled Gallagher. Unruffled until he picked up yet another knock.
8 - Showed every facet of his defensive capabilities, nipping in to halt attacks, winning headers, running the ball out of defence.
Phillips 7 Engaged in a running battle with Bradley Dack, coming out on top more times than not but wasn't able to dominate completely.
7 - Went on some terrific runs. Not always able to make something happen at the end of it, but his dribbling was great to watch.
7 - Looks desperate for a goal and frustrated when team-mates didn't find his late arrivals in the area. A quiet performance for the most part but he was clever on the ball in Leeds' build up.
7 - Showed why he's in the team with the ball that allowed Ayling to win the penalty. Looked dangerous in the final third, a constant threat.
8 - Leeds could rely on him for end product again, grabbed his second goal in two games, worked his socks off, gave his marker a horrible time.
8 - An assist for Harrison but more importantly, a goal. Showed real confidence to fend off Tyler Roberts' attempt to assume responsibility for the penalty. Overall performance was very good.
N/A - Settled into the side well in Cooper's place. Defended in his usual whole-hearted manner.
N/A - Wasn't on the pitch long before he was demanding the ball and making things happen.
N/A - Brought on in added time to see the game out.