Leeds United: Match ratings from Wolves 0 Leeds United 1

Leeds United striker Chris Wood tussles for the ball at Molineux
Leeds United striker Chris Wood tussles for the ball at Molineux

Chief football writer Phil Hay gives the match marks for Saturday's victory at Molineux:

Rob Green - Safe hands throughout and pulled off a big save from Teixeira late in the first half. Only the odd kick went astray. 7/10

Hadi Sacko celebrates the winning goal against Wolves

Hadi Sacko celebrates the winning goal against Wolves

Luke Ayling - Possibly the most underrated of Monk’s signings. Caught out on a few occasions but showed huge amounts of energy and was so often in the right place at the right time. 8/10

Kyle Bartley - Injuries have weakened Nouha Dicko’s game but he still had the potential to be a menace and Bartley kept him pretty quiet. 7/10

Pontus Jansson - Typical Jansson, with headers, interceptions and big tackles, despite being crunched twice in the first half. 8/10

Charlie Taylor - There were good aspects to his performance but still that feeling that Taylor is some way below his best. 6/10

Eunan O’Kane - A key factor in the result. His effort was superb and he looks every bit as good a holding midfielder as Liam Bridcutt. 9/10

Kalvin Phillips - There were periods of the match where he struggled to get a foot on the ball but better spells too. 6/10

Ronaldo Vieira - Looks so comfortable on the ball and it could be argued that he deserves a run on the back of this display. Hernandez wasn’t missed. 7/10

Hadi Sacko - Probably picked the wrong option with the chip which hit the crossbar but ran all day and was ruthless with Doherty’s mistake. 7/10

Kemar Roofe - Another step forward for him and while the winning effort went down as an own goal, his presence in the box helped to force it. 6/10

Chris Wood - Played as well as he could have done given the amount of service he had and very nearly claimed a second goal. 7/10


Alex Mowatt (for Vieira, 85) - Monk’s substitutions were under scrutiny but Wolves failed to build up a proper head of steam at the end. 5/10

Liam Cooper (for Sacko, 88) - Was given a bit of defending to do but with the exception of one chance, Leeds were comfortable enough. 5/10

Souleymane Doukara (for Wood, 90) - A change which wasted time as much anything. And there was no harm in that. 5/10

Subs (not used): Marco Silvestri, Lewie Coyle, Matt Grimes, Marcus Antonsson.

Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire) - Was at least consistent in allowing numerous dubious challenges to go unpunished. But the crowd vented at him. 5/10

Attendance: 23,607

Wolverhampton Wanderers:

Carl Ikeme - 6

Silvio - 5

Danny Batth - 7

Kortney Hause - 6

Matt Doherty - 4

Helder Costa - 6

Dave Edwards -6

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson - 5

Romain Saiss - 6

João Teixeira - 7

Nouha Dicko - 5


Ivan Cavaleiro (for Dicko, 63) - 6

Conor Coady (for Doherty, 76) - 5

Ola John (for Teixeira, 76) - 5

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