Player ratings: Who was Leeds United’s leading man in 2-1 win over Burton Albion?

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LEEDS UNITED gave their hopes of promotion a significant boost by coming from behind to beat Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium on Boxing Day.

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ON THE BALL: Leeds United's Kemar Roofe rounds Burton defender John Brayford. Picture: Tony Johnson.

ON THE BALL: Leeds United's Kemar Roofe rounds Burton defender John Brayford. Picture: Tony Johnson.

As ever, our man Phil Hay was on hand to rate the Whites’ players’ performances. Have a scroll down below to see if you agree or disagree and feel free to post your own thoughts in the comments section below.

Felix Wiedwald - Got a vital touch in the scramble which almost forced an injury-time equaliser but wasn’t drawn into one save of note inside 90 minutes. 6/10

Luke Ayling - Came up with a couple of good deliveries into the box and found Dyer fairly easy to cope with in the main. 6/10

Pontus Jansson - Could have avoided conceding the free-kick which created the pressure before Burton’s goal but a hell of a lot still had to happen before Naylor tucked it away. 7/10

COLLISION: Leeds United's Ronaldo Vieira is caught by a lunge from Burton's Tom Naylor. Picture: Tony Johnson.

COLLISION: Leeds United's Ronaldo Vieira is caught by a lunge from Burton's Tom Naylor. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Liam Cooper - Made endless tackles and clearances in added-time when all hands were to the pump and put himself forward at a critical period. 7/10

Gaetano Berardi - Burton targeted his area of the field initially, with modest success. Wasn’t able to pin down Akins when his shot gave Naylor a tap-in. 6/10

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WIDE BOY: Leeds United's Pawel Cibicki crosses the ball as Burton's Tom Flanagan closes in.  Picture: Tony Johnson.

WIDE BOY: Leeds United's Pawel Cibicki crosses the ball as Burton's Tom Flanagan closes in. Picture: Tony Johnson.

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Eunan O’Kane - There was a good tempo and attitude about Leeds until Burton scored. United made a good fist of controlling play once Roofe put them in front. 6/10

Ronaldo Vieira - Dominant to begin with, under more pressure until the hour, but came up with a brilliant pass for Roofe’s goal. A moment of magic. 7/10

Pawel Cibicki - Had opportunities to run at Flanagan and almost laid on an early goal for Hernandez. A game where he was in and out. 6/10

Pablo Hernandez - Pulled the strings nicely for half an hour but went off the boil after Burton drew first blood. His free-kick, though, was a beauty. 8/10

Gjanni Alioski - Got himself into some good positions but the final ball didn’t work for him. Had one good chance to score early on. 6/10

Kemar Roofe - Missed chances before the break, including one which he might have sneaked inside the far post, but stayed alert and picked Burton off when the moment came. 7/10

Substitutes - Pierre-Michel Lasogga (for Cibicki, 75) - Didn’t have a sniff of goal and wasn’t too effective at holding the ball up. 5/10

Kalvin Phillips (for Vieira, 77) - Came on and did his thing. Burton weren’t able to get at Leeds until the Alamo at the death. 6/10

Matthew Pennington (for Alioski, 90) - Christiansen’s go-to guy when Leeds are a goal to the good with a few minutes left. 5/10

Subs (not used): Andy Lonergan, Vurnon Anita, Jay-Roy Grot, Conor Shaughnessy.

Referee: Darren Bond (Lancashire) - Was at least consistent with the tackles by Berardi and Naylor and avoided any major mistakes. 6/10

Attendance: 5,612

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