KEMAR ROOFE scored a brilliant hat-trick as Leeds United survived a late scare to win 3-1 at Championship hosts QPR.
But how did the YEP’s chief football writer Phil Hay rate the performances? Scroll down below and see if you agree. Add your own comments on the players’ performances – and Leeds United in general – at the bottom of the page.
Felix Wiedwald - Redeemed himself with a save from Sylla as QPR threatened to level at 2-2 but there was no disguising his mistake or the fact that United’s goalkeepers keep making them. 5/10
Luke Ayling - Came under a bit of pressure initially but dealt with it well and was completely untroubled in the second half. 7/10
Pontus Jansson - Stuck to Matt Smith like a limpet and stopped him winning any significant headers. The perfect man for that sort of job. 7/10
Liam Cooper - Washington and Freeman saw half-chances early on but there was no way through United’s defence until Wiedwald’s blunder. 7/10
Gaetano Berardi - It seemed at first that Wszolek might cause him trouble but Leeds’ control of the game after the break limited the pressure on him. 6/10
Kalvin Phillips - Another good showing from one of two young midfielders who got a grip of a scrappy match eventually. Helped to give Leeds the dominance they needed. 7/10
Ronaldo Vieira - Second best against QPR’s midfield before the break, though not by much. A big improvement in the second 45 minutes made a difference. 7/10
Gjanni Alioski - Came into his own in Leeds’ strongest spell, causing trouble down QPR’s right and hanging up a delicious cross for Roofe to stick away. 8/10
Samuel Saiz - Loved the flow of the second half and the space he was given, and led the counter for Roofe’s hat-trick. Let a couple of good openings get away from him. 8/10
Kemar Roofe - Deadly. His finishing was impeccable and his switch to centre-forward made a huge impact, on Leeds and QPR. Took the match ball home. 9/10
Caleb Ekuban - Unfortunate to be looking at another injury lay-off but a glancing header aside, made no great impression during his time on the field. 5/10
Pawel Cibicki (for Ekuban, 38) - An enforced change which made a world of difference. Dangerous, showed a nice touches and, playing like this, he is worth a run. 8/10
Eunan O’Kane (for Alioski, 70) - Christiansen probably wanted to shore things up but Leeds looked just as dangerous with him on the field. 6/10
Matthew Pennington (for Vieira, 80) - Wouldn’t have been under any pressure had Wiedwald not shipped a goal. 5/10
Subs (not used): Andy Lonergan, Conor Shaughnessy, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Vurnon Anita.
Referee: Chris Kavanagh (Lancashire) - Some debatable calls here and there but you’d take this sort of refereeing performance most weeks. 7/10