Player ratings: Who was Leeds United’s star man in 3-2 win over Ipswich Town?

Pablo Hernandez is congratulated after scoring  against Ipswich. Picture: Simon Hulme
Pablo Hernandez is congratulated after scoring against Ipswich. Picture: Simon Hulme
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LEEDS United stayed top of the Championship on goal difference after edginga five-goal thriller against Ipswich Town at Elland Road.

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Our man Phil Hay was there – as usual – to rate the individual performances of Leeds’s players. But who got got top marks? And do you agree? Add your comments down the bottom ...

Felix Wiedwald - The passing between him and United’s defence was a bit forced and invited pressure. Should have done better with Ipswich’s second goal. 5/10

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips beats Ipswich keeper Bartosz Biallowski to score the second goal. Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips beats Ipswich keeper Bartosz Biallowski to score the second goal. Picture by Simon Hulme

Luke Ayling - The best of the defenders. Tackled hard and ran Leeds out of trouble on a number of occasions. 7/10

Conor Shaughnessy - A midfielder’s through-ball for the opening goal but there were issues with United’s marking and without Pontus Jansson, set-pieces were more of a problem. 6/10

Liam Cooper - A day when Leeds looked like shipping a few goals and Ipswich did a decent job of turning Cooper and asking questions of him. 6/10

Vurnon Anita - A fragile point in United’s line-up as Ipswich ran at him. It made sense to turn to Berardi, even though the visitors continued to threaten on that side. 5/10

Gianni Alioski challenges Ipswich Town's Cole Skuse.

Gianni Alioski challenges Ipswich Town's Cole Skuse.

Eunan O’Kane - A big push from him in the last 15 minutes disrupted Ipswich’s flow and kept them out. Put his hand up when commitment was needed. 8/10

Kalvin Phillips - Four goals for the season now and took this one with a very precise finish. The balance in midfield ebbed and flowed but he stuck at it. 8/10

Gjanni Alioski - Not everything worked for him but was always a threat and kept Ipswich on their toes. Won the corner from which Bialkowski flapped. 7/10

Samuel Saiz - A nice little touch for Phillips’ finish and was busy from the start. Willing to graft as Ipswich tried to nick a point. 8/10

Leeds United's Samuel Saiz is challenged by Tristan Nydam. Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds United's Samuel Saiz is challenged by Tristan Nydam. Picture by Simon Hulme

Pablo Hernandez - The odd glorious touch and tried to spread the game with some ambitious passing. The threat posed by Leeds never tailed off. 7/10

Pierre-Michel Lasogga - Finishing with the confidence of a striker who expects to score. Fitting nicely into Christiansen’s front four. 8/10

Substitutes:

Gaetano Berardi (for Anita, 60) - Christiansen had to do something about that area of his defence. Berardi put himself about but Ipswich still found space down the right. 5/10

Stuart Dallas (for Hernandez, 76) - Came on in search of a killer goal but didn’t have much of a chance to find it. 5/10

Jay-Roy Grot (for Lasogga, 85) - Worth being on the pitch for one block on Iorfa alone. In a small way, helped to see United over the line. 5/10

Subs (not used): Andy Lonergan, Matthew Pennington, Mateusz Klich, Kemar Roofe..

Referee: Geoff Eltringham (County Durham) - A little lenient with certain fouls which might have deserved bookings but not at all bad. 6/10

Attendance: 34,002

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