Sheffield Wednesday 2 Leeds United 0: YEP player ratings

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YEP writer Phil Hay provides his Leeds United player ratings on the back of the 2-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. Do you agree with this choices?

Marco Silvestri

Gary Hooper scored twice for Wednesday

Gary Hooper scored twice for Wednesday

Didn’t need to concede the corner before Wednesday’s first goal and shipped their second with a feeble fumble. His kicking caused problems too. 3/10

Scott Wootton

Wednesday might have been expected to target him as Ryan Fraser did at Ipswich last week but they got very little change out of Wootton. 6/10

Giuseppe Bellusci

Forestieri clearly had it in mind to get in Bellusci’s face and unsettle him. There were times when those tactics worked but Bellusci never lost his head completely. 6/10

Liam Cooper

Looked like he had scored late on, only for Taylor to intervene. Hooper got the better of Leeds’ defence, albeit helped by Silvestri. 6/10

Charlie Taylor

Gave the ball away more than he usually does and wasn’t particularly effective in Wednesday’s half of the pitch. 5/10

Liam Bridcutt

Some of his passing was hit-and-miss and Forestieri was a bit too free outside United’s box but he created some good momentum in patches. 6/10

Stuart Dallas

One of Leeds’ better players. His service from the left was decent but no-one was able to do anything with it. 7/10

Luke Murphy

Went looking for the ball and tried to get on it, to decent effect in the first half. But the game got away from him after the break. 6/10

Lewis Cook

Took up excellent positions inside the box but let himself down by swinging rashly at the ball. Had to score at least one of his opportunities. 6/10

Mustapha Carayol

Ran himself into the ground and caused a bit of trouble in the first half but his better moments were fleeting. 5/10

Souleymane Doukara

Presented with a sitter before half-time and it’s those moments which underline the shortcomings Leeds have up front. 5/10


Alex Mowatt (for Carayol, 70) - Teed up Cooper’s ‘finish’ and then almost laid on a goal for Wootton with the retaken free-kick. Leeds need more of that. 6/10

Mirco Antenucci (for Murphy, 75) - It was surprising that Antenucci didn’t come on earlier. In small moments his threat was evident. 5/10

Subs (not used): Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Lewie Coyle, Sol Bamba, Tom Adeyemi, Lee Erwin.

Sheffield Wednesday:

Lewis Price - 6

Jack Hunt - 6

Vincent Sasso - 6

Glenn Loovens - 5

Daniel Pudil - 6

Ross Wallace - 6

Keiran Lee - 6

Sam Hutchinson - 7

Barry Bannan - 6

Fernando Forestieri - 7

Gary Hooper - 8


Lucas Joao (for Forestieri, 77) - 5

Jeremy Helan (for Wallace, 82) - 5

Jose Semedo (for Hooper, 87) - 5

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire) - Embarrassing. He’ll cringe when he watches his handling of Cooper’s effort back. Wednesday were also aggrieved with his inability to play advantage. 2/10

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