Wolves 1 Leeds United 0 - Graham Smyth's player ratings as Whites fall to harsh defeat at Molineux

LEEDS United fell to a 1-0 defeat at Friday night's Premier League hosts Wolves - but how did we rate the performances?

Saturday, 20th February 2021, 12:02 am
Whites duo Mateusz Klich, left, and Luke Ayling, right, get to grips with Wolves powerhouse Adama Traore. Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images.

Adama Traore was responsible for creating the only goal of the game as his rocket of a shot cannoned back off the woodwork and then Illan Meslier's back before trickling over the line in the 64th minute.

Graham Smyth, the YEP's chief football writer, hands out the scores.

8 - Made a number of good saves in the first half, came for corners well. Didn't deserve to concede in the way he did. Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

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7 - A solid performance at right-back. Neto did trouble him but never really got past him to break Leeds' defensive line. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.
8 - A very good performance. Gave the centre-forward a hard time, intercepted and tackled well. Only disappointment was his finishing. Could have had a hat-trick. Photo by Nick Potts - Pool/Getty Images.
8 - Assured, next to his captain. Some nice passes, dealt with the ball well, tackled well and intercepted high up the pitch when he could. Photo by Nick Potts - Pool/Getty Images.
7 - Worked hard to battle Traore. Wasn't able to link up with Harrison regularly enough. Popped up inside to help Leeds progress play. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.
6 - Buzzed around, gave energy and did little wrong with the ball in the first half but wasn't able to prevent Wolves attacking space in central areas. Photo by Nick Potts - Pool/Getty Images.
6 - Some nice movement off the ball. Unlucky to see a shot-cum-cross hit the post. Faded in influence later on and was replaced. Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images.
7 - Not at his best in possession but his superb numerous free-kick deliveries should have given Leeds a couple of goals. Corners weren't as effective. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.
5 - A quiet first half, a similar second half. Nothing came off for him, struggled to get into it and lost the ball a number of times. Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images.
7 - A few nice moments, passes and touches. Pressed with energy, first half in particular. A couple of poor decisions in possession aside, a decent showing. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.
6 - Aside from the sublime strike that was ruled out for offside, a quiet night. Service was lacking but so too was his impact when the ball did go up top. Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.
7 - Some nice quick passes to keep Leeds on the front foot. Tried to dictate in a way no one else had. Not everything was pinpoint accurate. Photo by Nick Potts - Pool/Getty Images.
N/A - Impact wasn't huge off the bench but came on late in the game. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.
N/A - Should have scored. Like Alioski, was a late substitute. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.
7 - A little fussy at times but tried to clamp down on time wasting and there was little controversy. Photo by George Wood/Getty Images.