Nottingham Forest 3 Leeds United 1: YEP player ratings

YEP writer Phil Hay provides his Leeds United player ratings on the back of the 3-1 league defeat win against Nottingham Forest. Do you agree with his choices?
Hadi Sacko battles for the ball with Ben Osborn. PIC: Simon HulmeHadi Sacko battles for the ball with Ben Osborn. PIC: Simon Hulme
Hadi Sacko battles for the ball with Ben Osborn. PIC: Simon Hulme

Rob Green

Neither he nor his defence were able to get themselves in order at Forest’s corners. 5/10

Luke Ayling

No question about who won the battle between him and Ben Osborn. Osborn was a nightmare in the first half. 5/10

Kyle Bartley

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Won a lot of headers and stood up to Forest but the problems at the back cannot be ignored. 6/10

Liam Cooper

Fine for long periods of the game but the fear of a critical error somewhere at the back is always there with Leeds. 5/10

Charlie Taylor

Spent half of the game on the left wing, to better effect than Hernandez, but his crossing wasn’t good enough. 6/10

Hadi Sacko

Could have levelled at 1-0 and was as dangerous as anyone at that stage. Replaced soon after. 6/10

Liam Bridcutt

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Forest’s midfield were all over the ball in the first half. Bridcutt settled in the second but the fightback was too little too late. 6/10

Ronaldo Vieira

Off the pace in comparison to Hillsborough and was lucky that the referee allowed a second bookable offence to go. 5/10

Pablo Hernandez

Probably the big disappointment of United’s first month. Struggled out wide and was more influential when he stepped inside. 5/10

Marcus Antonsson

Credit to him for his performances in August. Unfortunate to see Henderson keep out his late effort. 7/10

Chris Wood

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Came into the match slowly after a very quiet first 45 minutes but didn’t carry much threat. 5/10

Substitutes:

Kalvin Phillips (for Vieira, 66) - Put Leeds back in the game with a brilliant free-kick and was inches away from scoring a second. 7/10

Kemar Roofe (for Sacko, 71) - Tried his best to make something happen but was isolated too often. 5/10

Alex Mowatt (for Hernandez, 81) - A player who Monk might wish he had started. On too late to change the result. 5/10

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Subs (not used): Marco Silvestri, Lewie Coyle, Pontus Jansson, Souleymane Doukara.

Referee: Geoff Eltringham (County Durham) - Gave Forest a lot of 50-50 decisions but was hardly to blame for any of their goals. 5/10

Attendance: 20,995

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Nottingham Forest:

Stephen Henderson - 7

Eric Lichaj - 7

Michael Mancienne - 7

Damien Perquis - 7

Hildeberto Pereira - 8

Chris Cohen - 6

Oliver Burke - 5

Henri Lansbury - 7

Pajtim Kasami - 7

Ben Osborn - 8

Apostolos Vellios - 5

Substitutes:

Matt Mills (for Perquis, 79) - 5

Matty Cash (for Vellios, 84) - 5