Nottingham Forest 4 Leeds United 2: Phil Hay's player ratings from a frantic City Ground defeat

Leeds United were handed a 4-2 defeat at Nottingham Forest on New Year's Day - but how did we rate the players?

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 1st January 2019, 5:33 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 2:36 am
Leeds United concede
Leeds United concede

Our Phil Hay hands out the scores below...

None of the goals would be classed as his fault but there seems to be a lack of assurance there and the argument for a change in that position grows stronger. 5/10
Not hugely effective down the right, although Harrison was able to make inroads in front of him before half-time. Still to hit his peak after injury. 5/10

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Has been on a good run but lost Murphy when he bagged Forests third. That said, there is too much reliance on his aerial ability. 6/10
No arguing with the decision to send him off for what was a bad foul. The last thing Bielsa needed was him missing three games through suspension. 3/10
A strange day on which Leeds didnt defend as badly in open play as a 4-2 scoreline suggests. Not much of the blame can be laid on him. 5/10
A performance without many redeeming features. Gifted the opener to Jack Colback and his wayward passing caused Leeds no end of problems. 3/10
Took his goal beautifully and threw caution to the wind in the second half. A game effort in the circumstances. 6/10
Bielsa could do with him getting back to the mindset which saw him go beyond the last man and sniff out goals earlier in the term. 5/10
His cross opened up Forest when Leeds went in front and he was in the thick of everything, without being on top of his game. 6/10
A harsh decision to take him off, given that his had been the only performance of note in the first half. But there was no denying Clarkes impact. 6/10
Popped up in brief spells and should have scored near the end but was less involved than he might have been considering how much of the ball Leeds had. 5/10
A repeating sequence. Comes off the bench, makes a big difference and gives Leeds a shot in the arm. 8/10
Forest had wrestled back control of the game by then and he made no real impact. 5/10
Darren England - Very hard to justify his decision to book Robinson but he did get Phillips red card right. 4/10