Fulham 1 Leeds United 2 - player ratings

Leeds United more than matched the energy of a Fulham team who in truth needed the points more than they did, and outdid them for quality at Craven Cottage.

The result was a 2-1 win which really should have been even better, but given their awful record in London, Leeds took what they could get.

Chief football writer Stuart Rayner goes in for some man-to-man marking.

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Illan Meslier – made a couple of important first-half saves but denied a deserved clean sheet at a corner 8

CONTRIBUTIONS: Patrick Bamford was both goal-taker and goal-maker for Leeds United

Luke Ayling – a first Premier League goal denied, a goal celebration wasted, a goal-line clearance, but he was not strong enough at Joachim Andersen's goal 7

Diego Llorente – some good passes out from the back 7

Pascal Struijk – stabbed a good chance wide 6

Ezgjan Alioski – got forward to good effect as Leeds pushed for a third 7

Kalvin Phillips – important tackle to create the winner 7

Raphinha – scored a goal and carried a real threat 7

Stuart Dallas – the usual dependable performance 7

Tyler Roberts – growing in confidence 6

Jack Harrison – made Bamford's goal but failed to make the most of his good footwork with a shot from another crossing position 6

Patrick Bamford – a goal and an assist for the allegedly-not-quite-good-enough-for-England striker 8.


Mateusz Klich (for Bamford, 77) – finished the game at centre-forward 6

Robin Koch (for Roberts, 90) – N/A.

Not used: Casilla,, Berardi, Jenkins, Shackleton, Costa, Poveda, Gelhardt.

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