Leeds United 0 Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - player ratings

Leeds United suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion.

BELOW PAR: Leeds United midfielder Rodrigo
BELOW PAR: Leeds United midfielder Rodrigo

Graham Potter's side arrived in West Yorkshire low on confidence having not won since November but Leeds failed to properly test them.

Chief football writer Stuart Rayner examines how they performed player for player.

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Kiko Casilla – had little to do 6

Stuart Dallas – unable to make things happen from right-back 6

Luke Ayling –a couple of great passes and a few moments of outstanding defending but he ultimately abandoned Neal Maupay for the game's only goal 6

Liam Cooper – Leeds's central defence struggled against Maupay 6

Ezgjan Alioski – an excellent early cross but Leeds looked vulnerable defensively at times down his side 6

Pascal Struijk – started in midfield, finished at centre-back 6

Jack Harrison – best of a bad bunch, he flashed a shot wide at the start of the second half 7

Mateusz Klich – the pitch did not help but he was unable to impose himself 6

Raphinha – an outrageous bit of skill and second-half cross apart, it was a disappointing performance from the winger, who spent most of the game on the left 6

Rodrigo – nearly on the end of a sixth-minute Alioski cross but scarcely seen thereafter 5

Patrick Bamford – failed to take the few chances that came his way 5.


Tyler Roberts (for Rodrigo, 62) –improved things when he came on 6

Pablo Hernandez (for Alioski, 66) – as at Crawley, probably did not spend enough time in the middle, as his chipped pass to Bamford from there perhaps showed 6

Ian Poveda (for Raphinha, 75) – unable to make an impact with most of Leeds's attacking play down the other side 5.

Not used: Llorente, Costa, Davis, Caprile, Shackleton, Jenkins.

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