Player ratings - Who shone brightest for Leeds United in victory over Burton Albion?

Pablo Hernandez scores to make it 3-0.
Pablo Hernandez scores to make it 3-0.
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Here, The Yorkshire Post’s chief football writer Richard Sutcliffe delivers his assessment of a five-star performance...

Leeds United

Wiedwald 6: So well protected by his defence that the ‘keeper had precisely zero efforts to contend with across 90 minutes, Jamie Allen firing Burton’s sole opportunity over.

Ayling 7: Forceful running down the right flank gave Burton all manner of problems, as did his link play with Kemar Roofe.

Jansson 7

Typically dominant when anything came his way inside the United area.

Cooper 7: Continued the impressive form that has characterised the captain’s start to the season. Continues to develop a formidable bond with Jansson at the heart of the defence.

Anita 6: Got forward time and time again in support of the attack but did not neglect his defensive duties before being withdrawn at half-time through injury.

O’Kane 7: Delightful pass for the opening goal cut Burton open and was typical of his efforts on an afternoon when his awareness and anticipation snuffed out countless attacks from the visitors at source. Substituted.

Phillips 7: Lovely composed finish for United’s second goal may have caught the eye but it was his efforts in defence that were most impressive. Non-stop running.

Saiz 8: A constant problem for Burton, his trickery and quick feet being something the visitors found impossible to deal with throughout.

Hernandez 9: Scored from the spot after earlier being involved in the move that led to United’s second goal. Always wanted the ball and always had an eye for where Burton were most vulnerable. Outstanding.

Roofe 8: Terrorised the Brewers down their left flank with some forceful running and intelligent use of the ball. Great goal and then assist after the break.

Lasogga 8: Debut double for the loanee from Hamburg capped a lively display that also involved him hitting a post and firing just over in the second half. Has the physique to capitalise on the trickery of team-mates such as Saiz, Alioski, Roofe and Hernandez.

Substitutes – Dallas (for Anita 46) 7: Underlined his confidence with an early sighter of goal yielding a shot.

Klich (for O’Kane 56) 6: Neat and tidy on the ball.

Grot (for Lasogga 61) 6: Denied his own debut goal by a fine sliding tackle from Ben Turner.