Plenty of good Leeds United player ratings - with more killer instinct they would have been higher still

Leeds United got over the line in a curious game at Elland Road.

The Whites deserved their 1-0 win but looked more dangerous when Norwich City were in control.

Illan Meslier – very little to do for all Norwich City's second-half possession 5

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Archie Gray – an excellent performance defensively and attacking with a great tackle and a lovely piece of skill showcasing both sides 8

ALL-ROUND EXCELLENCE: Leeds United right-back Archie GrayALL-ROUND EXCELLENCE: Leeds United right-back Archie Gray
ALL-ROUND EXCELLENCE: Leeds United right-back Archie Gray

Joe Rodon – the standard defensive performance from the reliable centre-back 6

Ethan Ampadu – as dependable at centre-back as he was previously as the holding midfielder 6

Junior Firpo – had one of his best nights in a white shirt 7

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Ilia Gruev – oozed class and gave the full-backs licence to get forward 8

Glen Kamara – a lovely turn to set up a Crysencio Summerville chance 7

Dan James – lively in his attacking and pressing, made the goal with a lovely deep cross; let himself down a touch with a couple of dives and a few wayward deliveries but generally a good performance until he picked up an injury 7

Georginio Rutter – some wonderful footwork and good creativity but lacked the killer finish 7

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Crysencio Summerville – another who was pretty good apart from when it mattered in front of goal 7

Patrick Bamford – wonderful goal hot on the heels of an audacious overhead kick. He could have been more clinical after that but once more ended in credit 7


Jaidon Anthony (for James, HT) – another unable to provide the killer blow 6

Sam Byram (for Gray, 90+4) – N/A

Liam Cooper (for Kamara, 90+5) – N/A

Mateo Joseph (for Summerville, 90+6) – N/A

Not used: Klaesson, Piroe, Gelhardt, Shackleton, Poveda.

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