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Brilliant Hernandez – The Best And The Worst Rated Leeds United Players From The Win Vs Burnley

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Full Time: Burnley 2-2 Leeds United (3-5 on Penalties)

Leeds United progressed to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, as they managed to edge out Premier League side Burnley 5-3 on penalties, after 120 minutes of football that ended in a 2-2 stalemate, at the Turf Moor, on Tuesday night. 

The first-half was pretty much dominated by the home team, but the Whites did well to go into the break with the scoreline yet to be breached. The Clarets continued to control things after the break, but couldn’t find the breakthrough.  

And with ten minutes left to play, it was Leeds who drew first blood, as substitute Hadi Sacko smashed into the net, after being sent through by another substitute, Pablo Hernandez. There was late drama to be unfolded as Burnley were awarded a penalty late in the game, as Gaetano Berardi felled Robbie Brady. Substitute Chris Wood made no mistake from the spot against his former club to level things up.

More drama followed as Leeds were awarded a penalty in the stoppage time, after Kemar Roofe was fouled by James Tarkowski, which Pablo Hernandez dispatched with aplomb, to put his team ahead again. Brady scored a brilliant free-kick deep into the added time to get Burnley back into the game and push the contest into extra time. 

Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Hernandez, Mateusz Klich, Ezgjan Alioski and Stuart Dallas all converted from the spot for Leeds, whereas James Tarkowski missed for the home team, leading to a victory for the Whites. 

Here’s how the Leeds players fared on the night:

Leeds United Player Ratings 

Andy Lonergan – 9/10 

Made an early save to deny Scott Arfield, and then was on hand to deny Ashley Westwood in the second period. But the most decisive moment came in the shootout, when he saved Tarkowski’s attempt to win it for his team. 

Gaetano Berardi – 6.5/10 

Did everything right for most parts of the game, until he gave away the late penalty by bringing Brady down in the box.

Luke Ayling – 8/10 

Rock solid in the heart of the defence. Never put a foot wrong and held things together nicely under pressure.

Conor Shaughnessy – 8/10

A big performance from the youngster in the absence of Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper. Stood tall against everything Burnley threw at him. 

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson – 5/10 

Struggled. Hasn’t played enough this season and it showed on the pitch.


Mateusz Klich – 7/10

Started off a bit slowly, but improved as the game passed. Nothing spectacular from him, but he did what was needed. Dispatched his penalty coolly.

Ronaldo Vieira – 7.5/10 

Another player who improved with time, the youngster played a crucial hand in the goal, winning the ball to launch the attack.

Kemar Roofe – 7/10 

Made himself a nuisance at the top, trying to run at the Burnley defence at every opportunity presented. Booked. 

Pawel Cibicki – 6/10 

Making his full debut for the Whites, the summer recruit did not have the best of games. A couple of runs forward aside, he did little of note. 

Stuart Dallas – 7/10 

Worked hard down the left-hand side and got stuck into Phil Bardsley. Had a shot saved in the first half. Scored the winning penalty. 

Jay-Ray Grot – 6/10 

Buzzed around the box without a great deal of impact. Booked on the verge of half-time. Dealt with easily by the Clarets.


Hadi Sacko – 7/10

On for Borthwick-Jackson at the hour mark. Opened the scoring with a nice finish and was a threat. Not many opportunities have come his way, but took this one with both hands. 


Hadi Sacko

Pablo Hernandez – 9/10 

Replaced Cibicki in the 80th minute. Made an immediate impact, assisting the opener with a brilliant pass that split open the Burnley backline. Equalised with a nerveless spot-kick, before dispatching another one in the shootout.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga – 6/10

Replaced Grot with less than five minutes of normal time left. Threw himself about, but couldn’t shake off the Burnley players. 

Ezgjan Alioski – N/A 

Replaced Roofe halfway through the extra time. Little time to make an impact, but took his penalty well.