Leeds United Player Ratings vs Reading – Here’s how the Peacocks fared
Leeds United hung onto a 1-0 win over Reading at the Elland Road to keep their winning momentum going in the Championship. Stuart Dallas scored the only goal of the game in the 60th minute, which was enough for the Peacocks who were rescued by the young Bailey Peacock-Farrell who saved a 90th-minute penalty to ensure three points.
This win puts Leeds at second position in the table, just a point behind leaders Norwich City and a point ahead of Middlesbrough. Meanwhile, Reading go down to 20th position.
Leeds United Player Ratings
Bailey Peacock-Farrell (8)
Made a couple of crucial saves but the main one was late in the game when he made a superb reflex penalty save to ensure the win for the team.
Stuart Dallas (7.5)
Continues to deputise at right-back and this time, it was a much better performance. Scored the only goal of the game.
Kalvin Phillips (6)
Played as a centre-back and did everything required. However, he is way better when playing as a defensive midfielder.
Liam Cooper (7)
Another assured display from the skipper who was secure at the back and calm on the ball.
Barry Douglas (7)
Missed a good chance to score early on, however, he kept going forward and put some dangerous crosses into the box. The signing of the season for the Peacocks.
Adam Forshaw (5)
Operated as a defensive midfielder and was not good enough. It is time for him to warm the bench, having already failed to impress in a slightly advanced role in the midfield.
Mateusz Klich (6)
An energetic display from the Pole, who was struggling to impact in the first half, partly due to a disorganised midfield. Got better playing behind Saiz after the break.
Lewis Baker (3)
It was his first start of the campaign and fair to say it was a bad day in the office. Couldn’t really do anything on or off the ball. Was hooked off at half-time.
Ezgjan Alioski (4)
Another frustrating evening for the Macedonian who keeps producing bad displays. Was subbed off at halftime.
Pablo Hernandez (6.5)
Not the best night for the Spaniard but he showed his quality when the opportunity came. Got better as the game progressed.
Kemar Roofe (7)
Forced the Reading keeper to make a couple of good saves and was always a threat to the opposition defence.
Samuel Saiz (Subbed on after HT) (7)
He was straight into the action and helped the team to step up the gear. He certainly needs to start at the weekend.
Jack Clarke (Subbed on after HT) (7)
Changed the game just like Saiz and was more of a threat on the left-hand side as compared to Alioski.
Jamie Shackleton (Subbed on after 73 mins) (5)
Came on late to shore up the midfield.