Solid Jansson, Poor Ayling – Here’s how the Leeds stars fared in the 1-1 draw vs Brentford

Leeds United Player Ratings vs Brentford: Here’s how the Whites fared

Leeds United left it late against Brentford as both teams played out a 1-1 draw at Elland Road. Brentford scored via Neal Maupay, who continued his fine form in front of the goal, courtesy of a controversial penalty.

The Peacocks threatened Dean Smith’s side on many occasions and ultimately found their equaliser through centre-back Pontus Jansson, who jumped the highest to head in a last-ditch free-kick. Marcelo Bielsa’s side are now 3rd in the table behind Sheffield United and West Brom.

Leeds United Player Ratings

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (7/10)

It was harsh for the goalkeeper to concede via a controversial penalty but he was confident in goal overall. He made a couple of fine saves as well.

Luke Ayling (4/10)

Ollie Watkins gave him a hard time at the back for most of the game. Ayling was unable to provide much going forward and was sent off in the final minutes.

Pontus Jansson (9/10)

Best performer for Leeds on the night. Not only did he pull one back for the Peacocks, but he was also defensively supreme.

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United.
Pontus Jansson

Liam Cooper (7/10)

He had his moments in the game but ultimately came through with a good performance.

Stuart Dallas (6/10)

A solid replacement for Douglas at left-back. He showed great work rate but was unable to provide much going forward.

Kalvin Phillips (6/10)

He was unable to pick the passes which he usually excels at. Brentford’s high pressing made it difficult for him but he was defensively good on the night.

Jack Harrison (5/10)

Was ineffective throughout the whole game and was guilty of overplaying at times.

Mateusz Klich (5/10)

He wasn’t at his best. Brentford ensured he was unable to play his part.

Samuel Saiz (6/10)

He was absent for most of the game and gave away the ball on many occasions.

Ezgjan Alioski (6/10)

His set-pieces were much better than before and he provided good deliveries.

Ezgjan Alioski

Tyler Roberts (6/10)

He was confident enough to drop as deep as the United half to pick the ball up and find space to make an impact.


Adam Forshaw (5/10)

Not the best of cameo appearances from Forshaw.

Lewis Baker (5/10)

Almost found the net with his first touch of the ball but it narrowly flew wide.

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Jack Clarke (6/10)

Looked energetic and lively after coming on but didn’t have the time to influence the game.

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