Superb Hernandez, Brilliant Douglas – The best and the worst rated Leeds stars vs Norwich

Full Time: Norwich City 0-3 Leeds United

Leeds United continued their impressive start to the season with a comfortable 3-0 win against Norwich City at the Carrow Road. The Peacocks, who slipped up a bit in their midweek game versus Swansea City, came back with a strong showing against the Canaries.

Goals from Mateusz Klich and Ezgjan Alioski in the first half, followed by Pablo Hernandez in the second period secured three points for Marcelo Bielsa’s men. Due to a better goal difference, they are at the top of the league table – looking good for promotion at this rate.

Leeds United Player ratings

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (6.5/10)

The goalkeeper was hardly tested throughout the game, so he is unlucky to not earn more in the ratings. His distribution was wayward at times and made one good save later on in the game.

Luke Ayling (7/10)

Back in his usual right-back position and did very well to defend the situations. Wasn’t used much in the attack.

Pontus Jansson

Pontus Jansson (7.5/10)

Jansson came back from injury for this game but didn’t look rusty at all. A combative and comfortable performance from the Swedish international.

Gaetano Berardi (7/10)

Berardi continues to adapt to his centre-back role and do better game by game. He did not allow the opposition to find their rythm.

Barry Douglas (8/10)

A typical Douglas performance, moving up and down the pitch to constantly impact the game. Provided the assist for Alioski’s goal.

Kalvin Phillips (7/10)

Wasn’t at his best in midweek, but was more comfortable in this game, partly due to Norwich not posing much of a threat between the lines. However, Phillips did a job what he was asked to do.

Mateusz Klich

Mateusz Klich (7.5/10)

Scored a goal with upmost ease, drove the team forward in the first half. Faded a bit in the second half but the game was more or less done by then.

Samuel Saiz (7/10)

Saiz was quiet throughout the game but did enough to create some chances and be a good passer of the ball.

Pablo Hernandez

Pablo Hernandez (8.5/10)

A very lively and attractive performance from the Spaniard, who always looks great when in mood. Scored a good goal to top his game off.

Ezgjan Alioski (7/10)

Alioski blew hot and cold in the game but remained in the right position at the right time to squeeze a goal past Tim Krul. He needs to work more on his final product.

Kemar Roofe (6.5/10)

A quiet performance from Roofe, who has been lively so far this season. He seemed desperate to score at times, which led to becoming a frustrated figure.

Substitute

Patrick Bamford (Subbed on after 77 mins) (6/10)

Little time to contribute to the game. Had one or two pops at goal later on.

Jack Harrison (Subbed on after 79 mins) (N/A)

No time to impact much.

Read More: Go for it Bielsa: This 32-year-old veteran could massively boost Leeds United’s bench strength

Lewis Baker (Subbed on after 90 mins) (N/A)

Came on when the game was virtually dead.

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Written by Mizgan Masani

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