A very strange game in South Wales tonight, Leeds struggled to get going in the final third but came up with a couple of moments that would ultimately get us back on level terms. Jamie Shackleton and Patrick Bamford came up with the inspiration and Kemar Roofe followed by Pablo Hernandez grabbed a point, the most we probably deserved.
Baily Peacock-Farrell – 6 – I did think he perhaps could have stopped the first but McBurnie was so close to him it’s probably unfair. Very good playing out tonight. Great save towards the end.
Jamie Shackleton – 7 – A very impressive full debut but I did think he struggled as the game went on. Created the first and got forward a few times to influence the game, needs to do it more. Very good start, thrown in at the last minute.
Gaetano Berardi – 7 – The better of the two centre-backs because I thought Ayling looked shaky at best. Can’t really blame him, but Berardi, a right-back himself was the senior of the two in that position.
Luke Ayling – 6 – Not an ideal situation for the captain tonight. Not only played at centre-back but on the left side which clearly caused him an issue. Didn’t look comfortable on the ball at times. Again, a right-back playing centre-back.
Barry Douglas – 6 – Similar to the rest of the defence really, struggled to make an impact going forward and gave more than a few fouls away. Didn’t win or lose his battles overall, ding-dong battle.
Kalvin Phillips – 4 – The less said the better tonight, an off-day and maybe played too many minutes, I’m not sure. Wasn’t at the races, Bielsa hooked him in the 28th minute, says it all.
Mateusz Klich – 7 – #T72MOTM Once he dropped deep we got a foothold in the game. Got on the ball and when needed he dragged the midfielders away to give the players at the back a breather on the ball. A good performance, he also helped the defenders play out from the back, creating an option that Phillips wasn’t.
Samu Saiz – 6 – Gave us options but often picked the wrong one when he got on the ball. Still a threat and did create room for others, just that one moment of brilliance away from opening Swansea up.
Pablo Hernandez – 7 – A bit like Saturday he struggled to get into the game but when he did he made things happen. Often dropped into the middle to offer options and when it mattered it was a beautiful finish to grab a point.
Gjanni Alioski – 5 – Very, very poor tonight. I said we should have rested him before the game, I thought he was extremely poor on the ball tonight, offered very little at best going forward.
Kemar Roofe – 7 – Really had no service and that’s being generous. Through no fault of his own he was brought off but he bagged yet again, right place at the right time, a proper strikers finish.
Lewis Baker – 7 – Played well when he came on and came up with the match-winning pass, unfortunately Jack Harrison couldn’t get the shot away, but the pass was lovely. I expect him to start on Saturday.
Jack Harrison – 7 – Although he didn’t create many chances he made Swansea think and panic. Came inside and got on the ball and if he’d played more football before now he would have surely got his shot away at the end. Again, should start Saturday at Norwich.
Patrick Bamford – 7 – Roofe hadn’t got the service he needed and what Bamford did was change the momentum of the game. We didn’t look like scoring until he came on and all of a sudden it was game on. From a Saiz ball just over his head, a potential penalty and the second goal, which was just pre class. The turn, then picked out Hernandez.