A third straight win for Leeds United, sorting out a few issues on the way. Not only did we receive a penalty kick for the first time in over fifty games, we came from behind to win the game. A Kemar Roofe brace was enough to see off tough competition in Queens Park Rangers, who’s game plan was working until just before the break.
Baily Peacock-Farrell – 8 – A save with just minutes to go that looked like it was about to send the away fans into raptures. A looping effort was expertly tipped over and it rounded off a good game for the young keeper.
Jamie Shackleton – 8 – Arguably the best outfield player on the pitch today. Up and down the right-hand side and causing problems. Had little in the way of issues going backwards and dealt with everything down his side. A very good performance.
Kalvin Phillips – 7 – His passing was a bit off today but he’s having such a good season it’s hard to fault him. Very good defensively, did get caught out for the goal, as did Jansson but sometimes you just have to hand it to a player for scoring a very good goal.
Pontus Jansson – 8 – Solid today and although he misjudged the goal by going with his head he was very strong as the game went on. He battled Matt Smith when the striker came off the bench and ended up with the armband.
Barry Douglas – 7 – Didn’t have loads to do but when the QPR brought on their right winger he barely got a kick. Douglas won that battle every time and the frustration was clear from the visitors. Would like to see him get forward more.
Adam Forshaw – 6 – I think there’s so much more to see from him. Such a clever player in tight areas but for me he slows it down when we actually need to be picking it up.
Mateusz Klich – 6 – Didn’t have a great game today but worked very hard and did get beyond Roofe to create chances, nobody else managed that. Had a few efforts from range in the second half but didn’t really look like getting a goal.
Samu Saiz – 4 – Really struggled today and came in for some treatment from QPR. Passes all over the place and not an influence going forward. Seems to be drained of confidence, again.
Gjanni Alioski – 4 – The less said the better. He seems to be getting worse by the game but seems to think he’s getting better and better. A bizarre situation. Works so hard but offers nothing going forward.
Pablo Hernandez – 6 – Wasn’t at his best today but did try to create. Got himself into pockets of space and didn’t seem impressed at all when Roofe decided he was taking the penalty.
Kemar Roofe – 8 – T72MOM – He didn’t actually play great but he put the ball in the back of the net twice, that wins the game. His first was actually impressive, linking the move before getting into the box and flicking into the corner.
Aapo Halme – 7
Jack Clarke – 6