Leeds player ratings v Reading: Attacker tears visitors apart

By Editor Wayne Veysey

Football Insider rates the Leeds players after their 2-0 win against Reading in the Championship on Tuesday night at Elland Road.

Rob Green 6 – Solid and steady. For a change.

Luke Ayling 7 – Back to his best after a woolly display at Brighton. .

Pontus Jansson 8 – The darling of the autumn showed he can also be pretty useful in winter. Completely dominated the Reading front line.

Kyle Bartley 7 – Solid as a lump of granite. Made a string of important interceptions and some crunching tackles.

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Charlie Taylor 7 – The in-demand defender was one of Leeds principal attacking threats and dovetailed well with Stuart Dallas on the left flank. Won the penalty for the second goal.

Ronaldo Vieira 7 – Showed yet another string to his mighty impressive bow by shielding the defence alone in the new-look 4-1-4-1 formation before being aided by Liam Bridcutt from the 33rd minute.

Stuart Dallas 6 – Neat and tidy after being recalled to the team.

Hadi Sacko 8 – Terrified the visitors with his pace and penetrating runs down the right flank. Like a man possessed after a quiet few weeks.

Kemar Roofe 6 – Effective in a central playmaker role although not everything he did came off. Subbed after 70 minutes.

Souleymane Doukara 7 – Worked his socks off both in a central attacking midfield role and then as the spearhead for two-third of the match. Slotted home the late penalty to secure the win. His redemption is complete.

Chris Wood 7 – His profitable partnership with Sacko continued as he latched on to the wide man’s first-half cross via a deflection to bury his 14th goal in 25 matches this season. Withdrawn after 33 minutes due to injury.


Liam Bridcutt (On for Wood, 33mins) 7

Alex Mowatt (On for Roofe, 70mins) 6

In other Leeds news, these are the first two signings that incoming new owner Andrea Radrizzani will make in the January transfer window.