The three worst Leeds players during win v Birmingham
COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Leeds ended up with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Birmingham on Friday evening at St. Andrews.
A Chris Wood double which was accompanied by a fine Alfonso Pedraza effort ensured that the Yorkshire giants took home all three points after a sweet Craig Gardner strike had looked to ruin their evening.
But, it was not a match without poor performances from certain individuals in the Leeds eleven and here, Football Insider analyses the three worst players from the victory.
The Northern Irishman struggled to get a foothold in the game before being brought off for eventual goalscorer Pedraza on the 73rd minute. The Midlands club largely dominated possession while the 25-year-old was on the pitch and while he was on the ball he failed to create anything of note. It will certainly be a night to forget for Dallas and his position in the team may now be at risk going into the midweek clash against Fulham.
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Much like Dallas the 25-year-old attacker was also anonymous for large portions of the encounter. The Frenchman is often credited for his impressive workrate and while that is priceless, it is sometimes not enough for where Leeds are looking to get to. Doukara was allowed to play the full 90 minutes, but his position may now also be at risk for the Fulham encounter, while he will be looking to impress as much as he can with his contract set to expire in the summer.
The Leeds midfield was being heavily overran by Birmingham’s before either of the Leeds coaching staff on the touchline or Garry Monk made the smart decision to bring Kalvin Phillips onto the pitch. Bridcutt, 27, was often second best to Blues midfielder David Davis in the defensive part of his game, while attacking is not the way he plays he did also have to offer something when moving up the pitch, as Leeds were being put heavily under the cosh by Gianfranco Zola’s outfit before their second goal.
In other Leeds news, Noel Whelan believes this player was the difference against Birmingham.