Premier League: Leeds United vs Norwich City Player Ratings as the Whites win 2 – 1


Premier League: Leeds United vs Norwich City Player Ratings as the Whites win 2 – 1

Leeds United vs Norwich City: Norwich City squared off against Brentford at Elland Road, Leeds on match-day 29 of 38 in the on-going edition of the Premier League.

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Leeds have won both league games against Norwich for the first time since the 1980-81 season, when they were both in the Premier League. Indeed, the Canaries have accounted for a third of their Premier League triumphs this season (2/6).

Norwich was defeated for the 20th time in the Premier League season, in what was their 29th game of the season – this is the joint-fewest games they’ve played in a league season, along with 1946-47. (also 29).

Let’s take a look at the player ratings for Leeds United vs Norwich City match:-

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Leeds United vs Norwich City Player Ratings


Leeds United


Illan Meslier (gk) (6.5/10): Leeds United goalkeeper was far too cautious coming for crosses, and when he did he flopped at them.

Luke Ayling (7/10): Luke was superb on the air and on the floor.

Diego Llorente (7/10): Some of his passing went astray and there were a few uncharacteristic defensive errors. Did not look particularly sharp

Pascal Struijk (6.9/10): Started strongly. Looked less comfortable when the game got stretched after the break and was rightly booked for a cynical challenge

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Stuart Dallas (6.3/10): Got a lot of the simple stuff wrong but you couldn’t fault him for his bravery on the ball.

Adam Forshaw (6.9/10): Swept up so well, though was usually a weaker link in possession.

Mateusz Klich (7.3/10): Opened the game up with his excellent range of passing.

Raphinha (8.3/10): Rose well at the back post to create the opener. Picked up some lovely pockets

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Rodrigo Moreno (7.4/10): Took his chance when handed it, controlling smartly and tucking away his finish with great composure.

Daniel James (6.6/10): Struggled in the physical battles. Followed up moments of genius with daft passes or loose touches.

Patrick Bamford (6.6/10): Was subs in half time. Wasn’t much impressive with touches and passes. Did take two shots on target and missed one big chance.

Substitutes:
Robin Koch (0/10)
Jack Harrison (0/10)
Joe Gelhardt (0/10)

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Norwich City


Tim Krul (gk) (7/10): Norwich City goalkeeper made a smart early save and continued to keep with authority, claiming a string of crosses with confidence.

Brandon Williams (6.4/10): Caused a few issues defensively but his delivery from wide areas was dangerous.

Ozan Kabak (6.7/10): Still adjusting to life at center-back, often wary that his lack of pace could leave him exposed on the counter.

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Ben Gibson (6.4/10): Did well to match the forward for pace when charging towards goal on a couple of occasions. Overall, a very impressive display

Max Aarons (7.4/10): was very impressive in defense. The passing was not much good, made some key passes.

Pierre Lees-Melou (6.7/10): Sloppy in possession in the first half. Was outstanding with passes and ground tackles.

Kenny McLean (7.6/10): A bright spark with plenty of grit in the middle of the park. Linked up nicely with the front three, threading the ball over the top to his willing runners. Scrapped for his life in the center.

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Lukas Rupp (6.6/10): Shook off some early rustiness and was increasingly difficult to dispossess as things wore on

Milot Rashica (6.5/10): Couldn’t wave his magic wand over proceedings in the first half. More dangerous in the second.

Teemu Pukki (6.9/10): should have done better this time. Was good with touches but missed a big chance.

Josh Sargent (6.4/10): was struggling with pace. Not much infective at the wingers. Was subs at 62 minutes.

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Substitutes:
Billy Gilmour (0/10)
Mathias Normann (0/10)
John Lowe
(0/10)

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