Realistically some players shouldn’t be getting much of a rating today, but some were worse than others and some will agree, some won’t with these ratings. The game went belly up late on, two late goals and a red card for Samu Saiz for spitting, a six game ban looms for the Spanish forward. In the end the best team won, Newport dominated the game throughout. I’ll make this quick.

Ratings

Andy Lonergan – 5 – Neither goal was his fault, but his distribution was just hit and hope. Rarely came to collect crosses, and there was more than a few.

Vurnon Anita – 3 – Couldn’t control Frank Nouble. Poor management not to have played any football in months.

Conor Shaughnessy – 5 – Actually didn’t have a bad game until he put through his own net. Newport were huffing and puffing but hadn’t really came lose many times, as soon as the first went in the writing was on the wall.

Gaetano Berardi – 8 – I actually thought he had his best game in a Leeds shirt for some time. Scored the early goal and was a one-man team for most of the match.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson – 3 – Basically the same story as Anita, didn’t look like he was particularly up for the game either.

Hadi Sacko – 4 – I thought Sacko was one of the better performers going forward, the competition for him was non-existent to be fair.

Matty Klich – 4 – I thought we lost the battle in midfield numerous times today. At a stage in the second half I felt we were in control, Phillips and Klich kept the ball well but on hindsight it was just a spell where Newport weren’t dominating us.

Kalvin Phillips – 5 – I was thinking he was one of the better players on the pitch but he disappeared when we needed him in the last 15 minutes. Before that he was at least showing some effort.

Pawel Cibicki – 3 – One of the worst performances I’ve seen in a Leeds shirt this season. Gave the ball away 18 times today (source – LUFCData, Chris Taylor, Twitter).

Pierre-Michel Lasogga – 3 – For a player on the money he is, from the background he is from, this was shocking.

Jay-Roy Grot – 3 – I don’t know what to say really. 3 for these players is generous.

Subs

Liam Cooper – 4

Samu Saiz – N/A

About Author

Born in Gibraltar, raised in Scotland from a very young age. Been a huge fan of Leeds United since I could walk and talk, thanks to my Dad, the English half of me. After a few years in Australia I moved to Leeds, the trips from Scotland down to the city a few times a season didn't cut it. Love the city. Love the people, and the 12 hour round trip to Elland Road is about a 20 minute round trip. Love writing about the club, the more I write the more I feel comfortable doing it. As long as it's enjoyable I'll continue to do so, keep looking to step it up and progress as well. Leeds United is more than just a football team for me, as is it with so many others.

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