A crazy 90 minutes at Elland Road and probably one that will be discussed for many years, one because of the comeback but mainly the reason for the comeback, the fans. One of the best atmospheres I have seen in many years at Elland Road after an abysmal first half. It started off as a joke when the ref gave us a foul, and ended with a crossbar saving Bristol City in the 94th minute.
Felix Wiedwald – 4 – His error cost us the opener and seemed to put the defence on edge, although they weren’t doing him any favours either. Kicking was poor and he probably felt quite alone at one stage as many cheered him collecting a through ball. Did well with the amount of back-passes that he probably didn’t want.
Vurnon Anita – 6 – I thought Anita had one of his better games in a Leeds shirt this afternoon. He went flying into a tackle mid-way through the first half and seemed to get forward more than usual. Looked very comfortable and confident and didn’t put a foot wrong really.
Matthew Pennington – 4 – Had a very poor game overall although he ended it quite strong. He put three balls out of play in the first half with no pressure on him, it isn’t good enough. I would think Cooper will be back in side, Pennington hasn’t really taken his chance.
Pontus Jansson – 6 – Looked very uncomfortable trying to deal with man-mountain Aden Flint and normally the one to clear long throws but was pretty helpless in both situations. In general seemed off the pace, gave a few sloppy passes away but like Pennington he came good towards the end.
Laurens De Bock – 5 – Didn’t do much wrong but I did think he was one of the players to start sloppy, went in for a few tackles and missed them. As the game went on he formed a good partnership with Hernandez and it was helped by Forshaw coming across to link the pair up.
Stuart Dallas – 5 – Started the game well but as Bristol City took control he faded from the game. I see no negatives to him being in the side over Alioksi, he had a stinging shot saved early but his crossing was off today. May have done enough to keep his place.
Adam Forshaw – 7 – It’s important that fans realise what he can bring. Many grumbled when he spun a few times before playing a simple pass but it’s exactly what we need in the middle of the pitch, someone who will keep the ball rather than panic. In the end he dictated our attacks from the middle of the park.
Eunan O’Kane – 4 – Non-existent the entire match, I would expect him to keep his place after tonight and last weekend. Confidence is rock bottom.
Pablo Hernandez – 7 – One of the players to bring us back to life when the crowd began to roar the players on. Industrious even if frustrating at times, one of the better players on the night and two wonderful deliveries for the goals.
Caleb Ekuban – 5 – A player I really like but it wasn’t for him tonight. I would start him again with Lasogga because they did link up well early but we stopped playing, he didn’t once stop running.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga – 8 – #PASMOM – Another very good finish from the big German striker but his play in general was very good, also one of the only players who didn’t go missing at 0-2. The catalyst for the comeback (on the pitch) and a very impressive 90 minutes.
Hadi Sacko – 6 – The reason I’m giving Sacko a 6 is because he stopped Bristol City attacking, he literally scared the full-back Joe Bryan into sitting and although he didn’t create much in terms of chances he kept getting us into the final third. Positive impact.
Kemar Roofe – 7 – Came on and got the goal, worked hard and held the ball well. Funnily enough he looks better with a partner, who knew…
Kalvin Phillips – 5 – Made no impact and missed a very good chance.