NUFC player ratings vs Leeds – One 8, three 7’s, several 6’s and a few 5’s

A frustrating Friday night at St James’ Park, as Leeds came away with a 1-1 draw after Raphinha’s early opener was cancelled out by who else but Allan Saint-Maximin.

Here’s’ out marks out of 10 for everyone involved in yesterday’s game at SJP:

Darlow – 7 – A decent return to between the posts. He was unfortunate to concede and really the full fault for that was with the defence in front of him. He did well to stop Lascelles embarrassing himself with a headed own goal.

Manquillo – 5 – Largely anonymous through the match. He wasn’t particularly bad but he was beaten a fair few times and Almiron had to bail him out too.

Hayden – 6 – Didn’t have a particularly great first half with some mistakes but he grew into the game and was generally ok.

Lascelles – 5 – Was poor for the goal and nearly scored an own goal but was generally ok.

Clark – 5 – Fairly anonymous throughout and was poor in the build-up for the Leeds goal.

Ritchie – 6 – A bit of a headache in defence but useful in attacking build ups.

Longstaff – 6 – Anonymous in first half but grew into the second half.

Willock – 6 – Was ok throughout but was required to contribute more defensively than normal.

Almiron – 7 – Was a workhorse throughout. He helped build up some attacks but more importantly contributed defensively in an excellent manner.

Saint-Maximin – 8 – Was a danger throughout and deserved his goal. He was simply on a different level to the rest of the team.

Joelinton – 7 – Did well to set up Saint-Maximin for the goal and was impressive in the second half especially.

5 thoughts on “NUFC player ratings vs Leeds – One 8, three 7’s, several 6’s and a few 5’s

  1. This is a Leeds side who are struggling and patched the team up, so let’s not get carried away!
    35.4% possession at home shows we haven’t progressed at all, we are supposed to be the home team?
    22 attempts by Leeds on goal says everything about the way we defend, any team which had been a bit more clinical would have destroyed us.
    Only positive was Darlow back, need Dummet back quickly!

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  2. When he pushed Hayden into midfield with Hayden longstaff and willock thought midfield had lot more energy couldn’t understand gayle not coming on considering defenceivly leeds were poor ollie think you are harsh on longstaff with that Mark of 6 with him being on his own in midfield till we went to the 3 in there and when maximin learns to release the ball faster then we can say he’s on a different level because he lost it to many times again which leeds nearly scored from if they could finish saying that he wouldn’t be saying for us if he did

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  3. Darren Bob:
    Your correct about Hayden, but it is the same old negative tactics and us trying to counter from the start.
    I don’t think Bruce has it in him to think positive even if we played against 9 men.

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  4. For a so called defensive team with Bruce negative tactics like you’ve correctly said Joseph where not very good at defending

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  5. “Willock – 6 – Was ok throughout but was required to contribute more defensively than normal.”

    He played well. Are you marking him down because he got back to cover defence?

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