Leeds United came from behind to win 4-3 to beat Bournemouth at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon, a game which saw Jesse Marsch’s side come from two goals down to beat the Cherries – and here are our player ratings:
Illan Meslier – 5
Not Meslier’s best afternoon. While he was our best player at Anfield, you would argue it was his mistake for the second goal as Phillip Billing fired in – failing to come and get the ball inside his own area.
Rasmus Kristensen – 5
All three of Bournemouth’s goals came down his side. The first, he is too worried about Kieffer Moore, and get sucked in. The second and third goals, he is simply out of position and Bournemouth took advantage. Need more.
Robin Koch – 5
Couple of shaky bits of decision making in the first half, and his passing was not as crisp at has been in recent performances. But he could have been worse and was certainly not one of the worst players in the starting XI.
Liam Cooper – 6
Coming up against Kieffer Moore in the air, you would argue Scotland international Cooper would be in for a tough afternoon. But he won his fair share of headers and of course, got a very-important equaliser with a super header.
Pascal Struijk – 7
The combination between Struijk and Summerville down the left flank is blossoming. The duo combined well at times as they looked to break Bournemouth down. Solid in possession and none of the goals came from his side.
Tyler Adams – 8
Another stunning performance from Adams. Having to cope with some excellent performances in Bournemouth’s midfield from the likes of Lewis Cook and Billing – Adams was again, everywhere. Combative, energetic, superb.
Marc Roca – 5
Roca’s inconsistency should be a factor when Marsch picks his side to play against Tottenham. Superb on the ball against Liverpool, but poor against Leicester. Fulham was okay. Today, again, far from his best. Perhaps, two years on the sidelines at Bayern has thrown his consistency away, and he needs time.
Jack Harrison – 4
The Harrison at the start of the season is a long way away from the Harrison we are seeing now. Hooked at half-time by Marsch, his decision making was so frustrating. He had chances to create but didn’t do it. Some clear-as-day passes that needed to be made were not, 25-year-old also poor delivery from set-pieces.
Brenden Aaronson – 6
Aaronson, like he has done every week, was a ball of energy in the final third. But he failed to make it stick and struggled to create – even if he did get the Whites up the pitch. Better in the second half, as were Leeds.
Crysencio Summerville – 8
Won the penalty for our first goal, but it had actually been a bit of a frustrating one for Summerville before his second successive winner. Couple of poor first touches, often running into traffic. But his goal shows he is a player that Marsch simply has to start. 3 in 3.
Rodrigo – 6
Opened the scoring with a well-taken penalty, but when he got a chance to have a go at goal, the question mark still surrounds his quality and perhaps, his ability as a nine. Still, that is now seven goals in 12 Premier League games.
Subs: Leeds player ratings as Marsch’s side beat Bournemouth
Willy Gnonto – 8 (On at HT for Harrison)
Stunning second-half display from the Italian and it begs the question, why did Marsch not use him before. His run and perfectly-weighted pass to Summerville for the goal was Messi-esque. Then showed maturity to slow things down when 4-3 up. Perfect cameo.
Sam Greenwood – 9 (On at 54 mins, for Roca)
He completely changed the game after coming off the bench. Roca had endured a difficult afternoon, but it was Greenwood that gave Leeds hope – curling an effort into the top corner. Then, it was his corner Cooper headed in.