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Player ratings: Leeds United 2-3 Fulham

Written by George Rossiter on 24th October 2022

George Rossiter assesses the Fulham performances after an enjoyable trip to Elland Road.

Marco Silva’s men made it back-to-back wins in the Premier League, marching on together to a 3-2 victory. Goals from Mitro, Bobby and Willian sent nearly 2,000 Fulham fans home in delight.

Bernd Leno

In terms of the goals, Leno couldn’t have prevented the first and was beaten from close range for the second. Beyond that, there were a couple of important saves, especially denying Patrick Bamford from close range in the second half. 6.5/10

Bobby De Cordova-Reid

Considering it was obvious from the first minute that Leeds would target Fulham’s right-hand side, Bobby generally did a good job at coping with the threat of Sinisterra and Struijk. The Jamaican international then went onto add a third goal of the season to cap off another admirable effort in his un-preferred right-back position. 7.5/10

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I don’t think making the change from Diop to Tosin was necessary and that potentially proved to be the case. For both goals, questions have to be asked of Tosin, who simply did not look at the ball for the first and was nutmegged far too easily for the second late on. It’ll be interesting to see which defensive pairing play next weekend. 5.5/10

Tim Ream

One thing you can say for Tosin, is that when he and Ream play together, it’s evident just how much extra quality Tim has on the ball, always so composed regardless of the scenario. He was unlucky for the first Leeds goal, with his block looping into the six yard box for Rodrigo, but bar that, another solid display. 7/10

Antonee Robinson

Like Ream, Robinson was unlucky not to prevent the first goal, with a pass to the right-hand side of the Leeds box just evading his path. Although on the surface it was one of Jedi’s quieter performances this season, the lack of impact Jack Harrison had on the game proved once more how consistently quality Robinson has become. 6.5/10

Harrison Reed

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A really special performance from the Ginger Iniesta who was unlucky not to add another goal to his tally after a first half goal-line block from Marc Roca. A wonderful spiralling run in the Leeds box, completed with an assist for Willian, topped off a performance that produced even more shouts for Harrison to be in that provisional World Cup squad. Come on Gareth, you know it makes sense. 9/10 – Man of the match

Joao Palhinha

Palhinha thrived against a Leeds team playing high up the pitch, dominating a fairly lightweight Leeds midfield including Roca and Greenwood, frequently pushing Fulham up the pitch through a number of interceptions and subsequently wonderful distribution. What a player. 8/10

Andreas Pereira

Another solid performance from Andreas who, while not at his dazzling best like he was on Thursday night against Aston Villa, played a huge part in the win, providing two brilliant crosses for the first two goals from Mitrovic and De Cordova-Reid. 7/10


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There were doubts among the fan base when Fulham moved for a 34-year old who had struggled to make an impact in Brazil after leaving London for Corinthians. All those doubts are quickly being quashed. That class Willian possessed in his stints at Shakhtar and Chelsea is still there and it’s on show more and more, game by game. 8.5/10

Harry Wilson

It was brilliant to see our Welsh wizard make his first Premier League start of the season after such a brilliant season in the Championship. While it was a quiet game for Wilson; his link-up play, especially with Harrison Reed, was very good and with more match fitness will come greater confidence, for sure. 6.5/10

Aleksandar Mitrovic

Beyond his ninth, yes ninth, goal of the season, Mitro had a slightly quieter game than normal, struggling to stamp his authority on the Leeds defence. Admittedly, this could be down to him not being 100% fit, as he went down on a couple of occasions, holding his previously injured foot. 6.5/10

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Neeskens Kebano (63’ for Harry Wilson)

Against tiring legs, Kebano was direct and hugely effective in taking the game to Leeds in the last third of the game. 7/10

Shane Duffy (89’ for Willian)

It was hardly Duffy’s fault, but changing system seemed to unsettle Fulham, leading to a late Leeds consolation. 6/10

Carlos Vinicius (90+2’ for Aleksandar Mitrovic)

Brilliant hold-up play in the corner in stoppage time to help Fulham see the game out with a win. 6.5/10

Tom Cairney (90+2’ for Harrison Reed)

Cairney continues his run of coming on as a sub in every Premier League game this season. 6/10

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