Apologies, these ratings will be a little shorter than usual – Aaron’s writing up a more comprehensive report and I didn’t want to spoil it!
Howard – 6
Conceded three, but can’t really be blamed for any of them. Looked competent enough otherwise.
Darby – 5
Not suited to playing as a wing back. Poor marking for the second goal. Played the Leeds man onside for the third. Crossing left much to be desired, too, I’m afraid.
Dervite – 5
Against a very tough Leeds United attack, and the Frenchmen worked hard but struggled at times.
Wheater – 6
Battled very hard against Wood, and did pretty well for most of it. Caught napping for Leeds’ third. Hope injury isn’t serious.
Beevers – 6
Also did reasonably well against a big physical striker in Wood. But then again, that’s what Beevers should be best at.
Taylor – 6
Poor first half, but really came back fighting in the second. Really got stuck in and looked up for it.
Karacan – 5
Not quite at his best – found himself chasing shadows for a bit of the game. He’s better than he showed today.
Vela – 7
Absolute workhorse. Perhaps tried a bit too hard and lacked discipline? Really hope he’s okay. He will be crucial this season.
Cullen – 6
Reminds me of a young Mark Davies. He’s got quality which showed in patches today. Give him some game time and he could be great.
Le Fondre – 7
Worked tirelessly but given little to work with from midfield/wide men. Surprisingly good in the air. Never doubted he’d score his penalty.
Madine – 8
Fantastic display. Completely bossed the Leeds United defence, and also showed some quality on the ball. Very encouraging. Easy MotM.
Burke – 7
Tall, strong, quick, good on the ball – he certainly looked the part. Should be starting before long.
Buckley – 7
Made an impact when he came on.
Armstrong – N/A
Worked hard. Hope to see more of him – maybe against Crewe.
What are your thoughts? Too generous? Let me know in the comments.