YEP Player Ratings

Last updated : 10 January 2016 By Phil Hay

Marco Silvestri: Kept his errors to an absolute minimum and that helped to keep Rotherham in check. Was never seriously tested. 7/10

Lewie Coyle: A terrific full debut. Not only did he look comfortably but his body movement, his style, looked like that of a very natural full-back. 7/10

Giuseppe Bellusci: A top performance from a centre-back who has to be in consideration for tomorrow’s game at Ipswich. Leeds’ best player. 8/10

Liam Cooper: Not quite as steady as Bellusci but after a tough half-hour, United’s defence began to grind Rotherham’s attack down. 7/10

Charlie Taylor: A little quiet by his standards but did produce a cleverly disguised cut-back to give Carayol his chance to score. 6/10

Sam Byram: Came into the game in the second half and would have found the net but for a fine saving tackle. Continuing to show good form. 7/10

Liam Bridcutt: Strangely enough, Leeds were better when he advanced more. It still appears that five in midfield suits United better though. 7/10

Luke Murphy: As with many of his performances, a match where he was reliable enough but never quite able to dictate play. 6/10

Mustapha Carayol: Great start for United’s new signing. Some nice touches and a screaming finish which Lee Camp couldn’t match. 8/10

Souleymane Doukara: God knows how many times he was ruled offside and it looked like being one of those afternoons, but took his goal. 6/10

Mirco Antenucci: Frustrating for him. Hasn’t been in the team recently and would have liked to have taken the chance to shine. A bit peripheral. 5/10

Substitutes: Stuart Dallas (for Carayol, 74) - Unlucky to see his late shot come back off the bar but good to think that he’ll be fresh at Ipswich. 6/10

Sol Bamba (for Bellusci, 79) - Bellusci was suffering from cramp at that stage but Bamba came on and saw the win out safely. 6/10

Lewis Cook (for Murphy, 88) - Evidently talk of a move to Bournemouth is rather premature. Doukara killed the tie within moments of him arriving. 5/10

Subs (not used): Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Scott Wootton, Kalvin Phillips, Tommaso Bianchi.

Rotherham United: Lee Camp - 5, Frazer Richardson - 5, Kirk Broadfoot - 6, Aimen Belaid - 6, Joe Mattock - 6, Shay Facey - 5, Paul Green - 6, Richard Smallwood - 5, Joe Newell - 7, Grant Ward - 5, Danny Ward - 6

Substitutes: Jonson Clarke-Harris (for Facey, 46) - 6, Emmanuel Ledesma (for D Ward, 58) - 6, Matt Derbyshire (for G Ward, 78) - 5

Referee:Andy Woolmer (Northamptonshire) - Seemed determined not to book anyone but made no huge errors. 6/10

Attendance: 16,039

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