Graham Smyth’s Leeds United player ratings and gallery as Farke’s men record back-to-back

Graham Smyth, the YEP’s chief football writer, gives his thoughts on each of Leeds United’s players’ performances against Bristol City this afternoon.
Leeds won their second home league game in a row ahead of the October international break, defeating Nigel Pearson’s Robins on a bright Saturday afternoon at Elland Road.

Goals from Dan James and Joel Piroe came each side of a Kal Naismith equalizer, but Leeds were worth all three points and held off late pressure from the visitors to secure a vital success.

The team has risen to fifth place in the Championship rankings.

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1. Illan Meslier – 7/10
A couple of hesitant moments, possibly sunlight related. Distribution was largely good but one or two aimless ones. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) Photo
2. Archie Gray – 8/10
A solid and impressive showing at right-back. Looked after his man for the vast majority and came away with the ball on numerous occasions (Pic: Bruce Rollinson)
3. Pascal Struijk – 8/10
Led by example. Tackled, headed and passed it well. Looked composed even when pressure was on. (Pic: Bruce Rollinson) Photo: Bruce Rollinson

4. Joe Rodon – 7/10
Solid and steady for the most part. Got baited into a yellow in the second half when an attacker threatened to escape him. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

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