Leeds player ratings v Wednesday: Austin shines but Berardi & Byram underwhelm

Leeds drew 1-1 with Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon. Here's how the players rated...

Marco Silvestri - 6.5/10

The Italian, voted September's Player of the Month for Leeds, was relatively untroubled in the first half but was well beaten for Chris Maguire's opener after the break. Made a few stops after that as the hosts grew into the game.

Sam Byram - 5/10

The sum of his contribution for the majority of the game was his second-half booking and some loose passing.

Giuseppe Bellusci - 7/10

Was all at sea in the first half and got needlessly booked getting into constant arguments in the second. His goal, however, was crucial to Leeds' cause and the defender grew in confidence after half-time.

Jason Pearce - 6/10

The Leeds United captain did not handle Sheffield Wednesday's strikers too well but got forward to help out when he could. Gary Madine and Stevie May could have scored more than one had they put their chances away.

Gaetano Berardi - 5.5/10

Was played in an unfamiliar position at left-back and made some bad tackles, while he was booked in the second half and didn't exactly shine up front. That said, he did make some good blocks and the occasional good challenge.

Tomasso Bianchi - 7.5/10

The match's top passer, the Italian created several chances with some slick through-balls. The fact that they weren't taken, or the runners were often offside, was not his fault.

Alex Mowatt - 6.5/10

Lost the ball occasionally but got into the box well. Was lively, delivered some good crosses and set-pieces - but, at the same time, got some very wrong.

Rudy Austin - 8/10

An absolute tank for his side, showing great strength, superb passing and almost scoring a screamer in the first half.

Casper Sloth - 5/10

Dribbled well but gave the ball away often and was hauled off at half-time after barely making an impact.

Souleymane Doukara - 6.5/10

Got wide and held the ball up well, enjoying some great chances. Like many other Leeds players, though, Doukara strayed offside far too often. Did well but not well enough in the end, being replaced by Billy Sharp in the second half.

Mirco Antenucci - 7/10

Had a great game, really, scoring an offside goal and almost capitalising on some sloppy defending after the break. For the most part, Antenucci was foiled by the brilliance of Kieren Westwood - which was hardly his fault.


Luke Murphy - 5.5/10

Underwhelmed after replacing Sloth, with many fans very critical of his performance on Twitter.

Billy Sharp - 6/10

Held the ball up well and, if you'll pardon the pun, looked sharp. Did not threaten enough to really get the shot away that we all know he can, though.

Steve Morison also came on with 10 minutes to go, little time with which to make an impact, though he might not have offered that much had he been given longer - based on the available evidence.

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