Neil Redfearn comments on Leeds win, picks the best player on the pitch

Lewis Cook

Neil Redfearn praised Lewis Cook after Leeds United's win over Bournemouth.

Leeds United secured a nail biting 1-0 win over Bournemouth, to end their run of poor form.

Luke Murphy scored an excellent first half goal to give the side the lead, an they just about hung on.

Bournemouth had a goal disallowed for offside, and they crashed an 86th minute penalty onto the bar, after Giuseppe Bellusci was sent off.

Head coach Neil Redfearn was positive after the game, having seen his side end a run of seven Championship games without a win.

He told Leeds United TV: "It's a great result. I think we got it spot on, we pressured them. We got into them and made it difficult.

"We put some passion and some tempo into it. We're finding the real Luke Murphy. He's looking a real good player again."

Murphy has two goals in two games for Leeds now, but Redfearn felt his fellow midfielder, 17-year-old Lewis Cook was the standout performer.

He added: "He was the best player on the pitch by a mile. He's a Leeds boy through and through, that's the best thing."

Cook was assured, confident on the ball and looking several years older than his age suggests, in terms of the maturity of his performance.

He completed four successful dribbles during the win, while the most any other Leeds player managed was one.

The victory takes Leeds into 19th, six points clear of the relegation zone.

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