Crystal Palace 2-1 Leeds United: Post-Match Player Ratings
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Eberechi Eze of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring their side's second goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leeds United at Selhurst Park on October 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

A strong fightback from Crystal Palace as they shake off a dissapointed loss to Chelsea to get back to winning ways against Leeds United

The results puts some much wanted breathing space between Palace and the bottom three. 

Crystal Palace

Guaita – 6 

Struggled to deal with the Leeds press, giving the ball away on a number of occasions. Made a great save to deny Bamford a landmark goal and keep Palace in the game. 

Schlupp – 6 

Playing slightly out of position at left back and it showed as he struggled to deal with Aaronson throughout the game. Offered little going forward 

Guehi – 6  

A tactical foul on Bamford towards the end of the first half was his best contribution to the Crystal Palace defence. By no means a bad performance but with the World Cup just around the corner he will need to improve if he wants to impress Gareth Southgate.  

Andersen - 7 

He missed the last game against Chelsea and looked to be shaking of a bit of rustiness in this game in the opening exchanges. The long ball we are so used to seeing from Anderson eventually began to bear fruit and was a danger in both boxes.  

Ward – 5 

Brought in to replace Nathaniel Clyne at right back but struggled to deal with the marauding runs from Jack Harrison and Struijk.  

Doucoure – 5 

Looked lost at times in the middle of the pitch and left isolated by Eze and Olise either side of him. Lost the runs of Rodrigo and the Leeds midfield on a number of occasions before making way for the more experienced Milivojevic. 

Eze – 8 

A disappointing performance in the first 45 minutes from a player many touted for a potential spot on the plane to Qatar not too long ago. In the second half Eze Showed unbelievable composure to skip past the Leeds defence to get a well deserved goal, he will be hoping Southgate tuned in for the second half.  

Olise – 7 

A very similar performance to his British counterpart on the other side of the Palace midfield three. However, a beautiful, lofted ball from a set piece led to the Palace equaliser and a number of dangerous crosses offered a threat from midfield.  

Zaha – 7 

Seemed to spend more time complaining to the referee than he did influencing the game in the first half. Got closed quickly by Adams and Kristensen anytime he was given the ball but began to start pulling the strings as the second half went on and got his reward by setting up Eze for the winner. 

Ayew – 6  

Missed a great chance in the opening 10 minutes of the second half and struggled to make any sort of real impact on the game before being taken on midway through the second half.  

Edouard – 7  

The most lively of the Palace front line. Got the equaliser with a well taken header. Provided the only bit of penetration by the Palace front line in the opening stages of the game. 

Substitutes  

Milivojevic – 7 

Came on for Doucoure and seemed to help establish more control in the middle of the park which helped Palace maintain their momentum in the second half.  

Mitchell – 6  

Looked a lot more comfortable at left back than Schlupp and dealt with the Leeds wide players well in the closing stages of the game 

Hughes – N/A  

Came on as part of some game management from Viera and did just that, helping Palace see out the game 

Mateta – N/A 

Celebrating winning a corner in injury time may have been his most obvious contribution to his sides victory, that and helping wind down the clock.  

Leeds United

Meslier – 6 

May feel he perhaps should’ve done better with the Palace equaliser. Left a specatator for the winning goal by Eze.  

Struijk – 7  

Created a number of good opportunities on the left-hand side alongside Harrison and was perfectly placed to open the scoring with a well taken chance.  

Cooper – 6 

Switched off slightly for Edouard’s goal and left flat footed by Eze for the second Palace goal. Not his best performance in the Leeds shirt 

Koch – 6  

Similar to Cooper, he may feel he should've done better from the set piece for Palace’s goal but was untroubled for most of the game by the Palace attack and was undone by two moments of quality.  

Kristensen – 7  

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Rasmus Kristensen of Leeds United marks Wilfried Zaha of <strong><a  data-cke-saved-href='https://www.vavel.com/en/football/2022/09/30/crystal-palace/1124711-crystal-palace-vs-chelsea-premier-league-preview-gameweek-9-2022.html' href='https://www.vavel.com/en/football/2022/09/30/crystal-palace/1124711-crystal-palace-vs-chelsea-premier-league-preview-gameweek-9-2022.html'>Crystal Palace</a></strong> during the Premier League match between <strong><a  data-cke-saved-href='https://www.vavel.com/en/football/2022/09/30/crystal-palace/1124711-crystal-palace-vs-chelsea-premier-league-preview-gameweek-9-2022.html' href='https://www.vavel.com/en/football/2022/09/30/crystal-palace/1124711-crystal-palace-vs-chelsea-premier-league-preview-gameweek-9-2022.html'>Crystal Palace</a></strong> and Leeds United at Selhurst Park on October 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Linked up well with Aaronson on the right hand side and forced Zaha back on a number of occasions. Kept Zaha quiet for most of the game and got touch tight whenever forced to defend. May be dissapointed by his role in the winning goal but overall a solid performance. 

Roca – 6 

With most of the Leeds attack coming from the wide areas it was a quiet afternoon for the Spaniard in the middle of the park. Helped maintain the Leeds press and attack ticking over especially in the first half. However, he failed to continue his good work into the latter stages of the game and began to get bypassed by the Crystal Palace attack. 

Adams – 7 

Another energetic lively performance from the American international helping Roca keep control of the game from central midfield for long periods of the game. However, both he and his midfield partner struggled to maintain their energetic start and gradually drifted out of the game.  

Harrison – 7  

Caused a number of problems for Joel Ward on the left-hand side. Combined with Struijk to create overloads and caused the palace defense headaches on several occasions.  

Rodrigo – 6 

Leeds star man so far this season failed to make the impact many would've expected in this game. Moved into the number 9 position when Bamford was taken off but still struggled to cause the Palace defense problems.  

Aaronson – 8  

Continuously caused issues for the Palace defence including a mazy run through the back four to create the opening goal of the game. If he continues this form up until the World Cup, expect him to cause England problems in the group stage.  

Bamford – 6  

Great to see him back playing for Leeds again in the Premier League. With 99 career league goals and counting he would’ve hoped to add to his tally in this game. Had a great chance in the first half but was well saved by Guaita. After that he didn’t really get more than a half-chance before being taken off.  

Substiutes  

Summerville – 5 

Struggled to make a impact on the game, with his appearance signaling the turning of the tide in the game. 

Klich – N/A 

Never easy to come into a game and watch your team concede a minute later.  

Ayling – N/A  

Little to do coming on at right back, seemed to let the game pass him by. 

Gelhardt -  N/A 

Energetic and keen to get stuck in as always but just became another white shirt in a toothless Leeds attack in the last 20 minutes. 

 

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