By George Overhill

5th Nov, 2022 | 4:52pm

Crysencio Summerville was the hero again as Leeds United came back from two goals down to beat Bournemouth 4-3 in an absolutely wild game.

The game was mayhem from the off as Crysencio Summerville won a penalty inside the first minute, which Rodrigo converted for the ideal start, before the home side almost immediately collapsed at the back and conceded twice through Marcus Tavernier and Phillip Billing in an increasingly abject first half.

The second half started in awful fashion as United were caught on the break and Dominic Solanke back-heeled a third, but substitute Sam Greenwood curled in a beauty to pull one back, before Liam Cooper headed in an equaliser despite leading a defence that had largely been very poor. But once again Summerville had the final say.

Here, MOT Leeds News rates the Whites players out of 10 for their performances at Elland Road.

Illan Meslier – 6

Didn’t do too badly considering how many he conceded. Under siege thanks to the disarray ahead of him. Crucially dashed out to launch a strong challenge outside of his area when Lerma was clean through, then saved a soft Kieffer Moore effort soon after. Couldn’t do much with any of the goals.

Rasmus Kristensen – 2

Had a miserable time as the defensive set up fell apart after the early opener. Sucked across for the Bournemouth opener, leaving Tavernier free behind him, then had a nightmare for the second as the same man ran past him with ease to get onto a ball over the top. Just a dismal first half. Booked after the break for a foul on Tavernier.

Robin Koch – 2

Very much a part of the defensive horror show in the first half. Positionally suspect and looked like his confidence had deserted him amid the onslaught. Drew boos from the stands when he conceded possession on the half-hour and almost let the visitors in again. Then got elbowed in the face by Moore to cap off his misery.

Liam Cooper – 6

Performance that typified the madness of this match. Poor organisation for the Tavernier goal was perhaps his remit as captain, and the utter disarray thereafter certainly was. Not good enough at all at the back, then powered in a captain’s goal for the second-half equaliser.

Pascal Struijk – 6

Not great. Crucially nodded one off the line soon after the equaliser for probably the only positive action the back four produced in the the whole game.

Marc Roca (off for Greenwood ’54) – 5

A day to forget. Nowhere to be seen on the edge of the area when Billings put the visitors ahead. Zero influence as things took a turn for the worse during the first half, then hooked early after the break.

Tyler Adams – 6

Not at his best but better than some of his teammates. Was characteristically snapping around the midfield in the first half, but was a yard behind the play. Better after the break as Leeds United fought back, but there was so little control in the midfield.

Jack Harrison (off for Gnonto ’45) – 5

Wasn’t able to get anything going in the first 45. Worrying how his early-season form feels such a long time ago now.

Brenden Aaronson (off for Ayling ’86) – 7

One of the better performers despite that being a fairly low bar to clear for most of the game. Got stuck in as Bournemouth took control after the early fireworks, but mainly conceded fouls as the whole Leeds United side fell behind in the first half.

Crysencio Summerville – 9

Leeds United have found a new star. Picked up where he left off at Anfield surging into the area to win the penalty inside a minute. Struggled to get in the game thereafter but drew a Lerma booking as he was felled midway through a dangerous looking break in first-half stoppage time. Looked sharp throughout the second half, then there he was to smash in another late winner. Incredible.

Rodrigo (off for Gelhardt ’81) – 7

Did his best in difficult circumstances and had some of the better chances. Cool as you like to slot the Whites ahead from the spot and showed the right intent in a few moments but struggled to put together any real moves.


Wilfried Gnonto (on for Harrison ’45) – 7

Wonderful assist for the winner and showed some excellent control and dribbling late on. Very promising.

Sam Greenwood (on for Roca ’54) – 8

Changed the game. Had the perfect impact off the bench when he curled a first-team wonder-strike in from the edge of the area to ignite the home crowd. Then swung in the corner that Cooper equalised from. Very good performance.

Joe Gelhardt (on for Rodrigo ’81) – N/A

Luke Ayling (on for Aaronson ’86) – N/A

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has shared an update after yet another injury problem for a key Whites star.