Leeds United didn’t have many positives to take from their 1-0 defeat against Brighton on Saturday afternoon.
The Whites have usually done well against those teams around them in the Premier League, but it just wasn’t their afternoon at Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa didn’t do himself any favours with his selection, naming Luke Ayling in the heart of defence once again despite having Diego Llorente available.
Leeds continued with their usual front four.
Patrick Bamford had little service from Rodrigo, Raphinha and Jack Harrison, with the Whites struggling to cause Brighton any problems, whatsoever.
One of the only names to look lively was Raphinha, with the summer signing the only player looking capable of getting on the ball and taking on his man.
He did just that in the second half, leaving Joel Veltman for dust with a beautiful piece of skill before whipping in a dangerous ball across goal.
Raphinha has usually been that one player to step when the Whites have needed him this season, but too many of his teammates weren’t on the same wavelength.
Many Leeds fans have reacted to the display of Raphinha, and the majority of them were awestruck with what they saw on a disappointing afternoon.
Most of those singled out that one piece of outrageous skill, although it wasn’t enough, in the end, to keep him on the pitch for the entire game – much to our dismay.
MOT Leeds News have picked out some of the best reactions below…
Raphinha deserves better teammates.
— Batesy😎 (@BatesyV5) January 16, 2021
Raphinha is so so good
— 🧢 (@HiAiR_) January 16, 2021
Raphinha is a cheat code
— Thad Castle 🏈 (@liahmthurtle) January 16, 2021
Raphinha is the only player putting a shift in #lufc
— Jordan (@itsjordanbarrow) January 16, 2021
Get Raphinha on the ball. That was brilliant. #LUFC
— Matty Ingham (@matty_ingham17) January 16, 2021
Raphinha.. that man has a family
— Luke (@SimpsonLUFC96) January 16, 2021
Omd raphinha that was naughty
— dylanleeds22 (@Dylan62740496) January 16, 2021
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