By Pranav Shahaney

15th Oct, 2023 | 9:38pm

Leeds United trio Joe Rodon, Ethan Ampadu and Dan James featured as Wales secured a famous 2-1 victory over Croatia on Sunday, 15 October.

Harry Wilson bagged a brace as the Welsh side thrilled their home fans with a win against the 2018 World Cup finalists.

Mario Pasalic scored for the visitors to ensure that the supporters were in for a grandstand finish.

Here’s how the three Leeds players fared on the night:

Joe Rodon – 6/10

Was culpable for the concession of the goal as Ampadu’s header guided the ball towards the centre-back.

Instead of jumping and clearing the ball to safety, Rodon just stood there at the far post and the ball just evaded him to find Pasalic.

It was a pretty easy header for the Croatian substitute and that put pressure on the hosts for the rest of the game.

According to Sofascore, he lost four of his five aerial duels and that’s not really a good look for a centre-back who should be focusing on the defensive side of his game.

He did, however, make eight clearances and completed north of 80 per cent of his passes, so it wasn’t an entirely bad display by the 25-year-old.

Ethan Ampadu – 8/10

Was accurate with his passes as he boasted a success rate of 100 per cent while he kept things ticking in the middle of the park.

It wasn’t all sideways passes as he completed two long balls too as Wales looked to stretch the Croatians as much as they could.

He was also combative, winning most of his ground duels and he made four clearances, four tackles and two interceptions.

Ampadu was dribbled past just once which shows that he was a rock in midfield for Rob Page’s side.

The 23-year-old just carried on from where he left off in domestic football with Leeds United.

Dan James – 8/10

Did not start the game, but did not take long to have a decisive impact on the game.

James was brought on by Page with Wales leading 1-0 and the contest still being in the balance.

The Welshman got on the ball right away and had a couple of touches on the left flank before he floated a stunning delivery into the box.

Harry Wilson, who was already in top knick received the ball well by heading it into the back of the net – with Dominik Livakovic failing to get his hands on it.

In the 69th minute, he once again had a chance after he found himself in acres of place on the left flank and while his shot beat Livakovic, it also narrowly missed the frame.

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