By Kealan Hughes

10th Apr, 2021 | 1:13pm

Trevor Sinclair applauds 'excellent' Tyler Roberts vs Man City

Trevor Sinclair praised the danger Tyler Roberts posed in the first-half against Manchester City as Sam Matterface noted the threat of the Leeds United right flank.

The Whites had half chances to take the lead with crosses from Raphinha and Roberts almost finding Patrick Bamford in the box.

Roberts beat Mendy well to get a ball across the six-yard box but unfortunately for Bamford it was just behind him.

On talkSPORT’s commentary, Sinclair said, “Excellent, excellent play from Tyler Roberts.

“Good pace, got a good ball into an area and you thought John Stones was in a great position to deal with it but I think he got his feet tangled up.

“That was the surprise element for Bamford or else he would have got his feet sorted out and got a finish on that one.

In response to Sinclair’s observation, Matterface added, “The Leeds United right is the area they’ve targeted well so far, Ben Mendy has got forward and left space in behind.”

Big improvement

Roberts is getting better and better with each game he plays and against Man City he showed he can cause problems against very good players.

He is clearly growing in confidence and if he can link up well with Raphinha and Bamford we should have a really effective attacking trio.

The Wales international is repaying the faith Marcelo Bielsa has shown in him and it may be difficult for Rodrigo to win back his place in the side.

Roberts has come in for criticism from Leeds fans and he is still looking for his first goal in the Premier League.

However, he’s been unlucky recently and his threat and reading of the game seems to be improving all the time.

Roberts deserves praise for the attitude he has shown as he has had to remain patient this season.

His head has never dropped and his hard work is beginning to pay off – he is an example for other fringe players to learn from.

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