Makeshift left-back Pascal Struijk netted a tenth-minute opener for the guests after he fired residence a rebounded strike from Brenden Aaronson however it all went downhill from there.
Simply 14 minutes later, Odsonne Edouard rose highest to fulfill Michael Olise’s free-kick earlier than Eberechi wrapped issues up within the second half with a shocking solo effort.
It means the Yorkshire giants haven’t gained within the English top-flight since August twenty first once they shocked Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Nonetheless, regardless of the entire negatives from the journey to south-east London, there was maybe one shining gentle within the type of Tyler Adams.
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The American midfielder continued his positive type in Leeds’ engine room as he was graded as SofaScore‘s highest-rated participant outdoors of the three goalscorers.
LeedsLive reporter Beren Cross was equally impressed by the 23-year-old, writing in his post-match column: ‘One other wonderful efficiency within the centre from the combative American. Tackles, key passes and a few forward-thinking carries from deep too.’
Certainly, this was definitely the case as Adams registered the joint-most tackles of any participant on the pitch with 5, while he additionally put in a single clearance and one interception to assist out his aspect defensively however he additionally bought ahead on this kind of box-to-box position that he’s made his personal in west Yorkshire.
The midfielder, who value the membership round £20m from RB Leipzig, made 39 correct passes, of which two have been key possibilities created. That was greater than a few of Marsch’s traditional inventive choices in Brenden Aaronson and Jack Harrison, who mixed for only one between them.
Additionally main the aspect for touches (69), highlighting his affect within the possession recreation, Adams even gained 9 duels and gained two free-kicks through the 90 minutes he was on the pitch, by way of SofaScore.
It’s no marvel the American has been lauded as an “engine” by Statman Dave and a “monster” by journalist Tomi Oladipo as with out him, Marsch might effectively have witnessed an much more dominant scoreline from the Eagles.
Adams was the Whites’ one shining gentle from the defeat at Selhurst Park, as clear by the proof above.
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