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Rodrigo stunning as Leeds snag level

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Leeds United battled onerous to earn a priceless level towards Aston Villa after going a person down early within the second half.

In a hostile encounter, Whites winger Luis Sinisterra was handed his marching orders within the forty eighth minute by referee Stuart Atwell. He was given a primary yellow for a useless foul on John McGinn earlier than incomes a second for blocking the ball when Douglas Luiz tried to take a fast free-kick.

Watching from the stands because of his personal ban, supervisor Jesse Marsch would’ve been lower than impressed by the Colombian worldwide however even perhaps much less so with the participant he trusted to guide the road – Rodrigo.

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The Spanish veteran minimize an nameless determine for a lot of the 68 minutes he was on the pitch and at instances, it appeared as if Leeds had been two males down somewhat than one.

As per SofaScore, the 31-year-old – who was beginning over Patrick Bamford – registered solely 25 touches of the ball, which was comfortably the fewest of all of Leeds’ starters. Even substitute Junior Firpo obtained near beating that in simply 32 minutes of motion, while goalkeeper Illan Meslier managed almost double (48).

Along with his little involvement, Rodrigo had three photographs, of which none had been on course, which means 50% of Leeds’ whole efforts within the remaining third had been wasted, as a result of misfiring ahead.

Elsewhere, the one-time £27m club-record signing was weak in his battles as he struggled to manage towards the aerial presence of Ezri Konsa and Tyrone Mings, each of whom had his quantity. Certainly, he gained simply two of his eight duels (25%).

LeedsLive reporter Beren Cross was lower than impressed by Rodrigo too as he graded him because the Whites’ joint-worst performer at Elland Street in his post-match scores column.

‘[He] appeared smothered in assault and remoted. Rusty one-two makes an attempt,’ the journalist wrote.

Plenty of blame could possibly be placed on Sinisterra for his silly actions however the show from Rodrigo up high left little to be desired and contemplating Marsch made the massive name to begin him over the returning Bamford, following his hat-trick for the U21s too, then he may really feel massively let down.

It’s no marvel that the Spanish passenger has been described as “non-existent” prior to now as a result of he was precisely that on Sunday evening.

AND in different information, Leeds scouting “completely unreal” £44m “Grealish regen”, think about him & Sinisterra

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