Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC Leeds United Fans View v Everton

LUFC Leeds United Fans View v Everton

Vital Leeds contributor King Billy made the trip to Elland Road on Tuesday night to watch Leeds United beat Everton in the Capital One League Cup.

King Billy gives us his player ratings from the game on a successful night for Leeds.

Ashdown 6
He had very little to do in all honesty. A couple of ropey clearances in the first half but I don`t think the back passes helped. He could do very little with the goal and I think we are in safe hands if Paddy Kenny is injured.

Byram 7
I thought he struggled in the first half. He seemed to be running in treacle and his passing was all over the place. He got better as the game went on and he kept Everton quiet down the right.

Lees 8
An excellent game from Lees. He made a couple of last-ditch tackles in the first half and he looked solid all evening.

Pearce 8
He wore the captain`s armband and led by example. He was fully committed and continued despite needing eight stitches in a head wound.

Pugh 7
I have to admit, when I saw his name on the team sheet I was disappointed but he let no one down. He was another who got better as the game went on, surprising, as he has had so little football this season. He played his part in the crucial second goal. If he can play like this when called upon then he still has a part to play at Elland Road.

Brown 7
Another player who has had hardly any playing time this season but put in a good shift. The customary yellow card for Brown, who lives on the edge with his tackling.

Austin 8 Man of the Match
The bloke is colossal. He kept the Everton midfield quiet all night and inform Marouane Fellaini hardly had a kick. He scored the crucial second goal.

Diouf 8
He is quickly winning over those fans who did not want him at Elland Road and he seems to be revelling in the atmosphere. He was a constant thorn in the Everton side all night and he ran Austin very close for the man of the match.

Tonge 7
He is looking fitter and better with every game. I would have liked to have seen him have more of the ball as he troubled the Everton defence whenever he had it.

Becchio 8
No goal for Becchio in this game but he came very close with a bullet header. He was the Becchio of old and it is great to have him back this season. He was a constant pain for the Everton defence all night.

White 8
What a way to get your first goal for Leeds. A brilliant individual goal, which had it been scored by someone from the Premier League, would have had the pundits raving about it. He continuously ran at the Everton defence and also helped out defensively when needed.

Summary
I went to the game hoping we would not get a drubbing and when I saw a few of the names on the team sheet, I was seriously worried.

So glad that the likes of Pugh and Brown were able to compound their critics (including me), has they played their part in the win.

I think the win and the performance showed that we have a squad full of battlers, who will not lie down against any side. All we need now is to get this investment sorted, bring in a few more players with the quality and we will give anyone a game in the championship.

After wins over Forest and Everton this week, we now need to continue this into the championship at Bristol City this weekend.


Join The Vital Debate


Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club

The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.

The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.


Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Leeds .



Bookmark and Share





Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

Vital Leeds on: facebook


Vital Leeds on: twitter

Join Vital Leeds

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



EURO 2016 COMPETITION - WIN A 2016/17 SEASON REPLICA SHIRT!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Dazza71
Date:Wednesday September 26 2012
Time: 2:50PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds Articles

LUFC Second Yorkshire Derby Moved On Police Advice

Leeds United have had their game at Sheffield Wednesday moved on Police advice

LUFC Leeds Bring In Swansea Defender

Leeds United have completed their second signing of the summer after announcing the arrival of Swansea City defender Kyle Bartley on loan.

LUFC Bellusci Returns To Italy

Leeds United defender Giuseppe Bellusci has left the club to return to Italy

LUFC West Ham set to land Leeds summer target

Leeds hopes of signing Manchester United striker Ashley Fletcher look set to be hijacked by West Ham United

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who is most likely to stay this summer?
Suggested By:
Charlie Taylor4%
Lewis Cook18%
Both will stay70%
Both will leave8%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Leeds Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Tiny T6
2.dazza716
3.SimonTVW2
4.Oyper1
5.deslondon1