Journalist Beren Cross has slammed defender Rasmus Kristensen after he put in a ‘suspect’ performance in Leeds United’s most recent match.
In the Premier League this week, the Whites returned to Elland Road as they looked to bounce back from their weekend defeat.
However, Leeds didn’t endure the most enjoyable half and went in at the break 1-0 down after Anthony Gordon finished well to give visitors Everton the lead.
In the second half, Jesse Marsch’s men hit back thanks to a fine effort from Luis Sinisterra, which comfortably beat Jordan Pickford from long distance.
In the end, that was enough to see the match end all square at 1-1. Reacting to the events of the game in his player ratings for LeedsLive, Cross gave Kristensen a 6/10 for his efforts as it was another shaky performance from the summer arrival from RB Salzburg.
Indeed, he wrote: “Again looked suspect in defence and struggled to get a handle on Anthony Gordon. Right place at the right time with a late block.”
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According to his stats on SofaScore, only one of his teammates made more fouls than the booked Kristensen (2), while he lost possession 15 times (the fifth-worst in his team), and struggled with a passing accuracy of just 73%.
Coming up against Gordon, it’s safe to say the Everton winger enjoyed a much better afternoon, scoring once, delivering two key passes and creating one big chance (via SofaScore).
As a result of the draw, Leeds United now have eight points after their first five games and sit fifth in the league – although other teams could catch them after this round’s fixtures have been played.
It might not have been a great evening for Kristensen, but it’s a decent point for his side. Perhaps his late block to deny Everton a dramatic winner will be a saving grace for him as he continues to settle in the Premier League.