Leeds may well have felt slightly hard done by during their draw against Aston Villa as they saw Luis Sinisterra sent off early into the second half, although his second booking was very avoidable and unnecessary.
Prior to kick-off, Leeds were handed a boost as previously injured Rodrigo was named into the starting lineup having not played since August 30th with a shoulder injury, although he didn’t show fans what they had been missing.
Cross was far from impressed by Rodrigo’s performance on his return as he said:
‘Lots of running and effort, as well as one decent effort from range, but looked smothered in attack and isolated. Rusty one-two attempts. 5′
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It’s not just what Cross saw from Rdirog that suggests he had a poor game at Elland Road, but his stats also don’t make for pleasant reading having registered just 25 touches which was the fewest out of anyone who started the game, including Illan Meslier.
Rodrigo, for being Leeds’ top scorer in the league this season with four goals, was less than threatening in the final third with zero of his three shots managing to trouble Emiliano Martinez in the Villa goal.
The Spaniard was also very ineffective in other areas as he failed to register a single key pass, didn’t dribble the ball once and was also disposed while on the ball once during his 68 minutes on the pitch (WhoScored).