Mateo Joseph

Watford vs Leeds United Player Ratings as Mateo Joseph scores late equalizer for the visitors

Watford vs Leeds United Match Summary

Watford vs Leeds ended in an entertaining 2-2 draw as the hosts performed extremely well to earn a point against the table-toppers at Vicarage Road on March 29.

Both teams made good starts to the first half in which football was played at a good tempo, and all over the pitch. Watford had 54% of the ball compared to Leeds’ 46%, resulting them in having slightly more attempts in the first period. The hosts grabbed the lead after 31 minutes after Vakoun Issouf Bayo scored with a relatively easy finish to make it 1-0. Their lead was short-lived, though, as Glen Kamara assisted Crysencio Summerville for Leeds’ equalizer just six minutes later.

However, Emmanuel Dennis restored Watford’s advantage on the cusp of half-time. The Nigerian forward received a pass from midfielder Edo Kayembe and applied a cool finish to make it 2-1 in the 44th minute. The Hornets led 2-1 at the break.

Leeds United made a strong start to the second half as they looked to take the game to Watford. They kept the ball for extended spells with the hopes of breaking down the hosts’ shape. With 77% in the second period, Leeds attempted eight shots with five on target. Watford, on the other hand, failed to hit the target despite three attempts.

Substitute Mateo Joseph made an instant impact for Leeds United late in the game. Having come on in the 84th minute, Joseph scored just a minute later to level the game for the visitors. Both teams played well as Watford vs Leeds United ended 2-2. That said, let’s take a look at the player ratings for both teams.

Watford vs Leeds United Player Ratings


Daniel Bachmann – 7.5/10

Matthew Pollock – 6.5/10

Francisco Sierralta – 6.5/10

Ryan Porteous – 7/10

Porteous played well and won five duels, making three tackles, two clearances and one interception. He also played two long balls.

Ryan Andrews – 6.5/10

Edo Kayembe – 7/10

Kayembe passed the ball with 75% accuracy, including two key passes and three long balls. He also won three duels and provided an assist for Dennis’ goal.

Tom-Dele Bashiru – 6.5/10

Jamal Lewis – 7/10

Lewis had a decent game as he passed the ball with 81% accuracy and won three duels, making three tackles and two interceptions.

Yaser Asprilla – 7/10

Asprilla had a great game in midfield with the ball as he distributed it with 90% accuracy, including three key passes, three crosses and two long balls.

Emmanuel Dennis – 7.5/10

Dennis scored Watford’s second goal to put them 2-1 up before half-time. He also won two duels and made one tackle.

Dennis celebrates after scoring against Leeds to make it 2-1. (Getty Images)

Vakoun Issouf Bayo – 7/10

Bayo scored the opening goal of the game in the 31st minute which was his only shot on target throughout the contest.


Ismael Kone – 6/10

Thomas Ince – 6/10

Mileta Rajovic – 6/10

Leeds United

Illan Meslier – 6.5/10

Archie Gray – 6.5/10

Joe Rodon – 7.5/10

Rodon was solid at the back and won eight of the nine duels he was involved with, making five clearances and three tackles. He passed the ball with 97% accuracy.

Liam Cooper – 6.5/10

Sam Byram – 7/10

Byram, too, had a great game in defence as he won nine duels, making five tackles, two interceptions and two clearances. He also played one key pass.

Glen Kamara – 7.5/10

Kamara provided an assist for Leeds’ opening goal in the first half. He passed the ball with 95% accuracy, including two long balls. He also won six duels, making two tackles and one interception.

Ethan Ampadu – 7/10

Ampadu put in a composed performance in midfield, passing the ball with 87% accuracy, including three long balls. He also won all four of his duels.

Daniel James – 6.5/10

Georginio Rutter – 6.5/10

Crysencio Summerville – 8.5/10

Summerville had a great game with the ball as he scored in the first half to level the game for Leeds. He passed the ball with 76% accuracy, including two key passes. He also won 10 duels and attempted four shots on target. Summerville also completed three dribbles.

Watford vs Leeds United
Summerville scored Leeds’ first goal of the game. (Getty Images)

Patrick Bamford – 6.5/10


Junior Firpo – 7/10

He came on in the second half of Watford vs Leeds United and passed the ball with 89% accuracy, including two long balls. He also won one duel.

Joel Piroe – 6.5/10

Jaidon Anthony – 6.5/10

Mateo Joseph – 7.5/10

Joseph made an instant impact as he scored with his first touch of the game to make it 2-2 as Leeds clawed back into the contest.

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