Loads of Leeds United fans have been offering split opinions on Jack Harrison’s performance in Sunday’s 5-4 win away to Birmingham City.
Boss Marcelo Bielsa handed Harrison his 25th start of the league season at St. Andrew’s, as the Argentine continued to place his faith in the Manchester City loanee who arrived at the ground without a goal or an assist in his last four appearances.
Harrison righted his record early-on by creating Helder Costa’s deadlock-breaking strike in the 15th-minute, before lashing home our second of the game with a well-taken volley.
He also offered a consistent outlet for his teammates to target when looking to push on, and was in the mix when Wes Harding put the ball into his own net to seal the game for the Whites deep into stoppage-time.
But some fans were left frustrated by the 23-year-old’s performance, as Harrison struggled to offer Ezgjan Alioski and Liam Cooper much defensive support, no matter his tireless workrate.
Others have argued that Harrison’s creative output made him one of our better-performing players at the weekend, especially in a time of need with Pablo Hernandez sidelined through a hamstring injury.
How would you describe Harrison's performance at Birmingham?
Man of the Match
Room for improvment
Harrison recorded 49 touches of the ball on Sunday, with which he took one shot, completed one of two attempted dribbles and played two key balls from a total of 28 attempted passes, per WhoScored data.
The former England U21 international also took possession with two of his four attempted tackles, penned two clearances and registered one interception.
Unfortunately for the £3.6million-rated winger, Harrison only found a teammate with 14 of his passes and failed to complete any of his five long balls, per Sofa Score statistics, while losing seven of ten ground duels, two of three aerial battles, committed two fouls, and lost possession 22 times.
Here are some of the messages shared on Harrison’s performance at Birmingham…
Harrison balling today #lufc
— Veeduka (@veeduka) December 29, 2019
Jack Harrison is the most frustrating player to watch. Does so many good things then levels it out with so many bad. How can one player be fantastic and utter rubbish all in one? #lufc
— Jake Harris (@Jake_Harris15) December 29, 2019
Harrison is different gravy today #LUFC
— maia jain (@MaiaJainT) December 29, 2019
Harrison is having a spectacular day defensively… #lufc
— Peel (@JPeel05) December 29, 2019
Harrison wants to be involved in every goal including bcfc goals unfortunately #LUFC
— Leeds Fan in Chicago (@ChicagoWhite) December 29, 2019
Everything coming down our left. Alioski and Harrison look dangerous going forward but maybe equally dangerous going backwards. #lufc
— Matt (@_mattf7) December 29, 2019
Alioski and Harrison having a nightmare defending their side today #lufc
— Jake kelly (@Jakekelly17) December 29, 2019
In a battle Harrison is the last man you would pick to be by your side.
Alioski getting no help at all. #lufc
— John Borison #GetPromotionDone (@John62747999) December 29, 2019
Costa and Harrison starting to really step up too. Needed during Hernandez’s absence but Harrison is so improved on last season his end product is so much better. Costa starting to play like the Costa we thought we were getting too. Quality from them two today. #lufc
— TheYoungPeacock (@young_peacock) December 29, 2019
How good is Jack Harrison this season? Might be frustrating at times still but for me he is one of the most consistent players in the team, he never gives up and never stops running, has by far the best control of the ball in the team #lufc
— Ryan (@RPlufc93) December 30, 2019
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