Huddersfield Town fell to a crushing 3-0 defeat at Elland Road as a rampant Leeds United put the Terriers to the sword in the West Yorkshire derby.

Goals from Rudy Austin, Mirco Antenucci and Soulemane Doukara consigned a toothless Town side to a fifth defeat of the league season and leaves Chris Powell's side firmly planted in the bottom three with the second worst goal difference in the division.

But how did each Town player rank in the derby-day mauling?

See our player ratings below.

 

Smithies - The lack of protection afforded to him at times was nothing short of astounding but he will also have to look at his own actions for the opening goal, with Austin's strike powerful but certainly not possessing the requisite precision to find the net. 5.

Peltier - A nightmare return to Elland Road for the former Leeds man and the Town captain was badly at fault for the hosts' second and third goals as he failed to get tight to markers and looked overawed by the occasion. 4.

Hudson - Impressed against Wigan Athletic in midweek but his lack of pace hindered him here as he struggled to get close to midfield runners and close off those in front of him. Was a menace from set pieces and dealt well with crosses into the area but it was a disjointed display. 5.

Lynch - Was caught out far too easily on a number of occasions by the roving Antenucci and his clearances were poor throughout, putting his side under all sorts of pressure and Austin's opener was a direct consequence of a poor pass. 4.

Robinson - Looked questionable from a positional perspective from the get-go and he left Lynch exposed on too many occasions due to ill-timed surges into enemy territory, which gave Leeds a constant outlet in Gaetano Berardi on the right flank. 5.

Butterfield - For a player that relies so heavily on his technical ability, Butterfield's performance could not have gone any worse. His passing was off and he never looked like influencing the game behind Wells. Showed little desire to track back but did occasionally produce some neat touches. 5.

Hogg - Another below-par display was best epitomised by the sight of him desperately attempting to haul Austin to the floor in the opening period and he struggled against his opposite number's athleticism and powerful direct running. Some neat passing failed to mask the fact he was on the periphery of the game when Town needed someone to grab the game by the scruff of the neck. 4.

Coady - One player who can emerge with some credit from the wreckage but he will still be disappointed by some of his decisions in midfield as he left his defence terribly isolated against the pace of the United attack. Good purposeful running and passing which made him shine above most. 6.

Scannell - Was branded an 'enigma' by Powell upon his arrival at the club and this performance illustrated the good and the bad of the wideman. He beat his full-back and worked hard intermittently but the majority of his play was frustrating, particularly his delivery from wide positions. 5.

Wells - It's difficult not to feel sorry for a player who runs the channels well, utilises his pace and gets into good positions but looks far from equipped to lead the line on his own due to his lack of physical traits. Spurned some gilt-edged chances that did come his way. 5.

Bunn - The one Town player who can feel justified in walking off the field today with his head held high. The winger worked so hard and was a constant thorn in the side of Berardi, who was eventually sent off for a rash tackle on the wideman. Several weaving runs resulted in nothing but a tackle he made in the final stages, after sprinting to get to the far touchline, was admirable from the plucky youngster. 7.

Substitutes:

Ward - Barely had a kick after arriving onto the scene as Town's primary hope of getting back into the contest but his sole contribution was a wayward volley on the turn. 4.

Stead - Indicative of Town's struggles up front; offered no sort of hold-up play target and squandered a brilliant opportunity to grab a consolation by firing Wells' sliderule pass over the bar. 4.