Leeds Fight Back Twice To Draw Thriller Everton

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Raphinha came to Leeds’ rescue with a fantastic curling strike in the club’s first home Premier League game in 17 years, rescuing a point against Everton. The Brazilian, who scored both at home and away against the Toffees last season, scored with 18 minutes left in a frantic, furious, and plainly superb encounter played out to near constant crowd noise.

Everton took a first-half lead thanks to a VAR-awarded penalty from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and a low finish on the turn from the superb Demarai Gray early in the second half. With a dinked finish, Mateusz Klich restored parity for the first time, and Raphinha’s superb shot sealed a point apiece.

Leeds were the better team for much of the match, with 36,293 fans roaring them on at every chance, making the most of the fact that they were all in the same place for the first time in 532 days. Everton, on the other hand, posed a threat throughout and could have made it 3-1 had Illan Meslier not made a brilliant save to deny Calvert-Lewin a second from close range.

It’s the home side’s first point of the season, and the Toffees are now unbeaten in their first two games under Rafael Benitez.

Source: BBC Sport

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