Leeds United recovered from going behind twice to draw with Everton and record their first point of the 2021/22 campaign.
Things started brightly between the two sides, with Everton taking the lead on the half-hour mark as Cooper was seen to be fouling Calvert-Lewin when battling over a dangerous ball into the box. Calvert-Lewin stepped up and fired the ball low into the bottom corner to give Everton the lead.
The Whites grabbed a crucial equaliser on 42 minutes as Bamford latched onto the ball following a mistake by Michael Keane. He squared it to Klich who took a touch and nipped a soft finish past the keeper to send the game into half-time on level terms.
Look at the limbs behind the goal ⚪— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) August 21, 2021
Leeds equalise. The crowd goes nuts.
The sights. The sound. The exact definition of wild scenes.
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Everton re-took the lead just five minutes into the second half as Demarai Gray managed to squeeze a well-drilled strike into the bottom right corner, an excellent debut goal for the winger.
Despite their struggles, Leeds kept pushing and were rewarded with a wonderful equaliser with 25 minutes to go. Phillips’ cross dropped for Liam Cooper in the box, he laid the ball into the path of Raphinha who lined up a brilliant strike from 20 yards, flying into the top left corner.
This was beautiful from Leeds. That GOAL by Raphinha are the likes from Lampard and Steve G #LEEEVEpic.twitter.com/oy0Kzl8P2E— Moses Mungai (@MoseMungai) August 21, 2021
There’s still work to be done for this team as we close out week two of the season with one point. The team will have an extra day of preparation for the next one as they visit Burnley next Sunday, but not before The Whites take on Crewe in the cup on Tuesday.