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Match Recap: Leeds United 2-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

The Whites pick up a point against high-flying Brighton...

Leeds United v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League
Harrison & Gnonto celebrate the equaliser.
Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Leeds United fought back from behind twice at Elland Road to pick up a point against Brighton.

The home side started with a bit of momentum but Brighton ended up taking control of the game from the 20th minute onwards, with Estupinan and MacAllister providing much of the danger for the Seagulls.

For Leeds, Luke Ayling had the first big chance fall at his feet on the half-hour mark at the back post from Harrison’s cross, but Mitoma just about managed to prod the ball away.

Brighton took the lead just a few minutes later when Mitoma headed Pascal Gross’ ball across goal, with MacAllister waiting in acres of space on the edge of the six-yard box to nod the ball past Meslier.

Elland Road was crying out for something to cheer about, and Patrick Bamford delivered on 41 minutes when his effort from 20 yards took a slight deflection which had the ball loop off the underside of the bar and across the goal line.

Leeds again showed promise at the start of the second half, but their poor defending led to a cheap goal for the visitors. Wober almost turned Mitoma’s cross into his own net had it not been for Illan Meslier, but Jack Harrison couldn’t stop it from going in at the back post, whether it was he or the oncoming Solly March got the final touch.

But Harrison made up for it with 12 minutes left, curling an absolute beauty into the top-left corner having received the ball on the left channel from Willy Gnonto’s short corner.