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Sport Raphinha's late strike gives Leeds victory at Everton

22:40  28 november  2020
22:40  28 november  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Raphinha scores his first goal for Leeds to sink Everton and earn his side a fourth win since promotion to the Premier League. Leeds United had four attempts on target in the first half - the most in the opening 45 minutes since they returned to the Premier League.

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LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Brazilian winger Raphinha scored his first goal for Leeds United to give his side a 1-0 win in an eventful Premier League game full of disallowed goals and superb saves at Goodison Park on Saturday.

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With England manager Gareth Southgate watching from the stands, Everton keeper Jordan Pickford was in fine form, blocking a shot from Patrick Bamford with his legs and diving at full stretch to deny Raphinha.

Everton's James Rodriguez and Richarlison had the ball in the net in the first half but both efforts were ruled out for offside, and Leeds keeper Illan Meslier made superb saves from Mason Holgate and Richarlison to keep his clean sheet intact.

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Leeds : Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Alioski; Raphinha , Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison; Bamford. Everton will be hoping for as much, anyway, and that their victory over Fulham last weekend was the Independent football newsletter. The latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week.

LATE goals from Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas helped Everton bounce back from their Merseyside derby drubbing with a 2-1 victory But Everton ramped up the pressure in the second half and got their reward when Naismith struck 16 minutes from time and only four minutes after his

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Jack Harrison went closest for Leeds, smacking a header off a post as the first half ended goalless, and Meslier was almost caught out early in the second period when he passed the ball to Rodriguez but recovered to catch the Colombian's tame lob.

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There was no let-up in the action and Bamford had a goal ruled out for offside in the 65th minute before Raphinha took centre stage.

The Brazilian, signed from Rennes in October, appeared to be looking for a pass but he checked back, driving the ball between the legs of defender Ben Godfrey and in at the foot of the far post in the 79th minute.

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The two teams managed 38 goal attempts in the match but that proved the only one to count and the victory lifted Leeds to 11th place in the table on 14 points. Everton are in sixth place on 16 points.

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Everton will be dismayed by how they let the game slip from their grasp after Kean produced his best performance of the season before being substituted to a standing ovation on 70 minutes. Everton throw away positive performance. Everton played a 'fantastic' game - Carlo Ancelotti.

Newcastle claimed a late victory against Crystal Palace on Friday night. A victory for Crystal Palace could see them jump to sixth in the Premier League table, while Newcastle would leapfrog tonight' s opponents with a victory of their own. Leeds United.

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"It was a very entertaining game," Leeds manager Mario Bielsa told Sky Sports.

"The result was a fair one and the performance of our team was a satisfactory one."

(Reporting by Philip O'Connor, editing by Ed Osmond)

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