Leeds United Held Down Newcastle United At Elland Road Despite Callum Wilson’s Penalty Brace


Leeds United threw everything in the road as they welcomed Newcastle United at Elland Road despite Callum Wilson’s penalty brace.

Leeds United Hold Down Newcastle United Despite Callum Wilson's Penalty Brace

Newcastle United hoped to get their top four push back on track as they visited Leeds United but Sam Allardyce’s men refused.

The Magpies previously suffered a rare blip last week, succumbing to title-chasing Arsenal in a 2-0 defeat at St James’ Park.

Newcastle picked up a crucial win when they visited Leeds United in January 2022, which kickstarted their surge to survival.

Leeds United salvaged a draw in the encounter despite Newcastle getting two penalties in the match, one in the first half and the other in the second half.

But it was Leeds United that started the scoring at Elland Road thanks to a fine finish from a rebound by Luke Arling.

Leeds United keep their Premier League survival hopes intact as they came from behind to ensure Newcastle didn’t take all three points.

Leeds held onto Newcastle’s onslaught despite a late red card that was shown to Junior Firpo after he picked up his second yellow of the game.

Interim manager Sam Allardyce will definitely be delighted by the spirit shown by his men after it looked like they would suffer a defeat after Luke Ayling’s early goal.

The game had three penalties, one for Leeds United and two for the visiting team Newcastle, but the home team failed to convert theirs.

Patrick Bamford’s penalty on the half-hour was saved by Newcastle keeper Nick Pope, and Leeds’s disappointment grew further.

Leeds United Held Down Newcastle United At Elland Road Despite Callum Wilson's Penalty Brace

Callum Wilson restored the score for Newcastle United from the spot moments later and the game looked like that of the visitors.

Wilson again put Newcastle in front and their hopes for a Premier League top finish were looking already achieved.

Junior Firpo who had already been booked earlier in the match handled a cross to the box and VAR indicated a handball.

It was just 69 minutes into the second half and Newcastle were gifted the second penalty of the match and Callum Wilson again finished finely from the spot kick.

Leeds United were already looking finished after the goal from Wilson but they eventually staged a rally and got an equalizer in the match.

Leeds United Held Down Newcastle United At Elland Road Despite Callum Wilson's Penalty Brace

The home team got an equalizer after Rasmus Kristensen’s shot deflected in off Kieran Trippier’s head 11 minutes from time.

Sam Allardyce’s team who were one man short after Firpo was given a second yellow card could not believe their eyes.

The home team managed to stage a comeback at the last few minutes of the match and that has given them some hope.

Leeds United remains in the bottom three a point behind Everton but he may yet come to see this as a valuable result.


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