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Rhapinha stunner as Leeds peg back Everton


Leeds United claimed their first Premier League point of the season, twice coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Everton on an historic afternoon at Elland Road.

Seventeen years on from their last home Premier League game with a capacity crowd, Leeds welcomed supporters back through the gates of Elland Road – and the match delivered drama to match the fevered atmosphere.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin rifled Everton into the lead on 26 minutes from the penalty spot after Liam Cooper was penalised by VAR for a shirt pull, but Leeds roared back before half-time through Mateusz Klich’s brilliantly-worked team goal.

Demarai Gray scored his first goal back in the Premier League to restore Everton’s lead early in the second half, but Raphinha’s stunning strike hauled Leeds level for a second time.

Everton nearly snatched all three points at the death when Abdoulaye Doucoure’s shot deflected inches wide of Leeds captain Cooper, but both sides had to settle for a point which lifts Everton up to second in the table and Leeds up to 14th.

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