Raphinha came to Leeds’ rescue with a superb curling finish to rescue a point against Everton in the club’s first home Premier League game with a full stadium in 17 years.
The Brazilian, who scored home and away against the Toffees last season, struck with 18 minutes remaining of a pulsating, ferocious and closely contested match played out to near constant noise from the stands.
Leeds had been behind twice, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin giving Everton a first-half lead with a penalty awarded via VAR and a low finish on the turn from the excellent Demarai Gray early in the second.
Mateusz Klich restored parity the first time courtesy of a dinked finish and Raphinha ensured a point apiece with his brilliant strike.
Leeds were the better side for much of the contest, roared on at every opportunity by 36,293 fans, making the most of being together in the ground for the first time in 532 days.
But Everton were a threat throughout and would have possibly put the game to bed by making it 3-1 had Illan Meslier not produced a superb save to deny Calvert-Lewin a second from close range.
Source – News365.co.za