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Leeds United suffer defeat away to Everton

Technical card:
Leeds United: Illan Meslier, Luke Ayling, Pascal Struijk, Liam Cooper, Ezgjan Alioski (Pablo Hernandez, min.78), Raphinha, Mateusz Klich (Tyler Roberts, min.69), Stuart Dallas, Kalvin Phillips, Jack Harrison (Helder Costa, min.87) and Patrick Bamford
Everton: Robin Olsen, Mason Holgate, Ben Godfrey, Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne, Alex Iwobi (Joshua King, min.87), Andre Gomes, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tom Davies, min.90), Richarlison (Michael Keane, min.80) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Stadium: Elland Road
Goals: Gylfi Sigurdsson (0-1, min. 9), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (0-2, min. 41) and Raphinha (1-2, min. 48)

Everton snatched all three points from Leeds in a 2-1 victory on Wednesday, at Elland Road. Leeds United were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning their previous two matches against Leicester City away and Newcastle United away, by 3-1 and 2-1 respectively. Everton were beaten 2-0 in the previous match against Newcastle United. As things stand, Leeds United are in 11th place on the table and has 29 points while Everton sit in 5th with 36 points after 22 matches.

Everton started strong and were rewarded, following Gylfi Sigurdsson opening the scoring in the 9th minute. Later, Everton scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the 41st minute just before half-time, finalising the first half with a 2-0.

Leeds United staged a comeback in the second half, beginning with early goal from Raphinha in the 48th minute. The game ended with a 2-1 victory for Everton.

Both teams used all their substitutes. For Leeds United Tyler Roberts, Pablo Hernandez and Helder Costa came on for Mateusz Klich, Ezgjan Alioski and Jack Harrison, while Everton brought on Michael Keane, Joshua King and Tom Davies to replace Richarlison, Alex Iwobi and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

There were bookings for Jack Harrison and Luke Ayling from Leeds and Mason Holgate, Ben Godfrey and Robin Olsen for Everton.

Leeds United will play their next fixture at home against Crystal Palace, while Everton will face Manchester United away.

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