Newcastle United vs. Leeds United – Match Report – September 17, 2021

Newcastle United vs.  Leeds United - Match Report - September 17, 2021

(EFE) – Leeds, led by Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa, will have to keep waiting to achieve his first win of the season, after drawing 1-1 on his visit to the Newcastle field this Friday, in a match in which the “whites” was useless to get ahead at thirteen minutes with a goal from Raphinha.

Something that, although it bore the signature of the Brazilian attacker, was largely due to the Spanish international Rodrigo Moreno, who intelligently let a cross from Raphinha’s right wing pass between his legs that ended up sneaking into Karl Darlow’s goal.

But the problems of the Bielsa team are not in attack, but in defense, as witnessed by the eleven goals conceded by Leeds in the first four days of the championship. A figure only surpassed, precisely by Newcastle, who started the match as the most thrashed team in the Premier League with a total of twelve goals.

That data presaged that Raphinha’s would not be the only goal at Saint James Park, as Newcastle’s French striker Allan Saint-Maximin confirmed after 44 minutes, when he established the 1-1 with a mag.

An equalizer that Leeds had the opportunity to undo in the extension time of the first half in a sensational gallop by the Spanish Junior Firpo who served an unbeatable ball to Raphinha, who was overly entertained by losing the opportunity to establish the 1-2.

There was no shortage of chances in the second half, but the good work of the goalkeepers Karl Darlow, who avoided an own goal by Jamaal Lascelles in the 54th minute with a great intervention, and the Frenchman Illan Meslier, who deprived up to two occasions the second goal from his compatriot Saint-Maximin, prevented the score from moving again.

The tie leaves Leeds, who added their third level in five games, in sixteenth place with three points, one more than the relegation zone, in which Newcastle will continue to immerse, occupying the third-to-last position with two units in their locker. .

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