ICE COOL: Leeds United star Raphinha keeps his nerve to net a dramatic late spot kick to give Marcelo Bielsa's Whites all three points against Crystal Palace at Elland Road. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

Leeds United 1 Crystal Palace 0 - Graham Smyth's player ratings as late Raphinha penalty claims massive victory

Leeds United left it very late to seal a thrilling 1-0 victory against Tuesday night's Premier League visitors Crystal Palace - but how did we rate the performances?

By Graham Smyth
Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 10:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 11:20 pm

Three days after Saturday evening's goalless draw at Brighton, Leeds were heading for another 0-0 but the Whites were awarded a 91st-minute penalty after Marc Guehi blocked Liam Cooper's header from a corner with his arm.

After the intervention of VAR, referee Kevin Friend eventually pointed to the spot and Raphinha coolly converted to give Marcelo Bielsa's side their third win of the season, taking Leeds up to 15th and five points clear of the drop zone.

Graham Smyth, the YEP's chief football writer, hands out the scores from a thrilling night at Elland Road.

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