WILD SCENES: Pascal Struijk whirls away to celebrate his 92nd-minute equaliser after sublime work from Joe Gelhardt to seal a 1-1 draw against Brighton at Elland Road and a passage out of the bottom three. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Leeds United 1 Brighton 1: Graham Smyth's player ratings as Whites escape drop zone

Leeds United jumped out of the Premier League drop zone via a dramatic 1-1 draw at home to Brighton - but how did we rate the performances?

By Graham Smyth
Sunday, 15th May 2022, 5:23 pm

The Whites could yet be relegated from the Premier League but Pascal Struijk stepped off the bench to supply a well-needed dose of joy to the Elland Road faithful in the final home game of the season.

LS11 was drenched in relief as Struijk's stoppage-time header cancelled out Danny Wellbeck's first-half strike to earn United a point and give them the advantage over Burnley in the fight to survive relegation from the top flight

After their Turf Moor rivals lost their game in hand to Tottenham Hotspur in the lunchtime kick-off, the way was paved for Leeds to climb above the dreaded dotted line and set a result for the Clarets to match or better in their upcoming midweek visit to Aston Villa.

Graham Smyth, the YEP's chief football writer, hands out the scores from another dramatic day at Elland Road.

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