Newcastle United 1 Leeds United 1 - Whites still awaiting first win after Magpies draw as Crysencio Summerville makes debut

Leeds United's quest for a first Premier League win of the new season continues following Friday night's 1-1 draw against Newcastle United at St James' Park.

Friday, 17th September 2021, 10:00 pm
Updated Friday, 17th September 2021, 10:04 pm

Leeds went ahead in the 13th minute when Raphinha whipped in a cross from the right flank that sailed past Magpies keeper Karl Darlow into the bottom left corner after Rodrigo had jumped over the ball.

The contest then became a crazy match of attack versus attack and Newcastle were denied by the frame of the goal as a Matt Ritchie effort from 20 yards out flew back off the post.

But the hosts drew level one minute before the break when Joelinton worked the ball to Allan Saint-Maximin who moved wider and wider before unleashing a fine finish into the bottom left corner of the net.

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OPENER: Leeds United celebrate going 1-0 up at Newcastle United through Raphinha, right. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

Both sides then had chances during the second half in which Crysencio Summerville was handed a Whites debut but neither team was able to find a winner.

Newcastle United: Darlow, Manquillo (Krafth 81), Hayden, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Longstaff, Willock, Almiron (Fraser 62), Saint-Maximin, Joelinton (Murphy 90). Subs not used: Gillespie, Schar, Lewis, Hendrick, Fernandez, Gayle.

Leeds United: Meslier, Dallas, Ayling (Shackleton 90), Cooper, Firpo, Phillips, Klich, Raphinha (Summerville 67), James (Roberts 61), Rodrigo, Bamford. Subs not used: Klaesson, Cresswell, Kenneh, McCarron, McKintsry, Greenwood.

Referee: Mike Dean.

Attendance: 50,407.

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Thank you Laura Collins