The Bitter Taste of Defeat: Penalties and Send-Offs Haunt Newcastle and Leeds

    Newcastle United and Leeds United came out with a taste of defeat (2:2) in the match that brought them together today, Saturday, in the opening of the 36th round of the English Premier League.

    Leeds United took the lead with defender Luke Ayling scoring in the seventh minute of the opening whistle, while striker Patrick Bamford squandered a golden opportunity to double the lead by missing a penalty 28 minutes into the first half. .

    The guests answered with two goals in a row through striker Kalium Wilson in two minutes (31st and 69th) of two penalties.

    Danish defender Rasmus Christensen then equalized for the hosts in the 79th minute before fellow Spaniard Junior Firpo was sent off as the match died down at Elland Road in Leeds.

    Newcastle United counted on one point from this draw to raise their tally to 66 and are third in the Premier League league table that qualifies for next season’s Champions League, but only three points separate him from fourth place. Manchester United Before the match against away Wolverhampton and later that day at Old Trafford.

    On the other hand, Leeds United are eighteenth in the rankings with 31 points and are struggling to stay in the top flight.

    Source: RT

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