July 29, 2021

Everton move fifth with rare win at Leeds

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First-half goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin were enough to hand Everton a rare victory at Elland Road as Leeds were beaten 2-1 in a pulsating contest on Wednesday.

Sigurdsson tapped in Lucas Digne’s brilliant cross to hand the Toffees the lead inside nine minutes, before Calvert-Lewin ended his seven-game goal drought with a close-range header before the break.

Leeds were unfortunate not to get on the scoresheet in a frenetic first half, with Ezgjan Alioski rattling the post, but took just three minutes to halve the deficit in the second period as Raphinha’s crisp finish laid the foundations of a comeback.

Leeds laid siege to the Everton goal but found stand-in goalkeeper Robin Olsen in inspired form as he prevented Mateusz Klich, Raphinha and Jack Harrison from salvaging a point.

Everton’s second Premier League win at Elland Road lifts Carlo Ancelotti’s side up to fifth in the table, five behind fourth-placed Liverpool ahead of their game with Brighton later on Wednesday, while Leeds remain 11th after their valiant fightback fell short.

More to follow.

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Everton travel to Manchester United on Saturday Night Football at 8pm – live on Sky Sports Premier League – before Leeds host Crystal Palace on Monday Night Football at 8pm – live on Sky Sports Premier League.

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