Leeds snatch injury-time win over Palace thanks to VAR-awarded penalty

Raphinha is Leeds United’s top goalscorer this season with six goals

Leeds United snatched a late win over Crystal Palace thanks to an injury-time penalty from Raphinha.

The hosts were awarded a 91st-minute penalty when Eagles defender Marc Guehi was adjudged to have handled the ball, with the decision confirmed after a Video Assistant Referee check and referee Kevin Friend watching the incident on a pitch-side screen.

Palace should have taken the lead when it was goalless but Christian Benteke headed wide from inside the six-yard box.

Benteke also had another chance late on when he got his foot to a long ball forward, but Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier managed to gather the ball just before it crossed the goalline.

Leeds’ win was only their fourth in the Premier League this season and moved them up from 17th to 15th.

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Leeds United

  1. Squad number1Player nameMeslier

  2. Squad number15Player nameDallas

  3. Squad number14Player nameLlorente

  4. Squad number6Player nameCooper

  5. Squad number21Player nameStruijk

  6. Squad number23Player namePhillips

  7. Squad number10Player nameRaphinha

  8. Squad number4Player nameForshaw

  9. Squad number43Player nameKlich

  10. Squad number20Player nameJames

  11. Squad number11Player nameRoberts

  1. Squad number3Player nameFirpo

  2. Squad number19Player nameRodrigo

  3. Squad number35Player nameCresswell

Crystal Palace

  1. Squad number13Player nameGuaita

  2. Squad number2Player nameWard

  3. Squad number5Player nameTomkins

  4. Squad number6Player nameGuéhi

  5. Squad number3Player nameMitchell

  6. Squad number15Player nameSchlupp

  7. Squad number8Player nameKouyaté

  8. Squad number23Player nameGallagher

  9. Squad number9Player nameJ Ayew

  10. Squad number11Player nameZaha

  11. Squad number22Player nameÉdouard

  1. Squad number7Player nameOlise

  2. Squad number12Player nameHughes

  3. Squad number20Player nameBenteke



Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Meslier
  • 15DallasBooked at 72mins
  • 14Llorente
  • 6Cooper
  • 21StruijkBooked at 42minsSubstituted forFirpoat 45′minutesBooked at 47mins
  • 23Phillips
  • 10Raphinha
  • 4ForshawBooked at 90mins
  • 43KlichSubstituted forRodrigoat 45′minutes
  • 20James
  • 11RobertsBooked at 87minsSubstituted forCresswellat 90+5′minutes


  • 3Firpo
  • 13Klaesson
  • 19Rodrigo
  • 22Harrison
  • 30Gelhardt
  • 35Cresswell
  • 38Summerville
  • 46Shackleton
  • 47Jenkins

Crystal Palace

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Guaita
  • 2WardBooked at 37mins
  • 5Tomkins
  • 6GuéhiBooked at 90mins
  • 3Mitchell
  • 15SchluppSubstituted forHughesat 80′minutes
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 23GallagherBooked at 39mins
  • 9J AyewSubstituted forOliseat 90′minutes
  • 11Zaha
  • 22ÉdouardSubstituted forBentekeat 68′minutes


  • 1Butland
  • 4Milivojevic
  • 7Olise
  • 10Eze
  • 12Hughes
  • 17Clyne
  • 20Benteke
  • 34Kelly
  • 44Riedewald

Kevin Friend


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