Brazilian winger Raphinha scored his first aim for Leeds United to offer his aspect a 1-Zero win in an eventful Premier League sport filled with disallowed targets and excellent saves at Goodison Park on Saturday.
With England supervisor Gareth Southgate watching from the stands, Everton keeper Jordan Pickford was in effective type, blocking a shot from Patrick Bamford along with his legs and diving at full stretch to disclaim Raphinha.
Everton’s James Rodriguez and Richarlison had the ball within the internet within the first half however each efforts had been dominated out for offside, and Leeds keeper Illan Meslier made excellent saves from Mason Holgate and Richarlison to maintain his clear sheet intact.
Jack Harrison went closest for Leeds, smacking a header off a publish as the primary half ended goalless, and Meslier was virtually caught out early within the second interval when he handed the ball to Rodriguez however recovered to catch the Colombian’s tame lob.
There was no let-up within the motion and Bamford had a aim dominated out for offside within the 65th minute earlier than Raphinha took centre stage.
The Brazilian, signed from Rennes in October, gave the impression to be searching for a go however he checked again, driving the ball between the legs of defender Ben Godfrey and in on the foot of the far publish within the 79th minute.
The two groups managed 38 aim makes an attempt within the match however that proved the one one to depend and the victory lifted Leeds to 11th place within the desk on 14 factors. Everton is in sixth place on 16 factors.
“It was a very entertaining game,” Leeds supervisor Mario Bielsa instructed Sky Sports.
“The result was a fair one and the performance of our team was a satisfactory one.”