Late Raphinha penalty sees Leeds edge Palace

Match report as Leeds United beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Elland Road; Raphinha’s injury-time penalty gives the home side all three points; Leeds move up to 15th in the Premier League, five points above the relegation zone, while Palace sit 12th after back-to-back league defeats

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Raphinha’s late penalty earned all three points for Leeds against Crystal Palace

Raphinha’s Video Assistant Referee (VAR)-awarded injury-time penalty saw Leeds United beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Elland Road.

In a match of few chances, the hosts made the breakthrough in the third minute of stoppage time at the end of the game when referee Kevin Friend was asked to go over to the pitch-side TV monitor to judge whether Palace defender Marc Guehi had handled from Raphinha’s corner.

The on-field referee agreed with VAR Simon Hooper back at Stockley Park and pointed to the spot, with Raphinha keeping his cool to give his side a much-needed victory.

As a result, Marcelo Bielsa’s team have moved up to 15th in the Premier League, five points above the relegation zone, while Palace sit 12th in the table after back-to-back league defeats.

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What’s next?

Leeds now host Brentford at 2pm in the Premier League on Sunday, while Crystal Palace are at Man Utd at the same time.

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