Leeds 1-0 Crystal Palace: Raphinha penalty earns hosts dramatic win at Elland Road

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RaphinhaRaphinha 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

Squad number1Player nameMeslier

Squad number15Player nameDallas

Squad number14Player nameLlorente

Squad number6Player nameCooper

Squad number21Player nameStruijk

Squad number23Player namePhillips

Squad number10Player nameRaphinha

Squad number4Player nameForshaw

Squad number43Player nameKlich

Squad number20Player nameJames

Squad number11Player nameRoberts

Squad number3Player nameFirpo

Squad number19Player nameRodrigo

Squad number35Player nameCresswell

Crystal Palace

Squad number13Player nameGuaita

Squad number2Player nameWard

Squad number5Player nameTomkins

Squad number6Player nameGuéhi

Squad number3Player nameMitchell

Squad number15Player nameSchlupp

Squad number8Player nameKouyaté

Squad number23Player nameGallagher

Squad number9Player nameJ Ayew

Squad number11Player nameZaha

Squad number22Player nameÉdouard

Squad number7Player nameOlise

Squad number12Player nameHughes

Squad number20Player nameBenteke

Line-ups

Leeds

Formation 4-1-4-1

1Meslier15DallasBooked at 72mins14Llorente6Cooper21StruijkBooked at 42minsSubstituted forFirpoat 45'minutesBooked at 47mins23Phillips10Raphinha4ForshawBooked at 90mins43KlichSubstituted forRodrigoat 45'minutes20James11RobertsBooked at 87minsSubstituted forCresswellat 90+5'minutes

Substitutes

3Firpo13Klaesson19Rodrigo22Harrison30Gelhardt35Cresswell38Summerville46Shackleton47Jenkins

Crystal Palace

Formation 4-3-3

13Guaita2WardBooked at 37mins5Tomkins6GuéhiBooked at 90mins3Mitchell15SchluppSubstituted forHughesat 80'minutes8Kouyaté23GallagherBooked at 39mins9J AyewSubstituted forOliseat 90'minutes11Zaha22ÉdouardSubstituted forBentekeat 68'minutes

Substitutes

1Butland4Milivojevic7Olise10Eze12Hughes17Clyne20Benteke34Kelly44Riedewald

Referee:Kevin Friend

Attendance:35,558

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 1, Crystal Palace 0.

Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Crystal Palace 0.

Raphinha (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Hughes (Crystal Palace).

Adam Forshaw (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Leeds United).

Marc Guéhi (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution, Leeds United. Charlie Cresswell replaces Tyler Roberts.

Goal! Leeds United 1, Crystal Palace 0. Raphinha (Leeds United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Marc Guéhi (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

VAR Decision: Penalty Leeds United.

Penalty conceded by Marc Guéhi (Crystal Palace) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Raphinha with a cross.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Joel Ward.

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Michael Olise replaces Jordan Ayew.

Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Tomkins (Crystal Palace).

Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Junior Firpo.

Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tyler Roberts (Leeds United).

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