August 17, 2022
All you need to know about Newcastle 1-1 Leeds

All you need to know about Newcastle 1-1 Leeds

Allan Saint-Maximin scored a stunning equaliser as Newcastle and Leeds played out a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park.

The point sees Steve Bruce’s side remain in the bottom three, whilst Leeds move to 16th place.

Both sides are winless in their first five league games.

Marcelo Bielsa’s outfit took the lead with a terrific dummy from Rodrigo dumbfounding Karl Darlow in the Newcastle goal, allowing Raphinha’s curling cross to beat the Toon stopper.

The Magpies then levelled the scoring when Saint-Maximin slalomed past multiple Leeds defenders before slotting the ball in the bottom corner.

Bielsa was evidently displeased upon the final whistle. He said: “It is a game we could have won. It wouldn’t have been strange if we scored one or two goals more.

“The construction of the offensive game was good. We had to adapt to a great centre-forward like the number 10 [Saint-Maximin]. I think in some way our defensive game was sufficient.

“The results are not great, from 15 points to have only three is too little.”

Did you know?

Newcastle remain winless in the Premier League this season — it’s the fourth time in their last seven Premier League campaigns that they have failed to win any of their opening five matches of a season

Leeds have failed to win each of their opening five games of a league season for the first time since 1985-86.

Leeds have failed to win a Premier League game in which they opened the scoring for the first time since losing 2-1 to West Ham in December 2020, ending a 12-game winning streak in the league when scoring first.

In what is his 14th season as a Premier League manager, Newcastle boss Bruce has seen his side fail to win any of their opening five matches of a campaign in the competition for the very first time.

Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin has scored in consecutive Premier League matches at St James’ Park, scoring as many goals as he netted in his first 30 home games for the club beforehand (two).

Four of Raphinha’s eight Premier League goals for Leeds have come from outside the box — since his first start in the competition last November, no player has scored more times from outside the area.

Crysencio Summerville became the first teenager to make his Premier League debut for Leeds United since Scott Carson in January 2004.

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