Newcastle held to a draw by Leeds, supervisor Howe accosted by fan


LEEDS, England (AP) — Newcastle dropped extra factors in its push for Champions League qualification by drawing 2-2 at Leeds, which remained within the Premier League relegation zone Saturday after an exhilarating recreation that ended with Newcastle supervisor Eddie Howe being accosted by a fan.

Howe wasn’t harm within the incident and stated he “was struggling to make sense” of a chaotic match that noticed Leeds have a penalty saved, concede two extra transformed by Callum Wilson and have Junior Firpo despatched off in stoppage time.

Rasmus Kristensen’s deflected shot within the 79th minute finally earned Leeds a degree however the crew now managed by Sam Alladryce will come away from the match with massive regrets due to errors by Patrick Bamford and Firpo.

Leeds was main 1-0 by Luke Ayling’s seventh-minute objective when Bamford was given an opportunity to double the benefit from the penalty spot after Firpo was tripped by Joelinton.

Bamford noticed his penalty saved by goalkeeper Nick Pope and, three minutes later, Newcastle striker Wilson transformed a spot kick on the different finish after Alexander Isak was bundled over by Max Wober.

Firpo then had a second of insanity when he raised his hand following a cross into the realm, with the ball brushing his fingertips to provide away a penalty.

Wilson transformed that one, too, proper down the center within the 69th just for Kristensen to equalize.

Firpo was despatched off for a second yellow card within the first minute of stoppage time, throughout which there was an alarming incident that noticed a spectator stroll as much as Howe within the technical space and barge him within the chest earlier than being escorted away by safety.

It wasn’t instantly clear whether or not it was a Leeds or Newcastle fan.

Leeds is one level from security with two video games left, at West Ham and at residence in opposition to Tottenham.

“A degree at the moment is very large for us, particularly with how we did it,” Ayling stated. “We had an opportunity to go 2-0 up after which that occurred. In weeks earlier than we’d in all probability lose that 4 or 5-1.”

Newcastle stayed third however did not rebound from a 2-0 residence loss to Arsenal final weekend and is now 4 factors away from fifth-place Liverpool.



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