After a late equalizer, Leeds escaped relegation.

In stoppage time, Pascal Struijk scored to earn Leeds a 1-1 draw with Brighton, which lifts them out of the relegation zone and offers them hope for survival.

Danny Welbeck’s first-half chip-in put Jesse Marsch’s team in a hazardous situation on the last day after he scored the game’s first goal.

Leeds moved out of the bottom three by one point at the cost of Burnley, who have a game in hand on their relegation rivals, thanks to a late Struijk header that lifted the roof off Elland Road.

This match takes place at Aston Villa on Thursday, whilst Leeds plays Brentford on the final day and Burnley plays Newcastle.

Joe Gelhardt’s effort from a corner kick was accidentally stopped on the goal line by the face of Liam Cooper, the captain for Leeds.

After that early opportunity, the visitors gained control and scored the game’s first goal, aided by the shaky defense that has plagued Leeds all season.

Rodrigo, the club’s record acquisition, hesitated in possession, allowing Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma to steal the ball unchecked.

Welbeck outran and outmuscled Diego Llorente before chipping an excellent finish over Illan Meslier. Leeds was still well-prepared to defend the attack, but Welbeck outpaced and outmuscled Llorente.
Early in the second quarter, Raphinha grabbed a half-opening and Jack Harrison blasted over.
Robert Sanchez made a spectacular stop to deny Raphinha’s thunderous free-kick effort, and the Brazilian then deflected Rodrigo’s arcing low cross just wide of the post as Leeds gave Elland Road enough to cheer about.
However, as time ran out, the home fans realized it would not be their day, and a portion of them turned on the club’s leadership.
Welbeck squandered a fantastic opportunity to seal victory for the Seagulls in the closing moments by heading Leandro Trossard’s cross wide, eliciting chants of “sack the board.”
Struijk came up with a crucial equalizer.
Leeds had hoped on the final day of the match.

 

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