Newcastle held 2-2 by Leeds in EPL thriller as manager Howe accosted by fan

London, May 12 (BNA): Newcastle dropped more points in their bid to qualify for the Champions League with a 2-2 draw at Leeds, who remained in the Premier League relegation zone, on Saturday after a thrilling match that ended with Newcastle coach Eddie Howe. a fan.

Howe was not hurt in the incident and said he was “struggling to make sense” of a chaotic game which saw Leeds save a penalty, concede two more goals converted by Callum Wilson and Junior Firpo being sent off in injury time.

Rasmus Christensen’s deflected shot in the 79th minute gave Leeds a point but the team now managed by Sam Aldris will go out of the game with great regret due to errors by Patrick Bamford and Firpo.

Leeds were leading 1-0 through Luke Ayling’s seventh-minute goal when Bamford had the chance to double the advantage from the penalty spot after Joelinton fouled Firpo.

Bamford saw his penalty saved by goalkeeper Nick Pope and, three minutes later, Newcastle striker Wilson converted a penalty at the other end after Max Wober’s goal had been knocked down by Alexander Isaacs.

Then, Firpo had a moment of madness when he raised his hand after a cross into the area, while sweeping the ball with his fingertips to give a penalty kick.

Wilson converted that, too, down the middle in the 69th minute only for Christensen to equalise

Newcastle remained in third place but failed to recover from a 2-0 loss at home to Arsenal last weekend and are now four points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool.

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