(Wolverhampton – Leeds 2-3) In the 2-0 position of the host, Raul Jimenez went to the body of Leeds goalkeeper Ilan Meslier. The first got the second yellow and was thrown out, and the latter had to be replaced. Christopher Clayson (21) made his Premier League debut and fought against Leeds.
After entering the locker room for the break with heads hanging and two goals in the bag, sour faces turned to unbridled cheers for Leeds in the second half.
Because when Jimenez got his second yellow order, there was room in Wolverhampton’s defense. After firing a cannonball of shots against both goalkeeper Jose Sa and Conor Coady on the line, Jack Harrison parried the visitors.
Just three minutes later, Sam Greenwood sent teammate Rodrigo Moreno, and the two teams were even.
In the first of a total of eight additional minutes, the capture was completed when the ball ended after a free kick from the right with Luke Ayling shaking it 3-2.
– The boys fell, but we went out in the second round and showed the character. Ayling tells Sky Sports that Jimenez’s dismissal was a “huge game-changer”.
On the other side of the field, Clayson came soon after with a class save when a desperate Wolverhampton fired from 16 metres.
With a few good saves even before the extra minutes, the 21-year-old who switched from Vålerenga to Leeds in the summer of 2021 kept the cage clean throughout the match.
– It’s a squad with big hearts, high-quality guys, and I’m so grateful to be here with them and fight with them. “Even though I’ve been here for a short time, I believe in them,” Leeds coach Jesse Marsh told Sky Sports.
Before signing, the goalkeeper was in meetings with Leeds sporting director Victor Orta in Oslo, and the 20-year-old Claesson was quickly convinced that Leeds was the right club for him.
– They have followed me for many years and it is very reassuring that they have followed it for a long time. I was a bit nervous. They came from a big club, but the first meeting went very well, he told VG when the transfer was confirmed.
In addition to his debut, Clayson and Leeds also earned three crucial points in the battle to stay away from relegation from the Premier League. And after their second win in a row, Leeds are now seven points behind Watford in the relegation zone.
It was unbelievable that Leeds got a chance to get something out of this match. We know the dismissal had a huge impact on the game, but the fact that they won the match and now have a points gap down is unbelievable, sums up former Liverpool player and Sky Sports expert Jamie Carragher.
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