Nicolas Pepe despatched off in Arsenal-Leeds draw


Leno did nicely once more to maintain out a fierce drive from Stuart Dallas after which substitute Rodrigo crashed a shot in opposition to the bar from the sting of the realm.

Arsenal, who’re with no purpose from open play in nearly eight hours of soccer, almost grabbed a winner, in opposition to the run of play, when Hector Bellerin put Bukayo Saka via on purpose however he was unable to spherical Leeds keeper Illan Meslier.

The hosts kept Arsenal gloveman Bernd Leno busy throughout.

The hosts saved Arsenal gloveman Bernd Leno busy all through.Credit score:Getty

Leeds struck the woodwork twice within the latter phases with Bamford heading in opposition to the submit and Raphinha additionally placing the upright deep in stoppage time.

Bielsa was left to rue his staff’s failure to search out the online regardless of all their strain and efforts on purpose.

“We’re pissed off as we may have received the sport. We tried to create hazard in several methods, via the wings, lengthy distance and in a smaller sense via balls via the center. In these 3 ways we had been capable of create hazard however not capable of convert,” mentioned the Argentine.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reluctantly agreed the draw was a suitable outcome for his staff, given they performed nearly half the sport a person down.

“It’s a level. I’m by no means pleased with a draw however contemplating the circumstance it’s one we take and transfer on,” he mentioned.

Requested about Pepe’s dismissal, Arteta had a blunt reply: “It’s unacceptable. Unacceptable. At this degree you can not do it.”

The Gunners are 11th on 13 factors from 9 video games after their first draw of the season with Leeds 14th on 11.

Everton’s in-form striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted a brace and midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure scored his first purpose for the membership as they beat Fulham Three-2 to return to successful methods.

Everton’s rise to the highest of the desk final month delighted supporters however the early optimism had light considerably after three straight defeats earlier than the encounter at Craven Cottage. Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect didn’t wait lengthy to reignite their season.

Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin in action against Fulham.

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin in motion in opposition to Fulham.Credit score:AP

Brazilian ahead Richarlison, getting back from a three-match ban, picked up a unfastened ball and ran extensive to cross for Calvert-Lewin who tapped in his ninth league purpose of the marketing campaign 42 seconds into the competition.

Fulham hit again via Bobby De Cordova-Reid’s neat end on 15 minutes however Everton continued to threaten and had been unfortunate not go forward 2-1 as Calvert-Lewin’s effort was chalked off for offside and Richarlison’s low shot was pushed away.

The guests carved Fulham open once more as Alex Iwobi switched play from the suitable and James Rodriguez fed Lucas Digne, who produced a first-time ball for Calvert-Lewin to stroke in and prime the season’s scoring charts.

Digne regarded energetic in a complicated position and was concerned in Everton’s third, firing in a cross for Doucoure to go house within the 35th minute and open his Toffees account after becoming a member of from Watford within the shut season.

Sheffield United's John Fleck beats West Ham's Vladimir Coufal to the ball  at Bramall Lane on Sunday.

Sheffield United’s John Fleck beats West Ham’s Vladimir Coufal to the ball at Bramall Lane on Sunday.Credit score:AP

“It was a troublesome recreation, troublesome to arrange. It was a great first half … within the second half we misplaced power and had difficulties,” Ancelotti mentioned.

Fulham pulled one again shortly after Ivan Cavaleiro slipped and missed a penalty within the second half, as substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored by way of a deflection off Everton defender Yerry Mina to make sure a good end.

“There have been particular person errors however I am not that,” Fulham boss Scott Parker mentioned. “Second half there was a response nevertheless it should not come from a rollicking at half-time.”

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Parker conceded his staff had an issue with penalties. Fulham have missed 5 of their final eight penalties within the league and Parker instructed there might be a brand new face to take up the duty from Portugal ahead Cavaleiro.

“You could not have written it when he slipped and missed,” Parker informed reporters. “There is no such thing as a denying we now have a difficulty with penalties. We’ll preserve working and coaching to see who’s the very best to take them.

“We are able to trigger groups issues and achieve success however we now have deficiencies. It is a younger staff and we have to drill the message house. We have constructed a bond and we’re doing all the things in our energy to maintain enhancing.”

Reuters

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