Leeds 2 – 2 Newcastle

Leeds earned what could be a precious point in their battle against the drop with a 2-2 draw against Newcastle in a tale of three penalties.

A key moment came with Leeds a goal up, courtesy of Luke Ayling, as Patrick Bamford spurned a golden opportunity from the penalty spot, and less than two minutes later Newcastle were awarded a penalty of their own which was scored by Callum Wilson.

Newcastle were awarded a second penalty when Junior Firpo inexplicably handled inside his own area and Wilson stroked home his second goal to put the Magpies ahead. That could have knocked the stuffing out of Leeds, but Rasmus Kristensen’s deflected strike earned Sam Allardyce a point in his first home game in charge.

In what was a frantic and action-packed game, Firpo was sent off late on for a professional foul and a Leeds fan was taken away by stewards for confronting Eddie Howe in the Newcastle technical area as the clock ticked down.

Leeds United's Rasmus Kristensen, right, is congratulated by team-mate Luke Ayling after scoring vs Newcastle
Leeds United’s Rasmus Kristensen, right, is congratulated by team-mate Luke Ayling after making it 2-2 vs Newcastle

Leeds remain in the drop zone with just two games remaining to save their season – away at West Ham before hosting Tottenham on the final day. Newcastle, who play Brighton on Thursday – live on Sky Sports, still have their top-four hopes in their own hands and remain third.

More to follow…

Leeds United’s remaining fixtures

May 21: west ham (A) – Premier League, kick off 1.30pm

May 28: Tottenham (H) – Premier League, kick off 4.30pm

Newcastle’s remaining fixtures

May 18: Brighton (H) – Premier League, kick off 7.30pm

Thursday 18th May 7:00pm

Kickoff 7:30pm

May 22: leicester (H) – Premier League, kick off 8pm

May 28: Chelsea (A) – Premier League, kick off 4.30pm

What’s next?

Sunday 21st May 12:30pm

Kickoff 1:30pm

Thursday 18th May 7:00pm

Kickoff 7:30pm

leeds continue their bid for Premier League survival as they travel to west ham next Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League; kick off 1.30pm. Allardyce’s side then host Tottenham at Elland Road on the final day of the season.

newcastlemeanwhile, will be hoping to secure a top-four finish by winning their next two games, both of which are at home – live on Sky Sports. Eddie Howe’s side host Brighton on Thursday night, kick off 7.30pm, before welcoming leicester to St James’ Park for Monday Night Football on May 22.

The Magpies end their season with a trip to Chelsea on May 28.