Leeds United battled their way to another three points in the Premier League on Tuesday, beating Newcastle 2-1.
The Whites were cruising in the first half, and deservedly went ahead through Raphinha who beautifully curled the ball home after good work from Rodrigo.
After Miguel Almiron deservedly got the home side level, Jack Harrison volleyed home the winner before Marcelo Bielsa’s men defended their lead at St James’ Park.
It was a different side of Leeds.
Everybody has spoken about the free-flowing style under Bielsa, but the Whites highlighted their rugged defensive attitude to seal the three points.
While the defence stayed firm, it was Raphinha who changed that into the attack at the blink of an eye – scoring and also assisting the winner.
The 24-year-old had two shots on goal, delivered two key passes and was also fouled four times by the Magpies, according to WhoScored.
No other side has fouled the Brazilian more this season in one game, and that highlights his influence on the ball when moving forward.
We asked our MOT Super Fans to select their Man of the Match from the 2-1 win, and most of the votes went to Raphinha.
Some did single out Harrison too, as the Leeds wingers once again played a massive part in helping their side to another vital three points in the Premier League.
Here’s what they said…
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