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Middlesbrough 1-1 Leeds United: Kalvin Phillips equalises in 101st minute for Leeds

Kalvin Phillips
Kalvin Phillips' equaliser was his first goal of the season for Leeds

Leeds United moved to the top of the Championship as Kalvin Phillips equalised in the 11th minute of injury time against Middlesbrough.

Play was held up late in the second half while paramedics tended to Leeds teenager Jack Clarke, who reported feeling unwell after coming off at half-time.

The 18-year-old was carried off on a stretcher receiving oxygen and taken to hospital as a precaution, but Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa confirmed he was feeling better in the dressing room.

The delay resulted in 12 minutes being added on and Phillips headed past Darren Randolph in the 101st minute to take his side a point clear of Norwich, who slip to second.

Middlesbrough seemed certain to bounce back with a victory following their shock FA Cup defeat at Newport in midweek after Lewis Wing had scored from 12 yards early in the second half.

Leeds went close to equalising at the Riverside when Pontus Jansson's header hit the post before Phillips' dramatic leveller.

Norwich will retake top spot on Sunday if they avoid losing to bottom side Ipswich.

Jack Clarke stretcher
Leeds midfielder Jack Clarke was carried away from the bench on a stretcher after reporting feeling unwell

Despite the loss at League Two Newport in their fourth-round replay on Tuesday, Boro are in good form in the Championship. They are unbeaten in six matches and have taken four points from fellow promotion contenders West Bromwich Albion, and now Leeds, in successive weeks.

The two sides drew 0-0 at Elland Road in August, and the game looked to be heading the same way after a lacklustre first half.

But 23-year-old Wing showed excellent composure just two minutes after the break to place the ball past Kiko Casilla while under pressure in the box.

Leeds dominated possession over the 90 minutes, but failed to create any clear-cut chances until midway through the second half. First Kemar Roofe was denied twice by Boro goalkeeper Randolph before Jansson glanced his header against the upright and former Boro striker Patrick Bamford skewed the rebound off target.

However, Leeds were not made to pay for those missed opportunities as Phillips netted his first goal of the season from Liam Cooper's flick.

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis told BBC Tees:

"In the first half we were the better team and our midfield players were fabulous. When we were attacking, we were having five or six players in the box and around that area, which was fantastic.

"We tired a bit in the second half, Leeds came into it as the game went on, and we certainly didn't need to concede a goal from a set-play - something that's really disappointed me."

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa told BBC Radio Leeds:

"We could have won the game. We had 15 minutes in the first half where we were not at ease, but apart from that segment we dominated the game, we created chances, we deserved to score the goal and probably deserved to score other goals."

Line-ups

Middlesbrough

  • 23Randolph
  • 4Ayala
  • 24Flint
  • 20Fry
  • 5Shotton
  • 2Mikel
  • 22SavilleBooked at 59minsSubstituted forClaytonat 78'minutes
  • 3Friend
  • 26WingSubstituted forBesicat 64'minutes
  • 16HowsonBooked at 90mins
  • 11HugillSubstituted forAssombalongaat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Konstantopoulos
  • 8Clayton
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 18Fletcher
  • 19Downing
  • 29van La Parra
  • 37Besic

Leeds

  • 33Casilla
  • 2AylingSubstituted forShackletonat 80'minutes
  • 18JanssonBooked at 90mins
  • 6Cooper
  • 10Alioski
  • 23Phillips
  • 22Harrison
  • 7Roofe
  • 43KlichSubstituted forRobertsat 58'minutes
  • 47ClarkeSubstituted forHernándezat 45'minutes
  • 9Bamford

Substitutes

  • 1Peacock-Farrell
  • 11Roberts
  • 19Hernández
  • 37Brown
  • 40Davis
  • 46Shackleton
  • 52Halme
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
30,881

Match Stats

Home TeamMiddlesbroughAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home9
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Middlesbrough 1, Leeds United 1.

Booking

Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 1, Leeds United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Middlesbrough 1, Leeds United 1. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Cooper with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ryan Shotton.

Booking

Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ryan Shotton.

Attempt blocked. Jack Harrison (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips.

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

John Obi Mikel (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

Jack Harrison (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Leeds United).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ryan Shotton.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Jamie Shackleton replaces Luke Ayling.

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Muhamed Besic.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Adam Clayton replaces George Saville.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Britt Assombalonga replaces Jordan Hugill.

Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Middlesbrough).

Attempt missed. George Friend (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Muhamed Besic.

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jack Harrison with a cross.

Attempt missed. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pontus Jansson.

Attempt blocked. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pontus Jansson with a headed pass.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Daniel Ayala.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Daniel Ayala.

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a through ball.

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Saville (Middlesbrough).

Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Middlesbrough).

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Muhamed Besic replaces Lewis Wing because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds31177751351658
2Norwich30169557391857
3Sheff Utd31167853341955
4West Brom30158760382253
5Middlesbrough301312535231251
6Bristol City3014883829950
7Derby3014884235750
8Birmingham311113749391046
9Nottm Forest31111284436845
10Aston Villa31101475649744
11Swansea31128114137444
12Hull31127124340343
13Blackburn311110104247-543
14Preston311010114746140
15QPR30116133845-739
16Sheff Wed30109113445-1139
17Stoke31911113340-738
18Brentford30910114943637
19Wigan3196163246-1433
20Millwall3079143445-1130
21Rotherham31512142949-2027
22Reading31511153244-1226
23Bolton3158182047-2723
24Ipswich3039182351-2818
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