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2021-22 English Premier League
  • Rodrigo (14')
  • Joe Gelhardt (90'+4')
  • Kenny McLean (90'+1')

Jesse Marsch claims first victory at Leeds United after late winner over Norwich

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Joe Gelhardt came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner for Leeds United as they snatched a thrilling 2-1 home victory over fellow strugglers Norwich City in a pulsating Premier League clash on Sunday.

Leeds looked to have thrown away three vital points in the battle for relegation when Kenny McLean fired home Teemu Pukki's pass in the 91st minute, but Gerhardt spared their blushes in a game the hosts should have won comfortably.

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The home side took the lead in the 14th minute when a long ball was headed clear by Norwich defender Ozan Kabak to Daniel James, who chested it into the path of Rodrigo, and he fired a deflected shot in at the far post.

Leeds wasted chance after chance with Patrick Bamford, making his first start since early December, stabbing a great opportunity wide and James had an early second-half effort ruled out for offside.

Norwich substitute Jonathan Rowe illustrated the danger for Leeds in the 72nd minute, hammering a shot off the underside of the crossbar in a rare attack for the visitors, and they thought they had been thrown a lifeline with a penalty in the 75th minute for a foul on Milot Rashica.

Referee Stuart Attwell overturned his decision after a video review but Norwich still found a way back as McLean fired home.

Having replaced Mateusz Klich in the 90th minute, Gerhardt wasted little time making his mark, latching on to Raphinha's square ball and slamming the ball home from close range to send the crowd into raptures.

A seventh straight league defeat for Norwich left them rooted to the bottom of the table on 17 points after 29 games, while Leeds snapped their eight-game streak without a league win to move to 26 points in 16th position, four above 18th-placed Watford.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Arsenal 8 +12 21
2 Manchester City 8 +20 20
3 Tottenham Hotspur 8 +9 17
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 7 +6 14
5 Chelsea 7 0 13
6 Manchester United 7 -3 12
7 Newcastle United 8 +4 11
8 Fulham 8 -2 11
9 Liverpool 7 +9 10
10 Brentford 8 +3 10
11 Everton 8 0 10
12 Leeds United 7 0 9
13 AFC Bournemouth 8 -13 9
14 Aston Villa 8 -4 8
15 West Ham United 8 -4 7
16 Southampton 8 -5 7
17 Crystal Palace 7 -3 6
18 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 -6 6
19 Nottingham Forest 7 -11 4
20 Leicester City 7 -12 1