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Leeds grab vital draw in relegation battle as Pascal Struijk scores late

A stoppage-time header from substitute Pascal Struijk snatched Leeds United a crucial 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday to lift them out of the Premier league relegation zone. With Burnley beaten by Tottenham Hotspur earlier on Sunday, Leeds knew that they could leapfrog their relegation rivals and...
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Marcelo Bielsa wants FA guidance after Pascal Struijk appeal rejected

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has called on the Football Association for guidance on why it upheld Pascal Struijk’s dismissal in last Sunday’s home defeat to LiverpoolStruijk was shown a straight red card for his challenge on Harvey Elliott which left the Liverpool teenager with a fracture dislocation of his left ankle.Leeds lost their appeal against Struijk’s three-game ban, but many observers, including Elliott himself, agreed the defender’s tackle did not warrant a sending off and that the injury had been a freak occurrence.Bielsa said: “The majority of the plays that are similar to this one don’t generate the consequences...

Leeds’ appeal against Pascal Struijk red card rejected by FA

Leeds’ appeal against the red card shown to Pascal Struijk in Sunday’s 3-0 loss to Liverpool has been unsuccessful, the club have announced.Struijk was shown a straight red, following a VAR review, for a challenge on Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott in the second half of the Premier League match at Elland Road.With the subsequent appeal having being dismissed, Struijk will now be suspended for Leeds’ next three matches.Marcelo Bielsa’s men travel to Newcastle on Friday, then Fulham in the Carabao Cup four days later before hosting West Ham the following Saturday.Struijk’s challenge left Elliott with a fracture dislocation of his left...

Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott sends message of support to Pascal Struijk on Instagram after red card upheld

Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott has posted a message of support on Instagram for Pascal Struijk after the Leeds United defender’s red card was upheld.Struijk was sent off during Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Leeds after a sliding tackle on Elliott which left the 18-year-old midfielder with a dislocated ankle. Elliott had successful surgery on Tuesday but is expected to be out of action for around six months, bringing his promising start to the season to a premature end.After the match Struijk posted a message on Instagram which read: “In today’s game something happened that I would never wish on anyone Harvey Elliott,...