Leeds fight back to grab dramatic draw against Newcastle


Leeds fought back to draw 2-2 at home against Newcastle but the draw was something neither team really wanted in their respective scraps against relegation and to finish in the top four.


Luke Ayling got them off to a great start but Nick Pope then saved Patrick Bamford’s penalty kick as Leeds missed the chance to go 2-0 up. Moments later Callum Wilson scored a penalty kick to make it 1-1 and in the second half Wilson scored another from the spot to put Newcastle 2-1 up.

Rasmus Kristensen made it 2-2 as his deflected effort came against the run of play and neither team could find a winner late on as Junior Firpo was shown a red card for picking up two yellows.

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The point means Leeds are still in the relegation zone with two games of the season to go but they are just one point from safety. Newcastle sit on 66 points, three points above fourth-place Manchester United but have played a game more. They are just four points above fifth-place Liverpool having played the same number of games.

A missed opportunity for both teams

Leeds had the chance to go 2-0 up via the penalty spot but Patrick Bamford’s poor spot kick was saved. At 2-1 up Newcastle had the chance to kick on and finish the game off but Eddie Howe’s subs had the opposite impact he was hoping for. Both Leeds and Newcastle needed a win in their respective battles to stay in the Premier League and to finish in the top four and both teams will be feeling despondent with the point. Leeds will be the happier of the two as they are within touching distance of safety with games against West Ham and Tottenham remaining. As for Newcastle, well, they know if they win two of their final three games (they face Brighton, Leicester and Chelsea) they are in the Champions League next season. Still, this game was there for both to win and mistakes and a lack of grabbing the moment perhaps showed why Leeds will go down and Newcastle could have a wobble in their final three games to open the door for Liverpool to finish in the top four in their place.

Stars of the show; Leeds vs Newcastle player ratings

Rasmus Kristensen: Scored the equalizer and played really well at center back as he stopped the threat of Isak in the first half and defended really well.

Luke Ayling: Got the early goal and alongside Kristensen helped stopped the Newcastle attack from getting any rhythm.

Callum Wilson: Scored two penalty kicks and made some great runs in-behind. Always a threat and what a finish to the season he is having.

Nick Pope: Saved a penalty kick and was dominant coming off his line.

Leeds vs Newcastle
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What’s next?

Leeds travel to West Ham on Sunday, May 21. Newcastle host Brighton on Thursday, May 18 and then host Leicester on Monday, May 22.

How to watch Leeds vs Newcastle live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 7:30am ET 
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com

Leeds vs Newcastle live analysis! – By Joe Prince-Wright

FULL TIME: Leeds 2-2 Newcastle – What a dramatic and draining encounter at Elland Road. Neither team will be happy with a draw and we had three penalty kicks, a red card, lead changes and much more. Leeds scrapped away and deserved that point but they remain in the relegation zone. Newcastle have opened the door for Liverpool in the top four race.

SAVE! Joel Robles denies a lovely volley from Fabian Schar.

We are deep into the six minutes of stoppage time and Newcastle are pushing hard for the winner.

RED CARD! Junior Firpo sent off for a second yellow card as he takes out Anthony Gordon on the edge of the box. Free kick to Newcastle in a very dangerous position…

Can’t quite believe Leeds are level. But they are. And now they are pushing for the winner. A draw is not great for either side so buckle up for a wild final five minutes.

GOALLLL! Leeds 2-2 Newcastle – Rasmus Kristensen sees his deflected effort fly in after a cross from a corner is only half cleared. Game on with 10 minutes to go!

The Newcastle fans are making all of the noise in the away end at Elland Road. The home fans are pretty stunned. But that goal was coming.

GOALLLL! Leeds 1-2 Newcastle – Callum Wilson clips the penalty kick down the middle. Leeds have imploded. They can have no complaints with being behind and that was just a silly decision from Firpo. You can’t raise your arm like that in the penalty box.

PENALTY TO NEWCASTLE! Handball on Firpo as he denied Isak heading the ball. His arm was stretched high and his hand got a flick on the ball. VAR told the referee to have a look and he gave the penalty. Firpo tried to say he was pushed by Isak but that wasn’t the case.

Leeds are dropping deeper and deeper and Newcastle are pushing hard to go ahead. They are having to be very patient but right now it seems like there will be only one winner. And it won’t be the hosts…

OVER! Callum Wilson’s shot takes a flick and flies over. Newcastle look so dangerous.

We are off and underway for the second half and Newcastle have tweaked their formation a little with Isak playing more centrally underneath Wilson. Leeds have brought on Adam Forshaw for Sam Greenwood.

HALF TIME: Leeds 1-1 Newcastle – A tense first 45 minutes at Elland Road as Leeds took an early lead then had a glorious chance to make it 2-0 but Nick Pope saved Patrick Bamford’s penalty. Less than two minutes later Newcastle won a penalty kick which Callum Wilson dispatched and everything is pointing towards Newcastle surging to victory in the second half. Has Big Sam got a few surprises up his sleeve to stop that from happening!?

CLOSE! Miguel Almiron curls a left footer just wide of the far post. Newcastle have been so much better since their equalizer. They are playing like the Newcastle we all know.

It is all Newcastle now. Leeds look stunned by that penalty miss and then Newcastle equalizing from the penalty spot in the space of just 1 minute and 50 seconds. Sam Allardyce is trying to calm his players down.

GOALLLL! Leeds 1-1 Newcastle – Callum Wilson slots home the penalty kick to make it 1-1 and what an incredible few minutes we’ve just had. Leeds miss a penalty at one end and Newcastle score on at the other.

PENALTY TO NEWCASTLE! After Firpo slipped in his own box, Wober clatters into Isak and Newcastle have won a penalty kick. A clear foul.

SAVED! Nick Pope saves Patrick Bamford’s penalty kick and then pushes away the rebound. Wow. Huge moment in this game and in the season for both teams!

PENALTY TO LEEDS! That was such a poor foul from Joelinton to deny Junior Firpo. Brilliant play from Leeds down the left.

Newcastle going more direct now and it almost works as Trippier’s cross towards is cleared with Wilson lurking. Newcastle look properly rattled. Can’t get any control of the game.

Sloppy start from Newcastle overall. Weston McKennie launches in a long throw and then wins a free kick, much to the delight of the Leeds fans.

A few shots into the side-netting from Newcastle as Wilson and Almiron are doing their best to make runs behind.

What a start for the hosts. Big Sam loved that goal but Newcastle are pushing for an equalizer. Still, the dream start for Leeds.

GOALLLL! Leeds 1-0 Newcastle – Captain Luke Ayling puts Leeds 1-0 up after seven minutes. Bamford’s cross from the left is headed down and Nick Pope saves superbly but can only push it to Ayling who finishes. Elland Road goes bonkers.

KICK OFF! We are underway and it is louddddd at Elland Road. The home fans expect.

Key storylines & in-form players to watch

Leeds are looking for leaders to step up all over the pitch and Jack Harrison, Luke Ayling and Max Wober were all really good in the defeat at Man City. Expect Rodrigo to start as he jumped off the bench, scored a goal and had an impact. Also, Joel Robles was solid in goal as he replaced Illan Meslier in the starting lineup.

Newcastle have so many attacking options that Eddie Howe continues to rotate his lineup and he has so many different ways he can change a game with the likes of Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin coming off the bench. Newcastle are a scary team to play against and will look to ruthlessly expose any gaps Leeds leave in their defense, especially on the counter.

Leeds team news, injuries, lineup

OUT: Tyler Adams (hamstring), Luis Sinisterra (ankle), Stuart Dallas (thigh), Liam Cooper (muscle injury)

Newcastle team news, injuries, lineup

OUT: Emil Krafth (knee), Ryan Fraser (undisclosed), Sean Longstaff (foot), Jamal Lascelles (calf)

Manchester City complete treble, win first Champions League


Champions of Europe: Now they can say that. Manchester City won the UEFA Champions League to wrap up a historic treble with a 1-0 win over Inter Milan in Istanbul on Saturday.

[ HISTORY: Manchester City join exclusive club as latest treble winners ]

It wasn’t vintage as City as Simon Inzaghi’s Inter put up a vintage defensive display, full of bite and fury, but Rodri’s vicious strike deep in the second half put City in the driver’s seat.

The Premier League winners three times running had an FA Cup under their belt after beating Manchester United on June 3 and the final jewel in their treble crown arrived Saturday.

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It’s the second treble for Pep Guardiola, who pulled it off with Barcelona in 2008-09. The achievement gives heated rivals United domestic company on the treble stage right down the road.

UEFA Champions League final reaction

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola:

“Tired. Calm. Satisfied. It’s so difficult to win it.

“They are really good. Be patient, I said at half-time. You have to be lucky. Ederson or they miss it, they could draw. This competition is a coin.

“Our players have international games now. UEFA and FIFA, think about it. The Premier League finished two or three weeks ago, now people have to come back. It’s too much. We will start from zero next season.

“We’re going to celebrate in the hotel with family and friends. Monday, the parade is in Manchester. With this competition, the treble is so difficult.”

Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan:

“Unbelievable. Difficult to put in words. Today we made history.”

“It was probably a 50-50 game. We feel very fortunate it was for us. We knew everyone was talking about the treble. The pressure was there, but this team is built to handle the pressure in the best possible way.”

Manchester City defender/midfielder John Stones:

“It was the thing we were missing. I feel so pleased. It’s a pleasure to be a part of this team and create this history.

“We’re only the second team [from England] to do the treble. Both are so special in their own rights in different eras. I’m holding words back because I’m on camera, put it that way.

“We’ve set the bar high now. After this season, from where we were in the Premier League, to bring it back, win the FA Cup, then come here and win this, I can’t put it into words.”

“I played more like a No. 8 today, which I loved. I’m still learning. I don’t think I’m the best there, but I gave it my all. I thought it paid off. We created chances and there were key moments. Ederson saved that one at the end. Now, we can have a good chat about us actually winning this.”

Manchester City vs Inter Milan as it happened

2nd minute: Inter allowing City the ball and setting up with a 2-3-3-1 shape.

7th minute: Some hard fouls from Inter on Man City, underlined by Francesco Acerbi’s sliding takedown of Erling Haaland. Understandably just fouls but Inter opening the day daring referee Szymon Marciniak, the World Cup Final boss, to show a yellow.

12th minute: Is that a little rust from Ederson under the press of Lautaro Martinez? Inter continues to show some bite early and Jack Grealish is getting a familiar amount of physical opposition.

18th minute: Terrific discipline from Inter who’s been able to oscillate between keeping their shape and aggressive pressing. There’s width there but no regular spaces. If they can keep this up, it’s on for them.

29th minute: Haaland snaps a left-footed shot from a tight angle and Andre Onana stands firm, dipping his arm to block the shot. It stays in play and City put it out for an Inter goal kick. Kevin De Bruyne then lashes a bounding ball into Onana’s arms, and Grealish scuds a tepid effort to the keeper.

36th minute: INJURY SUB. And it’s a big one. De Bruyne can’t go on and it’ll be Phil Foden stepping into the fold with the score 0-0 and 10+ minutes left in the first half. And it’ll be eerily familiar to City supporters, who saw this in the club’s last UCL Final and will hope for a better outcome.

HALFTIME: City was definitely a bit better but the margins are close and Inter will like its chances even more now that De Bruyne has exited the contest. City predictably had 62 percent of the ball and edged the xG battle that half but Inter took four of the game’s seven shots and Onana made the best stop when he got his arm to Haaland’s rip around the half-hour mark. It’s all there for Inter… and City.

50th minute: It’s still City in possession without many obvious openings. Ironically, Onana makes an error to threaten some excitement, but Bernardo Silva is well handled by Inter and Federico Dimarco clears the danger.

56th minute: Enter this storyline –> Former Man United and Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku has been in scoring form and he’s entering for Edin Dzeko.

68th minute: GOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLL!! It’s RODRI and it’s 1-0 Manchester City! The treble is on, for the moment as Rodri runs onto a loose ball after Akanji slipped Bernardo Silva on goal and the Portuguese’s cross is blocked into space. Wow. A powerful rip and City’s in front.

71st minute: This should be level! Dimarco pops a header off the cross bar and then his follow-up header doesn’t get to the line because it zips off the leg of his teammate Lukaku. He might’ve been offside if VAR had to take a look at it but warning bells for City who almost fell victim to the honeymoon period after scoring a goal.

77th minute: Foden nearly makes it two! Onana’s on the scene and we’re set for a crazy final few minutes in Turkey.

88th minute: Oh, the minutes are ticking down now. There shouldn’t be too much stoppage time in Istanbul… and WHAT A SAVE! Ederson makes a close-range stop on Lukaku and Ruben Dias gets the rebound wide of the near post. Exhales all over the blue side of Manchester.

90th minute: Lukaku’s got a chance to beat Ederson again, but he drags his left-footed effort wide of the far post. FIVE minutes stoppage time ahead.


Rodri goal video: Vicious strike puts Man City in front

How to watch Manchester City vs Inter Milan live, stream link and start time

Dates: 3pm ET June 10, 2023
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How to watch: TUDN, Paramount+

What Premier League clubs have won the treble?

Manchester United won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League in 1998-99.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Red Devils are the lone Premier League club to win it.

That’s was it until Saturday.

How many times has the treble been won?

It’s now 10 times in history that a team won its domestic league, top domestic cup, and the European Cup.

Bayern Munich and Barcelona have each done it twice, with Bayern doing it in 2012-13 and 2019-20 and Barca pulling it off in 2008-09 and 2014-15.

Celtic was the first to win a treble, doing it in 1966-67, while Ajax was the next in 1971-72.

PSV Eindhoven then won it in 1987-88 before Man United made it happen 11 years later. Inter Milan is the only Italian team to pull it off, winning in 2009-10.


Champions League Final odds (Betting odds provided by our partner, BetMGM )

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Man City (-250) vs Inter Milan (+625) | Draw over 120 mins (+380)

Over 2.5 goals (-160). Under 2.5 goals (+110)

Champions League Final predictions

Joe Prince-Wright: Man City 2-1 Inter Milan
Andy Edwards: Man City 3-1 Inter Milan
Nick Mendola: Man City 2-0 Inter Milan

Manchester City team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: None

Inter Milan team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Dalbert.

Manchester City make history as latest treble-winning side


Manchester City are not only the champions of England, winners of the FA Cup and champions of Europe, but Pep Guardiola’s side (perhaps his greatest) will now be forever remembered as treble winners.

It’s an elite club, by the way, of teams that have won their domestic league, top domestic cup, and the European Cup.

Nine Now, 10 times in history has a team won the treble and once now, twice it has been done by a Premier League club.

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The Premier League title was captured via 12 straight victories from late February to late May, as Arsenal collapsed and let their eight-point lead slip. Five titles in six seasons. Ho-hum.

The FA Cup final was a tricky, tricky prospect, as Manchester United — the only other English club to achieve the treble feat — stood in their way at Wembley Stadium a week ago. Once again, for the third time since 2010, sky blue ribbons adorned the famous trophy. Once again, been there, done that.

Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final proved just as challenging, with Inter Milan fighting tooth and nail with a fantastic defensive gameplan. Enter: Rodri’s rocket. For the first time in club history, Manchester City are champions of Europe, and for the third time in three weeks they lift a trophy as fireworks erupt behind them and confetti rains down upon them.

For more treble trivia, head below the jump.

How many times has the treble been won?

Bayern Munich and Barcelona have each done it twice, with Bayern doing it in 2012-13 and 2019-20 and Barca pulling it off in 2008-09 and 2014-15.

Celtic was the first to win a treble, doing it in 1966-67, while Ajax was the next in 1971-72.

PSV Eindhoven then won it in 1987-88 before Man United made it happen 11 years later. Inter Milan is the only Italian team to pull it off, winning in 2009-10.

Edit: Add Manchester City, 2022-23, to the list.


Player ratings: Manchester City, champions of nearly everything


Manchester City are the champions of Europe after their triumph in the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League final, a hard-fought victory over Inter Milan on Saturday.

[ RECAP: Manchester City complete treble, win first Champions League ]

Who stood out (for better and for worse) as the Premier League champions and FA Cup winners added the final piece of the puzzle to their historic treble?

Manchester City player ratings vs Inter Milan

GK – Ederson: 7 – Six saves, including a critical late stop just ahead of the goal line as Romelu Lukaku looked certain to equalize and send the final to extra-time.

CB – Manuel Akanji: 5.5 – The game nearly swung away from Manchester City when Akanji fell asleep in the 58th minute and Lautaro Martinez was permitted to race into the penalty area unobstructed. Fortunately for the Swiss international, Ederson soared off his line and made the shooting angle far too tight.

CB – Ruben Dias: 6.5

CB – Nathan Ake: 6.5

DM – John Stones: 7.5 – Alongside Bernardo Silva (more on him in a moment), Stones played the roll of Pep Guardiola’s defensive Swiss Army knife masterfully

DM – Rodri: 8 – Aside from generally being the best midfield anchor in the world, Rodri packs a mean right foot when the ball falls to him at the edge of the penalty area. When he struck the ball in the 68th minute, there was little doubt he would put it on target.

RW – Bernardo Silva: 7.5 – Few attackers in the world, if any, press as effectively and destructively as Bernardo, who oftentimes renders the entire left side of the opposition attack useless. He did it again on Saturday, with bombarding extraordinaire Federico Dimarco held to just one key pass in the waning moments of the game (he averaged 1.8 per game in Serie A this season and 1.5 in the Champions League as a key creator).

CM – Ilkay Gundogan: 7 – In what might be the final appearance of his Manchester City career, Gundogan was typically silky smooth in possession, even as Inter Milan clogged the middle of the field and made life rather difficult.

CM – Kevin De Bruyne: 5.5 – Another bitterly disappointing Champions League final for De Bruyne, who left the 2021 final with a fractured nose and orbital bone after 60 minutes, and lasted just 35 minutes on Saturday after pulling his hamstring midway through the first half.
CM (Sub 36′) – Phil Foden: 6

LW – Jack Grealish: 6

CF – Erling Haaland: 6 – By his otherworldly standards, it was a rather quiet game from Haaland, who had just one scoring chance (and one shot) which he hit straight into the chest of Andre Onana.

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Premier League 2023-24 season: Start date, teams, fixture release, how to watch live, odds


An epic 2022-23 Premier League has only just finished but the 2023-24 Premier League is already fast approaching and there are plenty of key dates and information you need ahead of the new campaign.

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From Premier League fixture release date to the opening day of the season, how to watch the games and early odds for who will win it all, there is a lot going on.

Below is everything you need to know about the 2023-24 Premier League season.

When are the 2023-24 Premier League fixtures released?

The Premier League will announce the schedule for the new season on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 4am ET.

When will the 2023-24 Premier League season kick off?

The opening day of the season will be on the weekend of Saturday August 12, 2023.

When is the final day of the 2023-24 Premier League season?

Championship Sunday will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2024, with all 10 games kicking off at the same time.

Where can I watch Premier League games in the USA?

You can watch all 380 games during the 2023-24 Premier League season across our NBC platforms. During the 2022-23 season you could watch games on USA Network and NBC, plus via Peacock Premium.

Will there be a winter break in the 2023-24 season?

Yes, there will! It has returned after the 2022 World Cup impacted the 2022-23 season. There will be a ‘mid-season player break’ of Premier League action from January 13-20.

Which teams will compete in the 2023-24 Premier League?

Arsenal, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Liverpool, Luton Town, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers

Odds to win the 2023-24 Premier League title – (Betting odds provided by our partner, BetMGM )

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Manchester City: -175
Manchester United: +800
Arsenal: +900
Liverpool: +900
Chelsea: +1200
Newcastle United: +1400
Tottenham: +4000
Brighton: +5000
Aston Villa: +12500
West Ham: +20000
Brentford: +25000
Crystal Palace: +25000
Nottingham Forest: +25000
Everton: +25000
Fulham: +30000
Wolves: +30000
Bournemouth: +30000
Burnley: +50000
Sheffield United: +50000
Luton Town: +50000

Premier League 2023-24 kits

And of course, a new season means new kits! We are ranking the new threads as they are released and you can see all of them right here.