Elland Road hosted a full capacity Premier League game for the first time since 2004 as Everton provided the opposition

Two goals each either side of the break secured a 2-2 draw at full time as Rafa Benitez continued his unbeaten start with the Everton.

And as the volume reached fever pitch right from the start in this one it was Leeds who dominated early on with Raphinha and Mateusz Klich both kept out by Jordan Pickford.

But despite finding themselves as bystanders in the opening half hour, Everton grabbed a golden chance to edge in front.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin was bundled over by Liam Cooper inside the box and the England striker stepped up to smashed home from the spot.

But despite the setback, Leeds weren’t down for long, as Klich pounced on another Michael Keane mistake to level it up.

However, the tempo and flow of this one continued to ebb and flow after the break as Demarai Gray curled home his first Everton goal before Calvert-Lewin wasted a brilliant chance to clinch it.

And that miss let Leeds off the hook late on as Raphinha swept home Cooper’s knockdown for the second equaliser of the day.

But despite a flurry of chances to snatch a third lead of the tie Calvert-Lewin and Keane were unable to turn it back.

Full Time from Elland Road it’s Leeds United 2 Everton 2

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