The first Premier League game at Elland Road with fans packed into the stands for over a decade and a half was always going to be quite the occasion, and the action on the pitch delivered as well as Everton and Leeds United battled to an entertaining 2-2 draw that started hot and kept that torrid pace all the way to the final whistle.
Everton withstood Leeds’ pressure to start the game and took the lead when Dominic Calvert-Lewin was pulled down in the box and stepped up to slot home the resulting penalty. However, a couple of fatal errors from Michael Keane allowed Patrick Bamford to get away then find an onrushing Mateusz Klich to beat Jordan Pickford and tie it up just before the break.
The Toffees took the lead again early in the second half with Demarai Gray beating his man and firing home at the far post but again the hosts were able to fight back, this time with Raphinha finding the ball in a crowded area to curl home a shot past a helpless Pickford. Both teams had half-chances to score the winner but 2-2 it would end.