Michael Dawson was full of admiration for Brazilian star Raphinha following his impressive performance for Leeds United in the recent draw with Everton in the Premier League. Raphinha was one of the star performers as Leeds United and Everton shared a four-goal thriller.

Leeds United fans were back at full capacity at Elland Road for the first time since they secured Premier League promotion for the Everton game. In the end, Raphinha scored the best goal of the game to rescue a 2-2 draw for the home team. Ex-Tottenham Hotspur, Nottingham Forest and Hull City player Michael Dawson was in the Sky Sports studios to cover the match on the Soccer Saturday show and he waxed lyrical about Raphinha. The 24-year-old winger was referred to as a player on a different level by Michael Dawson.

Everton took the lead twice during the match but they could not hold on to their advantage on the two occasions. The Merseyside outfit took the lead on the half hour mark via a Dominic Calvert-Lewin penalty after the striker was fouled by Leeds United skipper Liam Cooper. Polish international Matheus Klich levelled matters for Leeds United four minutes from the interval but the Whites were behind once again five minutes after the interval courtesy English winger Demarai Gray.

Everton held on to their second leg for 22 minutes before a moment of brilliance from Raphinha led to a second equaliser for the hosts and a share of the spoils for both teams.

Leeds United picked up their first point of the season from the Everton game and they would be hoping to pick up their first win of the new Premier League campaign when they welcome another Merseyside team, Liverpool to Elland Road for the second home game of the season on Sunday. Leeds United have two points from three games in the league this season, while Everton are unbeaten with seven games from three games.



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