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Leeds climb out of drop zone with win over Norwich

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Leeds United’s Raphinha scores their side’s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich on Sunday. Picture: Joe Giddens, PA Wire, PA Images

Struggling Leeds sealed their second Premier League win of the season against Norwich City that saw them climb out of the relegation zone on Sunday.

LONDON – Leeds recorded just their second Premier League victory of the season on Sunday, beating Norwich 2-1 to climb out of the relegation zone.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men finished an impressive ninth last season on their return to the English top-flight but have struggled in the early weeks of the current season.

The sides were locked at 0-0 at Carrow Road at half-time but the game exploded into life in a dramatic four-minute spell after the break.

Leeds broke the deadlock in the 56th minute when Brazilian forward Raphinha rifled into the bottom corner after a pass from Daniel James.

Bottom-side Norwich trailed for just two minutes, with defender Andrew Omobamidele heading home the equaliser from Milot Rashica’s corner to the delight of the home fans.

But their cheers turned to despair just two minutes later when the visitors retook the lead.

England midfielder Kalvin Phillips found Rodrigo, who was given too much space and let fly from distance, with his low left-footed effort finding its way underneath Tim Krul.

The win lifts Leeds to 17th in the table, three points clear of the bottom three but Norwich remain winless and are now eight points from safety.

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