'How?': Pundit left stunned by what 29-year-old Leeds player did during Everton clash
Garth Crooks was stunned that Leeds United’s Liam Cooper even made a protest after a penalty was awarded against him in the Whites’ clash with Everton, as per his comments on BBC Sport.
Cooper was deemed to have committed a foul after tugging back Calvert-Lewin, which led to the first goal of the game.
The Leeds defender was adamant that Calvert-Lewin had a hold of his shirt too.
However, replays suggested that it was indeed the Leeds defender who committed the bigger offence.
And Crooks couldn’t believe that Cooper even bothered to appeal, after the spot kick was given by VAR.
“How Liam Cooper had the nerve to question his subsequent booking, never mind the penalty he gave away for pulling Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s shirt practically off his back, beggars belief.”
Cooper’s infringement may not actually have been necessary as it was debatable whether Calvert-Lewin would have even got on the end of the cross.
Everton duly converted the spot kick, but Leeds struck back through Mateusz Klich.
Demarai Gray then put the visitors in front once again, but Marcelo Bielsa’s side rescued a point through a fine finish from Raphinha.
Leeds are now up and running for the season, and the hope around Elland Road is that they will be able to push on, after getting their first point of the campaign.