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Leeds winless in 3 games after VAR overlooks clear handball

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Leeds remain without a league victory since April after snatching a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion in Friday's Championship clash at Elland Road.

Aiming for an immediate return to the Premier League after last season's relegation, Leeds are off to a slow start in the second tier.

Daniel Farke's side trailed to Brandon Thomas-Asante's controversial opener, which came off his arm, early in the second half.

Luke Ayling rescued Leeds with his bullet header in the closing stages, but the Yorkshire club are without a win in three league games this season.

Leeds had started brightly and Daniel James forced Alex Palmer into a good low save after a deflection.

The hosts threatened again when Jamie Shackleton's speculative effort took a wicked deflection off Cedric Kipre as it hit the base of the post.

Leeds 'keeper Illan Meslier produced a superb save to palm Jed Wallace's effort onto the post in the second half.

Thomas-Asante broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute.

Leeds failed to clear a near-post corner and Jayson Molumby's strike went through a sea of bodies before being diverted goalwards off the striker's arm.

Leeds upped the ante with time running out, with Palmer pulling off a stunning fingertip save to keep out a James thunderbolt which was destined for the top corner.

It was the former Manchester United winger who created the equalizer as Ayling made a superb run to get on the end of James' cross and head home the 72nd-minute leveller.

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