Leno did properly once more to maintain out a fierce drive from Stuart Dallas after which substitute Rodrigo crashed a shot in opposition to the bar from the sting of the realm.
Arsenal, who’re with no purpose from open play in virtually eight hours of soccer, almost grabbed a winner, in opposition to the run of play, when Hector Bellerin put Bukayo Saka by way of on purpose however he was unable to spherical Leeds keeper Illan Meslier.
Leeds struck the woodwork twice within the latter levels with Bamford heading in opposition to the put up and Raphinha additionally placing the upright deep in stoppage time.
Bielsa was left to rue his staff’s failure to search out the web regardless of all their strain and efforts on purpose.
“We’re pissed off as we may have gained the sport. We tried to create hazard in numerous methods, by way of the wings, lengthy distance and in a smaller sense by way of balls by way of the center. In these 3 ways we had been capable of create hazard however not capable of convert,” mentioned the Argentine.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reluctantly agreed the draw was an appropriate outcome for his staff, given they performed virtually half the sport a person down.
“It’s a level. I’m by no means pleased with a draw however contemplating the circumstance it’s one we take and transfer on,” he mentioned.
Requested about Pepe’s dismissal, Arteta had a blunt reply: “It’s unacceptable. Unacceptable. At this degree you can not do it.”
The Gunners are eleventh on 13 factors from 9 video games after their first draw of the season with Leeds 14th on 11.
Everton’s in-form striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted a brace and midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure scored his first purpose for the membership as they beat Fulham 3-2 to return to profitable methods.
Everton’s rise to the highest of the desk final month delighted supporters however the early optimism had light considerably after three straight defeats earlier than the encounter at Craven Cottage. Carlo Ancelotti’s facet didn’t wait lengthy to reignite their season.
Brazilian ahead Richarlison, coming back from a three-match ban, picked up a unfastened ball and ran extensive to cross for Calvert-Lewin who tapped in his ninth league purpose of the marketing campaign 42 seconds into the competition.
Fulham hit again by way of Bobby De Cordova-Reid’s neat end on quarter-hour however Everton continued to threaten and had been unfortunate not go forward 2-1 as Calvert-Lewin’s effort was chalked off for offside and Richarlison’s low shot was pushed away.
The guests carved Fulham open once more as Alex Iwobi switched play from the correct and James Rodriguez fed Lucas Digne, who produced a first-time ball for Calvert-Lewin to stroke in and high the season’s scoring charts.
Digne appeared full of life in a sophisticated position and was concerned in Everton’s third, firing in a cross for Doucoure to move house within the thirty fifth minute and open his Toffees account after becoming a member of from Watford within the shut season.
“It was a troublesome recreation, troublesome to arrange. It was a great first half … within the second half we misplaced power and had difficulties,” Ancelotti mentioned.
Fulham pulled one again shortly after Ivan Cavaleiro slipped and missed a penalty within the second half, as substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored by way of a deflection off Everton defender Yerry Mina to make sure a decent end.
“There have been particular person errors however I am not that,” Fulham boss Scott Parker mentioned. “Second half there was a response however it should not come from a rollicking at half-time.”
Parker conceded his staff had an issue with penalties. Fulham have missed 5 of their final eight penalties within the league and Parker advised there could possibly be a brand new face to take up the accountability from Portugal ahead Cavaleiro.
“You could not have written it when he slipped and missed,” Parker instructed reporters. “There isn’t a denying we’ve a difficulty with penalties. We’ll maintain working and coaching to see who’s the most effective to take them.
“We will trigger groups issues and achieve success however we’ve deficiencies. It is a younger staff and we have to drill the message house. We have constructed a bond and we’re doing every thing in our energy to maintain bettering.”