Visitors took a ninth minute benefit when the excellent Lucas Digne crossroad was directed for the first time on the network by unchecked Sigurdsson. The pieces approached the equalization, but Ezgjan Alilyki Voley against the pole and the header of Pascal Struyjk leaned in an acrobatically manner. By Everton’s goalkeeper, Robin Olsen.
England’s striker, Calvert-Lewin, then grabbed his 12th goal of the first league of the season with a close range diving header after Ben Godfrey had moved at the corner from the left of Sigurdsson. But Leeds was the best side in the second half and Raphinha withdrew a back with a quiet finish from Patrick Bamford’s pass, although the hosts could not take an equalizer.
Leeds Boss Marcelo Marcelo Bielsa, talking to BBC Sport: “The two goals that scored were preventable, the first 30 minutes of the game were also good for us and the second half. We managed to find goals opportunities and avoid a third goal . Finally we do not manage the second goal.
“It’s true that they played an energetic game, perhaps the fact that they were in front allowed us to take the initiative.
“After they won two goals, they gave us the ball and began to defend in their own half, the amount of goals opportunities we create makes us think we should have had a raffle or win.”
Victory moves the Toffees on Chelsea and Tottenham, which meet on Thursday.