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Leeds United break Premier League record

Leeds United have set a new Premier League record for the most yellow cards in a single season.

In 2021-22, Jesse Marsch's team has received 96 yellow cards, surpassing Sunderland's tally of 94 in 2014-15.

Raphinha set the record when he received a yellow card in the first half against Arsenal, challenging referee Chris Kavanagh's decision to elevate Luke Ayling's punishment for a two-footed challenge to a straight red.

As Arsenal took a 2-0 lead into half-time, Mateusz Klich received Leeds' 96th booking. Leeds had the sixth-fewest yellow cards last season, with 61, under Marcelo Biesla. Sheffield United took the lead with 73 points.

However, they have received 20 more yellow cards this season than their closest rivals, Aston Villa and Newcastle, who both have 76. Junior Firpo has accumulated ten yellow cards, while Rodrigo has accumulated eight.

Manchester City is the league's cleanest team, with only 39 yellow cards.

As things stand, Leeds sit 18th, with Everton's 2-1 win over Leicester City lifting the Merseyside club out of the relegation zone.

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