Leeds 1 – The Hammers 2- Home defeat for The Whites as The Irons take points

Leeds United vs. West Ham United

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Leeds on home loss to West Ham United at Elland Road on Saturday. Leeds arrived with the intention of increasing their league score after a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United. The Hammers had lost their previous match against Manchester United. As things stand, Leeds are in 18th place on the table and has 3 points while The Hammers sit in 9th with 8 points after 6 matches.

Leeds started strongly in the first half, thanks to Raphinha finding the net, at 19 minutes. They then managed to see out the first half 1-0.

The Irons continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Junior Firpo at the 67 minute mark. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Michail Antonio just before the final whistle to make it 2-1.

Both managers used allfull available substitutions. For Leeds, Jack Harrison, Tyler Roberts and Crysencio Summerville, came on for Daniel James, Raphinha and Jamie Shackleton, The Hammers brought on Nikola Vlasic, Craig Dawson and Andriy Yarmolenko to replace Pablo Fornals, Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio.

There were bookings for Raphinha, Illan Meslier and Tyler Roberts from Leeds, and Pablo Fornals and Michail Antonio, for The Hammers.

Leeds next face Watford and The Hammers are at home to Brentford.

Technical card:
Leeds United: Illan Meslier, Stuart Dallas, Liam Cooper, Charlie Cresswell, Junior Firpo, Raphinha (Tyler Roberts, min.69), Jamie Shackleton (Crysencio Summerville, min.90), Kalvin Phillips, Mateusz Klich, Daniel James (Jack Harrison, min.46) and Rodrigo Moreno
West Ham United: Lukasz Fabianski, Vladimir Coufal, Angelo Ogbonna, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell, Jarrod Bowen (Craig Dawson, min.90), Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice, Pablo Fornals (Nikola Vlasic, min.78), Said Benrahma and Michail Antonio (Andriy Yarmolenko, min.90)
Stadium: Elland Road
Goals: Raphinha (1-0, min. 19), Junior Firpo (1-1, min. 67) and Michail Antonio (1-2, min. 90)