(Leeds – West Ham 1-2) Two setbacks on set items ensured that Leeds left Elland Highway with no win for the fifth recreation in a row.
– It was a deserved loss. We have been ready for this match, however West Ham have been higher than us, Leeds supervisor Marcelo Bielsa summed up for Sky Sports activities.
– Now we have to work with the issues we’ve on lifeless balls in opposition to us, the Argentine added.
Leeds bought an ideal opening to the match. The referee pointed to the penalty spot appropriately when Patrick Bamford was fouled by West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski after simply three minutes.
Admittedly, Mateusz Klich fired a depressing penalty, which Fabianski saved. However then it turned out that the goalkeeper had been out of the road too early, and Klich bought a brand new alternative. On different makes an attempt, the Pole scored.
After 25 minutes, West Ham equalized when Tomás Soucek headed in a nook from Jarrod Bowen.
It was okay with a draw on the break, however within the second half it was West Ham who created the massive probabilities. Striker Sebastian Haller had three or 4 nice alternatives, which he tousled.
West Ham have been harmful on free kicks and corners this season, and sometimes the successful aim got here after a free kick ten minutes earlier than full time. Aaron Cresswell turned the ball into the field, and Angelo Ogbonna headed superbly into the nook behind Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier.
In extra time, Rodrigo might equalize for Leeds, however he headed straight at Fabianski from shut vary.
Thus, Leeds nonetheless have just one dwelling win up to now after the Premier League return – 4-3 in opposition to Fulham within the second spherical of the sequence. Since then, there have been solely two factors in 5 makes an attempt.
Away, nevertheless, Bielsa’s crew has picked evenly with factors, and 14 factors within the first 12 video games is way from a disaster.
West Ham and David Moyes have picked up 20 factors of their first 12 appearances, and have gained 4 of their final 5 league video games. The London crew climbed to a preliminary fifth place earlier than the remainder of the spherical is performed.