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Angelo Ogbonna’s late header sent West Ham fifth place in the Premier League table as they came from behind to beat Leeds United 2-1 in a thrilling contest at Elland Road.

Leeds went ahead from the penalty spot as Fabianski felled Patrick Bamford who was through on goal from Mateusz Klich’s through ball.

Klich had VAR to thank as his initial spot-kick was comfortably saved by Fabianski only for it to rule that the Polish keeper was off his line. Klich then retook his penalty scoring his third goal of the season to put Leeds in front inside six minutes.

West Ham responded well and got their just rewards as Soucek got the equaliser after 25 minutes from Jarred Bowen’s corner.

David Moyes’ side could have had more in the second-half had it not been for Meslier’s heroics in goal and the woodwork with Balbuena hitting the post late on. Haller also had an overhead-kick brilliantly saved from the young French keeper.

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It was not until the 80th minute from Cresswell free-kick which gave West Ham the all important three points sending them fifth and six points away from their opponents.

Leeds had an opportunity to equalise but Rodrigo’s header was comfortably saved by Fabianski. The defeat means Leeds have only picked up the single point in their last four home games.

Leeds’ will be looking to bounce back against Newcastle United on Wednesday, while West Ham host Crystal Palace at the London Stadium.

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July 2024