Leeds United 1-2 West Ham

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Leeds United 1-2 West Ham: Angelo Ogbonna scores winner as David Moyes’s side move up to fifth in Premier League after coming from behind at Elland Road
Angelo Ogbonna’s header saw West Ham beat Leeds and move up to fifth place
Mateusz Klich had put Leeds ahead with a penalty after missing initial effort
Klich’s first penalty had to be retaken as Lukasz Fabianski was just off his line
West Ham equalised through Tomas Soucek before Ogbonna scored winner

There were new floodlights at Elland Road yet the sparkle has worn off Leeds United on their own fix.

It is presently five without a success here for Marcelo Bielsa’s side and West Ham were merited champs.

The meeting group were much the more splendid underneath the recently introduced lights and moved to fifth gratitude to Angelo Ogbonna’s 80th-minute champ.

Leeds were lucky to in any case be level come that point and even their objective owed a lot to the caprices of VAR.

Mateusz Klich gave them an early lead from the punishment spot however simply after a retake when Lukasz Fabianski was declared to have moved from his objective line. It was horrendously brutal.

However, West Ham recuperated to guarantee a fourth triumph in five when place back Ogbonna rose to streak home from Aaron Cresswell’s free-kick conveyance.

For Leeds, this was another less than impressive appearing. A weekend ago’s 3-1 thrashing at Chelsea was the first occasion when they have appeared as though a recently advanced group. That is planned as a commendation.

However, they were off track it for the majority of an uneven challenge at Stamford Bridge, but against incredible rivals. West Ham are not on a par with Chelsea but rather they were similarly predominant for the greater part here.

What should be of incredible worry for Bielsa is the concession of two additional objectives from set-pieces, taking their count to an alliance high seven.

The Argentine stated: ‘We have had this issue previously and settled it. Presently it’s going on once more. We need to duplicate what occurs in the game in an instructional course. We will keep on doing this until we settle the issue.’

Sledges manager David Moyes was legitimately charmed, yet similarly annoyed by the contention of Leeds’ opener.

He stated: ‘I think the choice was horrendous. I was irate I’m as yet furious that this is the manner in which football has gone. I can’t comprehend what they’re doing. I think his heel is as yet on the line. They more likely than not had a magnifying instrument at Stockley Park.

‘Yet, we recuperated and we never yielded. We were tough when we must be. We have some great players and have improved again this season.’

West Ham couldn’t challenge the honor of the fourth-minute punishment. Patrick Bamford was brought down by a sliding Fabianski after he had been sprung clear by Liam Cooper. Fabianski was reserved, for his endeavor to win the ball was authentic. Once more, the right choice.

Klich ventured up and, so feeble was his work, Fabiasnki need not have taken the a large portion of an inch he did. The manager slumped to one side and spared with outright solace from his Poland partner. Be that as it may, things were going to get entirely awkward.

Replays demonstrated Fabianski to be imperceptibly off his line at the purpose of Klich’s contact. After a postponement of over a moment – that in itself should reveal to you it was not self-evident – Michael Oliver was told to arrange a retake.

As Sportsmail refereeing columnist Mark Clattenburg remarked: ‘Wow! The PGMOL are taking this law to the smallest of margins. They are making it impossible for goalkeepers.’

The giant screen showed a freeze-frame of the infringement before the retake. West Ham were furious, and understandably so.

Fabianski barely moved second time around – that would have pleased Stockley Park – and Klich duly rolled into the bottom corner. It begs the question – what next for goalkeepers? A starting position behind their line? It seems the only logical tactic to avoid the nonsense of such decisions.

The injustice, however, at least served as motivation and West Ham were level on 25 minutes. Jarrod Bowen swung over a corner from the right and Tomas Soucek out-jumped Stuart Dallas to connect. For reasons known only to goalkeeper Illan Meslier, he reacted as if Soucek had thrown a brick at him, not headed a football. And so the young Frenchman flapped at it at the expense of an equaliser.

West Ham controlled the second half and Sebastien Haller, the outstanding Bowen and Fabian Balbuena all threatened before Ogbonna towered unopposed to win it.

There is much work for Leeds to do on that training pitch.


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