Adam Clayton scored his first goal for Leeds in stoppage time to deny West Ham a third consecutive league win.

The Hammers looked to be heading for their best start to a season in 12 years after Patrick Kisnorbo scored an own goal.

But Clayton was first to react in the dying minutes after Jonny Howson struck the bar, driving in the equaliser.

Carlton Cole had given the Hammers the lead, but that was cancelled out by Ross McCormack.

It was an absorbing encounter between two sides with Premier League aspirations.

Scott Parker, the subject of transfer speculation all summer, was the best player on the pitch again, and Hammers manager Sam Allardyce will be praying the midfielder will still be at the Boleyn Ground on 1 September.

Leeds had kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 games, and that defensive frailty was exposed on six minutes when Cole wrestled his way on to Matt Taylor's corner, and flicked the ball past keeper Andy Lonergan.

The Hammers continued to pressurise, and Lonergan had to be alert to deny James Tomkins and Kevin Nolan.

The game turned though when Leeds striker Robert Snodgrass hit the woodwork with a superb shot. That seemed to energise the visitors, and they had the chance to level the scores on 26 minutes from the penalty spot after the ball struck Taylor's outstretched arm from a corner.

But Max Gradel, who scored from the spot last weekend, squandered the chance, dragging his shot wide of Robert Green's post.

The half ended with another penalty shout, but Cole was denied by referee Michael Oliver following Aidan White's sliding challenge.

West Ham have beaten Leeds only twice in their last 27 meetings.

Leeds deservedly equalised in the 59th minute when Andy Keogh and Snodgrass combined well for the latter to cross low into the path of McCormack, who swept the ball past Green.

But West Ham hit back three minutes later when substitute Julien Faubert crossed from the right and Kisnorbo, in attempting to clear the ball, drove it into his own net.

Winston Reid should have tied up the points for the Hammers but was denied at point-blank range from Lonergan, before Parker, watched by England manager Fabio Capello, shot against a post.

And they were made to pay on the stroke of full-time when Howson's shot came back off the crossbar and Clayton buried the rebound to claim a point.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

West Ham

  • 01 Green
  • 02 Reid
  • 05 Tomkins Booked
  • 17 O'Brien
  • 23 Ilunga
  • 04 Nolan
  • 08 Parker
  • 10 Collison (Faubert - 58' )
  • 14 Taylor
  • 16 Noble (Piquionne - 82' )
  • 09 Cole (Carew - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Boffin
  • 18 Faubert
  • 12 Barrera
  • 11 Carew
  • 30 Piquionne

Leeds

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 03 Kisnorbo
  • 22 Lees
  • 28 White
  • 48 O'Dea Booked
  • 07 Gradel (Sam - 88' )
  • 14 Howson
  • 15 Clayton
  • 23 Snodgrass
  • 38 Keogh
  • 44 McCormack (Nunez - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Rachubka
  • 02 Connolly
  • 05 O'Brien
  • 11 Sam
  • 20 Nunez
Ref: Oliver
Att: 28,252

Match Stats

Shots

18 17

On target

10 11

Corners

12 12

Fouls

14 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:43 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:53 Booking

Booking Darren O'Dea receives a caution.

90:00 +3:41 Booking

Booking James Tomkins receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:26

Ramon Nunez produces a cross.

90:00 +2:01

Short corner taken by Ramon Nunez from the left by-line.

90:00 +1:10

John Carew concedes a free kick for a foul on Aidan White. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Clayton - West Ham 2 - 2 Leeds Adam Clayton grabs a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. West Ham 2-2 Leeds.

89:59

Jonathan Howson produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area and strikes the post.

88:24

Corner taken right-footed by Julien Faubert, Frederic Piquionne takes a shot.

87:36 Substitution

Substitution Lloyd Sam is brought on as a substitute for Max Gradel.

86:43

Effort on goal by Adam Clayton from long distance goes over the crossbar.

85:31

John Carew challenges Patrick Kisnorbo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Kisnorbo takes the free kick.

84:32

Drilled right-footed shot by Ramon Nunez. Save made by Robert Green.

83:30

A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.

82:54

Centre by Frederic Piquionne, clearance made by Adam Clayton.

81:44

Unfair challenge on Max Gradel by James Tomkins results in a free kick. Centre by Ramon Nunez, Shot from inside the area by Andrew Keogh clears the bar.

81:06 Substitution

Substitution (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Frederic Piquionne coming on for Mark Noble.

80:45

Corner taken by Julien Faubert from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by James Tomkins misses to the right of the target.

79:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ramon Nunez on James Tomkins. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.

79:00

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, Tom Lees makes a clearance.

77:04

John Carew produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

76:01

Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

76:01 Substitution

Substitution Ramon Nunez comes on in place of Ross McCormack.

76:01

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor, free kick awarded for a foul by James Tomkins on Patrick Kisnorbo.

75:43

Scott Parker produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Darren O'Dea gets a block in.

74:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Noble on Robert Snodgrass. Robert Snodgrass has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

72:50

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, Julien Faubert makes a clearance.

72:17

Corner from left by-line taken by Julien Faubert.

72:02

Corner taken by Matthew Taylor, clearance by Tom Lees.

71:23

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor, Winston Reid takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.

70:49

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor, James Tomkins takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

70:45

A cross is delivered by Julien Faubert, Patrick Kisnorbo makes a clearance.

69:24

Matthew Taylor sends in a cross, Patrick Kisnorbo manages to make a clearance.

68:43

A cross is delivered by Julien Faubert, Effort from deep inside the area by John Carew misses to the right of the goal.

67:51

Julien Faubert concedes a free kick for a foul on Max Gradel. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

66:55

The referee blows for offside against Robert Snodgrass. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

66:00 Substitution

Substitution Carlton Cole leaves the field to be replaced by John Carew.

65:57

Handball decision goes against Carlton Cole. Patrick Kisnorbo takes the free kick.

64:38

Max Gradel fouled by James Tomkins, the ref awards a free kick. Ross McCormack produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

63:53

The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by James Tomkins.

63:12

Foul by Joey O'Brien on Max Gradel, free kick awarded. Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Carlton Cole makes a clearance.

61:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Patrick Kisnorbo - West Ham 2 - 1 Leeds An own goal is conceded by Patrick Kisnorbo. West Ham 2-1 Leeds.

60:44

The ball is delivered by Julien Faubert.

59:29

Effort on goal by Kevin Nolan from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

58:29

Assist on the goal came from Robert Snodgrass.

58:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross McCormack - West Ham 1 - 1 Leeds Ross McCormack scores a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. West Ham 1-1 Leeds.

57:50 Substitution

Substitution Jack Collison goes off and Julien Faubert comes on.

56:47

Ross McCormack takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.

56:10

Ross McCormack takes a shot from 18 yards. Save made by Robert Green.

55:37

Jack Collison takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

54:39

Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross, save made by Robert Green.

52:45

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by James Tomkins.

52:41

Max Gradel sends in a cross, Winston Reid manages to make a clearance.

52:12

A cross is delivered by Aidan White, clearance by Herita Ilunga.

51:39

Shot from just outside the box by Ross McCormack goes over the crossbar.

51:24

Effort from 12 yards by Andrew Keogh. Save by Robert Green.

51:02

Handball decision goes against Scott Parker. Jonathan Howson restarts play with the free kick.

50:10

Kevin Nolan challenges Adam Clayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren O'Dea takes the direct free kick.

49:03

Robert Snodgrass concedes a free kick for a foul on James Tomkins. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

48:05

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Carlton Cole.

45:48

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Taylor, Header from close in by Carlton Cole misses to the right of the goal.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:12

Jack Collison concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Howson. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

44:47

Max Gradel crosses the ball, save by Robert Green.

44:15

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Robert Snodgrass.

43:28

Herita Ilunga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Max Gradel. Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Joey O'Brien.

42:57

The ball is sent over by Carlton Cole, comfortable save by Andy Lonergan.

40:17

Foul by Mark Noble on Adam Clayton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

35:35

Corner from the left by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass, Patrick Kisnorbo takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

35:27

Centre by Max Gradel, brilliant save by Robert Green.

32:50

Foul by Andrew Keogh on Winston Reid, free kick awarded. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

32:19

Outswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, Winston Reid makes a clearance.

31:58

Drilled right-footed shot by Max Gradel. Save made by Robert Green.

29:49

Adam Clayton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker. James Tomkins takes the direct free kick.

28:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Tomkins by Ross McCormack. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

26:55 Penalty

Penalty missed by Max Gradel.

26:55

Matthew Taylor is penalised for a handball.

25:49

Outswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Carlton Cole.

25:37

Kevin Nolan has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save by Andy Lonergan.

24:42

Matthew Taylor has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.

23:21

Matthew Taylor fouled by Robert Snodgrass, the ref awards a free kick. Herita Ilunga takes the free kick.

22:01

Matthew Taylor produces a cross.

20:24

Mark Noble produces a curled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Andy Lonergan makes a brilliant save.

19:58

Adam Clayton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker. Winston Reid restarts play with the free kick.

19:37

The referee blows for offside against Ross McCormack. Winston Reid takes the free kick.

18:16

Robert Snodgrass takes the inswinging corner, Kevin Nolan makes a clearance.

17:58

Shot by Ross McCormack. Blocked by James Tomkins.

16:08

Matthew Taylor takes a outswinging corner.

12:40

Robert Snodgrass produces a drilled left-footed shot from just inside the box and hits the post.

12:20

Robert Snodgrass takes a short corner.

12:05

Shot by Andrew Keogh. Brilliant save by Robert Green.

11:40

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, clearance by Kevin Nolan.

10:04

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, save made by Robert Green.

9:01

Robert Snodgrass is caught offside. Robert Green takes the free kick.

8:19

Winston Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross McCormack. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kisnorbo.

5:28

The assist for the goal came from Matthew Taylor.

5:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Carlton Cole - West Ham 1 - 0 Leeds Carlton Cole scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. West Ham 1-0 Leeds.

5:15

Corner taken by Matthew Taylor,

4:52

Corner taken by Matthew Taylor, James Tomkins takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a brilliant save.

4:37

Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.

1:52

Carlton Cole is penalised for a handball. Tom Lees takes the free kick.

0:46

Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Kisnorbo. Free kick taken by Patrick Kisnorbo.

0:28

Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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