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Leeds United 1-2 West Ham United: Marcelo Bielsa's side continue winless run

By Ellie ThomasonBBC Sport
Michail Antonio
Michail Antonio's winner was his first ever goal against Leeds

Michail Antonio's 90th-minute winner left Leeds still searching for a first Premier League win of the season as they were beaten by West Ham at Elland Road.

In a match that saw 35 attempts on goal, Marcelo Bielsa's side had the better chances in the first half but the visitors grew into the game as excitement turned to nerves among the home fans in a cagey encounter.

Raphinha had opened the scoring for Leeds on 19 minutes with a clinical low finish from outside the area.

West Ham thought they had equalised eight minutes into the second half, but Tomas Soucek's effort was ruled out after referee Kevin Friend checked the pitchside monitor and spotted an Antonio foul on goalkeeper Illan Meslier.

The Hammers eventually found a way through when Jarrod Bowen's shot from inside the box deflected off Junior Firpo and into the back of the net.

In the first minute of injury time, Leeds were caught out on the counter-attack as Antonio knocked the ball past defender Jamie Shackleton before sliding in the winner to push the hosts into the bottom three.

This is only the second time in Leeds' history that they have failed to win any of their first six games of a top-flight campaign - it last happened in 1935-36.

Antonio back with a bang

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After serving a one-match suspension and missing last weekend's defeat by Manchester United, Antonio returned to show West Ham what they had been missing.

Before Saturday's game, he was on a run of nine games against Leeds without a goal. He had not faced any opponent more often without scoring.

And it looked like being another frustrating afternoon for the Hammers' Premier League top scorer with only three shots on target as Leeds goalkeeper Meslier pulled off a string of saves to deny him.

There was further anguish when Soucek's equaliser was ruled out after VAR showed Antonio had clattered Meslier in the face with his arm in the build-up.

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There was a lengthy stoppage with the Leeds keeper requiring treatment and a change of shirt, and it seemed to spark a shift in momentum as the Hammers went on to dominate.

After a slice of luck for their first goal - Bowen's shot deflecting off Liam Cooper on to Junior Firpo's backside and past Meslier - David Moyes' side had a number of more orthodox chances to score a second.

Aaron Cresswell and Said Benrahma came close, but it was Antonio who eventually came up with the goods after some brilliant work from Declan Rice.

The England international picked up the ball inside his own half before knocking it inside to Antonio, who took a touch past his man and stroked it into the bottom corner for his fifth league goal of the season.

Defeat sees Leeds drop to 18th in the table with three points from their opening six games, one of five Premier League sides still searching for a win.

Player of the match

AntonioMichail Antonio

with an average of 7.52

Leeds United

  1. Squad number1Player nameMeslier
    Average rating

    7.29

  2. Squad number10Player nameRaphinha
    Average rating

    7.04

  3. Squad number35Player nameCresswell
    Average rating

    6.99

  4. Squad number19Player nameRodrigo
    Average rating

    6.76

  5. Squad number43Player nameKlich
    Average rating

    6.66

  6. Squad number46Player nameShackleton
    Average rating

    6.64

  7. Squad number15Player nameDallas
    Average rating

    6.61

  8. Squad number23Player namePhillips
    Average rating

    6.44

  9. Squad number20Player nameJames
    Average rating

    6.40

  10. Squad number6Player nameCooper
    Average rating

    6.25

  11. Squad number22Player nameHarrison
    Average rating

    5.92

  12. Squad number3Player nameFirpo
    Average rating

    5.84

  13. Squad number38Player nameSummerville
    Average rating

    4.92

  14. Squad number11Player nameRoberts
    Average rating

    4.44

West Ham United

  1. Squad number9Player nameAntonio
    Average rating

    7.52

  2. Squad number22Player nameBenrahma
    Average rating

    7.18

  3. Squad number11Player nameVlasic
    Average rating

    7.10

  4. Squad number20Player nameBowen
    Average rating

    6.99

  5. Squad number41Player nameRice
    Average rating

    6.99

  6. Squad number15Player nameDawson
    Average rating

    6.91

  7. Squad number4Player nameZouma
    Average rating

    6.58

  8. Squad number28Player nameSoucek
    Average rating

    6.57

  9. Squad number8Player nameFornals
    Average rating

    6.57

  10. Squad number1Player nameFabianski
    Average rating

    6.52

  11. Squad number5Player nameCoufal
    Average rating

    6.52

  12. Squad number3Player nameCresswell
    Average rating

    6.49

  13. Squad number7Player nameYarmolenko
    Average rating

    6.42

  14. Squad number21Player nameOgbonna
    Average rating

    6.41

Line-ups

Leeds

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1MeslierBooked at 70mins
  • 46ShackletonSubstituted forSummervilleat 90+1'minutes
  • 35Cresswell
  • 6Cooper
  • 3Firpo
  • 23Phillips
  • 10RaphinhaBooked at 20minsSubstituted forRobertsat 69'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 43Klich
  • 15Dallas
  • 20JamesSubstituted forHarrisonat 45'minutes
  • 19Rodrigo

Substitutes

  • 11Roberts
  • 13Klaesson
  • 22Harrison
  • 30Gelhardt
  • 33Hjelde
  • 37Drameh
  • 38Summerville
  • 42Greenwood
  • 45McCarron

West Ham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Fabianski
  • 5Coufal
  • 4Zouma
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 3Cresswell
  • 28Soucek
  • 41Rice
  • 20BowenSubstituted forDawsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 8FornalsBooked at 28minsSubstituted forVlasicat 78'minutes
  • 22Benrahma
  • 9AntonioBooked at 55minsSubstituted forYarmolenkoat 90+7'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Yarmolenko
  • 10Lanzini
  • 11Vlasic
  • 13Areola
  • 15Dawson
  • 16Noble
  • 23Diop
  • 31Johnson
  • 33Král
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
36,417

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamWest Ham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leeds United 1, West Ham United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, West Ham United 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas tries a through ball, but Charlie Cresswell is caught offside.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, West Ham United. Andriy Yarmolenko replaces Michail Antonio.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, West Ham United. Craig Dawson replaces Jarrod Bowen.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Crysencio Summerville replaces Jamie Shackleton.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Leeds United 1, West Ham United 2. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Declan Rice.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Saïd Benrahma (West Ham United).

  10. Post update

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Jamie Shackleton.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rodrigo (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tyler Roberts.

  13. Booking

    Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tyler Roberts (Leeds United).

  15. Post update

    Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tomas Soucek (West Ham United).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, West Ham United. Nikola Vlasic replaces Pablo Fornals.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Saïd Benrahma (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

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