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Summary

  1. Leeds go top of Championship with victory at Elland Road
  2. West Brom remain six points from automatic promotion spot
  3. Pablo Hernandez scored Leeds' opener after 16 seconds
  4. Patrick Bamford (2) and Ezgjan Alioski also netted for home side

Live Reporting

By Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

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  1. Four-goal Leeds go top of the table

    FT: Leeds 4-0 West Brom

    And that just about wraps up tonight's live text coverage. Thanks for your company this evening, on a night when Leeds signalled their intentions to end their 15-year absence from the Premier League with an emphatic win over West Bromwich Albion.

    Our next EFL coverage on the BBC Sport website and app is on Saturday from 14:00 GMT.

  2. Post update

    FT: Leeds 4-0 West Brom

    If you missed any of tonight's game, catch up with BBC Sport's match report...

    Relentless Leeds go top of Championship

    Leeds celebrate

    Pablo Hernandez scores after 16 seconds as relentless Leeds beat promotion rivals West Brom to go top of the Championship.

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  3. Post update

    FT: Leeds 4-0 West Brom

    Kemar Roofe, Leeds' injured top goalscorer, is down in the tunnel area congratulating his victorious team-mates.

    Leeds are a point clear at the top of the Championship. Second-placed Norwich are at Millwall tomorrow, while Sheffield United - who have dropped to third - face city rivals Wednesday on Monday.

    West Brom remain fourth, but are now six points off the top two. How damaging will this loss prove to be?

  4. Match reaction

    FT: Leeds 4-0 West Brom

    Leeds forward Tyler Roberts told Sky Sports: "Losing the last game, we needed to show what we're about and get back to how we were at the beginning of the season. We definitely did that. We started the game quickly and that was the goal. We did that and continued that throughout the match."

    Leeds goalscorer Patrick Bamford: "I've missed a few chances in the past few games but I knew if I kept getting the chances I'd score. We've shown that we're back on track and we needed this. It was important tonight."

  5. FULL-TIME: Leeds 4-0 West Brom

    Leeds celebrate

    Leeds go top of the Championship in emphatic fashion. That's an outstanding performance by Marcelo Bielsa's men.

    West Brom simply had no answer.

  6. GOAL: Leeds 4-0 West Brom

    Ezgjan Alioski

    Leeds score

    Only three minutes to add on, but it's enough time for Ezgjan Alioski to score Leeds' fourth.

    Substitute Jamie Shackleton is set free down the right side and Alioski turns in his low cross into an empty net from four yards out.

    He's the left-back, remember.

  7. SUBSTITUTION

    Leeds 3-0 West Brom

    Three minutes of added time to play at Elland Road.

    I'll have reaction from the Leeds' camp just after full-time.

    The hosts make a late change, with Tyler Roberts - who has set up two goals tonight - coming off to a standing ovation. Jamie Shackleton is on.

  8. Post update

    Leeds 3-0 West Brom

    It's an old and obvious football cliche that goals change games, but Leeds made a lightning-fast start and scoring after 16 seconds had a huge bearing on this contest between these two promotion rivals.

    West Brom didn't know what had hit them and it's been an uphill task for the visitors since then.

  9. Post update

    Leeds 3-0 West Brom

    A painful moment for West Brom's Mason Holgate, who goes down after being crashed into by his own team-mate.

  10. Bielsa booked

    Leeds 3-0 West Brom

    Leeds' head coach Marcelo Bielsa isn't happy with a challenge by Dwight Gayle on Mateusz Klich and lets the officials know about it.

    His reward for complaining is a yellow card.

  11. SUBSTITUTION

    Leeds 3-0 West Brom

    Leeds make their first change, with Stuart Dallas replacing Jack Harrison.

  12. Post update

    Leeds 3-0 West Brom

    Leeds celebrate

    Norwich and Sheffield United may still have their respective automatic promotion fates in their own hands, but on tonight's evidence, Leeds are going to take some stopping in the race for the Premier League.

    The challenge is to repeat tonight's performance - one of their most accomplished of the season - regularly in their final 11 games.

    West Brom are far from out of it either, but they'll need to put together their best run of the campaign in the closing weeks to keep pace with the top three.

  13. Post update

    Leeds 3-0 West Brom

    Leeds are smelling blood here. Ezgjan Alioski fancies getting involved in the goal action and the Leeds full-back's effort from 20 yards appears to be tickled around the post by Sam Johnstone.

    A corner is given but it amounts to nothing.

  14. SUBSTITUTION

    Leeds 3-0 West Brom

    West Brom's final substitution sees Jefferson Montero come on for Hal Robson-Kanu.

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    Leeds 3-0 West Brom

    Leeds fans celebrate

    The Leeds fans are in full voice now - their team are heading top of the Championship table.

    The TV cameras pan to one home fan who has his shirt off and is twirling it around his head. I know it's been warm in England this week, but that's taking it to extremes.

  16. GOAL: Leeds 3-0 West Brom

    Patrick Bamford

    Leeds score

    Leeds get a third on the counter attack and it looks to be all over now.

    Tyler Roberts drives past Jake Livermore and plays in Patrick Bamford, whose shot deflects in off Craig Dawson and into the bottom corner.

    Albion's second change sees Sam Field replace Rekeem Harper.

  17. SUBSTITUTION

    Leeds 2-0 West Brom

    No real surprise that Gareth Barry is the man replaced by West Bromwich Albion - having already been booked and just been given a final warning by the officials.

    James Morrison, who has been known to pop up with an important goal or two from midfield, is the man brought on to replace him.

  18. Post update

    Leeds 2-0 West Brom

    Gareth Barry is a tad fortunate to still be on the field here. The West Brom captain, only just booked, is pulled up for another foul and the referee has a long chat with the ex-England international.

    Leeds' Mateusz Klich forces a save from Sam Johnstone from the subsequent attack.

  19. Post update

    Leeds 2-0 West Brom

    This is much better from West Bromwich Albion. The men in yellow and green are putting Leeds under some real pressure, but the home side's threat on the break is always there.

    Their latest attack is halted as Jay Rodriguez is muscled off the ball by Pontus Jansson, who lets out a huge scream in celebration as the ball dribbles out for a goal kick. I actually laughed out loud at that.

  20. Post update

    Leeds 2-0 West Brom

    Marcelo Bielsa

    Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa was a happy man in the first half but that smile isn't quite so prominent on the Argentine's face right now.

    A third goal may see it return, but at the moment it's Albion who are doing all of the attacking.