As it happened: Leeds United 1-2 West Ham United
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22:592 months ago

Final-Time: Leeds United 1-2 West Ham United

And it's done!

Mateusz Klich opened the scoring for Leeds United before Tomas Soucek and Angelo Ogbonna turned it around with two headers from set-pieces.

What a win for the Hammers, especially the game being Leeds away. Massive three points.
22:542 months ago
88' How is it still 1-2??

First, Haller's great overhead kick was saved by Meslier and then after a cross from Ogbonna, Balbuena hit the post.
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84' And we have a David Moyes double-change!

Mark Noble is on for Said Benrahma, one of the MOTM contenders.

Ben Johnson is also coming on, for Jarrod Bowen.
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GOAL: Leeds United 1-2 West Ham United


Angelo Ogbonna gets the Hammers in front with a great header from Aaron Cresswell's free-kick!

The visitors are in-front - can they hold on?
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77' And as I've said that, West Ham could've scored twice!

Firstly, Pablo Fornals escaped the shadows to miss his usual one clear chance per game, and then Meslier managed a fantastic save from a Fabian Balbuena header.

In meantime, Tyler Roberts is on for Leeds.
22:342 months ago
75' This half hasn't been anywhere near as entertaining as the first one.

A few good chances from either of sides, but nothing clear and concrete.
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68' That would've been some goal!

Free-kick from West Ham, Haller brought it down for Benrahma who whipped the ball from 25 yards out, narrowly missing the goal.
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West Ham have come out of the blocks quick, and it's Haller again, and his shot has been blocked - again.
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46' And we're back underway!

A double change from Marcelo Bielsa - Jack Harrison and Ezgan Alioski have been replaced by Jamie Shackleton and Helder Costa.
22:142 months ago

Half-Time: Leeds United 1-1 West Ham United

Well, that was eventful.

Two goals, probably about ten times that amount if we're talking about chances to score.

Hopefully, in the second half, the game is going to continue like this.
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40' Good cross towards Bamford, but his header was straight at Fabiański.
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31' Close!!!

Said Benrahma picked the ball up on the right after a pass from Declan Rice but fired it into the side of Meslier's goal.
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28' Chance for Leeds!

Rodrigo skipped past Angelo Ogbonna, but his shot was straight at Fabiański.
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GOAL: Leeds United 1-1 West Ham United

And we have an equaliser!

A great corner from Bowen found Tomas Soucek inside the box and the midfielder headed it passed Meslier!

It's on!
21:492 months ago
A few chances from West Ham, but again very wasteful.

Two good shots from Haller, both blocked by Leeds' defenders and a poor decision from Jarrod Bowen to shoot instead of passing.

This is going to be a high-scoring game.
21:442 months ago

GOAL: Leeds United 1-0 West Ham United

Well, Fabiański stepped off his line.

Klich took it again, and this time put it past the Polish goalkeeper.
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And it's saved!

But wait, VAR is on it...
21:342 months ago
Well, not a great start from the Hammers.

Poor giveaway from Sebastien Haller, Patrick Bamford's through and he got taken out by Łukasz Fabiański.

Penalty for Leeds, Klich is going to take it...
21:292 months ago

Kick-Off: Leeds United 0-0 West Ham United

And we're underway for the Friday Night Football!

Leeds United in the white home kit, West Ham United in their third, black strip.
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We're closing on the kick-off with both teams already on the pitch.
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West Ham United starting XI

Fabiański; Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice (C); Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma; Haller.
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Leeds United starting XI

Meslier; Dallas, Ayling, Cooper (C), Alioski; Raphinha, Klich, Phillips, Harrison; Bamford, Rodrigo.
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Where to watch

If you want to watch the game on TV, your options are Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.

If you can't, the game will be available through the NOW TV pass.

If you want to follow it on the internet, VAVEL UK is your best option!

20:592 months ago

Leeds United predicted* lineup

Meslier; Dallas, Ayling, Cooper (C), Alioski; Raphinha, Klich, Phillips, Harrison; Bamford, Rodrigo.

*This is a lineup announced by Marcelo Bielsa on December 9th during a press conference.
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West Ham predicted lineup

Fabiański, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Coufal, Soucek, Rice (C), Benrahma; Bowen, Haller, Fornals.
20:492 months ago

Player to watch

If not now, then when?

Said Benrahma has been poised to start for the past three weeks, and now could finally be the time.

With the news of Arthur Masuaku's immediate surgery, which makes him unavailable for the next few weeks, it could finally be the time for Benrahma to make his full debut against the Whites.

Last season he matched up against them twice, scoring once, in a 1-1 draw.
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Previous encounters

Head-to-head record looks very positive for Leeds Utd who have lost only once in the teams' ten most recent matchups.

The last time West Ham won against their Friday's opponents was more than 20 years ago, on the 18th of November, 2000, after a single goal from Nigel Winterburn.

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Current form

The hosts currently sit 14th in the table are coming into the game off a 3-1 loss to Premier League's vice-leaders, Chelsea FC.

The visitors, who, despite there being just a three-point difference, are six positions above the hosts, have most recently seen their good run ended by UCL drop-outs, Manchester United, also losing 3-1.

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Kick-off time

Leeds United v West Ham United will be played at the Elland Road, Leeds, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 20:00 GMT.
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