West Ham secured an excellent away win as they got here from a objective behind to beat Leeds 2-1 at Elland Road on Friday night time.
Mateusz Klich handed the house aspect the lead from the penalty spot after Patrick Bamford was taken down by Lukasz Fabianski. The West Ham shot-stopper saved the unique penalty, solely for VAR to order a retake after the Poland worldwide stepped off his line, along with his compatriot making no mistake second time round.
6′ GGGGGGOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!! KLICH IS SCORING GOALS!!! 1-0 pic.twitter.com/FFRXS611pg
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 11, 2020
The guests responded halfway by way of the primary half after Tomas Soucek towered above Stuart Dallas to go his aspect stage.
Both sides pushed for a winner within the second interval, although there solely ever appeared like being one winner, with Angelo Ogbonna powering house a late header to seize a deserved three factors for David Moyes’ aspect.
That’s the match highlights out of the best way, now onto the Leeds and West Ham’s participant scores.
Liam Cooper problem Said Benrahma | Gareth Copley/Getty Images
Illan Meslier (GK) – 6/10 – Showed indecision all through the night and made a proper meal of West Ham ‘s equaliser. Redeemed himself with a bunch of excellent saves within the second half.
Stuart Dallas (RB) – 6/10 – Little he may do to forestall Soucek leaping above him to nod house. A stable if not spectacular efficiency.
Luke Ayling (CB) – 7/10 – Slotted into centre-back seamlessly and appeared assured all night, throwing his physique at each shot which got here his approach.
Liam Cooper (CB) – 6/10 – Did brilliantly to anticipate Sebastian Haller’s poor contact earlier than threading by way of to Bamford to win the penalty, however caught out for the winner.
Ezgjan Alioski (LB) – 5/10 – Tasked with plugging the hole at left-back once more however was extra of a winger for a lot of the night. Looked reckless every time he was tasked with defending and did not provide a lot within the last third.
Klich places Leeds 1-0 up | Pool/Getty Images
Kalvin Phillips (CM) – 7/10 – The sort of efficiency that is seen him turn into a daily within the England setup. Recycled possession nicely and displayed an excellent vary of passing on a troublesome floor.
Mateusz Klich (CM) – 6/10 – Kept his composure from the spot after seeing his unique penalty saved. Industrious in midfielder and stored issues ticking over, however maybe responsible of overplaying at instances.
Rodrigo (AM) – 5/10 – Afforded licence to roam as he popped up in areas of house and appeared to create. Failed to essentially profit from some promising positions.
Bamford lures Fabianski right into a problem | Pool/Getty Images
Raphinha (RW) – 5/10 – Added tempo to the Leeds frontline however struggled to discover a killer go when it actually mattered.
Patrick Bamford (ST) – 6/10 – Clever ahead play to win his aspect the penalty which put them forward on the night. Many of his good runs weren’t picked out by his teammates on a irritating night time for the ahead.
Jack Harrison (LW) – 5/10 – Poor on the night time, loads of working however by no means actually appeared like creating something.
46′ Two substitutions on the break. Costa and Shackleton change Alioski and Harrison. 1-1 pic.twitter.com/TXxHkhGS1v
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 11, 2020
Helder Costa (RW) – 5/10
Jamie Shackleton (CM) – 6/10
Tyler Roberts (ST) – 5/10
Fabianski rues stepping off his line for Kilch’s unique penalty | Pool/Getty Images
Lukasz Fabianski (GK) – 6/10 – Produced a sensible save from Klich’s penalty however could not forestall the Leeds midfielder from the retake.
Vladimir Coufal (RB) – 6/10 – Not afforded the licence to assault like he often is however tailored nicely and was defensively sound all night time.
Fabian Balbuena (CB) – 6/10 – Looked composed all night and will simply have discovered himself on the scoresheet have been it not for a terrific save from Meslier.
Angelo Ogbonna (CB) – 7/10 – Couldn’t address Bamford’s motion as the previous Chelsea man received the Leeds penalty however did brilliantly to place his lapse in focus behind him and seize the winner.
Aaron Cresswell (LB) – 7/10 – Reverted to his normal left-back spot after enjoying on the left of a again three. Subsequently capable of present extra of a menace along with his wand of a left foot and was menacing all night time.
Soucek celebrates drawing his aspect stage | JASON CAIRNDUFF/Getty Images
Tomas Soucek (CM) – 7/10 – Industrious and combative, just about precisely what we anticipate from him by now. Produced an outstanding header to attract his aspect stage.
Declan Rice (CM) – 6/10 – Tidy efficiency from a midfielder who appears to have stepped up a stage this season. Didn’t cease working and was a relentless outlet for his defenders.
Said Benrahma (AM) – 6/10 – His first begin for West Ham after quite a few promising appearances from the bench. Played off the frontman however did not neglect his defensive duties as he dropped into midfield.
Bowen challenges Alioski | JASON CAIRNDUFF/Getty Images
Jarrod Bowen (RW) – 7/10 – Caused a menace coming in from the fitting and linked up nicely along with his teammates. Beginning to thrive beneath Moyes.
Sebastien Haller (ST) – 5/10 – Awful first contact noticed him dispossessed within the lead as much as Leeds’ opener. Played higher within the second half however a irritating night.
Pablo Fornals (LM) – 6/10 – Busy on the West Ham left and did a great job of dropping again into midfield when out of possession.
Johnson is on for Bowen.#LEEWHU 1-2 (85) pic.twitter.com/i4Aze4VzGJ
— West Ham United (@WestHam) December 11, 2020
Ben Johnson (CA) – N/A
Mark Noble (CM) – N/A
Robert Snodgrass (LW) – N/A