Two headed objectives from situation pieces by midfielder Tomas Soucek and defender Angelo Ogbonna helped West Ham United fight encourage from a procedure down to beat Leeds United 2-1 of their Premier League clash at Elland Avenue on Friday.
West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski conceded a penalty in the 2d minute when he brought down Patrick Bamford and perceived to contain redeemed himself by saving Mateusz Klich’s situation kick.
Then as soon as more, after a evaluate by the video assistant referee (VAR) a retake became ordered attributable to Fabianski leaving his line, and Klich scored on the 2d strive.
West Ham’s French striker Sebastien Haller had two early probabilities blocked earlier than Soucek build West Ham stage in the 25th minute, out-muscling defender Stuart Dallas to head the ball into the net.
Two substitutions on the break briefly gave Leeds a recent lease of existence however the net site visitors quickly took all over as soon as more, and they in the damage went ahead thanks to Ogbonna’s a long way-post header from an Aaron Cresswell free kick ten minutes from time.
Ogbonna nearly turned provider slack on, crossing for centre-encourage partner Fabian Balbuena to head in opposition to the a long way post, and Leeds midfielder Rodrigo nearly made them pay with a slack header of his contain, however he couldn’t steer the ball previous Fabianski.
“You stare upon our situation pieces and it’s a huge piece of our sport, it’s worked as soon as more tonight,” West Ham left encourage Cresswell urged Sky Sports activities after his aspect joined Chelsea as the league’s most potent crew from dull balls with eight objectives every.
“We didn’t lose our heads and Angelo Ogbonna stepped up. Now we contain got to salvage having a gaze forward however no longer salvage too a long way sooner than ourselves,” he added.
The utilize lifts the Hammers to fifth situation in the standings with 20 aspects after 12 games. Leeds remain in 14th place of dwelling on 14 aspects.