Mikhail Antonio’s winner was his first goal against Leeds
Mikhail Antonio’s 90th-minute winner left Leeds still looking for a first Premier League win of the season when they were beaten by West Ham on Elland Road.
In a game of 35 shots on goal, Marcelo Bielsa’s side had the better chances in the first half, but the guests grew into the game as the home fans’ excitement turned into nervousness in a hesitant encounter.
Raphinha had opened the gate for Leeds in the 19th minute with a clinical low finish from outside the penalty area.
After eight minutes in the second half, West Ham believed they had equalized, but Tomas Soucek failed after referee Kevin Friend checked the monitor on the sidelines and discovered Antonio had fouled goalkeeper Illan Meslier.
The Hammers eventually found a way through when Jarrod Bowen’s shot from the box was deflected into the net by Junior Firpo.
In the first minute of stoppage time, Leeds were caught on the counterattack when Antonio threw the ball past defender Jamie Shackleton before locking in the winner to push the hosts into the bottom three.
This is only the second time in Leeds history that they have not won any of their first six games in a high-profile campaign – the last time it happened in 1935-36.
Player of the game
West Ham United
- 1MeslierBooked at 70 minutes
- 46ShackletonReplaced bySommervilleat 90 + 1 ‘protocol
- 35Cress fountain
- 10RaphinhaBooked at 20 minutesReplaced byRobertsat 69 ‘protocolBooked at 81 minutes
- 20thJamesReplaced byHarrisonat 45 ‘protocol
- 3Cress fountain
- 20thBowenReplaced byDawsonat 90 + 2 ‘protocol
- 8thFornalsBooked at 28 minutesReplaced byVlasicat 78 ‘protocol
- 9AntonioBooked at 55 minutesReplaced byYarmolenkoat 90 + 7 ‘protocol
Referee: Kevin Freund
Game ends, Leeds United 1, West Ham United 2.
The second half ends, Leeds United 1, West Ham United 2.
Offside, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas tries a through ball, but Charlie Cresswell is caught offside.
Substitution (in), West Ham United. Andriy Yarmolenko replaces Mikhail Antonio.
Attempt failed. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Substitution (in), West Ham United. Craig Dawson replaces Jarrod Bowen.
Substitution (in), Leeds United. Crysencio Summerville is replacing Jamie Shackleton.
Target! Leeds United 1, West Ham United 2. Mikhail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from the center of the box to the center of the goal. Supported by Declan Rice.
Handball by Saïd Benrahma (West Ham United).
Corner, West Ham United. Admitted by Jamie Shackleton.
Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Supported by Said Benrahma.
Attempt saved. Rodrigo (Leeds United) left footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the center of the box. Supported by Tyler Roberts.
Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Tyler Roberts (Leeds United).
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tomas Soucek (West Ham United).
Substitution (in), West Ham United. Nikola Vlasic replaces Pablo Fornals.
Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) left footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Supported by Said Benrahma.
Attempt failed. Said Benrahma (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is just over from a direct free kick.