Leeds 1-2 West Ham: Antonio delivers late hammer blow with winner

Leeds 1-2 West Ham: Michail Antonio delivers late hammer blow against the hosts with his winner settling end-to-end clash at Elland Road… after Junior Firpo’s own goal cancelled out opener from Raphinha

  • West Ham battled back from a goal down to seal a superb victory over Leeds 
  • Raphinha fired the hosts into the lead on 19 minutes in the end-to-end clash 
  • The Hammers responded to level through Junior Firpo’s unfortunate own goal 
  • Michail Antonio buried beyond Illan Meslier late on to wrap up the three points 

West Ham fought back to earn a thrilling late victory against Leeds at Elland Road, thanks to Michail Antonio’s last-gasp winner.

In a clash which swung mercilessly from end to end, it was the hosts who took the lead, Raphinha burying beyond Lukasz Fabianski on 19 minutes.

But West Ham, fresh from knocking Manchester United out of the Carabao Cup, drew level when full back Firpo deflected a strike into his net.

And Antonio, in one final twist, slotted coolly into the net after a rapid breakaway played him through for his chance to steal the spotlight. 

More to follow. 

West Ham battled back from a goal down to seal a last-gasp victory over Leeds at Elland Road

Michail Antonio (centre) burst through on the breakaway to slot the winner past Illan Meslier

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Jarrod Bowen jinked inside from the right to net the leveller, which deflected off Junior Firpo

Bowen (left) cracked away his shot, and the nick off full back Firpo then took it beyond Meslier

Raphinha dazzled again for the hosts and opened the scoring on 19 minutes with a fine finish

Glancing up at goal, Raphinha squeezed a strike across the despairing Lukasz Fabianski and in

The goal scorer was mobbed by Leeds supporters, but they were left deflated in stoppage time

West Ham netted again in the second half, but the goal had been ruled out for a foul on Meslier

Antonio protested his innocence after hitting into goalkeeper Meslier as he leaped into the air

Tomas Soucek and Said Benrahma celebrated wildly before the effort was ruled out for the foul

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