West Ham United’s comeback against Leeds United at the London Stadium has rooted the Sam Allardyce’s team in the relegation zone.
Leeds United must defeat Tottenham if they don’t want to be confirmed as a Championship team.
The visitors made a bright start in the match and took a deserving lead in the 17th minute when Rodrigo made use of the Weston McKennie long throw.
West Ham United equalized through Declan Rice. The player could be leaving at the end of the season. However, West Ham United wouldn’t sell if a bid less than £100 million comes in.
Bowen scored the second goal in the 72nd minute – after a VAR review for offside, the goal stood.
West Ham Manuel Lanzini made it 3-1. The result means West Ham United are currently in 14th place in the Premier League table, while Leeds United sit in 18th.
How West Ham Came Back From 1-0 down to defeat Leeds United 3-1
Leeds United’s goal came from a long throw that was poorly cleared by West Ham’s defense. Rodrigo wasted no time with a powerful hit to give West Ham’s goalkeeper no chance to save the ball.
Declan Rice, who might have played his final home match for West Ham, scored a nice goal with Bowen running through the right side of Leeds United’s defense.
The English winger crossed the ball into the box, and Rice scored with his first control of the ball. The goal brought Leeds United level with Everton in the relegation battle.
In the extra minutes of the first half, Leeds United were close to scoring another goal, but the final finish looked sloppy, with Harrison failing to tap the ball into the net.
Leeds United’s Rodrigo was in a one-on-one situation with West Ham goalkeeper Fabianski, and the goalkeeper stood his ground and made an excellent save before the referee raised his flag for offside.
West Ham kept putting pressure on Leeds United’s back with set pieces. Soucek came close this time with a beautiful header, but Leeds United goalkeeper Robles made an excellent save.
After a long VAR check of Bowen’s goal, it was given to complete the comeback for West Ham United. It was a horrible scene for the Leeds United fans, who thought they had the match under control.
Lanzini made it 3-1 after so much brilliance from Paqueta. However, VAR intervened for the second time to review the goal for offside. After some minutes, it was given as a goal.
Funniest Moment of the Match
Some Leeds United fans wore the white and black gown to the stadium for the first time this season to spiritually intervene in Leeds United crises and to make sure they avoided relegation.
They held on to their pressing crosses and seemed a little bit concerned after West Ham scored the final goal of the match.
What Next For West Ham United And Leeds United?
West Ham United will travel to King Power Stadium to play their last match against Leicester City on May 28, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.
David Moyes is likely to start the young players in order to focus on winning the Europa Conference League.
Leeds United, on the other hand, will face Tottenham on May 28, 2023 at 4:30 pm in a must win match unless they will be confirmed as a Championship team with Sam Allardyce.
Moreover, it is a match Tottenham want to win to secure Europa Conference League football next season.