Goals from Tomas Soucek and Angelo Ogbonna secured a comeback 2-1 victory for West Ham United over Leeds at Elland Road in Friday’s Premier League match.
Leeds United went a head with an early goal through Mateusz Klich, who was successful converting his retaken penalty in the 6th minute.
However, West Ham pulled level in the 25th minute and then grabbed the win 10 minutes from time.
“It’s a really good result but we had another setback after 30 seconds,” West Ham boss David Moyes said. “There are some terrible decisions that are happening at the moment. Whoever saw it must have had [Fabianski’s foot] x-rayed. The decision was rubbish.
“We had periods where we had big chances. Their young keeper was outstanding tonight and kept them in game. To come to Leeds and get a result is really good.”
Klich gave the visitors the lead at the second time of asking from the penalty spot after VAR had ruled that goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was off his line when he saved the initial penalty and ordered it to be retaken.
But West Ham capitalized on the hosts’ set-piece problems with Soucek scoring the equalizer, before Ogbonna sealed all three points in the 80th minute to push the Hammers up to fifth place in the Premier League standings. Leeds remained 14th after the defeat.
“We know about the problem and we’re doing the necessary to try and correct it,” said Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa. “It’s not sufficient but we must persist so this problem has less affect on our games.”
The promotion side has now conceded seven goals from set pieces in the Premier League this season, which is the joint-most in the competition, along side Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City.
Victory on Friday means West Ham is now four points behind Premier League leaders Tottenham and second-placed Liverpool.
It was the sixth defeat of the season for Leeds United after starting the season brightly.