West Ham win again to move up to fifth place after win over Leeds

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West Ham wins again to move up to fifth place after beating Leeds.

WEST HAM’s wonderful season continues as sensational signing Jesse Lingard scores again to beat Leeds 2-0 at the London Stadium – a victory that sees the Hammers climb to fifth place.

Lingard, on loan from Manchester United, is enjoying life in London and was instrumental for West Ham on Monday March 8, opening the scoring in the 21st minute when he converted the rebound from his own penalty.

The English midfielder was tripped up by Luke Ayling and saw his penalty saved by Illan Meslier before making no mistake about the great opportunity.

Craig Dawson then doubled West Ham’s lead seven minutes later, taking advantage of Leeds’ inability to defend set pieces, to bury a free header from a corner.

Patrick Bamford was guilty of missing a few decent chances for the opposing team and substitute Rodrigo’s effort cleared the line late.

Interestingly, Dawson and Lingard have now been scorers on seven of West Ham’s last 13 Premier League goals – to move Everton to fifth place, two points off the top four.

West Ham manager David Moyes said Sky Sports: “We had a bit of control, but I didn’t appreciate it. We didn’t have it at all, nothing to do with the way we played. But what we do well is be tough and tough to beat and keep the ball out of the net as much as we can. All of these things are part of football.

“We are doing very well at the moment. We’re having a good season, but we could have a great season. Our goal is to have a good season. If this were to end now, we’d probably say we’ve had a good year. I was disappointed when we dropped the top four.

“I’m not going to say we’re going to finish, but why can’t we just hang in there and see what we can do?” Anything in the upper half of the league would be seen as a solid season for West Ham. “

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa: “The first 15 minutes were very good, the last 30 minutes of the first half, we defended badly. In the second half we defended well and attacked well, and I think within 30 minutes we were superior.

“As we can’t ignore those 30 minutes, my conclusion is that we played better in the second half than in the first half – the differences in the first half were smaller than in the second half. “

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