West Ham moved to within two points of the Premier League’s top four as Jesse Lingard and Craig Dawson secured a comfortable 2-0 win over a wasteful Leeds side.
After a shaky start from David Moyes’ team, Lingard opened the scoring after he was brought down clumsily by Luke Ayling in the area. Ilan Meslier saved his resulting spot-kick, but he was on hand to convert the rebound.
Leeds seemed to crumble after the opener and were two down seven minutes later. Some really weak defending from a set piece allowed Aaron Cresswell to pick out Dawson in the area, and the big centre-back headed in his fourth of the season.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team rallied in the second half but just couldn’t get the ball over the line. Patrick Bamford was lively but couldn’t hit the target, and when Raphinha was denied by a dramatic goal-line clearance from Dawson late on, Leeds seemed to concede that it just wasn’t their day.