Half-time at the London Stadium…

Brian Jeeves

West Ham United 1-0 Leeds United

West Ham deservedly in front at the break.

Manuel Lanzini was on hand to thump home from close range after Meslier and his backline had made a mess of clearing from both Bowen and Nikola Vlašić. VAR took an eternity to confirm – the home crowd, nonetheless, ecstatic.

Leeds have been busy and honest, but have lacked going forward. Still plenty of football in this tie, but the homes side certainly look the more likely on first-half evidence.

Brian Jeeves

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