West Ham United v Leeds United FA Cup 3rd Round Sunday 9th January 2022

This was seen as a chance for both of these teams to progress further in the FA Cup, Bielsa’s never made it past the third round in charge of Leeds, would Leeds be able to progress with a understrength side or would a stronger West Ham side progress?


It was live on ITV2 and was at the London Stadium

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After four minutes, Bowen’s left footed shot outside the box missed to the right.
Five minutes later, first Leeds chance as Greenwood had a left footed shot from right side of box blocked, then a minute later, Bowen’s right footed shot from centre of the box was blocked.


Just before the quarter hour, Antonio’s right footed shot from centre of the box was blocked.
Six minutes later, Bate’s left footed shot from right side of box saved in top corner. A couple of minutes later, Greenwood’s left footed shot from outside the box went high and wide to the left.


On the half hour, Klich’s right footed shot outside the box was blocked.


Three minutes later, Bate had a left footed shot from centre of the box which missed to the right, then Greenwood had a right footed shot from centre of the box saved.
A minute later, Vlasic’s right footed shot from centre of box was blocked then saved.


1st West Ham goal
In the same minutes, some controversy around this as it appeared Bowen fouled Meslier, but the ball came to Lanzini who scored with a right footed shot, VAR checked and goal was given.
After 41 minutes, Antonio’s right footed shot from right side of the box missed high and wide
After 44 minutes, Fredericks had a right footed shot outside the box which went high and wide.
In the 5th minute of stoppage time, Fredericks’s right footed shot from centre of the box was saved.

Halftime score: West Ham United 1-0 Leeds United


West Ham led in controversial circumstances, Leeds battled well considering it as a 2nd string side, could they respond 2nd half?
After 52 minutes, Bowen’s right footed shot from centre of the box was saved. A minute later, Rice’s header from a difficult angle on the left saved in top corner.
Four minutes later, Lanzini’s right footed shot from outside the box was blocked.
Just before the hour, Rice had a right footed shot from outside the box was high and wide to the right.


With just over 15 minutes remaining, Klich’s right footed shot from right side of the box missed to the left. Harrison then had a right footed shot from close range which was too high.
After 81 minutes, Fredericks’ right footed shot from right side of the box missed to the left.
After 86 minutes, Rice had a left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left , was just too high.


2nd West Ham goal
In the 3rd minute of stoppage time, Leeds lost the ball and West Ham broke quickly, Antonio passed to Bowen who scored with a left footed shot from left side of the box into the centre of the goal


Fulltime score: West Ham United 2-0 Leeds United
Leeds battled well but came up short and exit the FA Cup at the 3rd round again, but West Ham probably edged it.


Highlights of this game are at this link: HIGHLIGHTS | Manuel Lanzini and Jarrod Bowen fire West Ham past Leeds | FA Cup 3rd Round – YouTube

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