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Leeds led at halftime through Raphinha, but was punished again for failing to take his chances and after Junior Firpo’s second-half own goal, Antonio dismissed the Hammers’ goal in the final minute.

The hosts’ inability to convert opportunities threatens to undermine their second season back at the top flight and they slipped into the bottom three.

Marcelo Bielsa’s team has equaled the club’s longest winless streak since the start of a league campaign, marked in 1935/36 and again in 1951/52.

West Ham started off full of confidence after their impressive start to the season and threatened to sweep Leeds aside early in the first half.

Injuries and Leeds suspension forced Bielsa to hand over to center midfielder Charlie Cresswell his Premier League debut and the Hammers, led by Antonio, rigorously scrutinized the 19-year-old’s play.

He said Benrahma fired an early shot and Antonio’s low-angle unit was deflected by the slightest of touches from Illan Meslier.

Meslier was forced to make an even better flight stop shortly after to avoid another effort from Benrahma.

But Leeds grew steadily in the game and Stuart Dallas’s curly shot was superbly knocked over the crossbar by West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Raphinha then served as a warning of his game-changing abilities by cutting in and shooting directly at Fabanski, but the Polish international had no chance with the Brazilian’s next effort.


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