Filed: Saturday, 17th March 2012
By: Staff Writer
A lively first half has ended without either team managing to break the deadlock at Elland Road this afternoon.
However both sides could arguably justify that they were hard done by as the game burst into life in the closing few moments.
West Ham were the first to feel aggrieved when Jack Collison was denied what appeared to be a cast-iron penalty in the final minute of normal time.
The Welsh international's attempted lob over Michael Brown, stood on the edge of the penalty box, appeared to catch the veteran midfielder's hand which was raised high above his head - although referee Peter Walton waved play on on.
Then, with the half approaching the end of the third minute of added-on time Robert Snodgrass converted a Leeds throw in from wide right with a flick on. Fortunately for the Hammers, Walton decided that an infringement had occured seconds earlier and Snodgrass' effort was ruled out.
West Ham had just about edged the half prior to those two incidents with Nicky Maynard going closest to opening the scoring when put through on goal by Collison ater 12 minutes. However Leeds stopper Lonergan spotted the danger and just about beat the former Bristol City striker to the ball.
Bar Snodgrass' disallowed effort, Leeds went closest to scoring when Clayton turned and fired inches wide from the edge of the penalty box. That effort came during the home side's best period of the half which aslo saw the aforementioned Snodgrass go close with a free-kick.
We'll have more for you at the final whistle.
West Ham Utd: Green, O'Brien, Faye, Collins, McCartney, Tomkins, Noble, Nolan, Collison, Taylor, Maynard.
Subs: Henderson, Morrison, O'Neil, Baldock, Cole.
Leeds Utd: Lonergan, Connolly, Lees, White, O'Dea, Robinson, Snodgrass, Brown, Clayton, Becchio, McCormac.
Subs: Pugh, Webber, Forssell, Nunez, Thompson.
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