West Ham 3-0 Leeds United - U23s recap: Young Whites fall to experienced Hammers at Rush Green

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Leeds United return to Premier League 2 action this evening at West Ham - follow every kick live below with the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The Whites kick off competitive league action in 2022 tonight and are looking to ease any relegation fears.

West Ham sit top of the PL2 top division ahead of kick-off while Leeds are 13th - but can move out of the bottom two with victory.

Follow live below...

West Ham v Leeds United - U23s live blog

Key Events

  • Leeds travel to face Hammers in PL2
  • Whites sit 13th, West Ham are top
  • Kick-off is at 7pm
  • Follow updates below
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  • RESULT: West Ham 3-0 Leeds United

Welcome to today’s live matchday blog... stay tuned as we bring you all the latest.

Tough task facing Leeds

West Ham have won eight out of eight at home, are top of the league and have conceded just three goals on home soil all season in the PL2.

The Hammers sit top of the pile by a single point ahead of Man City.

Leeds and West Ham played out a 2-2 draw at Thorp Arch earlier in the campaign.

Leeds haven’t won in the PL2 since September, a 4-0 away victory at Liverpool.

Injuries in Marcelo Bielsa’s senior squad have filtered down to impact things somewhat at Under-23s level, leaving them 13th in the standings leading the bottom two.

United have also made a habit of throwing away leads this season, something they will be keen to put behind them now we’re into the new year.

The team news will be with us shortly. We’ll have it right here as soon as it lands...

West Ham XI: Hegyi; Ashby, Baptiste, Alese ©, Longelo; Coventry, Ekwah, Chesters, Forson, Oxoflex; Perkins Subs: Laing, Knightsbridge, Rosa, Diallo, Odubeko.

Huge task facing Leeds U23s tonight, average age of the starting XI is a little over 18. 21 oldest, 15 youngest. West Ham have won all eight league games at home, conceding just three.

The Hammers, meanwhile, have a 22-cap Ireland U21s international in their ranks along with a number of players who have played Europa League football this season.

We’ll have live updates from 7pm right here for you this evening if you want to follow along with us.

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