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Match Recap: West Bromwich Albion 0-5 Leeds United

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Much the opposite to the previous game vs Burnley as Leeds turn on the style at The Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion v Leeds United - Premier League
Alioski and Harrison celebrate with Raphinha as he scores Leeds’ fifth and final goal.
Photo by Tim Keeton - Pool/Getty Images

Leeds United showed-off exactly what they can do when on their game, as The Whites run out 5-0 winners against West Bromwich Albion.

Things got started on nine minutes with a late Christmas gift from the home side as Sawyers played the ball back toward his own goal while under pressure, catching out Sam Johnstone who was completely away from his goal, allowing the ball to roll across the line unchallenged.

Leeds kept pushing and totally dominated possession, leading up to Leeds’ second goal on the half-hour mark. The cross from the right-hand side came off the back of a West Brom defender, setting up a thunderbolt from Alioski on the left side of the box which flew across the keeper and in off the far post.

The third came just six minutes later as Jack Harrison worked his way inside the box before a 1-2 with Patrick Bamford opened up some room in a tight area for Harrison to turn and fire into the top left corner from close range.

And the fourth came four minutes after that with Rodrigo firing a first-time shot at goal, taking a deflection off O’Shea and giving the keeper no chance of stopping the Spaniard’s strike.

Things got much quieter in the second half as West Brom looked to limit the damage but didn’t sit back, holding a higher line for the Leeds defence to play through, resulting in a lot of possession.

It didn’t stop Raphinha from getting in on the action with Shackleton, Dallas and Raphinha playing some nice football before the Brazilian cut inside from the right onto his stronger left foot before whipping his shot around the far post and making it 5-0 on 72 minutes.

In the end it was a brilliant performance from The Whites in what was a crucial game to win, with West Brom’s players being made to look like training cones by the end of the match. Now we look ahead to a trip to London in a tough fixture as Leeds United visit Tottenham Hotspur.