By Joe Ellis

5th Jan, 2023 | 2:15pm

Elland Road 'dejected' in Leeds United 2-2 draw v West Ham - BBC pundit

Leeds United could not make their chances pay against West Ham as Elland Road was left “dejected” following the 2-2 draw on Wednesday (4 January).

That is the opinion of BBC pundit Michael Brown who saw the disgruntled fans from the commentary box after Gianluca Scamacca had put the visitors in front moments after the restart.

Rodrigo eventually managed to bail the Whites out of trouble with a well-taken goal from the edge of the area but it was only good enough for one point rather than the three they had hoped for.

“Leeds started slow, poor, square passes,” Brown said on BBC commentary [4 January, 08:53pm]. “But Scamacca had no right to score there, he bends it right around the defender and in off the post. It’s a fantastic strike and again Elland Road is dejected.”

Leeds now sit 14th in the Premier League on 17 points, still only two clear of the drop zone which currently houses Everton, Wolves and Southampton.

Keep the faith

Results might not have come for Leeds so far this season but they have not been totally outplayed by any opponent so far this campaign.

Even the very best teams in the league have found taking on this Leeds side a very tough assignment with Chelsea and Liverpool both losing to Jesse Marsch’s abstract squad.

Not all of the jigsaw pieces are in place yet but they are slowly making their way into the right areas and it is just about fitting them all in at the right time now.

Crucially, Marsch has options to bring players off the bench and change the game as Jack Harrison and the departing Mateusz Klich did against West Ham.

There are some Premier League managers still trying to find 11 players who can all play well so Leeds are in a very strong place in terms of the relegation dogfight that they have many more who can cause trouble in the right way on the field.

In other Leeds United news, this Whites player could be asked to stay away from Thorp Arch for now as talks of a takeover persist.