Another hit to Leeds. Could not with West Ham. The team of Marcelo bielsa he was far from his best version and he didn’t have too many ideas. Between the injuries and the contagions by covid it was blurred. In that context, Manuel Lanzini became the executioner and opened the account for the 2-0 victory, which represented the elimination of the Yorkshire team from the FA Cup from England.
Leeds could not confirm their lift after the return to victory in the Premier (against Burnley 3-1) and added their fourth defeat of the last five games. Since taking over Bielsa in June 2018, Leeds have never been able to advance to the FA Cup stage and have been eliminated in the last three competitions.
2022 started on the right foot for Manu Lanzini who has already had three goals and two assists so far this year. This time his goal served to open the scoring at the Olympic Stadium in London, 10 minutes from the end of the first half, when Lanizini rebounded in the area and beat Illan Meslier with a powerful shot.
The London team sealed the result in the third minute of injury by means of Jarrod Bowen’s goal, although many fans were upset with the goal that Lanzini scored, since it was reviewed by the VAR, which did not take into account that there were two footballers from West Ham in an advanced position that influenced the action that ended in the Argentine’s goal.
The 28-year-old Lanzini had just scored twice in the Premier League win over Crystal Palace (3-2) and has already been in the season for six celebrations.
It was another blow for the Loco team, which had already been struggling in the Premier League table, in which it marches in the 16th. placement and only 8 points of the relegation places.