Leeds United return to the top after hard-fought victory ends West Bromwich Albion’s unbeaten record

As Leeds clung on to their lead, Bielsa was forced to substitute his substitute Tyler Roberts with the defender Luke Ayling. Bilic added: “We definitely deserved to score one goal. I am very proud of our performance, especially in the second half.”

Leeds goalkeeper Casilla played even though the FA are investigating a claim from Charlton that he racially abused their on-loan West Brom player Jonathan Leko on Saturday. Bielsa said: “I couldn’t give an opinion about this because it is for the authorities but we reject any act of racism.”

Match details

Leeds (4-1-4-1) Casilla; Dallas, White, Cooper (Berardi 34), Alioski; Phillips; Costa, Shackleton (Roberts 46 (Ayling 74)), Klich, Harrison; Bamford.
Substitutes Miazek (g), Douglas, Nketiah, Clarke. Booked Alioski.

West Bromwich Albion (4-2-3-1) Johnstone; Furling, Ajayi, Bartley, Ferguson; Livermore (Edwards 82), Sawyers; Phillips (Krovinovic 62), Pereira, Diangana; Robson-Kanu (Zohore 62).

Substitutes Bond (g), Townsend, Austin, O’Shea. Booked Robson-Kanu, Bartley, Sawyers, Ajayi, Diangana.

Referee David Coote (Nottinghamshire). Attendance 34,648