It was the on-loan stars who stole the show in the first half as Jesse Lingard won a penalty before stepping up to miss from the spot, before gratefully hammering home the rebound.
Here’s how we rated David Moyes‘ men on show…
GOALKEEPER AND DEFENCE
Lukasz Fabianski – 8 – A welcome return to fitness and the side. Beaten twice early on only to see both efforts disallowed. Pulled off a string of fine saves in the second half include one acrobatic effort.
Vladimir Coufal – 7 – Defensively strong throughout and managed to pose an attacking threat as well.
Craig Dawson – 9 – Wanted the ball more in the area and doubled the lead with a stooping header. Almost made it three on the stroke of half time. Reassuring presence at the back in an all-round impressive display capitulated with a goal-line clearance at the death.
Issa Diop – 7 – Made a few mistakes but overall his performance was solid and got stronger as the match went on.
Aaron Cresswell – 7 – Delightful delivery from set-pieces and an assist for the Dawson header. Strong nights work.
Declan Rice – 7 – Industrious as ever with plenty of quality to boot.
Tomas Soucek – 7 – Back to his best after some below-par performances by his standards.
Jesse Lingard – 8 – Showed great feet in an eventful couple of minutes to win the penalty, miss the penalty and react first to fire home the rebound.
Said Benrahma – 7 – Showed his quality with some fine individual moments, a real asset in attack who is adapting more week in week out.
Pablo Fornals – 7 – Inches away from scoring the goal of the season in the second half when a dipping 35-year volley clattered the crossbar. Solid but unglamorous otherwise.
Michail Antonio – 7 – Quiet night by his standards but epitomised the Hammers with his work rate.
Jarrod Bowen (Sub) – 6 – Brought on to help West Ham cope as Leeds pushed for a way back into the match.
Ben Johnson (Sub) – NA – Late change.