Leeds United (1/16 To Stay Up) are now nine points above the relegation zone after Jack Harrison’s first career hat-trick helped them come out on top 3-2 in a shootout with West Ham (11/2 Top Four Finish).

A week after being dumped out of the FA Cup by the Hammers, Leeds took the lead when Harrison struck firmly from close range after a strong start.

West Ham rallied and equalised when Jarrod Bowen continued his good form by heading in from an Aaron Cresswell corner.

However, they failed to hold on and Leeds scored from a corner themselves when Luke Ayling glanced a header in the direction of Harrison who chested in from a few yards out.

Pablo Fornals equalised shortly after the break before Harrison’s lovely dink over Lukasz Fabianski made it 3-2 and proved to be the winner.

Mateusz Klich saw a goal ruled out by VAR after Rodrigo was adjudged to be offside and they were nearly made to pay but Bowen missed a sitter in added time to miss out on a point.

Boss Marcelo Bielsa (pictured) praised the effort of the players after winning back-to-back top flight games for the first time this season.

“Typical Premier League game,” he said. “It was good that it went in our favour but the margin was very close.

“It is a triumph for the players because of the effort they put in. The desire to win was very, very big.”

West Ham remain fourth but are only two points above Arsenal who have two games in hand.

Meanwhile, Liverpool (10/1 Premier League Outright) eased past Brentford 3-0 to leapfrog Chelsea and go second in the table.

Fabinho’s far post header put the Reds in front on the stroke of half time before they comfortably dispatched the Bees in the second half.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain turned home Andy Robertson’s cross before Takumi Minamino finished off the win which sees Liverpool now 11 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Manager Jurgen Klopp says it was a difficult test but is happy with the way the game panned out.

“You need patience. You cannot lose focus or get sloppy,” he said. “You have to stay full of desire even when you don’t find direction.

“We had to switch sides, play it quick and all these kinds of things. We really controlled it in the second half. That’s good.”

Brentford stay 14th in the table and are ten points above the drop zone.

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