LEEDS United ended West Brom's unbeaten league record last night with a slender but hard-fought 1-0 win at Elland Road.

Ezgjan Alioski scored the only goal of the game shortly before the break and the result sees United overtake their opponents at the top of the Sky Bet Championship standings.

Mateusz Klich fashioned the first attempt on goal but saw Baggies' stopper Sam Johnstone turn behind his effort for a corner.

Then, despite a couple of West Brom half-chances, Leeds broke the deadlock after 39 minutes through a brilliantly crafted team goal.

They worked the ball from back to front and slipped it into Jack Harrison in the box.

He managed to lay it off to Alioski, whose driven shot took a slight deflection off Kyle Bartley on its way into the net.

Right on the brink of half-time Johnston made a great double save from Patrick Bamford and then Helder Costa to keep the visitors in touching distance.

Albion were presented with a fine chance to restore parity from just outside the box after but the impressive Matheus Pereira bent a free-kick just wide.

Having won just one of their five games at Elland Road this season, the home fans were understandably nervous with such a narrow advantage.

Costa looked to address that only to see his fierce volley well stopped by Johnstone after 65 minutes.

Pereira was then denied by an alert save from Casilla from inside the box while down the other end Harrison brought a rasping save from Johnstone.

Despite some edgy moments late on, Leeds held on to end Slaven Bilic's unbeaten record as Baggies boss.

Speaking to Leeds United's official website after the match, manager Marcelo Bielsa said: “It was a big, big effort from the team.

“We tried to manage the match, but at the end of the match, the creative play of the opponents was very difficult to defend.

“We put all of the energy in defence, which made it difficult for us to attack.