Rodrigo smashed in a brilliant volley for Leeds, but it was all in vain as they lost at West Ham on Sunday.
Leeds thought they had added some spice to the Premier League relegation battle by drawing first blood in their clash at the London Stadium.
Rodrigo, who had missed a glorious chance earlier on in the game, gave the travelling Leeds fans their wish as he volleyed his side ahead straight from a throw in.
The Leeds star has now scored and assisted 14 Premier League goals this season, as many as Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes and Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino.
However, Declan Rice quickly answered back for the Hammers, as he fired home from close range.
However just 15 minutes later, Rice then let the blue side of Merseyside breathe a sigh of relief.
Jarrod Bowen sent in a glorious cross from the right, with an unmarked Rice converting at the far post to put Leeds back in the drop zone.
hings went from bad to worse for Sam Allardyce’s side as second half goals from Jarrod Bowen and Manuel Lanzini made it a tough afternoon for Leeds.
Their 3-1 defeat means they go into the final day of the Premier League season with their fate out of their hands.
They remain two points off Everton, who can secure safety with a win against Bournemouth.
Leeds host Southampton on the final day, while Leicester face Newcastle on Monday and West Ham on the final day.
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