Sheffield United 0-1 West Ham United: Sebastien Haller’s excellent strike consigns hosts to a different defeat

Sheffield United 0-1 West Ham United: Sebastien Haller’s excellent strike consigns hosts to a different defeat

Sebastien Haller
Sebastien Haller had not scored a top-flight purpose from outdoors the penalty space in his earlier 189 Eredivisie, Bundesliga and Premier League appearances

Sebastien Haller’s excellent strike consigned winless Sheffield United to a different Premier League defeat as West Ham moved into the highest half of the desk.

The Blades, who’ve misplaced eight of their 9 fixtures this time period, keep backside of the desk whereas West Ham climb to eighth.

Chris Wilder’s aspect had began brightly and created a number of early openings however the Hammers took management because the hosts pale as an attacking pressure.

Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek each had alternatives to attain earlier than Haller’s highly effective 20-yard drive discovered the top-right nook.

Declan Rice then headed in opposition to the crossbar because the guests sought to press residence their benefit.

Sheffield United did rally, with Oli McBurnie seeing a left-foot effort cannon again off the crossbar, however they’re nonetheless but to attain in open play at Bramall Lane this season.

Enhancing Blades fall quick

With a solitary level on the board, Sheffield United started this contest with the joint-lowest factors tally at this stage of a Premier League season and with out a victory since 11 July.

Nonetheless, whereas elements of this efficiency could have happy supervisor Wilder, they once more got here down on the incorrect aspect of a good contest.

Six of the Blades’ eight defeats this season have been by a margin of 1 purpose and on one other event they could have been a few targets forward earlier than West Ham hit their stride.

John Egan’s looking out cross supplied George Baldock with a third-minute probability to open the scoring however the full-back was unable to beat Hammers keeper Lukasz Fabianski on the close to publish.

Fabianski then parried McBurnie’s rising half volley to security throughout a forceful begin by the Blades.

However after failing to unlock the door their two predominant failings – an absence of targets and an incapability hold a clear sheet – proved the distinction once more.

Whereas there have been indicators that they’re starting to manage with out the injured and influential Jack O’Connell of their defence – limiting the Hammers to only three photographs heading in the right direction – they had been punished for a momentary lapse of focus that allowed Haller the liberty to get his shot away underneath little stress.

Extra to comply with.

Participant of the match

RiceDeclan Rice

Sheffield United

  1. Squad quantity24Participant titleBrewster

  2. Squad quantity1Participant titleRamsdale

  3. Squad quantity22Participant titleAmpadu

  4. Squad quantity12Participant titleEgan

  5. Squad quantity2Participant titleBaldock

  6. Squad quantity6Participant titleBasham

  7. Squad quantity17Participant titleMcGoldrick

  8. Squad quantity4Participant titleFleck

  9. Squad quantity8Participant titleBerge

  10. Squad quantity16Participant titleNorwood

  11. Squad quantity9Participant titleMcBurnie

  12. Squad quantity19Participant titleRobinson

  13. Squad quantity13Participant titleLowe

  14. Squad quantity7Participant titleLundstram

West Ham United

  1. Squad quantity41Participant titleRice

  2. Squad quantity21Participant titleOgbonna

  3. Squad quantity3Participant titleCresswell

  4. Squad quantity5Participant titleCoufal

  5. Squad quantity1Participant titleFabianski

  6. Squad quantity22Participant titleHaller

  7. Squad quantity20Participant titleBowen

  8. Squad quantity28Participant titleSoucek

  9. Squad quantity26Participant titleMasuaku

  10. Squad quantity4Participant titleBalbuena

  11. Squad quantity18Participant titleFornals

  12. Squad quantity10Participant titleLanzini

  13. Squad quantity16Participant titleNoble

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 6BashamSubstituted forLundstramat 76′minutes
  • 12Egan
  • 22AmpaduSubstituted forRobinsonat 62′minutes
  • 2Baldock
  • 8Berge
  • 16NorwoodSubstituted forBrewsterat 65′minutes
  • 4Fleck
  • 13Lowe
  • 9McBurnie
  • 17McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 7Lundstram
  • 14Burke
  • 15Jagielka
  • 19Robinson
  • 21Verrips
  • 23Osborn
  • 24Brewster

West Ham

  • 1Fabianski
  • 4Balbuena
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 3Cresswell
  • 5Coufal
  • 41Rice
  • 28Soucek
  • 26Masuaku
  • 20BowenSubstituted forNobleat 90+2′minutes
  • 22Haller
  • 18FornalsSubstituted forLanziniat 76′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Benrahma
  • 10Lanzini
  • 11Snodgrass
  • 16Noble
  • 23Diop
  • 31Johnson
  • 35Randolph

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