West Ham 3-0 Sheffield United: Hammers facilitate victory

Declan Rice, Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks had the goals to assist West Ham to a snug victory over Sheffield United.

David Moyes’ decision to not carry on on the deadline seemed more likely to come back besides with Michail Antonio, his solely senior forward, dominated out injured.

However with Jesse Lingard offering the attacking menace, goals by Declan Rice, Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks secured a 3-0 win and saved West Ham within the hunt for an unlikely place within the Champions League.

Hammers boss Moyes last week complained that his side have been the one Premier League team to not be awarded a penalty this season.

He practically answered his prayers after just 5 minutes when Craig Dawson, following Rice’s free kick, was pushed over within the space by Enda Stephens.

Referee Simon Hooper dominated the spot kick however VAR dominated that Dawson was unstoppable when Rice hit his preliminary shot.

Moyes would not have to attend lengthy for his penalty hoodoo to end, although.

Lingard, back within the team after sitting out at Manchester United within the FA Cup under the phrases of his loan deal, discovered a lot pleasure within the inside left place and forced good saves from Aaron Ramsdale twice.

And 5 minutes earlier than half-time, former England winger Oliver Norwood dismantled, raced up the field and exchanged passes with Jarrod Bowen earlier than being eradicated within the space by an unbeaten challenge from Chris Basham.

Lingard wished to seize the penalty kick however captain Rice withdrew his mark earlier than grabbing the primary goal of the season, and the primary kick of his career.

The Blades arrived in London realizing {that a} victory would carry them off the board foot for the primary time since November 7.

David McGoldrick ought to have all the time drawn them with a close header, however his weak effort was saved out by a mixture of Ben Johnson’s back and Lukasz Fabianski’s hand.

The loss proved pricey moments later when Hammers defender Diop was left unmarked to corner Aaron Cresswell.

That is the eighth time West Ham has scored from a corner this season, greater than every other team. And the eighth time the Blades have surrendered from a corner – additionally greater within the Premier League.

It was additionally the thirty ninth goal that Chris Wilder’s side had dropped this season, which was as a lot as they surrendered throughout all their spectacular maiden marketing campaign within the top flight.

To make issues worse, defender John Egan left the field on a stretcher earlier than Hammers substitute Fredericks drilled home in stoppage time to cap one other powerful night time for the embossed Blades.

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