Ghana Latest Football News, Live Scores, Results - GHANAsoccernet

Ghana's No. 1

Superb Haller strike seals West Ham win

Published on: 22 November 2020

Sebastien Haller had not scored a top-flight goal from outside the penalty area in his previous 189 Eredivisie, Bundesliga and Premier League appearances

Sebastien Haller's superb strike consigned winless Sheffield United to another Premier League defeat as West Ham moved into the top half of the table.

The Blades, who have lost eight of their nine fixtures this term, stay bottom of the table while West Ham climb to eighth.

Chris Wilder's side had started brightly and created several early openings but the Hammers took control as the hosts faded as an attacking force.

Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek both had opportunities to score before Haller's powerful 20-yard drive found the top-right corner.

Declan Rice then headed against the crossbar as the visitors sought to press home their advantage.

Sheffield United did rally, with Oli McBurnie seeing a left-foot effort cannon back off the crossbar, but they are still yet to score in open play at Bramall Lane this season.

    Follow all Sunday's Premier League action

Improving Blades fall short

With a solitary point on the board, Sheffield United began this contest with the joint-lowest points tally at this stage of a Premier League season and without a victory since 11 July.

However, while aspects of this performance will have pleased manager Wilder, they again came down on the wrong side of a tight contest.

Six of the Blades' eight defeats this season have been by a margin of one goal and on another occasion they might have been a couple of goals ahead before West Ham hit their stride.

John Egan's searching pass provided George Baldock with a third-minute chance to open the scoring but the full-back was unable to beat Hammers keeper Lukasz Fabianski at the near post.

Fabianski then parried McBurnie's rising half volley to safety during a forceful start by the Blades.

But after failing to unlock the door their two main failings - a lack of goals and an inability keep a clean sheet - proved the difference again.

While there were signs that they are beginning to cope without the injured and influential Jack O'Connell in their defence - restricting the Hammers to just three shots on target - they were punished for a momentary lapse of concentration that allowed Haller the freedom to get his shot away under little pressure.

More to follow.

Player of the match

RiceDeclan Rice

with an average of 8.04

    Sheff UtdSheffield UnitedSheffield UnitedWest HamWest Ham UnitedWest Ham United

Sheffield UnitedAvgSquad number24Player nameBrewsterAverage rating

4.33

Squad number1Player nameRamsdaleAverage rating

4.32

Squad number22Player nameAmpaduAverage rating

4.14

Squad number12Player nameEganAverage rating

4.07

Squad number2Player nameBaldockAverage rating

4.04

Squad number6Player nameBashamAverage rating

4.04

Squad number17Player nameMcGoldrickAverage rating

4.03

Squad number4Player nameFleckAverage rating

3.94

Squad number8Player nameBergeAverage rating

3.94

Squad number16Player nameNorwoodAverage rating

3.88

Squad number9Player nameMcBurnieAverage rating

3.88

Squad number19Player nameRobinsonAverage rating

3.77

Squad number13Player nameLoweAverage rating

3.76

Squad number7Player nameLundstramAverage rating

3.68

West Ham UnitedAvgSquad number41Player nameRiceAverage rating

8.04

Squad number21Player nameOgbonnaAverage rating

7.74

Squad number3Player nameCresswellAverage rating

7.48

Squad number5Player nameCoufalAverage rating

7.44

Squad number1Player nameFabianskiAverage rating

7.44

Squad number22Player nameHallerAverage rating

7.43

Squad number20Player nameBowenAverage rating

7.41

Squad number28Player nameSoucekAverage rating

7.33

Squad number26Player nameMasuakuAverage rating

7.28

Squad number4Player nameBalbuenaAverage rating

7.11

Squad number18Player nameFornalsAverage rating

7.03

Squad number10Player nameLanziniAverage rating

6.76

Squad number16Player nameNobleAverage rating

6.55

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-upsSheff Utd

    1Ramsdale6BashamSubstituted forLundstramat 76'minutes12Egan22AmpaduSubstituted forRobinsonat 62'minutes2Baldock8Berge16NorwoodSubstituted forBrewsterat 65'minutes4Fleck13Lowe9McBurnie17McGoldrick

Substitutes

    7Lundstram14Burke15Jagielka19Robinson21Verrips23Osborn24Brewster

West Ham

    1Fabianski4Balbuena21Ogbonna3Cresswell5Coufal41Rice28Soucek26Masuaku20BowenSubstituted forNobleat 90+2'minutes22Haller18FornalsSubstituted forLanziniat 76'minutes

Substitutes

    9Benrahma10Lanzini11Snodgrass16Noble23Diop31Johnson35Randolph

Referee:Martin AtkinsonMatch StatsHome TeamSheff UtdAway TeamWest HamPossessionHome51%Away49%ShotsHome9Away15Shots on TargetHome5Away3CornersHome2Away6FoulsHome7Away6Live TextPost update

Match ends, Sheffield United 0, West Ham United 1.

90'+4'Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 0, West Ham United 1.

90'+3'Post update

Attempt blocked. John Lundstram (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver McBurnie.

90'+3'Post update

Foul by Vladimir Coufal (West Ham United).

90'+3'Post update

Max Lowe (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+2'Post update

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Max Lowe.

90'+2'Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Mark Noble replaces Jarrod Bowen.

86'Post update

Declan Rice (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86'Post update

Foul by David McGoldrick (Sheffield United).

85'Post update

Offside, West Ham United. Lukasz Fabianski tries a through ball, but Sébastien Haller is caught offside.

84'Post update

Offside, Sheffield United. John Lundstram tries a through ball, but Rhian Brewster is caught offside.

83'Post update

Fabián Balbuena (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83'Post update

Foul by Rhian Brewster (Sheffield United).

81'Post update

Attempt blocked. Sébastien Haller (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vladimir Coufal.

81'Post update

Attempt blocked. Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sébastien Haller.

78'Post update

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78'Post update

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United).

76'Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Manuel Lanzini replaces Pablo Fornals.

76'Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. John Lundstram replaces Chris Basham.

75'Post update

Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Rhian Brewster.

Page 1 of 4rewindpreviousNavigate to the next pagenextNavigate to the last pageforward

    Loyle Carner Residence: Check out his specially selected tracks from influential artistsThe Players Podcast: A World Cup winner on getting to grips with British slang

Source: bbc.com

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.
Learn more