December 1, 2020

Haller’s superb effort seals West Ham win over struggling Blades

Sebastien Haller
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.

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Sheffield United

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  2. Squad number6Player nameBasham

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  3. Squad number12Player nameEgan

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  4. Squad number22Player nameAmpadu

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  5. Squad number2Player nameBaldock

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  6. Squad number8Player nameBerge

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  7. Squad number16Player nameNorwood

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  8. Squad number4Player nameFleck

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  9. Squad number13Player nameLowe

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  10. Squad number9Player nameMcBurnie

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  11. Squad number17Player nameMcGoldrick

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  1. Squad number7Player nameLundstram

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  2. Squad number19Player nameRobinson

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  3. Squad number24Player nameBrewster

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West Ham United

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  1. Squad number1Player nameFabianski

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  2. Squad number4Player nameBalbuena

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  3. Squad number21Player nameOgbonna

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  4. Squad number3Player nameCresswell

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  5. Squad number5Player nameCoufal

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  6. Squad number41Player nameRice

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  7. Squad number28Player nameSoucek

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  8. Squad number26Player nameMasuaku

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  9. Squad number20Player nameBowen

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  10. Squad number22Player nameHaller

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  11. Squad number18Player nameFornals

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  1. Squad number10Player nameLanzini

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  2. Squad number16Player nameNoble

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Sheff Utd

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


  • 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


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

Martin Atkinson

Match Stats

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

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

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

  4. Foul by Vladimir Coufal (West Ham United).

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

  6. Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Max Lowe.

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

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

  9. Foul by David McGoldrick (Sheffield United).

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

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

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

  13. Foul by Rhian Brewster (Sheffield United).

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

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

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

  17. Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United).

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

  19. Substitution, Sheffield United. John Lundstram replaces Chris Basham.

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

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