West Ham United
West Ham United

Declan Rice 41'

Issa Diop 58'

Ryan Fredericks 96'

3
-
0
Sheffield United
Sheffield United
0
15
30
45
60
75
90
WES
V
SHE
Penalty (41')
Declan Rice
Goal (58')
Scorer: Issa Diop
Substitution (63')
Sub-on: Manuel Lanzini
Sub-off: Mark Noble
Substitution (82')
Sub-on: Jesse Lingard
Sub-off: Saïd Benrahma
Substitution (92')
Sub-on: Ben Johnson
Sub-off: Ryan Fredericks
Goal (96')
Scorer: Ryan Fredericks
Yellow (39')
Chris Basham
Substitution (62')
Sub-on: Oliver Norwood
Sub-off: Oliver McBurnie
Substitution (85')
Sub-on: John Egan
Sub-off: Phil Jagielka
Yellow (87')
John Lundstram
Possession
45.9 %
54.1 %
Shots (On Target)
9
5
Shots (Off Target)
4
3
Corners
7
7
Crosses
15
26
Clearances
19
19
Yellow Cards
0
2
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Sheffield United
Possession
45.9%
54.1%
Shots (On Target)
9
5
Shots (Off Target)
4
3
Corners
7
7
Crosses
15
26
Clearances
19
19
Yellow Cards
0
2
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Sheffield United
West Ham United
3-4-2-1
1
15
23
3
41
28
31
5
10
20
11
45
75
25
9
18
24
14
16
54
Man. David Moyes
1 Lukasz Fabianski
15 Craig Dawson
23 Issa Diop
3 Aaron Cresswell
41 Declan Rice
28 Tomas Soucek
31 Ben Johnson
5 Vladimir Coufal
10 Manuel Lanzini
20 Jarrod Bowen
11 Jesse Lingard
Substitutions
45 Ademipo Odubeko
75 Jamal Baptiste
25 David Martin
9 Saïd Benrahma
18 Pablo Fornals
24 Ryan Fredericks
14 Frederik Alves
16 Mark Noble
54 Conor Coventry
Possession %
46
54
Duels Won
43
51
Aerial Duels Won
15
15
Interceptions
9
6
Offsides
1
1
Corners
7
7
Sheffield United
3-5-2
1
6
22
12
3
16
7
23
20
17
10
18
2
13
29
9
35
14
15
24
Chris Wilder Man.
Aaron Ramsdale 1
Chris Basham 6
Ethan Ampadu 22
John Egan 12
Enda Stevens 3
Oliver Norwood 16
John Lundstram 7
Ben Osborn 23
Jayden Bogle 20
David McGoldrick 17
Billy Sharp 10
Substitutions
Wes Foderingham 18
George Baldock 2
Max Lowe 13
Kean Bryan 29
Oliver McBurnie 9
Frankie Maguire 35
Oliver Burke 14
Phil Jagielka 15
Rhian Brewster 24
Player Comparison

 The Hammers celebrate Issa Diop's goal


West Ham United 3-0 Sheffield United
Premier League

West Ham United moved back into the Premier League’s top four, for a couple of hours at least, with an ultimately comfortable 3-0 victory over Sheffield United on Monday night.

Declan Rice opened the scoring with a 41st minute penalty – the first his team have been awarded in the Premier League this season – before a brace of defenders sealed the deal after the break.

Issa Diop made it 2-0 with a well-placed header 13 minutes into the second period, before Ryan Fredericks stepped off the bench to add the icing to the cake, firing beyond Aaron Ramsdale to score his team’s third in the last of six added minutes.

It added up to a resounding victory for the Hammers, who bounced back from their FA Cup exit a week ago in style.

West Ham thought they were in line to make the perfect start when referee Simon Hooper pointed to the spot with just five minutes played, after Craig Dawson was upended by Enda Stevens as the pair fought for a loose ball in the aftermath of Rasmdale’s save from Rice’s well-struck free-kick.

Michael Oliver’s VAR check did not dispute that it was a foul, but a look at the offside showed that Dawson was just beyond the defensive line as Rice took the shot on and Sheffield United escaped.

The Hammers were looking dangerous on the break early on, and Manuel Lanzini fed Jesse Lingard to his left on 14 minutes. The on-loan Manchester United men took it into the box and shot for goal, but Ramsdale got down to his left to turn the ball away.

Sheffield United started to threaten at the half wore on, with David McGoldrick shooting wide of the right-hand post from the edge of the box, and Ben Osborn bringing a low save from Łukasz Fabiański, but the Hammers’ ability to hurt the Blades on the quick transition paid dividends four minutes before the break.



Lingard stole possession on halfway, and after giving the ball to Manuel Lanzini, made his way into the area. Lanzini released Bowen to nudge back square to the No11 and with the visitors’ undermanned, Chris Basham clumsily upended the Hammers forward. There could be little doubt that this time the penalty would stick.

Rice took the responsibility head on, stroking the spot-kick low to the left hand side, nestling into the bottom corner to notch his first goal of the season. 

Sheffield United came out strongly at the start of the second half and McGoldrick went so close to dragging his side level on 52 minutes. He found himself in prime position at the far post when strike partner Billy Sharp hung up a cross from the left, but his header deflected off Ben Johnson before Fabiański showed fine reactions to adjust his hands and tip over.

The Hammers made full use of that save by doubling their advantage just six minutes later. Aaron Cresswell’s delivery from a left-wing corner begged to be attacked, and Diop obliged, glancing the ball neatly into the far corner.

Fabiański needed to save headers from McGoldrick and Oli McBurnie as the Blades fought gamely for a route back into the contest, but at the same time they were indebted to Ramsdale for keeping the score at two, making himself big to deny Vladimír Coufal with an outstretched left paw, after the home defender had nicked the ball off Ethan Ampadu’s toes to advance into the box.

The Blades keeper was powerless to prevent Fredericks from adding a stoppage time third though, as the defender, only just on as a substitute, collected the ball from Saïd Benrahma inside the box and drilled into the bottom left-hand corner.

West Ham United: Fabiański, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell, Coufal, Rice, Souček, Johnson (Fredericks 90+2), Lanzini (Noble 63), Lingard (Benrahma 82), Bowen
Subs: Martin, Baptiste, Alves, Coventry, Fornals, Odubeko

Goals: Rice pen 41, Diop 58, Fredericks 90+6

Sheffield United: Ramsdale, Basham, Egan (Jagielka 85), Ampadu, Bogle, Lundstram, Norwood (McBurnie 62), Osborn, Stevens, Sharp, McGoldrick
Subs: Foderingham, Baldock, Lowe, Bryan, Maguire, Burke, Brewster

Booked: Basham, Lundstram

Referee: Simon Hooper