Hayden reflects on match-winning display

Hayden Mullins was in a buoyant mood after scoring the goal that earned his team a vital 1-0 win against Sheffield United on Saturday.

The Hammers midfielder headed his second Premiership strike of the season in the 36th minute to secure all three points against Neil Warnock's men and admitted afterwards that it was a crucial victory for Alan Pardew's men.

"It was a massive game for us," said Hayden. "We knew it would put a bit of distance between us and them, so it's a vital three points.

"It's been a good week for me, after signing the new contract in the week and scoring the winner today. I scored my first Premiership goal a couple of weeks ago against Blackburn, and it was nice to pop up again with the winner this time.

"We've been working on that near-post corner quite a lot in training, and I'm just happy to have got another goal and helped the team to an important win."

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by Danny Francis