Friday 10 Jan
Updated Friday 10 Jan 19:00
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Team news: Noble starts for Hammers at Sheffield United

Mark Noble and Arthur Masuaku


Mark Noble and Aaron Cresswell return to the West Ham United line-up for Friday night's Premier League game at Sheffield United after shaking off the minor injuries which kept them out of last weekend's FA Cup victory over Gillingham.

The pair start in Dsvid Moyes's second league game in charge of the Hammers, as he aims to extend the 100 percent start to his second stint in the club's dugout.

There are three changes to the team which defeated Bournemouth on New Year's Day, with Pablo Zabaleta replacing Ryan Fredericks, who suffered a hamstring injury at Priestfield.

Arthur Masuaku is also in the starting XI, alongside Manuel Lanzini, while Robert Snodgrass and Pablo Fornals are on the substitutes' bench.

Aside from David Martin and Issa Diop, the remainder of the bench has a youthful look to it, with defenders Goncalo Cardoso and Jeremy Ngakia, and midfielder Bernardo Rosa earning their first call-ups to the senior squad.

West Ham United: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Noble (c), Lanzini, Felipe Anderson, Haller
Subs: Martin, Ngakia, Diop, Cardoso, Snodgrass, Fornals, Bernardo Rosa

Sheffield United: Henderson, Baldock, Egan, O'Connell, Basham, Stevens, Lundstram, Fleck, Norwood (c), McGoldrick, McBurnie
Subs: Eastwood, Jagielka, Osborn, Besic, Robinson, Sharp, Mousset

Referee: Michael Oliver