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M. Noble
J. Bowen
J. Lundstram
C. Basham
M. Lanzini
Pablo Fornals
R. Brewster
O. Norwood
S. Haller
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 3
Total Passes 517 497
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Desperate for points, Sheffield United will aim to respond away at West Bromwich Albion next weekend. Meanwhile, West Ham look to build on their momentum when they welcome Aston Villa to the London Stadium.
Sebastien Haller was the hero as West Ham United beat Sheffield United 1-0 in the Premier League. It was the Hammers' first top-flight victory at Bramall Lane since 1968, and David Moyes' side move into the top half of the table as a result. Meanwhile, the Blades remain firmly rooted to the bottom with just one point from their opening nine games.
M. Noble
J. Bowen
90' + 2' West Ham look to run down the clock with Mark Noble brought on to replace Bowen.
90' We are into three minutes of stoppage time at the end of this game. Can West Ham hold on or are we set for a late twist in the tale?
88' Final two minutes at Bramall Lane. The hosts looking to build some momentum, but are yet to find a way through the stubborn West Ham defence.
86' As for West Ham, this would be Moyes' first victory at Bramall Lane as a manager. It would also be the Hammers' first success in Sheffield since August 1998, when Ian Wright scored the winner as they beat Wednesday at Hillsborough.
84' Brewster's frustration is evident as he is penalised for a foul on Ogbonna, who demonstrated his experience by standing his ground and drawing the infringement from the Blades striker.
82' Wilder is currently on his longest winless run as a manager, having failed to oversee a victory in Sheffield United's last 12 games. Could they end that streak with a dramatic turnaround here?
80' We are into the final 10 minutes at Bramall Lane. West Ham still lead by a goal to nil, but face a nervous ending to this game with the hosts seeking an equaliser.
78' The frustration of that missed opportunity is evident on the face of McBurnie. The Scotland striker knows how good a chance that was to equalise and will be hoping that does not prove costly for his side.
M. Lanzini
Pablo Fornals
76' Activity on the bench for West Ham as well with Manuel Lanzini replacing Fornals.
J. Lundstram
C. Basham
76' Final throw of the dice from the Blades with John Lundstram replacing Basham.
75' OFF THE BAR! The woodwork denies Sheffield United this time! Brewster demonstrates tremendous vision to pick out McBurnie, who bears down on goal before seeing his shot rattle the crossbar with Fabianski beaten.
73' OFF THE BAR! Rice is a coat of paint away from doubling the lead! The West Ham skipper rises to meet an inviting corner into the box, but his header crashes against the woodwork.
70' CHANCE! Haller should do better! A sweeping West Ham move sees Masuaku square the ball for the striker, who cannot direct it towards goal. He needed to open his body up more there.
69' Can Brewster make a difference? The former Liverpool striker scored 11 goals on loan at Swansea City during the second half of last season. Now would be the perfect time to break his duck for the Blades.
67' As things stand, it would be one point from nine games for Sheffield United. On both previous occasions that has happened, the respective side has been relegated. Could the Blades make it third time lucky?
R. Brewster
O. Norwood
65' Another substitution from the hosts with Norwood making way for Rhian Brewster.
64' West Ham go in search of a second goal and a deep free-kick is met by Ogbonna, but he is unable to direct his header towards the target.
J. Robinson
E. Ampadu
62' A first change for the Blades sees Jack Robinson replace Ampadu.
60' As we hit the hour mark, Sheffield United are on course for a fourth consecutive defeat in the Premier League. Another loss would keep them rooted to the foot of the table.
58' Sheffield United's reserve is broken as the Hammers hit the front. As things stand, Moyes' side will be heading into the top half of the Premier League table, but there is still a long way to go yet.
S. Haller
56' HALLER!!! 1-0 WEST HAM! The Hammers lead at Bramall Lane and that was some strike for Haller. Following a quickfire counter, the ball breaks kindly for the striker, who unleashes a powerful drive into the top corner.
54' West Ham opt for the long ball again and Bowen cushions it into the path of Haller. However, the hosts stand firm in defence and snuff out the danger.
52' At the other end, Haller looks to connect with a lofted ball into the box. But Ramsdale is alert to deny the striker a clear sight of goal.
49' Fleck seeks out McBurnie as he whips a ball into the area from the left flank. However, it is just beyond the reach of the Scotland striker.
47' Space opens for McGoldrick to let fly from distance. The striker's effort is on target, but Fabianski gets down well to hold.
46' Off we go! West Ham get the ball rolling once more.
Both sides will be looking for more of the same after the break but, at the same time, making sure they remain solid and compact in defence.
A lively first half at Bramall Lane, although both sides are still searching for the breakthrough. Sheffield United's best chances have fallen to Oli McBurnie, who was well denied by Lukasz Fabianski on both occasions, while Tomas Soucek wasted West Ham's most glaring opportunity when he volleyed wide from close range.
44' PASS! Bowen does well to hold off the challenge of Ampadu and burst into the area. Despite having Haller and Fornals for company, he goes for goal himself and Egan blocks his shot. The former Hull man should have been more unselfish there.
43' McBurnie in the thick of things again as he makes another darting run to the near post aiming to connect with Berge's cross. However, he just cannot stretch enough to make the vital connection.
41' Good save! McBurnie climbs well to meet Baldock's deep ball into the box, but Fabianski springs across to his left to push his header away.
39' Only in the 1990-91 season have Sheffield United failed to win any of their first nine games in a league campaign. They will be desperate to avoid history repeating itself today.
36' That was the best chance of the game so far. Soucek should have found the net for a second successive game, having netted the winner against Fulham last time out. That victory for the Hammers ended a run of three games without a win.
34' WHAT A CHANCE! West Ham should be in front! Soucek makes a late run into the box from midfield to latch onto Haller's cushioned header, but volleys wide from inside the six-yard box.
33' The visitors looking to move their hosts from one side of the pitch to the other as they put a patient passing move together. But the Blades can relax as Egan cuts out Rice's diagonal ball into the area.
30' The Hammers are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League games against sides starting the day at the bottom of the table. They have won their last four such games by an aggregate scoreline of 13-4.
28' Good save! West Ham press for the opening goal and produce a sweeping move from one side to the other. The ball is set up for Coufal to strike, but his low drive is well kept out by Ramsdale.
26' McBurnie will still be on a high following a hugely successful international break with Scotland. Of course, the Boys in Blue secured qualification for the European Championship, with the Blades striker on target in the shootout during the play-off victory over Serbia.
24' Chance! The hosts push forward and an opportunity falls for McBurnie just inside the area. The number nine injects plenty of power into his volley, but it is straight at Fabianski, who punches the ball away.
23' Still goalless at the midway point in the first half. The hosts began the brighter of the two sides, but West Ham have grown into the contest as the half has gone on.
21' Bowen wants a free-kick near the penalty area after Egan's challenge. However, the referee is not interested, much to the annoyance of the former Hull City forward.
19' Indeed, Bramall Lane has not been the happiest of hunting grounds for the Hammers. In fact, you must go back to April 1968 for their last victory here in the English top-flight.
17' West Ham are aiming to end a three-game winless run at Bramall Lane. They lasted tasted success here in September 2004 courtesy of a 2-1 victory in the Championship.
15' The visitors beginning to gain a foothold in this contest as they force a throw-in deep in Sheffield United territory. Masuaku delivers but the hosts stand firm and the ball runs behind for a goal kick.
13' West Ham look to threaten at the other end as a free-kick is floated into the box, but the hosts are equal to it.
11' Sheffield United are unbeaten in their last 11 home Premier League games against teams from London - winning 10 and drawing one. They were last beaten at Bramall Lane by a side from the English capital in November 2006, when Chelsea ran out 2-0 victors.
9' Another test of the West Ham defence as Fleck whips in a dangerous corner from the right. However, Balbuena is alert and able to head the ball well away to safety.
7' The hosts continuing to threaten and some neat play down the right results in Basham delivering the ball into the box. McBurnie is in there, but the cross just evades the Scotland international and Fabianski collects.
5' The Blades will be hoping to continue their impressive recent record against West Ham. They have beaten the Hammers in all three of their previous Premier League showdowns at Bramall Lane.
3' Good save! Baldock the furthest man forward for the hosts as he races onto Egan's long ball over the top of the West Ham defence. It takes smart reflexes from Fabianski to deny the full-back's volley on goal.
2' A positive start by the Blades sees Lowe drill a low cross into the area. McBurnie looks to connect at the near post, but is just unable to make the vital contact on the ball.
1' Martin Atkinson is our referee today. He blows his whistle and the hosts get the match underway.
The players are coming out onto the pitch and kick-off is just moments away.
Sheffield United are only the fifth team in Premier League history to pick up just one point from their first eight games. Although, two of the previous four have gone on to survive relegation from the English top-flight; Southampton in 1998-99 and Sunderland in 2013-14.
As for West Ham, David Moyes names an unchanged side from the victory over Fulham before the international break. Angelo Ogbonna has shaken off injury to start in the heart of defence, but Michail Antonio misses out with a hamstring injury.
Chris Wilder makes three changes to the side that were beaten by Chelsea last time out. The Blades are boosted by the return of John Fleck from injury, while Ethan Ampadu and Oli McBurnie also come into the starting XI. Chris Basham makes his 250th league appearance for the club. John Lundstram and Rhian Brewster drop to the bench, Enda Stevens misses out through injury.
SUBSTITUTES: Darren Randolph, Issa Diop, Ben Johnson, Mark Noble, Robert Snodgrass, Manuel Lanzini, Said Benrahma.
WEST HAM UNITED (3-4-3): Lukasz Fabianski; Fabian Balbuena, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell; Vladimir Coufal, Declan Rice (captain), Tomas Soucek, Arthur Masuaku; Jarred Bowen, Sebastien Haller, Pablo Fornals.
SUBSTITUTES: Michael Verrips, Phil Jagielka, Jack Robinson, John Lundstram, Ben Osborn, Oliver Burke, Rhian Brewster.
SHEFFIELD UNITED (3-5-2): Aaron Ramsdale; Chris Basham, John Egan (captain), Ethan Ampadu; George Baldock, Sander Berge, Oliver Norwood, John Fleck, Max Lowe; Oli McBurnie, David McGoldrick.
Sheffield United are hoping today will be the day they get their first Premier League win of the season on the board. Meanwhile, victory for West Ham would lift them into the top half of the table.
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