Sheffield United make joint-worst start in Premier League history as Sebastien Haller hits stunner for West Ham to sink rock-bottom Blades

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Sebastien Haller hit a wonder strike as West Ham compounded more misery on rock bottom Sheffield United in a 1-0 victory at Bramall Lane.

The Blades remain with just point from their opening nine games – a wretched record only matched by Manchester City in 1995/96 and Sheffield Wednesday in 1999/00.

Haller scored his second goal of the season at Bramall Lane

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Haller scored his second goal of the season at Bramall Lane

It’s been a dismal start to the season for the Blades

It’s been a dismal start to the season for the Blades

In what was a first half of few clear cut chances, the hosts came closest shortly before the interval with Oli McBurnie’s fierce header smartly saved by Lukasz Fabianski.

Moments later, McBurnie’s header from the corner was nodded against the upright by McGoldrick before Sander Berge’s attempt to follow up was ruled offside by the linesman.

The Hammers broke with a fierce counter attack before Jarrod Bowen’s low shot was brilliantly blocked and sent for a corner before the half-time whistle was blown.

Moyes’ West Ham are on a great run of form

Moyes’ West Ham are on a great run of form

The visitors took the lead after 56 minutes. Pablo Fornals’ shot was blocked at point-blank range but the ball ricocheted into the path of Sebastien Haller, whose first-time shot from the edge of the penalty area flew into the roof of the net.

Blades goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale got a hand to the ball but he was unable to keep it out.

McBurnie almost salvaged a point for his side midway through the second half but his thunderous strike rebounded off the bar.

Ultimately, the Hammers ran out deserved winners in the game to pile further misery on Wilder’s men, who sit precariously at the bottom of the Premier League table.





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