LONDON. West Ham, which had Paraguayan Fabián Balbuena as the starter, defeated Sheffield United by the slightest difference playing away. The Paraguayan team is eighth in the standings.
Everton won 3-2 at Fulham, this Sunday in the English Championship, an important victory that allows the Toffees, leaders of the classification just a month ago, to interrupt a series of three consecutive defeats and place in sixth position, with 16 points.
In this ninth day, against a London team that is close to relegation positions (17th), Carlo Ancelotti’s team opened the scoring after just 42 seconds of play, through Dominic Calvert-Lewin, before Fulham tied for middle of Bobby Reid (minute 15).
Calvert-Lewin (29), who achieved a double, and Frenchman Abdoulaye Doucouré (35) later took advantage of two assists from French international left-back Lucas Digne, and ended up winning despite the fact that the London team reduced the score by means of Ruben Loftus- Cheek (2-3, 70).
In another game on Sunday, West Ham (8th) remains close to the European qualification zone after winning by the minimum on their visit to Sheffield United, which will thus remain one more week as bottom of the Premier League , with a single point in 9 games played.
In nobody’s zone, Arsenal (11th) equalized without goals in the court of Leeds (14th) of Marcelo Bielsa.
Managed by the Argentine coach’s team, the Gunners were saved twice by wood and do not seem recovered from their severe defeat at home against Aston Villa (3-0) before the international truce.
In addition, the team led by Mikel Arteta suffered the expulsion of striker Nicolas Pepe for hitting Ezgjan Alioski (51) with the head.