JAKARTA – West Ham United rushed their way to fourth place in the standings after beating guest Sheffield United 3-0 in the English League game played at the London Stadium, Tuesday morning Western Indonesia Time.
The Hammers are now 42 points, two ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool and four points adrift of third-placed Leicester City. Meanwhile, Sheffield slumped further to the bottom of the standings with 11 points, Antara noted on the official Premier League website.
Declan Rice grabbed the first goal of the game with a penalty in the 41st minute. West Ham’s next goals came in the second half. Issa Diop doubled his team’s lead with a goal in the 58th minute, and substitute Ryan Fredericks ‘goal in the 96th minute completed David Moyes’ team victory.
West Ham received an early penalty when Enda Stevens dropped Craig Dawson in the area. However, after conducting a VAR review, referee Simon Hooper decided not to award a penalty because Dawson had already been in an off-side position.
After that, the target of the two teams took turns receiving threats. Lingard fired a shot that Sheffield goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was able to chase away, while Lukasz Fabianski was able to save Ben Osborn’s attack.
West Ham finally broke the stalemate of the place. Chris Basham’s violation against Jesse Lingard in the forbidden box caused the referee to target the spot. Rice, who acted as the executioner, did not waste this opportunity to open West Ham’s lead.
The host doubled his lead after half time. With a Diop heading taking advantage of Aaron Creswell’s corner.
Sheffield, two goals behind, did not give up. Several opportunities came from David McGoldrick and Oliver McBurnie, both opportunities were countered by Fabianski.
In fact, West Ham was added to the collection of goals before the game was over. Substitute Frederick received a pass from Said Benrahma, who then fired at the nearby post that was housed in Sheffield’s goal.
In the next round of games played on Sunday 21 February, West Ham will host another London team Tottenham Hotspur, while Sheffield will look to end their two-game losing streak at home to Fulham on Saturday 20 February.
The composition of the players:
West Ham United (3-4-2-1): Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Craig Dawson, Aaron Creswell, Vladimir Coufal, Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, Ben Johnson (Ryan Fredericks 90 ‘), Jesse Lingard (Said Benrahma82’) , Manuel Lanzini (Mark Noble 63 ‘), Jar Bowroden
Coach: David Moyes
Sheffield United (3-5-2): Aaron Ramsdale, Chris Basham, John Egan (Phil Jagielka 85′), Ethan Ampadu, Jayden Bogle, John Lundstram, Oliver Norwood (Oliver McBurnie 63′), Ben Osborn, Enda Stevens, David McGoldrick, Billy Sharp
Entrenador: Chris Wilder
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