The Warm Down: First win for West Brom as Sheffield United's abysmal form continues
Conor Gallagher of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United at The Hawthorns on November 28, 2020 in West Bromwich, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Andrew Boyers - Pool/Getty Images)

Conor Gallagher's first-half goal was enough for West Bromwich Albion to secure their first win in the Premier League this season as they overcame a deficient Sheffield United 1-0. 

In a game of 39 shots, it was Gallagher's drilled effort early on which was the difference in a tight yet desperate affair, as both teams were in search of victory for the first time this season. 

The result moved the Baggies out of the relegation zone whilst United remain in 20th - meaning they are the only team without a win this season. 

Blunt Blades fail to threaten once again.

After signing both Rhian Brewster and Oliver Burke in the summer transfer window, Blades fans would have been excited to see their side build on their strong finish last season with both the attackers adding a new, faster dimension to their attack. So far, that is yet to happen.

The 1-0 loss in the West Midlands means this is the sixth time that United have failed to get on the scoresheet this season, and even though they managed 21 shots in the match, only five were on target. 

The partnership of Burke and Oliver McBurnie up-front was the sixth different combination that has been used up-top by Wilder this season, and it's clear the manager is yet to find the partnership that works, as no one is largely impressing. 

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The Blades were able to rely on their impeccable defensive record last year when they were struggling for goals however United are yet to keep a clean sheet this campaign.

Not many goals being scored and lots being let in is not a great combination to have.

Baggies up and running. 

The result was a big one for Slaven Bilic's side, and it looks to have come at a great time for Albion ahead of some important fixtures. 

Yes, the win takes them out of the relegation zone which is massive for the Baggies, but more importantly, it takes a lot of pressure off the player's shoulders who are no longer looking for that first win. 

It was a strong performance all round from West Brom. Sam Johnstone was arguably the most important player once again in between the sticks as he made some vital saves when called upon, the backline was blunt and limited the visitors to minimal clear-cut chances, and the likes of Gallagher and Matheus Pereira were on the top of their game going forward, with the latter creating nine chances in the 90 minutes - the most in the Premier League this season.

It's promising signs for Bilic's side, and with Crystal Palace and Newcastle United up next, they have a good chance of carrying this momentum forward and getting some more vital points on the board.

Sawyers provides selection headache for Bilic.

After a couple of under-par performances from Romaine Sawyers this season, the 29-year-old midfielder stepped up and ran the midfield for Albion in what seems to be quite an under the radar masterclass from the St. Kitts and Nevis international.

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In place for the injured Jake Livermore, Sawyers slotted into the midfield like the last piece of a jigsaw and made sure everything ran smoothly and the way he wanted. 

The midfielder was a sentinel in front of the Baggies backline and stopped any danger through the middle of the pitch, and with Livermore set to return soon, it would be hard for Bilic to drop sawyers after such a dominating performance.

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