As it happened: West Ham United 3-0 Sheffield United
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20:022 years ago

FINAL-TIME: West Ham United 3-0 Sheffield United

What a result for David Moyes' men!

Declan Rice, Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks secured not only all three points for the Hammers but also their place inside the TOP 4.

Jesse Lingard - exceptional performance.
19:582 years ago

GOAL: West Ham United 3-0 Sheffield United

Game, set, match.

Ryan Fredericks makes it 3-0 in the final seconds of the game with a good strike into the near post after Benrahma's pass.
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93' Lundstram shoots from range but it's over the bar.
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90' We're into injury time with six minutes added on.
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85' Egan is now leaving the pitch on a stretcher as the injury, unfortunately, looks to be a very serious one.

Wish him all the best.
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81' Lingard was very close to scoring after a good play between himself, Noble and Soucek but John Egan's late block was enough to stop him as the Irish defender injured himself in the process.

Straight after Lingard's been replaced by Said Benrahma.
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80' Good header from McBurnie but Fabiański was well-positioned and caught the ball with ease.
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73' Fantastic chance for West Ham to make it 3-0 but Coufal's one-on-one effort was saved by Ramsdale!

This should've really sealed the deal.
19:312 years ago
70' Lingard tests Ramsdale from range again, this time the keeper only managed to keep it out for a corner.
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68' McGoldrick beats Cresswell to a header, but Fabiański saves again.
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65' Lingard tried his luck from range but Ramsdale caught easily.
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62' Good chance for Sheffield United but McGoldrick's effort was just blocked by Tomas Soucek's late challenge.

Meanwhile, Mark Noble is on for Manuel Lanzini and Oliver McBurnie replaces Oliver Norwood.
19:202 years ago

GOAL: West Ham United 2-0 Sheffield United

And the Hammers are now two goals up!

Perfect delivery from Cresswell to get his sixth assist of the season and Issa Diop managed to steer it into the back of the net!

Can the visitors turn the game around? 30 minutes to go and the clock is ticking down.
19:142 years ago
52' What a phenomenal save from Fabiański!

Good build-up from the visitors found his way to McGoldrick, the striker's header deflected off one of West Ham's defenders on its way but the Polish goalkeeper managed to keep it out with a one-handed save!

It remains 1-0, for now at least.
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48' Norwood with the cross, Fabiański with the safe hands.
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46' We're back underway.

Both team are most certainly going to be looking to score straight away - West Ham to double their lead, Chris Wilder's men to equalise.
18:512 years ago

HALF-TIME: West Ham United 1-0 Sheffield United

West Ham lead at the break thanks to Declan Rice's penalty - their first of the season mind.

Sheffield Utd are trying their best but just can't break down the hosts' defensive structure and leave themselves open at the back instead.

Jesse Lingard has been running the show so far. Magnificent player.
18:442 years ago

GOAL: West Ham United 1-0 Sheffield United

What a penalty from West Ham's captain.

Looked as composed as Mark Noble usually does when taking penalties.

West Ham are currently FOURTH in the Premier League.
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Jesse Lingard got into the box and was cleared out by Chris Basham.

Declan Rice steps up to take it...
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36' Ben Osborn managed to get a shot off but, despite it going wide, Fabiański turned it away for a corner, which the Hammers managed to clear.
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33' McGoldrick tried his luck on a first-time volley from range, but the connection wasn't good and the ball ended up in the stands.
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30' Jarrod Bowen wins a free-kick near the edge of Sheffield United's box, but Aaron Cresswell's shot went high and wide.

Hammers being too wasteful, yet again.
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25' Good opening ball from Lanzini towards Lingard, but the ex-England international's effort from a tough angle was saved.

From the following corner-kick, a cross was headed by Craig Dawson but went over the bar.
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19' Good idea from Lingard but his lobbed pass was just a little too strong for Vladimir Coufal as the right-back was beaten to it by Ramsdale.
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14' Good shot from Lingard but Ramsdale was equal and the Blades managed to clear.
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11' The visitors with two consecutive corner-kicks, but weren't able to danger Łukasz Fabiański's goal.

Jesse Lingard tried breaking through on a counter-attack but his pass was miscontrolled by Manuel Lanzini, and ultimately intercepted.
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7' Well, no penalty.

Dawson was unfortunately offside.

Typical West Ham.
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6' VAR is checking it...
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5' Good strike from Declan Rice from a free-kick was saved by Ramsdale.

Craig Dawson was first to the rebound, and we might have a penalty to the Hammers!
18:032 years ago

KICK-OFF: West Ham United 0-0 Sheffield United

And we're underway!

Can the striker-less Hammers find a way to jump into top four? 

We'll have to wait and see. My prediction? West Ham to win 3-1.
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Starting XI: Sheffield United

Ramsdale; Ampadu, Basham, Egan; Bogle, Stevens, Lundstram, Norwood, Osborn; McGoldrick, Sharp.
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Starting XI: West Ham United

Fabianski; Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Coufal, Rice, Lanzini, Soucek, Johnson; Lingard, Bowen.
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Where to watch

If you want to watch the game on TV, your options are Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.

If you can't, the game will be available through the NOW TV pass.

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09:462 years ago

Sheffield United predicted lineup

Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Bryan; Bogle, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Lowe; Burke, McBurnie.
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West Ham predicted lineup

Fabiański; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Lingard.
09:362 years ago

Player to watch

After his fabulous debut against Aston Villa, in which he's scored two goals, Jesse Lingard might find himself in a different role.

Due to Michail Antonio's fitness issues and Andriy Yarmolenko's injury, there's a possibility that David Moyes might be forced to start the loanee as a central striker.

While it is currently unknown whether or not that will necessarily happen, he's bound to start either way.
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Previous encounters

Head-to-head record looks equal with a slight advantage towards the visitors as in the last six meetings, the Blades came out as winners three times, West Ham twice and there was one draw.

In the latest game between the two teams, the Hammers came out on top thanks to a single goal from Sebastien Haller.

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Current form

The hosts are coming into the game off a goalless draw against Fulham FC, but a win against their today's rivals will push them into the TOP 4.

The visitors are currently bottom in the league table having most recently lost, 1-2, to Chelsea FC.

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Kick-off time

West Ham United v Sheffield United will be played at the London Stadium, London, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 18:00 GMT.
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