Haller gets confidence boosting goal to give West Ham win over Sheff Utd
Sebastien Haller scored his first goal away from home in 2020 as West Ham edged out Sheffield United with a 1-0 win.
Haller has struggled to find consistent form since joining West Ham last year, but after scoring on his debut for Ivory Coast in the international break, got another confidence boost by firing his side to victory.
It was a fairly quiet first half in terms of chances, although both sides were probing.
West Ham took the lead early in the second half thanks to a powerful drive into the top corner from Sebastien Haller.
The striker only had one goal to his name this season before the match, but doubled his tally for the campaign with an impressive strike.
The ball dropped to Haller just outside the box, and he struck through it to send it into the net.
HALLER FIRES HAMMERS AHEAD! ⚒️
What a strike! Sebastien Haller fires it home, beating Ramsdale with power.
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Sheffield United had their best chance to equalise when Oli McBurnie hit the crossbar with 15 minutes to go.
In fact, the Blades had had more shots on target than their opponents. But they were unable to make any of them count.
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Back to back clean sheets for West Ham
Hence, West Ham claimed a second clean sheet in a row, having won their last game before the international break 1-0 as well.
The Hammers climb into the top half of the table for now, although several sides have a game in hand over them.
Sheffield United, on the other hand, remain rooted to the bottom of the table. They are yet to win in the Premier League this season.