Sebastien Haller hit a surprise strike as West Ham compounded extra distress on all-time low Sheffield United in a 1-Zero victory at Bramall Lane.
The Blades stay with simply level from their opening 9 video games – a wretched report solely matched by Manchester Metropolis in 1995/96 and Sheffield Wednesday in 1999/00.
In what was a primary half of few clear minimize possibilities, the hosts got here closest shortly earlier than the interval with Oli McBurnie’s fierce header neatly saved by Lukasz Fabianski.
Moments later, McBurnie’s header from the nook was nodded in opposition to the upright by McGoldrick earlier than Sander Berge’s try and observe up was dominated offside by the linesman.
The Hammers broke with a fierce counter assault earlier than Jarrod Bowen’s low shot was brilliantly blocked and despatched for a nook earlier than the half-time whistle was blown.
The guests took the lead after 56 minutes. Pablo Fornals’ shot was blocked at point-blank vary however the ball ricocheted into the trail of Sebastien Haller, whose first-time shot from the sting of the penalty space flew into the roof of the web.
Blades goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale acquired a hand to the ball however he was unable to maintain it out.
McBurnie virtually salvaged a degree for his facet halfway by way of the second half however his thunderous strike rebounded off the bar.
In the end, the Hammers ran out deserved winners within the sport to pile additional distress on Wilder’s males, who sit precariously on the backside of the Premier League desk.