West Ham 1-1 Sheff Utd: Lys Mousset scores again as Blades hold Hammers

Lys Mousset was Sheffield United’s hero for the second successive game as his second-half strike earned a point against West Ham at a wet London Stadium.

The £10m summer signing came on in the 63rd minute and found the net six minutes later when his side-footed volley bobbled past the reach of keeper Roberto Jimenez.

The Hammers had taken the lead just before the break when Robert Snodgrass fired low past Dean Henderson, after the Blades failed to deal with Jimenez’s punt upfield.

Snodgrass saw another effort come back off the post, and team-mate Andriy Yarmolenko fired a shot fractions wide in stoppage time.

West Ham and the Blades now both have 13 points from 10 games, with the Yorkshire side two places higher thanks to goal difference.

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Resolute Blades remain unbeaten away

This was another mature display from the promoted side, whose manager Chris Wilder has been lauded for his tactics this season.

They were difficult to score against in the Championship last season and the current joint-second best defensive side in the Premier League are making it as hard against a higher standard of opponent.

West Ham had 10 corners on Saturday, but did not test Dean Henderson with any of them as the keeper’s backline time and time again cleared the first ball.

The one major error led to the West Ham goal, when Enda Stevens failed to deal with Jimenez’s goalkick allowing Felipe Anderson to set up Snodgrass.

At the other end, David McGoldrick’s backheel flick forced a good save from Jimenez, and Callum Robinson would have found the net had he connected with a cross with his head instead of his shoulder.

The visitors deserved to level in the 69th minute. Issa Diop’s defensive header was nodded by Stevens into the path of Mousset who placed a first-time volley into the bottom left of the goal.

Snodgrass return boosts Hammers

That is now only two points from 12 for the Hammers, although this was a much improved display from the ones against Everton and Crystal Palace.

Snodgrass, back in the starting line-up and making only his second league start this season, was arguably the best player on the pitch. The Scottish midfielder was a threat on the left throughout the match and a bigger threat in the area, underlined by his well-taken goal and near-miss after the break.

Brazilian playmaker Felipe Anderson also produced a good performance and was unlucky to see his low dipping effort drift past the far post in last few moments of the match.

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Match ends, West Ham United 1, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Ham United 1, Sheffield United 1.

Foul by Albian Ajeti (West Ham United).

John Lundstram (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Issa Diop (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Manuel Lanzini following a set piece situation.

Booking

Enda Stevens (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sébastien Haller (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Sheffield United).

Attempt missed. Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sébastien Haller.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Andriy Yarmolenko.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Fabián Balbuena.

Foul by Sébastien Haller (West Ham United).

George Baldock (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Albian Ajeti replaces Robert Snodgrass.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Chris Basham.

Fabián Balbuena (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

Foul by Sébastien Haller (West Ham United).

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Muhamed Besic replaces David McGoldrick.

Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Andriy Yarmolenko.

Attempt missed. Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham United) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Pablo Fornals with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Pablo Fornals replaces Mark Noble.

Offside, West Ham United. Sébastien Haller tries a through ball, but Andriy Yarmolenko is caught offside.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by George Baldock.

Attempt saved. Declan Rice (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andriy Yarmolenko.

Foul by Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United).

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Sheffield United. John Fleck tries a through ball, but Lys Mousset is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United 1, Sheffield United 1. Lys Mousset (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Enda Stevens with a headed pass.

Foul by Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United).

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by John Lundstram.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Manuel Lanzini replaces Felipe Anderson.

Offside, Sheffield United. David McGoldrick tries a through ball, but Chris Basham is caught offside.

Offside, West Ham United. Fabián Balbuena tries a through ball, but Andriy Yarmolenko is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Lys Mousset replaces Oliver Norwood.

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