Premier League 2019-20: Dramatic VAR intervention provides Sheffield United with 1-0 win over West Ham

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Premier League 2020 Sheffield United vs West Ham Highlights – Sheffield United defeated West Ham United 1-0 at home in the Premier League on Friday. The first half was rather dull with neither teams being able to score a goal. The only attempts that came forward were from the home team’s John Egan and West Ham’s Felipe Anderson and these attempts did not turn out to be fruitful.

premier league 2020 sheffield united vs west ham highlights

The match became energetic after the commencement of the second half with Oliver McBurnie scoring a 53rd-minute goal. He capitalised on the confusion between West Ham defender Fabian Balbuena and goalkeeper David Martin.

Premier League 2020 Sheffield United vs West Ham Highlights

The Blades missed on an opportunity to increase their advantage over the visitors in the forthcoming moments. West Ham also missed their attempt to equalize as Sebastien Haller’s goal was ruled out due to an offside. Goalkeeper Dean Henderson also made some fiery saves to prevent his team from losing the one-goal advantage over the visitors.

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The Irons thought they had equalized with a stoppage-time goal by Robert Snodgrass but the VAR intervention nullified the goal which showed that the ball was handled by defensive midfielder Declan Rice in the build-up.

Premier League 2020 Sheffield United vs West Ham Highlights – In a post-match interview, Rice said that they were fuming and the VAR decision which disallowed his side’s equalizing goal was tough to digest. He said that there was no intention to handle the ball during the build-up and that it was kicked into his hand. He sternly criticized the involvement of the VAR in the game.

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With this dramatic win, Sheffield United gained an important 3 points and now, they will move up to fifth place in the Premier League. They have 32 points from 22 matches and trail, Chelsea, by just 4 points.

Premier League 2020 Sheffield United vs West Ham Highlights – West Ham lost for the first time since the sacking of their manager, Manuel Pellegrini and the re-appointment of manager David Moyes. Moyes said that all of his players played phenomenally and sounded distasteful regarding the VAR decision. He felt that they deserved a draw. He commended Declan Rice for his efforts to break through the home team’s middle and said that it was a great goal.

With this loss against Sheffield United, West Ham remains in the sixteenth place in the Premier League with 22 points from 21 matches.

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