West Ham beaten by Sheffield United
The weekend’s Premier League action kicked off on Friday evening, with West Ham travelling to Sheffield United.
The Hammers had looked a much better side since David Moyes took the reins.
West Ham would hammer Bournemouth 4-0 in Moyes’ inaugural game back with the London outfit, before seeing off Gillingham in the FA Cup.
However, West Ham were handed a reality check vs the high-flying Blades.
Sheffield United had the better of the chances throughout much of the evening, and eventually took the lead with 53 minutes on the clock.
West Ham thought they had scraped a draw in second-half injury-time through Robert Snodgrass.
However, VAR would rule the Scotsman’s effort out, with Declan Rice adjudged to have handled the ball in the build-up to the goal.
As a result, West Ham returned to London empty-handed, and are now in danger of slipping into the relegation zone this weekend, should Aston Villa and Bournemouth win their respective ties.
Highlights: Sheffield United 1-West Ham 0
Moyes on Fabianski
To compound West Ham’s dismal evening, they were dealt an injury blow just 13 minutes in vs Sheffield United.
Lukasz Fabianski returned to his post between the sticks at the back end of 2019, after missing a substantial part of the campaign through injury.
However, Fabianski’s return looks to have been short-lived, with the experienced shot-stopper coming off after 13 minutes on Friday.
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David Moyes would then provide an update on Fabianski after the defeat, stating that it looks to be a recurrence of his old injury.
“It looks like a recurrence of his old injury. I couldn’t tell you at the moment but he’ll get the tests done tomorrow.” As quoted by football.london.