West Ham 3-0 Sheffield United: Player ratings as Irons go fourth in the Premier League

West Ham moved into the top four of the Premier League as a Declan Rice penalty, an Issa Diop header and a late strike from Ryan Fredericks secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Sheffield United.

It was far from the most eventful game of the season but it certainly had an eventful start. Within ten minutes the Irons thought they had a penalty, only for VAR to intervene and let Enda Stevens off the hook thanks to a marginal offside earlier in the play.

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 15, 2021

But there was no denying their second bite at the cherry, as Chris Basham wiped out the mightily impressive Jesse Lingard, allowing Rice to score from the spot.

David Moyes’ team took control from there but David McGoldrick almost equalised, with his header palmed away by Lukasz Fabianski at full stretch.

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 15, 2021

The win was secure when Issa Diop headed Aaron Cresswell’s corner beyond Aaron Ramsdale, and insult was added to injury when substitute Ryan Fredericks popped up with a third right at the death.

Here are your player ratings!

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Diop headed in the second goal | Pool/Getty Images

West Ham finally have their penalty ?

Jesse Lingard wasn’t overly-happy to let Declan Rice do the honours, but was the first to congratulate the West Ham star after he puts it away ?

All’s well that ends well ⚒️ pic.twitter.com/p0jL22Il5a

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 15, 2021

3. Forwards

Lingard was excellent throughout | Pool/Getty Images

— West Ham United (@WestHam) February 15, 2021

Sheffield United player ratings

Never a foul | JOHN SIBLEY/Getty Images

6. Midfielders & Wing-backs

Osborn saw a fair amount of the ball | Pool/Getty Images
McGoldrick takes aim | GLYN KIRK/Getty Images

8. Substitutes

— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) February 15, 2021

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