West Ham got back winning ways on David Moyes’ 900th league match as a manager to remain 7th in the Premier League.
Following their 8-0 thrashing last weekend, Sheffield United were expected to be more resilient, but in truth our Hammers should have had the game out of sight in the early exchanges.
It was a case of that West Ham were not clinical enough, with many wasted opportunities to score which was a somewhat source of frustration.
But there was also a feel that David Moyes’ side were in control, and that eventually the goals would come.
Then on 24 minutes the deadlock was finally broken with a sublime finish from Jarrod Bowen after an excellent cut back from the impressive Vladimír Coufal.
Then 13 minutes later the cushion arrived, when Tomas Soucek poked home after pressure from the Blades defence which gave the comfort that 3 points would be realised.
The second half saw West Ham take a less high tempo approach and look to see out the game, aiming to avoid fatigue and injury – which arguably demonstrated how strong this side is this season.
Although the visitors threatened on occasion, it never really looked in danger of falling apart as our Hammers looked composed and really should have put the game to bed with chances again wasted.
Full time came with West Ham claiming the first clean sheet of the Premier League season, and giving a real feel that this side is one that can again mount a challenge the European spots this season.