Matchweek 21
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Sun 21 Jan 2024
Kick Off:
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Att: 29,164
Ref: Michael Salisbury
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    90 +3
    90 +7
    90 +13
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    Oliver McBurnie scored the latest goal in Premier League history to earn Sheffield United a dramatic point as they drew 2-2 with West Ham United.

    Maxwel Cornet gave the Hammers a first-half lead, but Sheff Utd equalised through Ben Brereton Diaz, both players scoring their first goal for their respective clubs, with Brereton Diaz netting on his Premier League debut. 

    James Ward-Prowse’s penalty looked set to give West Ham all three points, but after both sides were reduced to 10 men in second-half stoppage time, McBurnie converted a penalty in the 13th minute of second-half added time to give the hosts a deserved point. 

    How the match unfolded

    Chris Wilder made five changes from the side that beat Gillingham 4-0 in the FA Cup third round, with January signing Ben Brereton Diaz handed his Premier League debut, while Auston Trusty, Jayden Bogle, Anel Ahmedhodzic and Vinicius Souza returned to the starting XI.

    As for West Ham United, manager David Moyes made three alterations from the side that was knocked out of the FA Cup by Bristol City in midweek, with Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals recovering from injury to start, while goalkeeper Alphonse Areola came in for Lukasz Fabianski.

    After a cagey opening, Vinicius Souza’s long-range strike forced a save from Areola before Danny Ings shot wide as the match sprung into life. 

    Trusty missed a glorious opportunity to give Sheff Utd the lead on 27 minutes, but his free header from a corner was comfortably saved by Areola.
    The home side were made to pay a minute later as West Ham took the lead through Maxwel Cornet.  

    Ings’ shot was blocked from the edge of the box, but the rebound fell to Cornet, who lashed a powerful low volley into the back of the net to score his first goal for the Hammers.

    West Ham nearly doubled their lead five minutes before half-time when Bowen got in behind the Sheff Utd defence and cut the ball back for Ings, whose shot was blocked.  

    The Blades levelled in the 44th minute through Brereton Diaz, who reacted quickest to smash in from 10 yards after Areola could only parry Osula’s header.

    Sheff Utd started the second half brightly, with Brereton Diaz missing a great chance to put the hosts in front, scuffing his shot wide after being played in by the impressive James McAtee.

    West Ham were awarded a penalty with 12 minutes remaining after Gustavo Hamer fouled Ings, and Ward-Prowse buried his spot-kick down the middle to restore the visitors’ lead. 

    Sheff Utd’s hopes of an equaliser looked to be over when substitute Rhian Brewster was sent off in stoppage time.

    The forward was initially shown a yellow card by referee Michael Salisbury for a reckless tackle on West Ham defender Emerson, but it was upgraded to a red card following a VAR review.

    West Ham were then reduced to 10 men, with Vladimir Coufal receiving a second yellow card in the seventh minute of added time for a foul on McAtee, only four minutes after being cautioned.

    That seemed to unsettle West Ham and Sheff Utd were awarded a penalty a minute later after Areola fouled McBurnie. 

    With Areola injured in the incident, Fabianski was brought on by Moyes.

    But facing former Swansea City team-mate McBurnie, the Pole was unable to keep out the Sheff Utd forward’s powerful low strike from the spot.

    It was the latest goal scored in the Premier League since records began in 2006/07, eclipsing Dirk Kuyt’s 102nd-minute penalty for Liverpool against Arsenal in the 12th minute of stoppage time back in 2011.

    McBurnie, meanwhile, scored in a fourth consecutive home Premier League appearance, extending his club-record streak in the competition. 

    Incredibly, this was the first Premier League game since Chelsea v Aston Villa in 2007 to see both sides see at least one player sent off and both sides receive at least one penalty each.

    Despite picking up a point, Sheff Utd remain bottom with 10 points, seven points behind 17th-placed Everton.

    West Ham extend their unbeaten run to five matches and stay sixth on 35 points.

    Sheff Utd report | West Ham report

    Match officials

    Referee: Michael Salisbury. Assistants: James Mainwaring, Richard West. Fourth official: Darren Bond. VAR: Robert Jones. Assistant VAR: Dan Robathan.

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    Match officials

    Referee: Michael Salisbury

    Fourth Official: Darren Bond

    VAR: Robert Jones

    Assistant VAR: Dan Robathan

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