West Ham took another vital three points on Sunday as they beat Sheffield United 1-0 at Bramall Lane.
The Hammers went into the game knowing they could move into the top eight with a victory, however short-lived it may have been.
And Seb Haller proved the hero with a big goal against Chris Wilder’s side.
The Frenchman slammed the ball home on the 55th minute, as the ball broke to him on the edge of the box, and he slammed it into the top corner, beating Aaron Ramsdale, who got his hand to the ball.
It was a performance full of discipline and endeavour from the Hammers, who looked solid at the back, even if Sheffield United did manage to hit a post and the bar to give the Irons a scare, and enjoyed the lion’s share of the best chances.
Sheffield United raced out of the blocks but the Irons weathered the storm and managed to begin to carve out openings for themselves.
Tomas Soucek, for one, could have opened the scoring before Haller’s goal, as he ran on to the Frenchman’s flick-on, only to go with his wrong foot and screw the ball horribly wide.
Still, a clean sheet away from home at a genuinely tough place to go cannot be sniffed at and the Hammers are certainly on the up.
Next week’s game against Aston Villa brings no fear whatsoever, and a win there could see David Moyes’ men move to within a point of second-placed Chelsea, should other results go our way.
It’s a funny old game!