Sheffield Utd up to 5th in EPL after beating West Ham 1-0

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — Sheffield United moved up to fifth in the English Premier League after a 1-0 over West Ham, which was denied a dramatic injury-time equalizer by the Video Assistant Referee on Friday.

Club record signing Oliver McBurnie scored the only goal early in the second half, following a glaring mistake by West Ham substitute goalkeeper David Martin.

Midfield substitute Robert Snodgrass looked to have salvaged a draw for the visitors right at the end but replays showed the ball hit Declan Rice’s arm in the build up.

The VAR decision was greeted like a second goal by the Bramall Lane faithful and ensured the Blades returned to winning ways following a tough festive
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