Sunday, 15 April 2007

Sheffield United 3 West Ham United 0

There comes a point in a relegation run-in when it is no longer enough to have a gifted set of players who strive to play constructive football. Days such as this are about players who put their boots in when it matters, deal with bouncing balls, win important shoulder barges and make the sliding tackles... The Observer
As part of their preparations for this game, Sheffield United’s players were told by a sports psychologist to close their eyes and picture where they intended to be at the end of the season... Sunday Times
You can almost hear the trap-door crashing shut behind West Ham as they fall inexorably into the dark pit of relegation. They will go down as Dregs United, a team without passion, humiliated by a side alongside them in the trouble zone but revelling in the battle for survival... Sunday Telegraph
The West Ham United bubble is about to burst. Needing a win to give themselves a realistic chance of remaining in the Premiership, they collapsed against fellowstrugglers Sheffield United at Bramall Lane yesterday and now require an improbable set of results to stay up... Independent On Sunday
On a day of huge significance at the bottom of the Premiership, Sheffield United took a massive stride towards survival and left West Ham staring relegation full in the face... Mail On Sunday
West Ham Let Initiative Slip by Bill Edgar
First, the good news for West Ham United. They play Chelsea at home on Wednesday and visit Manchester United on the last day of the season. Then, the bad news... The Times
Warnock Cuts His Cloth To Suit by David Miller
It was not fair. Sheffield United had at least three more players on the field than West Ham. That's certainly how it appeared... The Telegraph
Hammer And Tonge by Peter Ferguson
Some moments can define your season. The trick is to spot them. But Michael Tonge and Sheffield United arrived with such a supernova intensity, leaving West Ham half-blinded for the rest of the match... Daily Mail

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