West Ham player ratings vs Sheffield United: New lease of life for Danny Ings but off-day for Kurt Zouma

Kurt Zouma struggled at Bramall Lane (Getty Images)
Kurt Zouma struggled at Bramall Lane (Getty Images)

Oli McBurnie's last-gasp penalty denied West Ham victory over Sheffield United in a chaotic finale at Bramall Lane.

Maxwel Cornet had opened the scoring with his long-awaited first Hammers goal, but Ben Brereton Diaz hit back to level before half-time on his Blades debut.

James Ward-Prowse's spot-kick appeared to have won it 11 minutes from time but McBurnie's own effort deep into stoppage time earn Chris Wilder's men a 2-2 draw.

Here's how David Moyes's side rated at Bramall Lane...

Alphonse Areola 5

Made a fine save to keep out Osula header, but rebound was thrashed in by Brereton Diaz. Gave away the harshest of last-gasp penalties.

Vladimir Coufal 5

Quick thinking with a throw-in made chance for Ings, then a cut-back found the same player in build-up to opener. Sent off late on for two quick-fire yellows, though.

Konstantinos Mavropanos 5

In need of a good display after error in midweek but rarely looked comfortable. Passing was poor.

Kurt Zouma 5

Caught under Auston Trusty's looping header in lead up to home side's leveller. Looked a touch ragged.

Emerson 6

Clever pass played Bowen in early on. A little more stifled than usual and on the end of Rhian Brewster's red card tackle late on.

James-Ward-Prowse 7

Couldn't quite get to loose ball ahead of Brereton Diaz, but made amends by smashing home penalty. Booked.

Tomas Soucek 6

Good in his own box, with aerial presence handy as Blades looked to take advantage of windy conditions with series of long-throws.

Pablo Fornals 6

Slightly more effective after switching flanks but so indecisive in key areas. Pass which fizzed into Ings to win penalty was much more like it.

Danny Ings 8

West Ham's best player by a mile. Tried in a deeper role, playing off Bowen and was much more involved. Assist was fortuitous, but good work had already made fine Bowen chance. Brilliant turn won spot-kick.

Maxwel Cornet 6

Handed a first league start of the season and at last broke his Hammers duck with first goal since signing in summer of 2022. Still extremely wasteful, though.

Jarrod Bowen 6

Back from ankle problem ahead of schedule to lead the line. Dragged decent opening wide early on.


Ben Johnson (Cornet 70') 6

Sent on in an unfamiliar central midfield role but always gives his running.

Divin Mubama (Ings 90') N/A

Lukasz Fabiański (Areola 90') N/A

Unused: Cresswell, Ogbonna, Casey, Scarles, Orford, Marshall.