Sheffield United snatched a point at West Ham today as a Lys Mousset goal earned them a 1-1 draw.
Chris Wilder’s men were well in the game for much of the contest at the London Stadium. They were finishing the first-half strong when a lapse in concentration allowed Robert Snodgrass to slide home the opener.
However, the Blades bounced back in the second half. West Ham created and missed a few guilt edged chances, before Chris Wilder was once again rewarded for brave substitutions.
The Blades boss introduced Billy Sharp into the game for Callum Robinson, before Lys Mousset came on for Oliver Norwood.
And it was the introduction of Mousset what turned the game on its head. The Frenchman, coming off the back of a goal-scoring performance in mid-week, was once again on hand to get his third of the season.
Mousset showed superb technique to beat the West Ham ‘keeper (who could have done better in fairness). The finish sent the travelling Blades support into raptures.
Does he have to start?
United’s loyal away fans were once again delighted to see Mousset do the business. He is quickly becoming a firm crowd favourite and will be knocking on Chris Wilder’s door ahead of next week’s home tie with Burnley.
Those thoughts were echoed by a big number of United fans. Twitter was awash with comments following the game calling for Mousset to start.
The Frenchman appears to be taking his chance in the absence of Oli McBurnie. The Scottish striker was arrested for drink driving last week, although Chris Wilder has defended McBurnie and his other new signings.
It’s safe to say that there’ll be a few Sheffield United fans scratching their heads if the Mousset goal doesn’t get him in next week…
Ok now start mousett
— Adam ⚔️ (@adki02m8) October 26, 2019
Well done lads! Why is Mousett not starting?
— Olumese Hilary (@olumesehilary) October 26, 2019
Can he start now?
— Adam Clarke (@Adm_Clarke) October 26, 2019
Needs to start ⚔️⚽️
— Martyn Moorhouse (@trumpingtons) October 26, 2019
That’s why you start him
— Liam (@liamwwood) October 26, 2019
In an ideal world, I'd love Mousset to start every game but he's not a 90 min player at the moment. That raw pace and power he possesses takes up so much of his energy. Think he's ridiculously effective against tired players
— Bobby (@b_sufc) October 26, 2019