Few of the travelling Sheffield United fans would’ve anticipated what the Friday evening trip to face Aston Villa would serve up over the 90 minutes.
Manager Chris Wilder’s side were three goals to the good come the 62nd minute as striker Billy Sharp continued his own form this season as he helped himself to a hattrick. Inside of the final ten minutes it all went horribly wrong as we blew the opportunity to go top of the Championship table, as the hosts hit back with three goals in 15 minutes when stoppage-time was included.
Statistics website Whoscored clearly had Sharp as their star man with a score of 9.25.
Completing the top five best performers in their system were Gary Madine (7.98), Kieran Dowell (7.15), John Fleck (7.10) and Enda Stevens (6.78).
Without the late capitulation, I’m guessing a few more players would’ve eeked into the seven-plus score range as there’s no other way of looking at it other than a loss of two points.