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Player ratings as United lose back-to-back games

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The Blades suffered back-to-back defeats after losing 3-1 away to Stoke with a very patched-up squad due to injuries. 

The losses to QPR and Stoke meant that Sheffield United tasted two consecutive losses for the first time under Paul Heckingbottom.

My Player Ratings

Wes Foderingham – 5: Conceded three goals but couldn’t do much about any of them. Made a great save to deny Campbell in the second half. 

Kyron Gordon – 5: Tricky game for the youngster having to play out of position at right-back. He almost scored in the first half with a header from a corner, but it was cleared off the line.

John Egan – 3: Beaten in the air by Jagielka for the second goal but perhaps that was due to him suffering a heavy knock just moments before. Egan didn’t cover himself in glory for the third goal either.

Chris Basham – 4: Showed his driving runs in the second half when United needed a goal, but was all over the place for Stoke City’s third goal. 

Rhys Norrington-Davies – 4: Wasn’t great in possession but probably down to the system change. Lost Wilmot at the far post for Stoke’s first goal. Could’ve scored early in the second half when he got on the end of an exquisite Doyle cross.

Ollie Norwood – 5: Wasn’t his game. United couldn’t get him into the game because they had no progressive build-up out of the defence and into the midfield. The majority of the time they played long and looked for the second balls, so the game bypassed Norwood.

James McAtee – 5: Could’ve scored the first goal of the game a minute or so into the match but dragged his effort wide. He delivered a great cross for United’s equaliser. Went down with cramp in the second half.

Tommy Doyle – 6: Another positive game for the City loanee in what was a poor game for the Blades collectively. Showing his passing qualities in all thirds of the field. Could’ve had a goal and an assist on another day.

Reda Khadra – 2: Khadra didn’t do anything remotely good. He was poor in possession and the only thing he really offered all game was his pace when it came to pressing.

Rhian Brewster – 6: Scored a great first time inside of the foot volley to get the equaliser in the first half, didn’t do much else after, but up and running for the season.

Iliman Ndiaye – 6: Pressured the opposition and worked hard all game. A typical moment of Ndiaye magic almost gave United the lead when he dropped the shoulder and hit a shot low into the bottom left corner which hit the inside of the post. 

Subs – 5:






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