Sheffield United drew 1-1 against Burnley in the League Cup this evening before losing out on penalties to their Lancashire rivals.
Blades boss, Chris Wilder, made a raft of changes which included debuts for Wes Foderingham, Jayden Bogle, Max Lowe, Ethan Ampadu, and Oliver Burke.
Here’s how site writer Lee Connor saw the action, with his Sheffield United player ratings from the clash at Burnley.
Wes Foderingham – 6
Kicking and distribution was a bit suspect at times but made a crucial save from Robbie Brady at 1-0 and could do little about the goal from Matej Vydra.
Max Lowe – 8
A fine debut from the former Derby man, who got off to the perfect start when he set up David McGoldrick’s goal. More to come from Lowe, who looks a shrewd signing.
Jack Robinson – 6
Seemed a tad off the pace as expected and was caught out a number of times. Could also be questioned for the goal as he lost sight of Vydra.
Phil Jagielka – 6
Talked his way through the game and helped the likes of Ampadu, Lowe, and Bogle. Looked short of match sharpness like a few but did well enough throughout.
Ethan Ampadu – 7
Looks a very assured player and already seemed comfortable in the back three. Should prove to be a fine signing for the Blades over the course of the season.
Jayden Bogle – 6
Not as effective as Lowe on the other side but still did well at times and looks a threat with his obvious pace.
Oliver Norwood – 6
Played most of the game to the right of the three rather than deep before dropping off a bit more as the second period progressed. Steady enough once again from the skipper.
Sander Berge – 9
A superb display from Berge and everything most Blades fans want to see from their record signing. Strong, accomplished in possession, and drove forward when he could. A fine display.
Ben Osborn – 7
Typically tenacious display from Osborn who showed bags of energy as usual. Putting genuine pressure on John Fleck at the moment and that’s a good thing.
David McGoldrick – 7
Thankfully, he’s off the mark early this season and his wry smile with Chris Wilder when substituted suggested both were relieved. Should grow in confidence.
Oliver Burke – 6.5
Split down the middle of a 6 and 7 here but it was an impressive enough debut for Burke. Showed plenty of willing, looked strong, and turned the Clarets’ back line on more than one occasion.