Sheffield United romped to a 3-0 home win as Chris Wilder’s Blades delivered a performance to outclass Burnley.
A rampant first-half display had the away side on the rocks as goals from John Lundstram (2) and John Fleck gave the Blades a three-goal lead.
It could have been more too. Lys Mousset caused all sorts of problems and was unlucky not to get on the end of Chris Basham’s cross. ‘The Moose’ then turned provided, as his ball just evaded David McGoldrick.
United weren’t to be denied, however, and took the lead through Lundstram’s fine finish. The former Everton man was on hand again later in the half to tap home from David McGoldrick’s ball across the box.
The fun wasn’t over for the Blades, though. Mousset again involved as he fed John Fleck who finished with aplomb.
A simply stunning performance from the Blades here. They outclassed, outfought and outwitted a Burnley side devoid of ideas.
Manager Sean Dyche looked perplexed at times. United’s wing play was a joy to behold at times. George Baldock and Enda Stevens caused problems in equal measure down either flank.
Burnley struggled to cope with anything Chris Wilder’s team had in the locker. Going forward, both Ashley Barnes and Jay Rodriguez were starved of any meaningful service throughout.
The win was more than deserved for United. They could have added more in the second half as John Lundstram and Enda Stevens both went close. But 3-0 was more than enough to send United sixth in the table.
Man of the Match
There were some superb performances throughout but once again it was David McGoldrick who made United tick.
The Irishman still hasn’t got his first goal. He did go close with a second-half header which was well saved by Nick Pope.
However, there was so much more to his game. Involved in all three goals at some point, Burnley simply didn’t know what to do with him. He dropped deep, ran in behind and once again showed flashes of brilliance in the number ten role.
McGoldrick was one of many today, though. The only grumble about the entire day is that he couldn’t cap such a fine performance with that elusive goal.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche had spoken of his admiration for manager Chris Wilder before the game. It remains to be seen how he feels right at this very moment!
The win propelled United up the table yet again, following on nicely from last weekend’s point at West Ham.