Instant Reaction: Sheffield United v Southampton at Bramall Lane
Instant reaction: McGoldrick off day, Ramsdale shines, and have we seen the last of John Lundstram?
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Instant reaction: McGoldrick off day, Ramsdale shines, and have we seen the last of John Lundstram?

Sheffield United limped to a 2-0 defeat against Southampton today as Chris Wilder’s men succumbed to a stunner from former Blade, Che Adams.

It was a bit of a dismal day in all honesty. United squandered whatever chances did come their way, while there were a number of dire performances in the Blades ranks.

Here, Sheffield United News Managing Editor, Lee Connor, looks at his three instant takeaways from the Southampton game.

David McGoldrick moments sum up our season

Two massive moments for the normally reliable David McGoldrick all but summed up Sheffield United’s season.

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His misplaced pass towards – or away from, for that matter – Rhian Brewster, was well short of the standards Didzy sets himself and he knew it.

Secondly, his chance just befor the break was everything bad about our season in a nutshell. A simple run on goal with a simple finish needed, McGoldrick made the bizarre decision to try and chip the giant Fraser Forster. Ultimately, it proved a costly moment in the game.

Aaron Ramsdale comes out with credit again

It’s pleasing to be able to write this, but Aaron Ramsdale is looking more and more like an £18m goalkeeper by the week.

He made a number of fine saves today and without him, it could have been an embarrassing score at the end of 90 minutes.

Is Ramsdale playing for a summer move? Or has he just found his feet in the final third of the season? Most Blades fans will hope it’s the latter.

John Lundstram could have played his last game

Or that would be the way it would be for me. Lundstram’s performance and effort today was nothing short of abysmal at times.

He looks lethargic in possession, has stopped making those lung-bursting runs we became accustomed too, and his error for the second goal was nothing short of ridiculous.

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Once again, an individual error costs us. But with Lundstram, his time might have come now. He doesn’t want to be here, most fans have had enough of him, and his performance levels have dipped.

If Wilder had the players available, we’d surely be seeing less and less of Lunny in the final weeks of the campaign.

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