Sheffield United hammered Burnley this afternoon. A double from John Lundstram leading the Blades to a demolition job over Burnley.
The Blades went ahead after 17 minutes. The ever impressive Lundstram latching onto a fine lay-off from Lys Mousset to fire home. Nick Pope was left stranded as Lundstram kept his composure.
It was 2-0 on 43 minutes. Mousset again involved, flicking on Enda Stevens’ cross for Lundstram to tap home.
United weren’t done there, however. A through-ball from Mousset set John Fleck on his way. Unlike earlier in the season against Liverpool, the Scot made no mistake and fired into the corner.
It was a brilliant display all around by United. Despite no second-half goals, there was plenty to be so positive about.
We at SheffieldUnited.News have given our player ratings from a superb day at Bramall Lane, as Sheffield United saw off Burnley.
Dean Henderson – 7
Had little to do, hence getting a 7. Rarely troubled but a good early catch set the tone from him. Getting better week on week for United.
George Baldock – 8
Final ball let him down at times but was brilliant down the right. Caused Burnley so many problems in the opening 20 minutes.
Enda Stevens – 9
Once again, superb down the left-hand side for United. Brilliant piece of play for the second goal. Quickly becoming United’s most consistent and reliable performer.
John Egan – 8
Marshalled the Burnley attack with ease. Went off injured towards the end. Blades fans will hope it’s nothing serious.
Chris Basham – 7
Solid yet again from Basham. Nothing to write home about and given a 7 purely on the basis that others were so good.
Jack O’Connell – 8
Surely an England call-up isn’t far off? Absolutely brilliant again from the left centre-back.
Oliver Norwood – 8
Arguably Norwood’s best game of the season. Seemed to be everywhere and his passing was near perfect throughout.
John Fleck – 9
Got his goal and just desserts for a fine few weeks. On this form he has to be a starter for his national team.
John Lundstram – 9
What more can be said about Lundstram? Two goals and an all-action performance. Remarkably, will be disappointed not to get his hat-trick.
David McGoldrick – 9 (Man of the Match)
Lundstram, rightly, got a lot of the plaudits, but it was McGoldrick who was central to everything. Did everything but get on the score-sheet.
Lys Mousset – 9
On any other day would be man of the match. Set up three and was busy throughout. He’s quickly becoming United’s main man in attack.
Billy Sharp – 7
Worked hard and laid Lundstram in for his third only to see the midfielder slide wide.
Oli McBurnie – 6
Not on long enough to have a big impact with the game dead. Did his job though and held the ball up when needed.
Phil Jagielka – 6
Came on late to replace John Egan. Comfortably helped United see out the game.