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Lundstram at the double: Player ratings as Sheffield United demolish Burnley

Sheffield United hammered Burnley this afternoon. A double from John Lundstram leading the Blades to a demolition job over Burnley

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 02: Chris Wilder, Manager of Sheffield United celebrates after John Lundstram of Sheffield United scored their team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Burnley FC at Bramall Lane on November 02, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

Enda Stevens, Sheffield United (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

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)

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 02: David McGoldrick of Sheffield United battles for possession with Ben Mee of Burnley during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Burnley FC at Bramall Lane on November 02, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

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.

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