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Magic McGoldrick: Player ratings as Blades hold Spurs
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Magic McGoldrick: Player ratings as Blades hold Spurs

The Blades held Spurs to a 1-1 draw yesterday as David McGoldrick once again inspired his team.

George Baldock got his first Sheffield United goal of the season (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

United could, and probably should, have won the game, too. They had a goal controversially ruled out by VAR and hit the post through John Lundstram.

But for a mistake from Enda Stevens that allowed Heung Min Son to score, United would have probably come away with all three points.

Saying that, it was a fine performance from the Blades. Spurs, although not in their best form, are still one of the top Premier League teams. Chris Wilder was delighted with what he saw and rightly so.


With that, we gave our view on just how the Blades players fared yesterday…

Dean Henderson – 8

Pulled off a couple of late saves to keep the score at 1-1 as Spurs pressed. Apart from that, was relatively untroubled but did his job admirably as is becoming the norm.

George Baldock – 9

Finally got the goal his brilliant play of late deserved. Quickly becoming one of the best in the league in his position and another Gareth Southgate might be taking note of.

John Egan – 8

Doesn’t need much saying about him. Once again, brilliant. Marshalled England’s main striker with relative ease throughout.

Chris Basham – 8

Like the rest of the defence, pretty much faultless. Got himself in the box and out of the way for Baldock’s goal, too.

Jack O’Connell – 8

An England call has to be coming soon. Excellent yet again against a tricky opponent in Heung Min Son.

Enda Stevens – 7

Scores a 7 simply for the fact he made a mistake. Other than that, faultless again. Unlucky not to have an assist with the VAR farce.

Enda Stevens’ mistake helped Spurs get the opening goal against Sheffield United (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

John Fleck – 8

He just continues to impress, doesn’t he? Ran the midfield yet again and involved in so much of United’s good play.

Ollie Norwood – 8

Another who is proving himself at this level. Norwood is revelling in the Premier League limelight and proving he belongs in the top-flight.

John Lundstram – 8

Growing with each passing game. Arrived in the box on more than one occasion. Hit the post with one effort and should have scored with another glaring chance.

David McGoldrick – 9 (Man of the Match)

Quickly running out of ways to praise this man. He’s integral to all the good United do. Instrumental in the equalising goal and unlucky to see his own strike ruled out.

David McGoldrick saw his first goal of the season chalked off (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Lys Mousset – 8

The Frenchman is up to speed now and looks a real threat. Probably should have scored after a superb run in the second half. Is now the number one striking option for Chris Wilder alongside David McGoldrick.


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