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Sheffield United v Brighton: Misery for McGoldrick but away run continues

Sheffield United won 1-0 at Brighton today to extend their unbeaten Premier League away run to nine games. 

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 21: Oliver McBurnie of Sheffield United celebrates with teammate George Baldock after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Sheffield United at American Express Community Stadium on December 21, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

A first-half Oli McBurnie goal was enough to settle the affair at the Amex Stadium. The Scot fired home brilliantly after a defensive mishap from Adam Webster.

That goal, his third of the season, proved enough for the Blades. Chris Wilder’s men defended resolutely as Brighton chucked everything at them in the second half. However, the Blades held firm, seeing out the win with relative fuss.

From what was another brilliant away day for the travelling United supporters, we gave our player ratings here:

7 Players Who Had A Euros To Forget

Dean Henderson  – 7

Probably won’t have a more comfortable afternoon. Made one error of judgement but got bailed out by his defenders.

George Baldock – 7

Quieter than recent weeks going forward but kept Dan Burn quiet and had to be alert to stop Aaron Mooy down the left.

Enda Stevens – 7

Like Baldock, quiet going forward but did a job in defence as usual.

Chris Basham – 8

Superb in the back three yet again. Booked late on but did everything Blades fans have come to expect of ‘Bash’.

John Egan – 9 (MOTM)

An absolute rock at the back for the Blades. £4m now looks a steal just a couple of years on.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 21: John Egan of Sheffield United scores a goal which is then disallowed following a VAR review during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Sheffield United at American Express Community Stadium on December 21, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Jack O’Connell – 8

Another brilliant display from O’Connell who was unlucky to see a goal ruled out.

Luke Freeman – 7

Did well enough in place of John Fleck before being withdrawn before the hour.

Ollie Norwood – 7

Solid and sound on his return to the Amex. Did give the ball away a couple of times but nothing major.

John Lundstram – 8

His energy levels are quite ridiculous at times. Another fine display from United’s find of the season.

David McGoldrick – 7

Would have ranked higher but has to score when round the goalkeeper. All-round display brilliant, but needs that goal quickly.

Oli McBurnie – 8

A superb display from the Scot. Worked tirelessly, took some bumps, and finished off his once chance with aplomb.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 21: Oliver McBurnie of Sheffield United scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Sheffield United at American Express Community Stadium on December 21, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Subs

Ben Osborn – 7

Ran and worked hard in place of Freeman and did his job. A shrewd acquisition for the squad.

Lys Mousset – 7

Little time to make much impact but did produce one outstanding run to nearly get another goal.

Mo Besic – N/A

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