Sheffield United won 1-0 at Brighton today to extend their unbeaten Premier League away run to nine games.
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:
Dean Henderson – 7
Probably won’t have a more comfortable afternoon. Made one error of judgement but got bailed out by his defenders.
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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.
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Did well enough in place of John Fleck before being withdrawn before the hour.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.
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.