Sheffield United completed the double over Norwich City after grinding out a 1-0 win against Daniel Farke’s men.
Billy Sharp’s third goal in four games was enough for the Blades to seal all three points. The United skipper expertly headed home a pinpoint cross from John Lundstram to send Bramall Lane into raptures.
The win for Chris Wilder’s men means they sit just two points off the Champions League places in the Premier League. With the likes of Wolves, Chelsea, and Spurs all to visit Bramall Lane, European football remains a distinct possibility for the Blades.
However, yesterday was all about three points against the Canaries. The Blades ground it out and, thanks to a wonderful save from Dean Henderson, managed to seal a crucial win.
With that, site writer, Lee Connor, gave his player ratings from another successful day at Bramall Lane for Sheffield United.
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Dean Henderson – 9 (MOTM)
Hard to give anyone else the man of the match award given the magnitude of his contributions. His save from Jamal Lewis was one he would expect to make but the triple save from a Norwich corner was simply superb. An England call is surely beckoning.
George Baldock – 6
A quieter game from Baldock than normal who despite getting into a number of decent positions didn’t seem to deliver like usual.
Chris Basham – 7
One of United’s better performers once again and but for a bit of composure, could have scored the goal of the season.
John Egan – 7
Grew into the game after a difficult first half against Teemu Pukki. Won a number of big headers as the minutes ticked by.
Jack O’Connell – 7
Ever dependable from O’Connell who dealt well with the threat of Max Aarons and Emi Buendia at times.
John Fleck – 7
Another effective display from Fleck who once again proved he is the best midfielder at the football club.
Ollie Norwood – 6
Quiet game for Norwood and gave the ball away at times in the opening 45 minutes.
John Lundstram – 7
Stepped in for Sander Berge and delivered a fine delivery for the opening goal. Seems intent on proving a point to Chris Wilder at the moment.
Billy Sharp – 8
Another fine display from the skipper despite drifting out of the game in the second 45. Scored the crucial winner with a typical Billy Sharp header.
Oli McBurnie – 7
Worked tirelessly upfront once again and gave Grant Hanley and Ben Godfrey a hard time throughout the 90 minutes.