Ratings: How did Sheffield United's players fare in their 1-0 defeat to Norwich City

Sheffield United's long unbeaten home record was shattered on Saturday as Norwich City beat them 1-0 at Bramall Lane.
David Brooks was United's man of the matchDavid Brooks was United's man of the match
David Brooks was United's man of the match

But how did United's players fare? Danny Hall gives his ratings from the game.

Jamal Blackman 6: Made a couple of routine saves and had little chance with winning goal, Yanic Wildschut striking it cleanly

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Kieron Freeman 5: Seemed to take a whack to the ribs before he was taken off. Must be a doubt for Sunday’s derby at Owls

Chris Basham 7: One of United’s better players, always willing to get forward early on and defended well throughout

Jake Wright 6: An uncharacteristically panicked display from the normally unruffled Wright. Gave ball away in key areas

Jack O'Connell 6: Recovered well to bail out Wright after he gave the ball away early in the game. Got forward like usual

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Enda Stevens 6: One of his quieter displays in a United shirt. Struggled to get going and was taken off for Thomas later on

John Fleck 6.5: A mixed bag. Heavily involved early on as United pressed, but was quiet later on. Booked for a poor challenge

Paul Coutts 7: United’s captain for the day tried to drive his side on throughout. Could have been sent off for a flying arm

Mark Duffy 6.5: Made a promising start but faded, and paid the price for a lack of options on bench by playing 75 minutes

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David Brooks 8: Far and away United’s best player. Fashioned a great chance to score and showed some great touches

Ched Evans 6: Said in the programme he is 70 per cent fit and played like it. Put in two excellent crosses late on but quiet

Subs: Nathan Thomas 6: Replaced Stevens for his Blades league and looked quick and direct, but cross didn’t beat the first man

Samir Carruthers 6: Linked up well with sub and good pal Baldock, and helped United pile the pressure on for an equalising goal

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George Baldock 6: Showed that if Freeman is missing for Sunday’s derby, United have a very capable deputy to call upon

Not used: John Lundstram, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Daniel Lafferty, Jake Eastwood

Norwich: Angus Gunn 5, Ivo Pinto 6, Christoph Zimmermann 6, Cameron Jerome 7, Josh Murphy 6 (James Husband 60, 6), Timm Klose 7, Yanic Wildschut 7 (Marley Watkins 78, 6), Marco Stiepermann 6, Tom Trybull 6, James Maddison 7 (Grant Hanley 86, 6), Alex Tettey 6.

Not used: Harrison Reed, Mario Vrancic, Wes Hoolahan, Michael McGovern

Referee: Scott Duncan 4: Terrible. Lost control and was weak