Garth Crooks hails Sheffield United's 'unbelievable spirit' & names two Blades stars in team of the week

Garth Crooks has named his Premier League team of the week, which includes two Sheffield United players following the Blades' solid 1-0 win over Norwich City.
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Writing for BBC Sport, the former Spurs forward included both Dean Henderson and Chris Basham in his star selection, alongside the likes of Liverpool sensation Sadio Mane and Chelsea ace Mason Mount.

Justifying Henderson's inclusion, Crooks said: "Alex McCarthy may have been excellent for Southampton against Newcastle. but he couldn't win the game for them. That's why I've gone for Dean Henderson, the goalkeeper who has suddenly put himself in the frame for an England call-up.

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"I must say his double save against Norwich was a match winner. Any keeper who has had very little to do, but can suddenly spring into action and make such a vital contribution to the game must be in a great frame of mind."

(Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)(Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)
(Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

As for Basham, Crooks was perplexed by his forward runs, but nonetheless included him in the team. He said: "Chris Basham in open play receives the ball in the box with his back to goal, flicks it over Kenny McLean's head and takes a touch before he put his effort over the bar.

"His reaction indicated he felt he should've put Sheffield United 2-0 up. Now, Basham is a central defender and does not have a reputation for scoring goals so I want to know what he thinks he's playing at?

He concluded: "Basham has been outstanding this season for the Blades. I'm still not mad about their style of play but they have unbelievable spirit."