Handed a tough evening, didn't stop running - Sheffield United player ratings from 4-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur

Sheffield United suffered another tough evening this season when they lost 4-0 to a Gareth Bale-inspired Tottenham Hotspur.

Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 9:25 pm
Dejected Oliver Norwood and Chris Basham of Sheffield Utd during the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London: David Klein / Sportimage

Here’s how we rated United’s players tonight.

Aaron Ramsdale 5

Made a smart stop early in the game to deny Kane, but the flag went up shortly afterwards and it wouldn't have counted anyway. A strong hand denied Son but he may feel he could have done better with Bale's opening goal, maybe by being quicker off his line? Had no chance with the others

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Jayden Bogle 4

Resorted to rather crudely shoving over Son after the Spurs man had stepped over the ball and then gone past the Blades right back. Couldn't really get in the game offensively either and was hooked at half-time

George Baldock 5

Didn't deal well with a ball over the top and was perhaps a little fortunate that Reguilón didn't get on the end of it. Looked a lot more comfortable at wing-back after the half-time switch

John Egan 4

Saw yellow early in the game after catching Son late and wiping him out

Chris Basham 5

Back in the side after his injury, albeit in an unfamiliar position on the left of United's back three, Basham's defensive instincts saw him in place to clear off the line from Harry Kane. Good to see him back

Enda Stevens 4

Handed a tough evening by the dangerous Aurier, who finished with two assists from right-back. Ended the game at left centre-half and United looked more balanced because of it, with Basham able to revert to the right. Thought he should have done better with a late header

Ollie Norwood 4

A superb whipped cross was tailor-made for Brewster in the middle, but the striker stopped and watched the ball flash dangerously across Lloris's goal. Forced Lloris into his first save of the game around the hour mark

John Fleck 4

Survived a VAR check early in the second half after his foot landed on the face of Lo Celso after a challenge, but Peter Bankes didn't feel it was sufficient to warrant any further action being taken

Ben Osborn 4

Didn't stop running and even at 4-0 down, was driving United forward and keeping the Spurs defence honest even when everyone knew the result was beyond reach for the Blades

David McGoldrick 5

Couldn't make the ball stick as well as he normally does up front, although the effort was never lacking. Replaced by Mousset with seven minutes of normal time remaining

Rhian Brewster 3

His wait for a first goal goes on and suffered the ignominy of being withdrawn at half-time for Oli Burke. Should have bust a gut to get into a goalscoring position when McGoldrick was sent clear down the left, but rather jogged forward and the cross went into Lloris's arms unopposed.


Oli Burke 4

Came on at half-time for Brewster and gave United more of a threat with his pace, with a good run in behind and pull-back setting up a chance for Norwood.

Sander Berge 5

Made his long-awaited return from injury in place of Bogle and although lacking match sharpness, showed some nice touches. Make the most of him in a United shirt before he is sold in the summer

Lys Mousset n/a

Replaced McGoldrick late on but couldn't make much of an impact