How Sheffield United's players rated in their 1-0 win over Brighton

Sheffield United registered a long-overdue first win under caretaker boss Paul Heckingbottom as they beat Brighton 1-0 at Bramall Lane.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Ben Osborn of Sheffield United and Yves Bissouma of Brighton & Hove Albion  battle for the ball (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Ben Osborn of Sheffield United and Yves Bissouma of Brighton & Hove Albion  battle for the ball (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Ben Osborn of Sheffield United and Yves Bissouma of Brighton & Hove Albion battle for the ball (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Here’s how we rated United's players.

Aaron Ramsdale 8

Made a great early save to keep out Maupay, spreading himself and blocking the former United target's shot when he looked favourite to score. Denied the Frenchman again later on, also making an eye-catching save from Izquierdo. Arguably has been United's player of a disappointing season

Jayden Bogle 7

Recalled at right wing back, Bogle continued his habit of popping up in good attacking positions when a move that resembled the United of old saw him well placed in front of goal. But he didn't connect properly and the chance went begging.

George Baldock 7

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Preferred to Ethan Ampadu at right centre-back, Baldock wasted no time bombing forward and should have had an assist when he cut the ball back for Bogle. Booked for apparent timewasting with about 15 minutes left

John Egan 7

Almost got caught out when he broke ranks chasing after the ball and Brighton played round him. Otherwise generally solid, although his former Brentford teammate Maupay will wonder how he is going back south without a goal to his name

Kean Bryan 7

Twice indebted to good saves from his goalkeeper after Maupay got the wrong side of him, but also played his part in a good defensive effort to keep a clean sheet. Seemed to be in position to nick the ball away a number of times

Enda Stevens 7.5

Played his part in United's goal down the left wing and didn't put a foot wrong, showing signs of getting back to his old self. Booked late on for professional foul on the lively Jahanbakhsh, who caused United problems when he came on.

Ollie Norwood 7

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Good on the ball and off it, too. Screened the back three nicely and was often in place to nick the ball away in a dangerous position. Sprayed ball nicely at times, too

Ben Osborn 8

Brilliant cross from the left led to McGoldrick's goal and another tireless, industrious performance sprinkled with invention, too. A really tidy player who has been probably United's most impressive in recent weeks. Withdrawn for Lundstram late on

John Fleck 7

John turned up tonight, rather than his twin brother Jimmy. Calm and composed in defensive areas and also picked his moments to get forward, too.

David McGoldrick 8

United's top scorer was in the right place at the right time to put his side ahead after a lapse in the Brighton defence saw the opportunity open up for him. Later booked for catching Webster as the ball bounced. Sublime piece of skill saw him keep the ball on the right touchline

Rhian Brewster 6

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His long wait for a first United goal goes on, but he's clearly not lacking in too much confidence as he let fly from outside the box on his weaker left foot early in the game. Worked hard without the ball but just needs that first goal

Subs - Oli Burke 5

Brought on to try and stretch the Brighton defence and give United an outlet, but couldn't keep hold of the ball as much as United would have wanted

John Lundstram 5

Replaced Osborn and made half an effort to stop Izquierdo as he waltzed past him and forced Ramsdale to make a save

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