Sheffield United: Player ratings from Blades' 2-0 victory over Rotherham United in South Yorkshire Derby at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United beat Rotherham United 2-0 in their South Yorkshire Derby clash at Bramall Lane this afternoon.

Saturday, 9th March 2019, 2:03 pm
Updated Saturday, 9th March 2019, 2:08 pm
Bramall Lane (Richard Markham Photography)
Bramall Lane (Richard Markham Photography)

But how did United's players fare? Our man Danny Hall offers his player ratings

Untroubled throughout - in fact, one free-kick from Millers goalkeeper Rodak caused him probably the biggest heart flutter all afternoon - but kicking, handling and concentration was good
Escaped unscathed from a shocking challenge from Vaulks in the first half that saw the Millers captain sent off. His usual bundle of energy on the right and showed what United had missed in his absence

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A warrior-like display from Basham, who signalled his intent in this game with driving runs from the first minute and never stopped. Defended resolutely against Millers' different threats before being replaced by Madine
Solid once again and nullified Millers' biggest threat, Michael Smith in the air. Also snuffed one Smith run on the deck out, too, with a fantastic piece of defending. An absolute rock for United this season
Earns an extra mark for the goal that set United on their way, a fantastic finish - especially for a centre-back! Got forward with quality from the left and survived a late injury scare when he went down for treatment
Almost scored with a towering header from Duffy's cross, which would surprise no-one such has been Stevens' transformation in recent weeks. Real quality on the left wing and was especially involved early in the game
Excellent. Drove United forward all game and set up Duffy's goal by beating two Rotherham players. Could have capped his display with a goal, but his late effort on goal was blocked.
Again avoided a yellow card that would trigger a two-match ban and led United in Sharp's absence with his usual authority and poise. Tested Rodak's reactions a couple of times from long range
By a distance United's best player, to the point that Ryan Williams is still trying to look for the ball after four or five 'chops' sent him spinning. A superb cross nearly saw Stevens score and a deserved goal capped a fine display
Missed a couple of decent chances to extend United's lead but was his usual bag of tricks on the ball, dropping deep to make things happen. One passage, when he lost the ball but sprinted to win it back and set up a chance, summed up his day
A quiet afternoon for the striker who, you sense, just needs to get off the mark for his new club. Had the ball in the net but ball had already gone out. Chased and harried Millers' defence all afternoon
Gave Millers defence a fresh problem and won his fair share of headers
Allowed United to revert to a back three after coming on and helped them see out the win