Sheffield United: Player ratings from Blades' 3-2 defeat at home to Bristol City

Sheffield United slipped out of the automatic promotion places in the Championship as they lost 3-2 to Bristol City at Bramall Lane.

Saturday, 30th March 2019, 4:33 pm
Updated Saturday, 30th March 2019, 4:38 pm
Bramall Lane (Richard Markham)

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

Didn't appear to have much chance with any of City's goals after being left exposed for two of them, but made a smart save to deny Brownhill in the first half. Confident with the ball at his feet, too
Made United's second goal with a superb run and deep cross, but it ultimately counted for little as Weimann won the points for City. A constant outlet down the right with his pace

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Signalled his intent early in the game with a driving run, and was shifted into midfield as United tried to get control of the game. An ever-willing runner but one left-footed effort was high, wide and not so handsome
Looked to have contained the very lively Diedhiou for much of the game, but Weimann caused havoc running from deep. Was thrown up front as an emergency centre-forward as United looked to get back into the game late on
Seemed a little below his usual exemplary standards, sloppy on the ball a couple of times. Gave United an injury scare when he went off and they couldn't cope in his absence. They will pray he's fit for Preston next week
Filled in again at centre-half after O'Connell went off injured, and was particularly involved at left-wing back early on. One deft touch to beat Weimann in midfield showed his growing maturity and confidence
Probably United's best player. Drove them forward like the Fleck of old at times and went close with a rasping drive from distance that 'keeper O'Leary had to parry. Also stuck his foot in when required and made Sharp's first goal
Never hid and always looked to get on the ball, but his usual pinpoint passing went amiss at times although his set-piece delivery was threatening every time. Booked for a late challenge on Weimann, who then hit the post
Not an afternoon to remember for the on-loan Everton man, who struggled to really make an impact in the game and was dragged off at half-time for goalscorer Hogan. United missed the influence of Mark Duffy
Dropped deep to try and get United ticking, as he does, and was full of tricks and turns. Moved into the No.10 role at half-time with Dowell making way but couldn't really grab the game by the scruff of the neck
Another game, another goal for United's talismanic striker, a bullet header after City seemed to forget to mark him from Fleck's superb free-kick. Did the dirty work for the side when needed, running the channels and holding up the ball
Looked lively when he came on and got his first United goal, heading home Baldock's cross from close range. United will hope that the goal gets him up and running to be a big player in the Championship run-in
Rather summed up his afternoon by running the ball straight out of play for a City corner when United were chasing the game. Fluffed a straightforward crossing chance soon after