Sheffield United: Player ratings from Blades' 1-1 draw with Birmingham City at St Andrew's as Leeds United hang on to second place in Championship

Sheffield United shared the spoils with Birmingham City at St Andrew's tonight in a 1-1 draw.

By Danny Hall, Communities Sports Reporter
Wednesday, 10 April, 2019, 21:48
United drew 1-1 at Birmingham tonight

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

Rescued United with a stunning early save after the ball deflected fortuitously off Cranie and denied Adams with an acrobatic stop to keep out the striker's first-time shot
A bundle of energy down the right-hand side and did fair share of defensive work, too
Alongside the rest of his defence, did well to keep the lively Adams off the scoresheet. Almost helped make the breakthrough when he headed Stevens' deep cross back across goal
Coped well against the very impressive Adams and limited the 22-goal striker to one speculative first-time effort from outside the box, which Henderson was equal to
Great bit of defending prevented Jutkiewicz from testing Henderson early on and never looked uncomfortable. Made way on hour mark for Dowell
Heavily involved down the left and stinging strike gave United the lead. Showed his class again at centre-half after United changed shape

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Linked up well with Stevens a couple of times early on but couldn't quite establish dominance in midfield with Norwood over Birmingham's three
Saw so much of the ball from a deep position as he tried to get United going and his set-piece delivery was always a threat, with McGoldrick going close late on from a corner
Picked up some stick again on his return to St Andrew's and made United's first goal with a lovely bit of skill and lay-off for Stevens to strike. Replaced on the hour mark by Madine
Battled hard without a great deal of clear cut chances and had a shot blocked early in the game. Linked up well with first McGoldrick and then Madine after he came off the bench
My United man of the match, full of tricks and turns but his football intelligence is almost unmatched when he's in this mood. Most of the good things United did came through him
Won his fair share of flick-ons after coming on and held the ball up well too
Dangerous cross from the left late on forced Dean into action to prevent Sharp from tapping home