Sheffield United player ratings from Blades 2 Brentford 0 - one United player got a TEN

Ten-man Sheffield United dug in to secure a superb win over Brentford at Bramall Lane and there were some sensational performances, particularly at the back.

By Danny Hall
Tuesday, 12 March, 2019, 21:01
Dean Henderson celebrates

Here's how we rated the Blades...

Kept his concentration early on to pull off a good stop to deny the lively Neal Maupay and two or three more followed as Brentford looked to make their numerical advantage count
A bundle of energy down the right and won the penalty for Norwood to put Blades ahead. Sacrificed after Madine's red card as United changed shape
Gave United drive from the back but was booked for scything down Benrahma, sending the Brentford man tumbling through the air. Shifted into midfield later on to shore United up and was a towering prescence there
Headed, kicked, blocked absolutely everything Brentford threw at him and was unlucky not to score, when Dalsgaard denied him superbly. Incredible to think some Brentford fans weren't disappointed to lose him
One of the finest defensive displays you will ever see. I lost count of the amount of times O'Connell put his body on the line for the cause at absolutely crucial times as Brentford kept on knocking
A wonderful driving run in the first half saw him beat three or four men and he was alert defensively when required, too - especially as Brentford often doubled up down the wings
Showed a few nice touches and travelled with the ball as he does so well, but was sacrificed at half-time as United looked to deal with Madine's dismissal

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Almost scored one of the goals of the season early on when his long-range drive flashed just wide and his sublime cross was only inches away from Hogan. Then showed the other side of his game when United needed to dig in
Smashed home his penalty with an air of confidence but understandably became less composed as the game became more fraught. Superb throughout and avoided the booking that would have seen him banned
An ever-willing runner but is still waiting for a real clear-cut chance to get off the mark for United. Was inches away from getting a touch on Fleck's superb cross and was replaced at half-time
Let United, his teammates and fans down with what looked like a horrendous lunge at Konsa on the halfway line. Seemed to lose his cool at being beaten and then dive in at Konsa from behind
Stung Daniels' palms with his first involvement of the game after linking up well with Fleck and was exceptional, getting the goal that gave United breathing space
Dug in superbly and did a job for the team. It wasn't pretty but damned effective
Dropped into defence as if he'd never been away and didn't put a foot wrong all night