More like the Sheffield United of old... Blades player ratings from 1-0 win at Everton

Daniel Jebbison was the hero of the hour as he marked his full Premier League debut with the winning goal at Everton this evening.

By Danny Hall
Sunday, 16th May 2021, 9:15 pm

The 17-year-old was impressive throughout, but was far from the only one. Here’s our player ratings from Goodison Park...

Aaron Ramsdale 9

Made a superb save to keep out Allan's well-struck effort - he saw it late but got down to his right to push it behind for a corner. Excelled himself later to deny Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin with a superb double stop and was commanding in his area, too. Fully deserved his clean sheet

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Sheffield United's striker Daniel Jebbison celebrates scoring his team's winner at Everton (ALEX PANTLING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

George Baldock 8

Had a few choice words for Rodriguez when he swiped at Basham and was finally booked after a few challenges of a similar nature. Saw yellow himself for a shoulder-to-shoulder with Calvert-Lewin, although it may have been more for his furious (and understandable) reaction to the free-kick given. Was still sprinting forward full of energy in the dying moments.

Chris Basham 8

Saw yellow for a late challenge on Digne but did excellently to block Rodriguez's shot when the Columbian fashioned a yard of space on the edge of the Blades box. A typical run down the right summed up his performance. Looked more like the Basham of old.

John Egan 8

Played his 300th senior game and could have marked it with a goal when he rose highest to meet Norwood's free-kick, but he couldn't get it on target and test his former teammate Jordan Pickford. At the other end, was at his defensive best to block Calvert-Lewin's goalbound shot

Jack Robinson 8

Back in the Blades side after injury, he got forward well early on and his excellent run and cross found the good movement of Jebbison for a moment that the young man will never forget. Solid defensively, too. Booked late on for timewasting.

Enda Stevens 8

A constant threat down the left hand side and could have had a few assists on another day. Looked more like the Stevens of old.

Ollie Norwood 8

Looked much more like the Norwood of old. Regained his passing radar, put his foot in when needed and set-piece delivery was good, too. Looked to have regained some confidence, which bodes well for United going forward. A 96 per cent pass completion rate said it all

Ben Osborn 8

Returned to the starting XI in Sander Berge's absence and had a hand in United's winning goal, and also most of the other good things they did. No other Blades player covered more ground. Has really thrived in recent weeks and could be an important player in the Championship next season

John Fleck 8

Looked more like the Fleck of old. Tenacious in the tackle and intelligent on the ball, drawing the foul from Rodriguez on the touchline. Still throwing himself in the way of the ball as the game approached injury time and finished with a 95 per cent pass completion rate

Daniel Jebbison 9

The teenager made his full Premier League debut ahead of Rhian Brewster and justified the decision in the early stages as he netted his first senior goal from Robinson's excellent cross. Did not look out of place on the biggest stage and was a constant headache for Everton's defence, dropping deep when needed but also running in behind. The stuff of dreams

David McGoldrick 8

The veteran striker was absolutely everywhere throughout the game, dropping deep to link the play as he does so well and then sprinting to close down the wing-back Digne and block the cross as the clock ticked towards the 90-minute mark. If only he was five years younger... but he is still some player at 33