Jayden Bogle, Chris Basham and John Egan of Sheffield United look dejected after Derby's second goal: Simon Bellis / Sportimage

Derby County v Sheffield United: 'Influence waned', 'More to come' - Player ratings as Blades lose at Pride Park

Sheffield United kicked off their 2022 league campaign with defeat at Pride Park as Tom Lawrence’s double gave the Rams all three points.

Sunday, 16th January 2022, 9:18 am

United were playing only their second league game since early December and it showed in a sluggish performance against the resurgent Rams, who moved off the bottom of the table in their bid to stay up this season despite a 21-point deduction.

United had the best chance of the first half, as Billy Sharp headed straight at Rams goalkeeper Ryan Allsop, but the Blades weren’t at the races in the second half as Lawrence’s double sealed three points for the home side.

Here’s how our man rated the Blades’ players at Pride Park…

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