Ratings: How did Sheffield United's players fare in their 2-1 victory over Reading?

Leon Clarke had a great chance to put the game to bed for United
Leon Clarke had a great chance to put the game to bed for United
0
Have your say

Another game at Bramall Lane, another victory.

But how did Sheffield United's players fare in their 2-1 victory over Reading yesterday? Our man at the game, Danny Hall, gives his ratings.

Jamal Blackman 7.5 - Relatively untroubled once again, save a few crosses into the box. Can’t be blamed for Reading’s goal

George Baldock 8.5 - Just shades my man of match. Doesn’t let a winger get a cross in and helped set up crucial second

Chris Basham 8 - Another no-nonsense performance from Basham, who was positive with the ball at his feet too. A key player

Cam Carter-Vickers 7.5 - Could maybe have done a little better for Reading’s goal. Still young and learning game by game, though

Jack O’Connell 8 - Seemed to ‘lose’ Beerens when he scored, after O’Connell tried to clear with his left. But otherwise excellent

Enda Stevens 8 - An inspired signing. Stevens has handled the step up from League Two to the Championship superbly

Paul Coutts 8 - Only missed one game but returned with a bang, starting and finishing move for first with a brilliant finish

John Fleck 7.5 - David Edwards has 42 caps for Wales. Did he play? Fleck nullified him completely. A superb footballer

Mark Duffy 8 - Only a special player can keep David Brooks out of the United team, but Duffy is surely player of the month

Billy Sharp 7.5 - Looked fitter than last week and worked hard, scoring a typical Sharp goal. Taken off after 81 minutes

Leon Clarke 8 - Should have put the game to bed late on when one-on-one, but ran himself into the ground. Deserves his place

Subs: David Brooks 7.5 - Replaced Duffy and didn’t track back as much as he did, but set Clarke free with a superb ball over the top

John Lundstram 7 - Came on for Sharp to shore up midfield and helped United see out a late onslaught from the visitors

Not used - Simon Moore, Clayton Donaldson, Jake Wright, Daniel Lafferty, Samir Carruthers

Reading - Mannone 6, Gunter 6, Moore 6, Ilori 6, Bacuna 6 (Clement 77, 6) Edwards 6, Aluko 5 (Swift 66, 7) van den Berg 5, Blackett 6 (McShane 55, 5), Barrow 6, Beerens 6.

Not used: Jaakkola, Kelly, Richards, Smith.

Referee: David Coote 5 - No major errors, although van den Berg could have walked for a very poor challenge on Duffy. Somehow added five minutes on at the end and let a lot of niggly fouls go in the game