Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder scratching his head over Burnley team after Everton defeat

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Chris Wilder says he'll go away and "scratch his head" with his Sheffield United team selection for their next outing at Burnley after tonight's 1-0 home defeat to Everton.

United's miserable start to the current campaign continued when Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the winner for Everton with 10 minutes left on the clock at Bramall Lane.

Still searching for their first win of the season, United's next chance to get off the mark comes on Tuesday when they face fellow strugglers Burnley at Turf Moor.

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Wilder tweaked his formation for the visit of Carlo Ancelotti's men, starting with David McGoldrick as a No.10 behind two strikers with midfielders Sander Berge and John Lundstram both absent.

And the United manager said: "It's a broken record, in a couple of games we've not deserved anything but in a lot of them, if we'd showed more belief and composure and quality, I'm sure that'd give us a better opportunity to affect the scoreline.

"I can't go and play the game for them, we have to accept there's pressure because of the situation. They have to find it for themselves, stick their chests out and accept the responsibility of what's needed at Premier League level.

"My main men are not playing anywhere near the standard they have produced in the past, so once again I'll go home and scratch my head and try and pick the right team for Burnley. This isn't a system situation, I'm bored and tired of that one because it's nonsense."

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Chances were at a premium for both sides, with neither goalkeeper particularly busy until Sigurdsson combined with Bernard and Abdoulaye Doucouré to settle the game and move his side up to second in the table.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder: David Klein/SportimageSheffield United manager Chris Wilder: David Klein/Sportimage
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder: David Klein/Sportimage

"I'm just disappointed with our lack of quality," Wilder added.

"It disappoints me because we're a team that can play, but we can never build up any pressure or momentum because we're making poor decisions with the ball and it all seems stop-start.

"We had to be competitive against good players in not great conditions, but that's no excuse. When it was our turn to play and have a chance to go and hurt them, we never felt as if we could build up that momentum.

"I feel we do have it in us."

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