Baba Rahman of Reading and Morgan Gibbs-White of Sheffield United battle for possession: Simon Bellis / Sportimage

Sheffield United player ratings: Defender stands out as Blades suffer late defeat to Reading

Sheffield United suffered late heartbreak as they lost 2-1 to Reading at Bramall Lane this afternoon.

Friday, 15th April 2022, 5:22 pm

Iliman Ndiaye looked to have rescued a point for the Blades on the stroke of 90 minutes, and when the fourth official added on five minutes there was hope inside Bramall Lane that they could go on to nick a winner.

But Reading, who had led since the first half thanks to a comprehensive finish from former Owl Lucas Joao, had other ideas and instead went up the other end and scored a winner, defender Tom McIntyre left all alone to poke home after the ball was knocked down into his path.

The defeat sees United miss the chance to further establish themselves in the play-off places, and they can count themselves fortunate that Middlesbrough only managed to draw with Bournemouth and Blackburn were beaten away at Peterborough.

Here’s how our man rated the Blades players ahead of Monday’s now even more pivotal clash away at Bristol City.

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