Bramall Lane

Sheffield United: Player ratings from Blades' 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United consolidated their promotion push with a 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough at Bramall Lane this evening.

But how did United' players fare? Our man at the game Danny Hall gives his player ratings.

Early confidence boost when he claimed a cross, earning a roar of appreciation from the crowd and denied Hugill with a stunning stop. Kept out Assombalonga with his body later on

1. Dean Henderson 7

Early confidence boost when he claimed a cross, earning a roar of appreciation from the crowd and denied Hugill with a stunning stop. Kept out Assombalonga with his body later on
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Showed good defensive instincts to head away a dangerous corner with Friend lurking but limped off before half-time with an injury, which could be a real blow for the Blades as he was emerging as a key player

2. George Baldock 7

Showed good defensive instincts to head away a dangerous corner with Friend lurking but limped off before half-time with an injury, which could be a real blow for the Blades as he was emerging as a key player
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Went about his work with the minimum of fuss after an early confidence-boosting block. Showed a few neat touches on the right wing and although he plays the role differently to Basham, he does so no less competently

3. Martin Cranie 7

Went about his work with the minimum of fuss after an early confidence-boosting block. Showed a few neat touches on the right wing and although he plays the role differently to Basham, he does so no less competently
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Once again a measure of consistency in the middle of defence, giving Hugill and then Assombalonga no change whatsoever. A real rock

4. John Egan 8

Once again a measure of consistency in the middle of defence, giving Hugill and then Assombalonga no change whatsoever. A real rock
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