It wasn’t as straightforward as it may have seemed when striker Daniel Jebbison put the Blades ahead early on, but United put pressure on the chasing pack with a Friday evening victory under the lights at Bramall Lane to lift spirits somewhat after the earlier news that the Blades had been placed under a transfer embargo.
Here’s how we rated the Blades’ players ...
1. Jebbo does it again
Sheffield United's Daniel Jebbison celebrates with his teammates after scoring against Hull: Danny Lawson/PA Wire. Photo: Danny Lawson
2. Wes Foderingham 7
A superb save early on kept United ahead when Connolly sprung the offside trap and looked to poke home, but Foderingham stood tall and blocked the effort. His kicking was a little erratic at times but he handled everything thrown at him well Photo: Andrew Yates
3. Jayden Bogle 7
Went into the game looking for his fourth goal in three games and almost got it from Foderingham's long pass, but Coyle got back well to block after a good first touch from the wing-back. Always looked a threat going forward and gives United an extra dimension from that wing-back position Photo: Andrew Yates
4. Anel Ahmedhodzic 7
Did superbly in the lead up to United's opening goal as he picked up the ball deep and rampaged forward, exchanging passes before a clever ball led to Jebbison's opener. Later booked early and walked a tightrope for the rest of the game Photo: Naomi Baker