Sheffield United player ratings gallery v Middlesbrough: Too many 4/10s on night to forget v promotion rivals

Sheffield United’s long unbeaten record went up in smoke as they were beaten by big promotion rivals Middlesbrough at Bramall Lane tonight.

On an evening when United could have gone 13 points clear of their third-placed rivals, their advantage was instead cut to seven as two goals from Cameron Archer helped secure a big win for Michael Carrick’s Boro.

United began the game in dream fashion thanks to Oli McBurnie’s early opener but Boro recovered well and finished the first half well on top, before Archer struck twice in the second half after Chuba Akpom dragged them level.

Here’s how we rated United’s players on a rare evening to forget at Bramall Lane...

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