Sheffield United player ratings v Burnley with couple of 6s and three 3s in sorry defeat - gallery

Another nail in Sheffield United relegation coffin after heavy defeat to closest rivals Burnley

Sheffield United’s slide towards the Championship next season continued after they were pummelled 4-1 on their own patch by second-bottom Burnley this afternoon. It was a game the Blades realistically needed to win to have any chance of pulling off the greatest of escapes but another chastening defeat hammered another nail in their relegation coffin.

United started the game well, with Arijanet Muric in the Burnley goal making superb saves from Oli McBurnie and Ben Brereton Diaz, before two goals in two minutes put the visitors in control. Both goals were deflected off United men but goalkeeper Ivo Grbic did not cover himself in glory with either, even if he had little chance with the two Burnley added in the second half after Gus Hamer’s great finish gave United a glimmer of hope at 2-1 down.

Here’s how we rated United’s players on another sorry afternoon this season...

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