A standout player who didn't deserve to lose - Sheffield United player ratings after 3-0 defeat at West Ham

Sheffield United suffered their 19th defeat of the Premier League season so far tonight, when they lost away at West Ham United.

Monday, 15th February 2021, 8:05 pm

Here’s how our man rated United’s players at the London Stadium.

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West Ham United's Issa Diop celebrates scoring their side's second goal of the game against Sheffield United: Justin Setterfield/PA Wire

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Made a smart early save from Rice's free-kick and followed it with one from Lingard, pushing the ball to safety away from the onrushing striker. Had no chance with any of West Ham's goals and made a superb save to prevent Coufal making it 3-0 after some more average defending
A little more subdued than his performances in recent weeks, and couldn't seem to take up the same dangerous attacking positions that have made him such a threat of late from right-back. Superb challenge on Lingard, though
Sold well short by Norwood in midfield in build-up to West Ham's second penalty of the game, which he gave away after clumsily fouling Lingard after the former Blades target shaped to shoot. Kept driving forward but loses a mark for giving away the penalty
Did well to push the lively Lingard onto his weaker foot and into a narrow angle after finding himself one-on-one with the England international. Looked visibly frustrated with his teammates' defensive work in West Ham's second goal. Hurt himself in a last-ditch challenge to block a Lingard shot and left the field in a leg brace, giving United something else to worry about
Has improved immensely of late, but does need to improve his aerial defending of set-pieces if he has ambitions of playing at this level as a defender in the years to come. Bullied by Diop for West Ham's second goal. Took a nasty whack to the nose from Lingard late in the first half, suffering a bloody nose for his troubles.
Gave away an early penalty after catching Dawson a split-second late, but he was let off the hook when VAR ruled that Dawson was offside. Showed some nice moments, including link up with Osborn leading to a good cross, but just looked a little off the pace - which is understandable, given his recent absence through injury
Wonderful whipped cross from deep created a chance for McGoldrick, but he couldn't divert his effort on target. Had more touches than anyone else on the field in the first half, but a sloppy pass in midfield cost United dear as West Ham broke and Basham gave away the penalty. Replaced by McBurnie.
Picked up a yellow card with a few minutes remaining, as he collided late with Johnson. A disappointing night for the midfielder, and a tired attempted cross-field pass that sailed out of play rather summed up his evening - and United's. Struck a late shot over the bar after Stevens set him up but gave Fredericks the freedom of London to score West Ham's third
Made his return to the United side with John Fleck ruled out through illness and was not found wanting for effort, drawing a foul from Diop after breaking forward. A good deep cross found McGoldrick, but his header was saved by Fabianski - who then saved McBurnie's header from Osborn's cross
Shook off a knock he picked up in the opening seconds from Dawson and got on the end of a good Norwood cross, but couldn't sort out his feet in time to get it on target. Struck a volley over the bar in the first half and almost scored in the second, but Fabianski touched his header over.
Cleverly delayed his cross before setting up a good chance for McGoldrick, but didn't get any service himself in any areas where he could test Fabianski.
Eventually came on for Norwood after United changed their mind a couple of times, keeping him on the sidelines for around 15 minutes. Played in the No.10 role when he came on and connected well with a header that looked bound for the top corner, but Fabianski saved
Came on for the stricken Egan, and may get some more game-time in the coming weeks if Egan's foot injury is as bad as it looked as he left the field. Wasn't quick enough to close down Fredericks