Chris Wilder bemoaned a series of defensive mistakes as his Sheffield United side twice squandered the lead against Rochdale yesterday.
United went 2-0 and 3-2 ahead before having to settle for a point from a 3-3 draw with a spirited and talented Rochdale side.
And Wilder said: "We've been really consistent in our performances this season and we want to win games of football, but it was individual errors.
"They'll look at the goals they've scored as decent goals but from our point of view, we've not stopped crosses and when it has come into our box, we've not defended well enough.
"And that's hurt us."