The Blades did a lot of defending against the treble winners but with stoppage-time approaching it looked as though they may take a 1-1 draw only for Rodri to smash a winner.
Therefore the player ratings tend to be higher the greater each player’s defensive responsibilities.
Wes Foderingham – some outstanding saves, the best from Erling Haaland, and he played a part in the goal too 9
Anel Ahmedhodzic – unable to get his feet in order when Oli McBurnie crossed at a difficult height 7
John Egan – hard to know what he could have done differently for the penalty 7
Jack Robinson – outjumped by Haaland for the opening goal but other than that defended well and his long throw-ins caused problems 7
George Baldock – did a good job of contsantly facing up Jack Grealish, he took a booking for giving him a kick late in the first half when City were starting to throw their weight around 7
Vinicius Souza – got an assist for Jayden Bogle’s equaliser with a tackle 8
Oliver Norwood – held the fort well as the holding midfielder 7
Gustavo Hamer – showed good discipline in a deeper role than at Forest 7
Ben Osborn – started well with some good defending and a clever ball down the line to Benie Traore, but came off injured early 6
Benie Traore – showed his pace at times without being able to add end product 6
Will Osula – little fault of his that he barely saw the ball 6
Yasser Larouci (for Osborn, 17) – made the crucial error in not shepherding the ball out late on 5
Jayden Bogle (for Baldock, 71) – composed equaliser 7
Oli McBurnie (for Osula, 71) – made a real difference 7
Chris Basham(for Norwood, 80) – N/A
Unused substitutes: Davies, Trusty, Coulibaly, Marsh, Brooks.