Bramall Lane ratings: How did Sheffield United perform against Bolton?

Richard Hercock gives his player ratings as Sheffield United finished 2017 with defeat at home to Bolton Wanderers...

Player ratings


Simon Moore 6: Had little chance with Gary Madine's first-half goal.

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Enda Stevens 6: Usual display, never stopped running down the Blades flank.

Jack O'Connell 7: Came close to grabbing an equaliser in second half, but headed just wide.

Richard Stearman 6: Took a nasty whack from Gary Madine, and was involved in a battle all afternoon.

Cameron Carter-Vickers 5: Struggled early on against a pacy Bolton attack, and was substituted after half an hour.

Chris Basham 7: Always puts a shift in, and was once again one of United's best performers.

John Fleck 7: Booked for a crunching tackle, but brought a calmness to United's midfield after three-game ban.

Mark Duffy 7: Looked most likely to create a spark for the hosts, but Bolton did well to close the midfielder down.

John Lundstram 6: Produced one stunning block to deny Karl Henry's goal-bound shot.

Billy Sharp 6: Quiet day for the United captain and not surprised to see him replaced by Clayton Donaldson.

Leon Clarke 7: Had United's best chances, but it wasn't the big striker's day.


George Baldock (Carter-Vickers, 31) 7: Surprised the wing-back was dropped, but was impressive when he came on.

Samir Carruthers (Stearman, 79) 6: Late chance in stoppage time, but went just wide.

Clayton Donaldson (Sharp, 61) 6: Never really got into the game, sliced one decent chance wide.