Chief football writer Stuart Rayner does some man-marking on the two sides.
Illan Meslier – very little to do with Ben Osborn's goal the Blades' only shot on target 6
Luke Ayling – solid and centre-back and as usual when he plays there, unafraid to get forward 7
Diego Llorente – one pass drew “oohs” from the director's box when it just failed to sneak through 6
Liam Cooper – coped comfortably with what as thrown at him 6
Stuart Dallas – starting at right wing-back this week, he skimmed the woodwork with an effort 7
Kalvin Phillips – classy as ever 7
Ezgjan Alioski – got forward to good effect in the second half 7
Raphinha – a quality performer 7
Tyler Roberts – a good performance from the Welshman, who showed his bravery making a good chance for Jack Harrison 7
Jack Harrison – scored one, made one, and good easily have had more 8
Patrick Bamford – more than played his part in Leeds's clever build-up play before making way 7.
Rodrigo (for Bamford, 65) – came on at centre-forward and forced an Aaron Ramsdale save 6
Mateusz Klich (for Roberts, 82) – N/A
Robin Koch (for Dallas, 90) – N/A.
Not used: Casilla, Poveda, Costa, Hernandez, Struijk, Shackleton.
Aaron Ramsdale – made some good saves, most notably with his ankle from Harrison 7
Jayden Bogle – went off after a smash to the face in the second half 6
George Baldock – eventually came off as a result of his hefty challenge on Roberts but the Blades were perhaps fortunate he did not come off straight away, with a red card 4
Phil Jagielka – his own goal ultimately decided the game 5
Enda Stevens – lost possession a couple of times 5
Ben Osborn – got the Blades back into it with his goal at the end of the first half 7
John Lundstram – finished the game at wing-back but pushed hard even for an equaliser though he is running his contract down 6
Oliver Norwood – the game passed him by, though he was far from alone in that 5
John Fleck – never gave up the fight 6
David McGoldrick – tried his best to confuse matters with his movement but curled a chance wide in the first half 6
Oli McBurnie – had little impact but was little to work off too 6.
Ethan Ampadu (for Baldock, 45) – the concussion substitute had one terrific challenge on Bamford 7
Oliver Burke (for Norwood, 65) – had a shot go close as the Blades threw caution to the win late on 6
Rhian Brewster (for Bogle, 73) – thumped a shot wide late on 6
John Egan (for McBurnie, 77) – Sheffield United would have preferred not to use him on his return from injury 6.
Not used: Mousset, Lowe, Foderingham, Bryan, Ndiaye.
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