Burnley 1 Sheffield United 1 (Burnley win 5-4 on penalties) - player ratings

Sheffield United went out of the League Cup on penalties at Burnley, but there were some good individual performances as five players made their debuts.
GOAL: David McGoldrick, pictured challenging Josh Brownhill, opened the scoringGOAL: David McGoldrick, pictured challenging Josh Brownhill, opened the scoring
GOAL: David McGoldrick, pictured challenging Josh Brownhill, opened the scoring

The Blades drew 1-1 in the 90 minutes and lost 5-4 on penalties, with Oli McBurnie the only player on either side unable to convert.

Chief football writer Stuart Rayner evaluates how the individuals performed.

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Wes Foderingham – fortunate not to concede a penalty thanks to an offside flag against Vydra 5

Ethan Ampadu – looked as assured as you would expect of a player of his pedigree on debut 7

Phil Jagielka – booked for a foul in the second half but otherwise solid 6

Jack Robinson – fortunate not to be red-carded 5

Jayden Bogle – a decent debut from the wing-back 6

Sander Berge – linked well with Oliver Norwood in his favourite role 7

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Oliver Norwood – further forward than usual, he had a good game 6

Ben Osborn – energetic on the left of a midfield three 6

Max Lowe – the Blades best player, strong down the left throughout 8

David McGoldrick – goals were his biggest shortcoming last season, so good to see him off the mark early 7

Oliver Burke – his team-mates tried to use his pace in behind, but were not quite able to 6.


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Sharp (for McGoldrick, 62)Nick Pope got a hand to his penalty, but could not save it 6

McBurnie (for Burke, 62) – unable to take some good late chances and a poor penalty which proved decisive 5

Basham (for Bogle, 87) – N/A

Not used: Ramsdale,, McBurnie, Sharp, Slater, Bryan, Brunt.

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