Crystal Palace 2 Sheffield United 0 - player ratings

Sheffield United were beaten far more comprehensively than the 2-0 scoreline suggested.

DEBUT: Chris Wilder gives instructions to substitute Antwoine Hackford
DEBUT: Chris Wilder gives instructions to substitute Antwoine Hackford

This was a feeble performance from a visiting side who played like relegation certainties at Selhurst Park.

Chief football writer Stuart Rayner runs the rule over the Blades.

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Aaron Ramsdale – bizarrely, all he really had to do was take crosses, although he dropped one 5

Ethan Ampadu – it was embarrassing how easily Eberechi Eze ran down his side to score Crystal Palace's second 4

John Egan – a big block on Andros Townsend late on 6

Enda Stevens – started at centre-back and finished on the left of a back four 5

Jayden Bogle – given the run-around by Wilfried Zaha 4

Chris Basham – not the way the great servant would have wanted to mark his 300th Blades appearance, manning a struggling midfield 5

Oliver Norwood – his passing was very disappointing 5

John Fleck – ineffectual in midfield, he was booked 5

Ben Osborn – tried hard out of position 5

David McGoldrick – flagged offside really sloppily a couple of times 5

Lys Mousset – ineffective, just like everyone else in pink 5.

Substitutes:

Rhian Brewster (for Mousset, 61) – did not really matter who came on at centre-forward 5

Antwoine Hackford (for Osborn, 80) – N/A.

Not used: Baldock, Lowe, Verrips,, Bryan.

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