Sheffield United 2 Barnsley 0 - player ratings

It took until they went in front through Sander Berge for Sheffield United to take control of the South Yorkshire derby.

For the first 55 minutes, Barnsley were the better team but the game swung completely on the opening goal.

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Wes Foderingham - an excellent low save from Matt Wolfe in the first half 7

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Kyron Gordon - decent performance from the young centre-back 6

John Egan - solid in the face of a good Carlton Morris performance 6

Jack Robinson - becoming an increasing goal threat 6

Ben Osborn - can always be relied upon 6

Conor Hourihane - made the goal that broke the deadlock against his old club 7

Oliver Norwood - his quick-thinking to release Hourihane was all-important 7

Rhys Norrington-Davies - his threat increased as the game went on 7

Sander Berge - usually leaves you wanting more but what he did was decisive 8

Morgan Gibbs-White - took control of the game once his team went in front and put the result beyond doubt 8

Billy Sharp - lacking service, he struggled to make his usual impact before going off injured 6

Substitutes:

Daniel Jebbison (for Sharp, 65) - threatening when he came on but failed to take a chance 5

Oli McBurnie (for Berge, 71) - played the pass for Gibbs-White's goal 6

John Fleck (for Gibbs-White, 83) - N/A

Not used: A Davies, Stevens, Ndiaye, Lopata.

Barnsley

Brad Collins - an excellent tip-over from Gibbs-White 7

Callum Brittain - got forward well from right-back with Callum Styles narrow in front of him 6

Michal Helik - one half of a very solid centre-back pairing 7

Mads Andersen - the other 7

Remy Vita - had Berge pulling right to deal with 6

Matty Wolfe - his runs from midfield caused the Blades plenty of first-half problems and it was a surprise he was substituted for the final 15 minutes 7

Claudio Gomes - struck a positive tone in the centre of midfield 6

Callum Styles - steady rather than spectacular from the man called up by Hungary this week 6

Amine Bassi- dropped deep at times and played some wonderful passes in the first half 7

Domingos Quina - a constant threat for the Reds until they disappeared from the game 7

Callum Morris - the targetman is a great foil for Bassi and Quina 7

Substitutes:

Aaron Leya Iseka (for Wolfe, 75) - the game had got away from his side when he came on 5

Romal Palmer (for Styles, 75) - asking a lot for him to change things 5

Devante Cole (for Gomes, 90) - N/A

Not used: Walton, Kitching, Oduor, Halme.