WBA-MAD Player Ratings: Albion 0 Sheffield United 1

Last updated : 24 February 2019 By Site Editor

Albion dropped points to fellow promotion rivals Sheffield United as the Baggies' desperate home form continued. 

Darren Moore made two changes to the side which beat QPR with Matt Phillips and Dwight Gayle recalled. 

Here's our match ratings against Sheffield United. 

Sam Johnstone: Made some important saves to ensure the game was still within Albion's reach. Looked more comfortable with the ball at his feet. Although he was still wasteful in possesion at times. 7/10

Mason Holgate: Again impressed down Albion's right. Kept pushing forward to help find an equaliser but his best cross of the afternoon was handled into the net by Rodriguez. 7/10

Ahmed Hegazi: Looked to have picked up a nasty injury after his battle with United's Billy Sharpe. Struggled at times against the visitor's movement off the ball. 6/10

Craig Dawson: Made a few crowd pleasing interceptions but this wasn't one of his best performances. United let him and Hegazi have possesion but neither managed to get Albion going. 6/10

Kieran Gibbs: Was left exposed as United overloaded down his side in the first half and was powerless to stop the visitor's goal coming down his flank. Struggled to make an impact going forward. 6/10

Gareth Barry: Much like Boro and Forest, Barry was pressured and closed down at every opportunity meaning Albion were unable to build from the back. Also failed to track his runner for United's goal. 6/10

Jake Livermore: Was happy to collect the ball off Johnstone but it was further up the pitch were Albion needed him to be dominant on the ball. As it happened, he was happy to pass square and backwards as Albion stuttered. 6/10

Rekeem Harper: Again Albion's best player on the pitch. Offered pace, power and guile going forward. Needs to show a bit more confidence at times in front of goal but his development has been a massive positive this season. 7/10

Dwight Gayle: Was given an immediate recall after his ban for diving but really struggled to get involved. Had Albion's best chance but looked all out of soughts. 5/10

Jay Rodriguez: Put in another good shift but couldn't find and opportunities in front of goal. Became frustrated at Albion's lack of attacking threat and often found himself too deep. 6/10

Matt Phillips: A welcome return for Phillips but he was clearly lacking match sharpness after his injury lay-off. Showed glimpses of what Albion have been missing but there was no final product. 6/10

SUBS

Jefferson Montero: Came on just after an hour and played in three different positions in 30 minutes. Had Albion's best chance with the last kick of the game but his shot was smoothered. 6/10

Tosin Adarabioyo: Decent little cameo from the central defender who slotted in well in Albion's defence after Hegazi's injury. Looks more comfortable in the middle than at right back. 6/10

Kyle Edwards: Came on with a couple of minutes to go but didn't have the impact Moore was hoping for. 6/10.