Sheffield United fell to their first defeat in six last night following a 2-0 defeat to Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
The Blades went into last night’s clash having recorded back-to-back wins over Hull and Derby, going unbeaten in their last five games.
But Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough picked up a much-needed win on home soil, with goals from Duncan Watmore and Paddy McNair securing all three points.
Watmore opened the scoring on nine minutes, with the 27-year-old finding the top corner from the edge of the area.
McNair doubled their lead on 37 minutes, finding the bottom corner and firing beyond Robin Olsen to make it 2-0.
Oliver Norwood was withdrawn at half-time and replaced by David McGoldrick for the Blades, with his performance earning criticism from United fans.
The 30-year-old has started nine times this season, but hasn’t played a full 90 minutes in the last five games under Slavisa Jokanovic.
Here, we take a look at United fans’ reactions to his performance…
What annoyed me about last night was the fact we kept lifting balls into their box expecting to beat 18ft sol Bamba. Also norwood needs to step away from set pieces, that free kick was awful, I’d rather let Olsen have a crack! #sufc
— ⒹⒶⓃⒺ (@daneshaw8) September 29, 2021
Fullbacks are a concern. Fleck and Norwood return to form looks short lived. I don’t understand that performance at all. So far off the pace #sufc
— 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️🔴 (@mrdavidsykes) September 28, 2021
Norwood made to many mad decisions
— BNangler (@BeatsBsn) September 28, 2021
Thank god for that
— slick Rick poom poom (@HarryTruelove8) September 28, 2021
After some people were waxing lyrical about Norwood at the weekend, great to see him back to being a passenger for the next 35 games. 👍🏼
— Bran⚔ (@SufcBran) September 28, 2021
He’s not the man for when it gets a little rough. Soft.
— SJesson (@SJesson) September 28, 2021
Please Norwood lad pull ya finger out
— Elliot (@Elliot_SUFC) September 28, 2021