Brentford head coach said he “could criticise” his team’s performance but offered generous praise to United. “The way they defended 10 v 11 – you can see why they have kept so many clean sheets,” he said. “They are a very good side who know their system and I can see them finishing in the top two.”
Sheffield United (3-4-1-2): Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock (Sharp 60), Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; Dowell (Cranie h-t); Hogan (McGoldrick h-t), Madine. Substitutes not used: Coutts, Stearman, Duffy, Moore (g).
Brentford (3-4-3): Daniels; Konsa (Canos 62), Jeanvier, Barbet; Dalsgaard (Forss 90), Sawyers, Mokotjo, Odubajo (Emiliano 62); Watkins, Maupay, Benrahma. Substitutes not used: McEachran, Gunnarsson (g), Dasilva, Sorensen.
Referee: Tony Harrington (Cleveland)
Bookings: Sheffield United: Basham.
Sent-off: United: Madine (35)