Good day: Liam Lindsay
Scottish defender was super for Barnsley, making timely interventions, adapting when Billy Sharp entered the fray and proving crucial in the second period.
Bad day: Lee Evans
Suffered ignominy of being withdrawn after 39 minutes. Wales midfielder had not done much wrong but Blades needed to change system, bringing on Billy Sharp.
Key moment: ‘91st-minute’
John Fleck lays on a glorious chance for Billy Sharp to level but he strikes over. Another missed chance, the story of United’s day.
Ref watch: Scott Duncan
Yellow card on Lindsay for crucial tackle on a breakaway David Brookes in first-half stoppage-time looked particularly harsh.
A draw would have been a fair result but Barnsley need more than that and, essentially, that’s what showed in the end.