Sheffield United picked up an impressive win against Everton on Sunday evening, with 17-year-old Daniel Jebbison scoring the only goal of the game on his first Premier League start, to hand Paul Heckingbottom’s side all three points.
The youngster fired home from Jack Robinson’s cross in the seventh minute to give the Blades the lead and they held on to earn an excellent victory against Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who lost serious ground in the race for European qualification.
Whilst Jebbison will be the main focus of attention after his goal, Aaron Ramsdale deserves a lot of credit for his performance, which was instrumental in Sheffield United earning a rare clean sheet.
As per SofaScore, the summer signing from Bournemouth would earn an impressive 8.4/10 rating, which was comfortably the best of any player to feature at Goodison Park from either side.
The shot-stopper would make six saves, including five from inside the box, as he regularly bailed out the Sheffield United defence with a set of fine stops.
He denied Allan when he hit a shot from outside the area, before pulling off a remarkable double save from Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, which the Sheffield United Twitter account rightly described as “sensational“.
According to Understat, Everton had an XG of 1.29 for the game against the Blades, which makes it even more impressive that Ramsdale was able to keep his fourth clean sheet of the Premier League campaign.
The former Bournemouth man has seriously improved his performances in recent weeks and is starting to repay the £18.5m the Blades paid for him last summer.
Certainly, performances like these suggest that if Sheffield United are able to keep hold of him this summer, he will definitely be one of the best goalkeepers in the Championship next season.
Therefore, whilst Jebbison scored the winner, Sheffield United surely would not have won the game 1-0 if it wasn’t for Ramsdale, so he was the real hero for Heckingbottom at Goodison Park.
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