Sheffield United’s Premier League woes continued on Sunday evening as they were thrashed by Ryan Mason’s Tottenham Hotspur, with the Blades a class below throughout the 90 minutes.
Gareth Bale’s impressive hattrick and Heung Min Son’s brilliant curled effort secured a 4-0 win for the hosts and they could have easily scored more against a lacklustre Blades side.
Whilst the defence were often at a standstill, they weren’t helped by their midfield and attack, who regularly gave the ball away in dangerous positions.
One man who disappointed with his performance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was Rhian Brewster.
The 21-year-old has endured a nightmare debut season at Bramall Lane following his club-record arrival from Liverpool in the summer, as he is still yet to score that elusive first goal for the Blades.
Unfortunately, his overall displays have also tended to be poor, which was emphasised by an anonymous display in North London.
As per SofaScore, the English striker would earn a generous 6.6 rating for his display, despite being axed at half-time by Heckingbottom.
During his 45 minutes on the pitch, the £10.8m-rated Brewster would have just 10 touches and would complete just three passes, which was comfortably the fewest of any player who featured in the game.
His replacement, Oliver Burke, would have 26 touches and would complete 16/20 passes during the second half, which included two key passes, which suggests that he definitely should have started ahead of the former Swansea City loanee up front.
Brewster also failed to register a single shot on target, successful dribble or successful duel during his time on the pitch and you could argue that he simply did not look interested.
Whilst the Blades have already been relegated, the pressure should be off Brewster now and he should be looking to impress ahead of next season in the Championship, but this performance does not bode well for his future at Bramall Lane.
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