Leon Clarke and his team-mates came in for post-match praise from Chris Wilder following the victory over Hull City.
Striker Clarke netted all four as the Blades hit back from 1-0 down at half-time to win 4-1.
Of his team's display, Wilder said: "They are all up there, all 7s, 8s, 9s out of 10. We've had good individual players playing on the back foot for the majority of the game, my collective team overwhelmed the opposition. That's when we are at our best, working as a team.
"There were 25,000 Blades fans desperately willing us to do well, we had great conditions to play football. We've missed a few chances and their goalkeeper has made save after save. It was a big result and a great performance.
On goal-hero Clarke, Wilder added: "The first thing he said when he came off is that he should have had five or six, but that's just Leon, we even got a little bit of a smile out of him.
"The reception he got from the punters was fully deserved, that is about as good as any I've seen in my time associated with this club.
"His general play, his work-rate and his determination, on top of his goals, was outstanding. We've got good players at this club and Leon is one of them."