NIGEL Clough thought the Brewers were beaten by the better team as Sheffield United took three points with a 3-1 win
The Brewers boss said: "They are a confident team who have just gone top of the league and you can see why.
"We conceded the penalty and they got even more confident and it was uphill from there. We didn't pick up nearly enough second balls and that's what cost us the first goal and we were struggling from then on.
"There are quite a few things that stand out from tonight's game but the biggest is the lack of confidence when you have lost five in a row at home.
"We got back in the game with a stunning goal from Matty Palmer and then gave another soft one away.
"We came out in the second half and played OK for 20 minutes and put them under pressure but they can pick you off on the break as they have so many good players.
"But with the number of goals we are conceding at home at the moment you can't win games and we will have to look at formations, personnel, everything.
"We have had more clean sheets away from home than virtually any other team this calendar year so there's a foundation there. We are finding it more difficult at home which is the opposite to last year. We are just not doing our jobs well enough."