SHEFFIELD. Nottingham Forest topped Sheffield United to win 2-1. A goal from S. Berge was decisive in the 90min. It was Nottingham Forest to strike first with a goal of J. Colback at the 11′. Then B. Johnson scored again for Nottingham Forest in the 71′ minute with a goal. Eventually, S. Berge reduced the distance for Sheffield United with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. Sheffield United was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (61%).
The match was played at the Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Andre Marriner with the help of Simon Long and Richard West. The 4th official was Kevin Friend. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 21.7 degrees Celsius or 71.11 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 46%.
Sheffield United was in firm control of the ball 61% while Nottingham Forest was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Sheffield United was more aggressive with 63 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 2 were on target. Anyhow, Nottingham Forest was capable to find the solution to win this match.
Sheffield United shot 15 times, 2 on target, 13 off target. On the opposite side, Nottingham Forest shot 18 times, 8 on target, 10 off target.
Sheffield United received 4 yellow cards (J. Fleck, J. Robinson, O. Norwood and G. Baldock). On the other side, Nottingham Forest received 3 yellow cards (J. Worrall, P. Zinckernagel and D. Spence).
After this encounter, Sheffield United will stay with 75 points like Luton Town to stay in the 5th place. On the other side, Nottingham Forest will have 80 points to stay in the 4th place.
Nottingham Forest will host Sheffield United on the 17th of May with a 4-4 head to head record.
Sheffield United: Formation and Lineups
Sheffield United adopted the 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Paul Heckingbottom chose to play with the following team: Wes Foderingham , Chris Basham , John Egan , Jack Robinson , Ben Osborn , Oliver Norwood , John Fleck , Enda Stevens , Sander Berge , Morgan Gibbs-White and Iliman Ndiaye .
Sheffield United made 3 changes: O. Norwood for G. Baldock (69′), B. Osborn for D. Jebbison (82′) and E. Stevens for R. Norrington-Davies (89′).
Top player: John Fleck
The player who no doubt impressed Sheffield United the most was John Fleck.
His rating iswith 29 passes (79% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 2 crosses.
Nottingham Forest: Formation and Lineups
Also Nottingham Forest adopted the 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
On the opposite side, Steve Cooper played with: Brice Samba , Joe Worrall , Steve Cook , Scott McKenna , Djed Spence , Ryan Yates , James Garner , Jack Colback , Philip Zinckernagel , Brennan Johnson and Sam Surridge .
Nottingham Forest made 3 changes: P. Zinckernagel for J. Lolley (69′), S. Surridge for K. Davis (77′) and B. Johnson for A. Mighten (90′).
Top player: Sam Surridge
Probably the most impressive player in Nottingham Forest was Sam Surridge even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 10 passes (70% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 9. He performed 1 cross.