Championship: Sheffield United recovers a 0-1 deficit to overcome Nottingham Forest 2-1

NOTTINGHAM. Sheffield United managed to turn the table against Nottingham Forest to win 2-1.

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NOTTINGHAM. Sheffield United found a way to turn the table against Nottingham Forest to win 2-1. It was Nottingham Forest to strike first with a goal of B. Johnson at the 19′. Then it was a goal in the 47′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, J. Fleck gave the win to Sheffield United in the 75′ minute with a goal.

The match was played at the The City Ground stadium in Nottingham on Tuesday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Michael Oliver who had the assistance of Stuart Burt and Daniel Cook. The 4th official was Graham Scott. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 17.2 degrees Celsius or 63 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 88%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Nottingham Forest was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Sheffield United that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.

Sheffield United was more aggressive with 57 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Sheffield United won the match.​

Nottingham Forest shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Sheffield United shot 21 times, 6 on target, 15 off target.

Cards

Nottingham Forest received 3 yellow cards (S. McKenna, J. Worrall and S. Cook). On the opposite side, Sheffield United received 2 yellow cards (P. Heckingbottom and J. Robinson).

Match Events

  • 19'
    19'

    B. Johnson

    S. Surridge

  • 39'
    39'

    P. Heckingbottom

  • 47'
    47'

    M. Gibbs-White

  • 58'
    58'

    J. Robinson

  • 70'
    70'

    J. Lolley

    P. Zinckernagel

  • 75'
    75'

    J. Fleck

    G. Baldock

  • 75'
    75'

    S. McKenna

  • 76'
    76'

    K. Davis

    S. Surridge

  • 90'
    90'

    J. Worrall

  • 108'
    108'

    B. Osborn

    G. Baldock

  • 109'
    109'

    C. Hourihane

    J. Fleck

  • 111'
    111'

    S. Cook

  • 118'
    118'

    Cafu

    J. Garner

  • 1'
    1'

    O. Norwood

  • 1'
    1'

    B. Johnson

  • 2'
    2'

    C. Hourihane

  • 2'
    2'

    Cafu

  • 3'
    3'

    S. Berge

  • 3'
    3'

    S. Cook

  • 4'
    4'

    I. Ndiaye

  • 4'
    4'

    J. Lolley

  • 5'
    5'

    M. Gibbs-White

Next match

In the next match in the Sheffield United will host Huddersfield Town on the 10th of December with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of Huddersfield Town (1 draw).

Nottingham Forest: Formation and Lineups

Nottingham Forest adopted the 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).

The manager Steve Cooper chose to play with the following team: Brice Samba (8.1), Joe Worrall (6.7), Steve Cook (7.1), Scott McKenna (7.0), Djed Spence (7.0), Ryan Yates (6.8), James Garner (6.9), Jack Colback (7.2), Philip Zinckernagel (6.2), Brennan Johnson (7.4) and Sam Surridge (7.3).

Substitutes

Nottingham Forest made 3 changes: P. Zinckernagel for J. Lolley (70′), S. Surridge for K. Davis (76′) and J. Garner for Cafu (118′).

Best player: Brice Samba

The player that probably impressed the most for Nottingham Forest was the goalkeeper: Brice Samba. His rating is 8.14. He performed 4 saves.

Sheffield United: Formation and Lineups

Also Sheffield United adopted the 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).

On the other side, Paul Heckingbottom played with: Wes Foderingham (6.7), Chris Basham (6.8), John Egan (6.7), Jack Robinson (7.4), George Baldock (7.1), Oliver Norwood (7.2), John Fleck (7.4), Rhys Norrington-Davies (7.1), Sander Berge (7.4), Morgan Gibbs-White (7.7) and Iliman Ndiaye (6.4).

Substitutes

Sheffield United made 2 changes: G. Baldock for B. Osborn (108′) and J. Fleck for C. Hourihane (109′).

Top player: Morgan Gibbs-White

Probably the most impressive player in Sheffield United was Morgan Gibbs-White.

His rating is (7.7) with 1 goal, 36 passes (52% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 13 duels out of 31. He performed 3 crosses.

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