• Date: Tue 16 February 2010
  • Venue: City Ground
  • Ref: Miller, N
  • Attendance: 22,076

Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United

Team Lineups

Nottingham Forest

Lee Camp
James Perch
Wes Morgan
Kelvin Wilson
Chris Gunter
Paul Anderson (Nathan Tyson, 73)
Chris Cohen
Paul McKenna
Radoslaw Majewski (Guy Moussi, 88)
Robert Earnshaw (David McGoldrick, 79)
Dexter Blackstock

Sheffield United

Mark Bunn
Nyron Nosworthy
Kyle Bartley
Derek Geary (Stephen Quinn, 39)
Toni Kallio
Nick Montgomery
Mark Yeates
Lee Williamson (Ched Evans, 78)
Darius Henderson
Jamie Ward
Henri Camara (Richard Cresswell, 66)

Match Report
Nottingham Forest secured their eighth consecutive home victory in the Championship, seeing off Sheffield United 1-0 to answer their critics and get their promotion push back on track. Billy Davies had come under fire for the first time as the Reds suffered their third straight away defeat at Doncaster on Saturday. But an early strike from Rob Earnshaw was enough to secure three points from fierce rivals United - who played most of the second half with ten men after seeing Darius Henderson sent off for an elbow in the 46th minute. Forest took only four minutes to surge into the lead, as they began with great urgency. The goal came as two players restored to the side by Billy Davies combined after Raddy Majewski had delivered a corner towards the near post, with Paul Anderson heading down for the predatory Earnshaw to fire home from close range. And it was entirely one-way traffic throughout a first half in which the blunt Blades failed to muster a single effort on goal. Forest will have wondered how they had not taken more of an advantage, after repeatedly carving out openings, largely through the ingenuity of Pole Majewski, whose delivery from set-pieces had United stretched. Anderson flashed a shot narrowly over the bar following Forest's most incisive move, which saw Chris Gunter turn sharply on the right before picking out Chris Cohen, who in turn squared across goal for the winger to strike. Cohen himself had also come close with an early effort, bending a left-foot shot just a few feet wide of the post from the edge of the box. Lee Camp had been forced to make one save, as a Nyron Nosworthy cross eluded his defence and bounced dangerously towards the far post where the keeper palmed acrobatically away. United's hopes of staging a comeback were dented within 45 seconds of the second half, as Henderson received a red card for swinging an elbow at Anderson. This sparked a nasty edge to the encounter, as Forest's James Perch and United's Lee Williamson and Mark Yeates were all booked in the space of three minutes. It took a fine, brave save from Mark Bunn to deny Forest a second after Earnshaw had ghosted through the centre. Although Camp too was not allowed to let his concentration slip as Yeates let fly with a driven 20-yard strike that the keeper held well, high to his right. The flurry of goalmouth action continued as Cohen bent in a left-foot shot from the right that had Bunn scrambling across goal to parry, with Anderson snatching at the loose ball and firing it into the sidenetting. Meanwhile, the Blades keeper produced heroics again to deny substitute Nathan Tyson, palming his rising shot over the bar.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Richard Cresswell.


Radoslaw Majewski is being taken off, Guy Moussi has come on in his place.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Toni Kallio.


Robert Earnshaw is replaced by David McGoldrick.


Lee Williamson is replaced by Ched Evans.


Paul Anderson is being taken off, Nathan Tyson has come on in his place.


Henri Camara is replaced by Richard Cresswell.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Mark Yeates.

Yellow Card

Lee Williamson is booked for dissent.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked James Perch.

Red Card

It's red. He's off. Darius Henderson has been sent off.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by N Miller


Derek Geary is replaced by Stephen Quinn.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Radoslaw Majewski.


Goal!! Robert Earnshaw scores for Nottm Forest.


The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff

Nottm Forest face Sheff Utd at 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 16th.