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  • Date:28 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:City Ground
  • McKenna (68)
  • Cresswell (5)

Live Commentary

96:16 +6.16

Corner taken by Chris Cohen from the right by-line.

96:03 +6.03

A cross is delivered by Chris Gunter, Stephen Jordan gets a block in.

94:58 +4.58

Jean Calve decides to take a short corner.

91:21 +1.21

Richard Cresswell is adjudged to have handled the ball. Chris Gunter takes the direct free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Ched Evans on Luke Chambers. Free kick taken by Wes Morgan.


Ritchie De Laet leaves the field to be replaced by Jean Calve.


A cross is delivered by Ryan Bertrand, free kick awarded for a foul by Dele Adebola on Steve Simonsen. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Jordan by Nathan Tyson. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Dele Adebola on Kyle Bartley. Matthew Lowton on for Kyle Bartley. Garath McCleary on for Lewis McGugan. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.


Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lewis McGugan, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.


The ball is swung over by Ryan Bertrand, Johnny Ertl gets a block in.


Centre by Mark Yeates, save by Lee Camp.


Paul McKenna challenges Leon Britton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nyron Nosworthy takes the direct free kick.


Ryan Bertrand takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.


Nathan Tyson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Cohen.


Nathan Tyson on for Paul Anderson.


Paul McKenna gets on the score sheet with a goal from a long way out low into the middle of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-1 Sheff Utd.Assist on the goal came from Ryan Bertrand.


Paul McKenna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery. Ched Evans is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Bogdanovic. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.


Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Anderson, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Dexter Blackstock misses to the right of the target.


The ball is crossed by Ryan Bertrand, blocked by Nick Montgomery.


Foul by Lewis McGugan on Leon Britton, free kick awarded. Lewis McGugan is given a yellow card. Nick Montgomery takes the free kick.


Guy Moussi goes off and Dele Adebola comes on.


The ball is crossed by Paul Anderson, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.


Unfair challenge on Luke Chambers by Daniel Bogdanovic results in a free kick. Luke Chambers takes the free kick.


Chris Cohen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery. Ritchie De Laet takes the free kick.


Lewis McGugan sends in a cross.


Unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Johnny Ertl results in a free kick. Johnny Ertl receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Chris Cohen, save by Steve Simonsen.


Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.


Foul by Richard Cresswell on Ryan Bertrand, free kick awarded. Paul McKenna takes the free kick.


Chris Cohen is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.


Chris Gunter takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.


Outswinging corner taken by Leon Britton, Mark Yeates has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.


Mark Yeates takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.


Unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Nick Montgomery results in a free kick. Nick Montgomery is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Chris Cohen crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Steve Simonsen.


The referee gives a free kick against Daniel Bogdanovic for handball. Luke Chambers takes the indirect free kick.


Paul McKenna crosses the ball, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.


Richard Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bertrand. Luke Chambers restarts play with the free kick.


Stephen Jordan has a volleyed shot. Save by Lee Camp.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Yeates, Dexter Blackstock manages to make a clearance.


Mark Yeates sends in a cross, blocked by Wes Morgan.


Lewis McGugan has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.


Mark Yeates has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.


Mark Yeates fouled by Paul McKenna, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Yeates.


Guy Moussi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery. Stephen Jordan crosses the ball in from the free kick.


The ball is crossed by Chris Cohen, save by Steve Simonsen.


The ball is delivered by Chris Cohen, Mark Yeates makes a clearance.


Foul by Richard Cresswell on Ryan Bertrand, free kick awarded. Ryan Bertrand takes the direct free kick.


Daniel Bogdanovic takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.


Dexter Blackstock is ruled offside. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Yeates on Paul Anderson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Cohen from right wing.


Luke Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Bogdanovic. Free kick crossed by Stephen Jordan, Richard Cresswell finds the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Nottm Forest 0-1 Sheff Utd.The assist for the goal came from Stephen Jordan.


Dexter Blackstock takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.


Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Anderson.


The ball is swung over by Lewis McGugan, clearance made by Stephen Jordan.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Nathan Tyson could return to the Nottingham Forest squad for the visit of Sheffield United.

A virus kept Tyson on the sidelines as the Reds recorded their first home victory of the season against Swansea on Saturday. However, fellow forward Robert Earnshaw is expected to remain absent after missing the Swansea game with a thigh injury.

David McGoldrick made his first appearance of the season following shoulder surgery as a 75th-minute substitute at the weekend and the striker could be included on the bench once more.

Meanwhile, Polish winger Radoslaw Majewski staked his claim for a recall to the starting line up with a goal from the bench against the Swans.

Forest are unbeaten in the league in the seven matches since their opening day defeat at Burnley.

Manager Gary Speed has hinted loan-signing Ritchie De Laet will make his full debut for the Blades.

The 22-year-old Belgium international, signed from Manchester United on Friday in time to step off the bench during Saturday's defeat at Leeds, could step in for another recent signing, Frenchman Jean Calve, who Speed withdrew on Saturday.

Speed said: "Jean is ok and has made a good impact for us, but he's come from French football and found out how ferocious and physical our game is. He might be in need of a rest and Ritchie came on and did well."

Speed added that striker Jamie Ward had been named among the substitutes at Elland Road as he was not fully fit.

The United boss said: "He picked up a strain earlier in the midweek. With the size of squad we have, I have to manage it carefully and I couldn't afford to play him, make things worse and then lose him for four or five weeks."

Formation:451Manager: Billy Davies

Nottm Forest

Formation: 442Manager: Gary Speed

Sheff Utd

  • Lee Camp
  • Chris Gunter
  • Luke Chambers
  • Wes Morgan
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Paul Anderson
  • Lewis McGugan
  • Paul McKenna
  • Guy Moussi
  • Chris Cohen
  • Dexter Blackstock
  • SUBS
  • Kelvin Wilson
  • Dele Adebola
  • Nathan Tyson
  • Garath McCleary
  • David McGoldrick
  • Radoslaw Majewski
  • Karl Darlow



Match Report

Blades hold on as McKenna gets the point Nottingham Forest failed to make the most of a dominant second-half display as Sheffield United claimed a battling point at the City Ground. Richard Cresswell's sixth-minute header put the Blades in front in an open first half that saw several chances go begging at either end of the field. Paul McKenna drew Forest level after the break when his long-range effort proved too hot for United goalkeeper Steve Simonsen to handle and trickled over the goalline, but the hosts were unable to find a winner. McKenna's strike stretched the Reds' unbeaten home league record to 24 matches, excluding their play-off semi-final defeat to Blackpool in May. However, manager Billy Davies will surely be frustrated by yet another draw - his side's sixth from nine league matches this term. Davies named the same starting XI that earned a 3-1 victory over Swansea at the weekend - the club's first home victory of the season. Mark Yeates replaced the suspended Jamie Ward in United's line-up, while Daniel Bogdanovic and Ritchie De Laet came in for Ched Evans and Jean Calve. Dexter Blackstock forced an early save from Simonsen at his near post. But it was the visitors who took the lead soon after as an unmarked Cresswell converted Stephen Jordan's inswinging free-kick from the right with a powerful header. Blackstock headed against the crossbar for Forest two minutes later, but the flag had already gone up for offside. The Blades then spurned a glorious opportunity to double their lead as Bogdanovic broke clear before firing directly at Lee Camp in the Forest goal. Lewis McGugan was the next to threaten for the hosts, the in-form midfielder volleying narrowly wide following Blackstock's headed lay-off. But United were quickly back on the attack themselves and Camp had to react well to keep out a sweetly-struck volley from Jordan which flew through a crowd of players. Forest's Ryan Bertrand required treatment moments later after he was accidentally caught on the head by the studs of Cresswell as he made a challenge. Fellow full-back Chris Gunter then beat Simonsen to a long ball forward, but the Wales international's cross was cleared to safety. Camp pulled off a fine fingertip save to keep out a curling effort from Yeates as half-time approached, while the lively McGugan brought a more routine save from Simonsen. There were fewer clear-cut chances after the interval as United became more content to defend their lead and look for opportunities on the counter-attack. Dele Adebola was introduced in place of Guy Moussi just after the hour mark in a bid to bolster Forest's attacking threat. And, after centre-half Wes Morgan had headed wide from a corner, the hosts did draw level as Simonsen failed in his attempts to tip McKenna's 25-yarder over the crossbar. Simonsen almost handed Forest a second goal in the 79th minute when he dropped a cross at the feet of McGugan, but the midfielder's shot was blocked. United then suffered an injury blow as Arsenal loanee Kyle Bartley was carried off following an aerial collision with Adebola. Forest saw late appeals for a penalty waved away when Blackstock tumbled under a challenge from Johnny Ertl. United held on thereafter in the face of mounting home pressure, despite the addition of six minutes of stoppage time following Bartley's injury.

Form Guide

  • Nottm Forest
  • VS
  • Sheff Utd

Last Meetings

  • Nottm Forest
  • 1 - 0
  • Sheff Utd
  • 16/02/2010
  • Sheff Utd
  • 0 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 08/12/2009
  • Sheff Utd
  • 0 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 13/04/2009
  • Nottm Forest
  • 0 - 1
  • Sheff Utd
  • 09/12/2008
  • Nottm Forest
  • 1 - 1
  • Sheff Utd
  • 12/04/2005
  • Sheff Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • Nottm Forest
  • 19/10/2004

Top Scorers

Nottm Forest

  • L McGugan 3
  • D Blackstock 2
  • R Earnshaw 1
  • R Majewski 1

Sheff Utd

  • C Evans 2
  • R Cresswell 1
  • J Calve 1


Nottm Forest

    • Total goals 16
    • Goals per game 9
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sheff Utd

    • Total goals 11
    • Goals per game 4
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins