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Ryan Flynn has an effort at goal. Parried by Dorus De Vries back into danger.
Jamie Paterson fouled by Chris Porter, the ref awards a free kick.
Short corner taken by Jamie Murphy from the left by-line.
Neill Collins makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by Rafik Djebbour.
Clearance made by Neill Collins.
Matthew Hill comes on in place of Robert Harris.
Chris Porter scores a right footed goal. Sheff Utd 3-1 Nottm Forest.Assist on the goal came from Jamie Murphy.
The ball is sent over by Jamaal Lascelles.
Harry Maguire manages to make a clearance.
(Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Stephen McGinn coming on for Conor Coady.
Penalty taken right-footed by Chris Porter and scored. Sheff Utd 2-1 Nottm Forest.
Jamie Murphy delivers the ball.
Ryan Flynn fouled by Daniel Fox, the ref awards a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Greg Halford.
Jose Baxter leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Porter.
Dorus De Vries manages to make a clearance.
Clearance by Daniel Fox.
Robert Harris manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Jamie Paterson.
Clearance by Harry Maguire.
Stefan Scougall is ruled offside.
Radoslaw Majewski leaves the field to be replaced by Djamel Abdoun.
Foul by Jamaal Lascelles on Mark Howard, free kick awarded.
Corner taken by Andy Reid.
Jamie Mackie takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Neill Collins.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Neill Collins on Jamie Mackie.
The ball is delivered by John Brayford.
Jamie Paterson makes a clearance.
Gonzalo Jara takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Michael Doyle.
The ball is delivered by Andy Reid.
The ball is delivered by Daniel Fox.
Jamie Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Greg Halford.
Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.
Darius Henderson goes off and Rafik Djebbour comes on.
Andy Reid fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. A parry by Mark Howard prevents the goal.
Harry Maguire gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Reid.
Jamie Mackie comes on in place of Simon Cox.
Header by Neill Collins misses left.
Corner taken by Jose Baxter from the right by-line.
Stefan Scougall takes a shot. Danny Collins gets a block in.
Clearance by Danny Collins.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gonzalo Jara on Jose Baxter.
Corner taken by Jose Baxter from the left by-line.
Clearance by Greg Halford.
Harry Maguire restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by Simon Cox.
Jamie Paterson has an effort at goal. A parry by Mark Howard prevents the goal.
Daniel Fox manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Andy Reid.
Daniel Fox goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Fox on John Brayford.
Shot by Stefan Scougall. Dorus De Vries makes a block.
Harry Maguire takes a shot. Blocked by Gonzalo Jara.
Robert Harris crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Centre by John Brayford.
Andy Reid goes into the referee's book for dissent.
Greg Halford restarts play with the free kick.
Jamie Murphy fouled by Andy Reid, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Harris on Simon Cox.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Reid.
The ball is sent over by Simon Cox.
Shot by Andy Reid missed to the left of the target.
The ball is crossed by Greg Halford.
Stefan Scougall takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Dorus De Vries safely holds on.
Dorus De Vries takes the free kick.
John Brayford concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Paterson.
Free kick crossed by Jose Baxter.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Harris by Radoslaw Majewski.
Robert Harris crosses the ball.
Andy Reid sends in a cross.
Clearance by Conor Coady.
Shot by Jose Baxter. Dorus De Vries blocks the ball.
Clearance by Neill Collins.
Jose Baxter takes a shot. Dorus De Vries catches the ball.
Clearance by Jamaal Lascelles.
Clearance made by Harry Maguire.
John Brayford restarts play with the free kick.
Andy Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Flynn.
Clearance by Robert Harris.
The ball is swung over by Darius Henderson.
Shot by Jamie Paterson missed to the left of the target.
Jamie Murphy crosses the ball.
Free kick taken by Michael Doyle.
Radoslaw Majewski challenges Michael Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Stefan Scougall sends in a cross.
Michael Doyle fouled by Simon Cox, the ref awards a free kick.
John Brayford takes a shot. Dorus De Vries blocks the ball.
Foul by Harry Maguire on Darius Henderson, free kick awarded.
Radoslaw Majewski takes a shot. Blocked by Robert Harris.
Unfair challenge on Jose Baxter by Radoslaw Majewski results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Mark Howard.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Harris by Simon Cox.
The game begins.
Clough expecting derby atmosphere
Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough is expecting "a bit of needle" on Sunday when his former club Nottingham Forest visit Bramall Lane in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Clough, 47, made his Football League debut for Forest under father Brian in 1986 and went on to score 102 goals in over 300 appearances for the club that will forever be etched with the family surname.
The former Burton and Derby boss, currently locked in a battle to stop the Blades sliding into Sky Bet League Two after taking over from David Weir in October, has found solace in this season's major cup competition.
The Blades have already beaten Barclays Premier League outfits Aston Villa and Fulham, and Clough is relishing his side's latest challenge against a club that holds so many memories.
"There have been some good games over the years between the two clubs, so I hope this is no different," he said.
"There's always been that little bit of spice, a bit of needle with us not being far away, 30-odd miles away, and although it's not a direct local derby, it's got a little bit of a feeling of that.
"The fact that they've sold over 5,000 tickets, that says what the Forest supporters think of it and we're going to sell 20,000 and we already know about our support that's been to Villa and down to Fulham and everything.
"It's a cup-tie that everybody is looking forward to."
With Sheffield Wednesday drawn against Charlton in their fifth-round tie, Clough senses a growing feeling that the two city rivals could yet meet in the latter rounds, sparking memories of their semi-final clash at Wembley in 1993.
"It's amazing that this city supports two football clubs of such size," Clough added.
"When I was playing we always did okay at Wednesday, but we never got much at Bramall Lane over the years.
"I don't think it's a ground that away players particularly enjoy going to.
"We're talking about two big clubs who are probably equal in size. Not many cities would support that with the same fervour the supporters here do."
The Blades, deserved 2-1 winners at Villa Park in the third round, drew 1-1 with Fulham at Bramall Lane in round four and pulled off another upset in the replay at Craven Cottage.
With the scores locked at 0-0 in the final minute of extra time, Shaun Miller ghosted in at the far post to head home an unlikely winner to set up Sunday's date with Forest.
Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Reid admits sentiment will count for nothing when he attempts to knock his former club out of the competition.
In a bid to build up his fitness following an injury in 2010, the Irishman - then on the books of Sunderland - dropped down a division to join the Blades on loan and went on to spend three months at the club.
However, despite enjoying his time at Bramall Lane, the 31-year-old will be doing all he can on Sunday to help Forest secure a place in the last eight for the first time since 1996.
"I spent three months on loan at Sheffield United and I really enjoyed it," Reid told the club's official website.
"But we are going there to win the game. We are on a fantastic run of form, we want to keep that going.
"We have got a great opportunity to get into the next round of the cup. So we will focus again and get ready for what is a really big game for us."
Jamie Paterson has excelled for Billy Davies' side this term following his summer switch from Walsall.
The winger scored a second-half hat-trick in the resounding 5-0 win over Barclays Premier League outfit West Ham at the City Ground in round three.
And after bagging a brace in the midweek victory at Huddersfield, which extended Forest's unbeaten run to 16 matches in all competitions, Reid has backed his team-mate to continue his fine form.
"He is a young player so it is important we help keep his feet on the ground, that we help him to keep learning," Reid added.
"He is not the finished article by any stretch of the imagination. But he can go on to be a top, top player."
Guy Moussi is expected to miss the tie with a calf injury sustained against the Terriers.
David Vaughan, Chris Cohen, Dexter Blackstock (all knee), Kelvin Wilson, Henri Lansbury (both back) and Eric Lichaj (hernia) all remain on the sidelines.
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