SHEFFIELD. Rotherham United defeats Sheffield United 1-0 after B. Wiles scored just 1 goal (38′). Sheffield United was definitely better in terms of ball possession (66%).
The match was played at the Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield on Tuesday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Keith Stroud assisted by Ian Cooper and George Byrne. The 4th official was Anthony Backhouse. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 10 degrees Celsius or 50.07 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 88%.
Sheffield United was in firm control of the ball 66% while Rotherham United was struggling with a 34% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Sheffield United had a more offensive attitude with 67 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 5 were on target. Nonetheless, Rotherham United managed to find the solution to win this contest.
Sheffield United shot 14 times, 5 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Rotherham United shot 4 times, 2 on target, 2 off target.
Sheffield United received 2 yellow cards (B. Sharp and O. Norwood). Talking about the opposition, Rotherham United received 3 yellow cards (L. Peltier, V. Johansson and W. Harding).
After playing this match, Sheffield United will stay with 35 points to hold in the 3rd place. On the opposite side, Rotherham United will have 25 points like Stoke City to hold in the 14th place.
In the next match in the Championship, Sheffield United will play away against Birmingham City on the 6th of May with a 5-2 head to head in favor of Birmingham City (4 draws).
Rotherham United will play away agasint Wigan Athletic on the 6th of May with a 6-3 head to head stats in favor of Wigan Athletic (3 draws).
Sheffield United – Formation
Sheffield United started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Paul Heckingbottom decided to play with the following team: Wes Foderingham, Anel Ahmedhodžić , John Egan , Jack Robinson , George Baldock , Ben Osborn , Oliver Norwood , John Fleck , Enda Stevens , Iliman Ndiaye and Oliver McBurnie .
The home team had on the bench: Chris Basham, Ciaran Clark, Adam Davies, Reda Khadra , Ollie Arblaster, Billy Sharp and James McAtee .
Sheffield United could not rely on the presence of J. McAtee (injured).
Sheffield United made 4 changes: J. Fleck for J. McAtee (20′), A. Ahmedhodzic for C. Basham (68′), E. Stevens for B. Sharp (68′) and J. McAtee for R. Khadra (80′).
Best player: Oliver Norwood
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Sheffield United was Oliver Norwood.
His rating iswith 82 passes (82% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 2. He performed 16 crosses.
Rotherham United – Formation
Rotherham United started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).
Matthew Taylor played with: Viktor Johansson, Peter Kioso , Lee Peltier , Cameron Humphreys , Wes Harding , Cohen Bramall , Ben Wiles , Jamie Lindsay , Daniel Barlaser , Oliver Rathbone and Chiedozie Ogbene .
These were the players on the bench: Tom Eaves, Brooke Norton-Cuffy, Hakeem Odofin, Hamish Douglas, Scott High, Josh Vickers and Richard Wood.
Rotherham United made 3 changes: P. Kioso for B. Norton-Cuffy (77′), O. Rathbone for H. Odoffin (89′) and J. Lindsay for T. Eaves (89′).
Best player: Ben Wiles
The most impressive player for Rotherham United was Ben Wiles.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 20 passes (70% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 12.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.