Sheffield United prevails over Cardiff City 1-0 with a goal scored by G. Baldock. HIGHLIGHTS

CARDIFF. Sheffield United tops Cardiff City 1-0 after G. Baldock scored just 1 goal (64').

Sheffield United prevails over Cardiff City 1-0 with a goal scored by G. Baldock. HIGHLIGHTS

CARDIFF. Sheffield United defeats Cardiff City 1-0 after G. Baldock scored just 1 goal (64′).

The match was played at the Cardiff City Stadium stadium in Cardiff on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Matt Donohue with the help of Paul Hodskinson and Richard Wild. The 4th official was Peter Wright. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 15 degrees Celsius or 58.91 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 83%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 50 Ball Possession 50
Shots
  • 12 Total 10
  • 2 On Target 1
  • 10 Off Target 9
  • 0 Shots blocked 0
  • 101 Attack 105
  • 44 Dangerous attack 62
  • 0 Ball safe​ 0
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 5 Corners 4
  • 4 Off Sides 2
Fouls
  • 10 Total 7
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 4 Substitutions 3

The overall ball possession was just the same with both teams controlling the ball for 50% of the time.

Ball possession

No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. Cardiff City was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Sheffield United that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.

Attitude and shots

Sheffield United was putting more pressure with 62 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 1 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Sheffield United won the encounter.​

Cardiff City shot 12 times, 2 on target, 10 off target. Talking about the opposition, Sheffield United shot 10 times, 1 on target, 9 off target.

Cards

Cardiff City didn’t receive any yellow card. On the opposite side, Sheffield United received 1 yellow card (E. Stevens).

Match Timeline

14'
C. Clark- sub ->J. Robinson
46'
J. McAtee- sub ->O. Arblaster
R. Colwill- sub ->M. Harris
62'
64'
G. Baldock(goal)
S. Ojo- sub ->N. Nkounkou
71'
G. Whyte- sub ->J. Ralls
72'
A. Rinomhota- sub ->T. Sang
77'
79'
E. Stevens- Yellow
88'
R. Khadra- sub ->I. Ndiaye

Standings

After playing this match, Cardiff City will stay with 24 points like Bristol City and Hull City to hold in the 19th place. On the other side, Sheffield United will have 38 points like Burnley to move up in the 2nd place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Championship, Cardiff City will play away against Burnley on the 6th of May with a 6-3 head to head stats in favor of Cardiff City (11 draws).

Sheffield United will play away agasint Birmingham City on the 6th of May with a 5-2 head to head statistic in favor of Birmingham City (4 draws).

Cardiff City – Formation

Cardiff City
G
R. Allsop 1.England
7.0
D
M. Baker Romeo 2.Antigua and Barbuda
6.2
D
P. Ng 38.England
6.2
D
C. Kipre 23.CĂ´te d'Ivoire
6.9
D
N. Nkounkou 37.France
6.4
71'
M
T. Sang 12.England
6.3
77'
M
J. Ralls 8.England
6.9
72'
M
C. O'Dowda 11.Republic of Ireland
6.5
M
R. Wintle 6.England
7.1
M
N. Harris 29.England
5.9
62'
F
C. Robinson 47.Republic of Ireland
6.4
F
M. Harris 29.Wales
Substitutes
G
J. Alnwick 21.England
D
C. Nelson 16.England
M
A. Rinomhota 35.England
6.4
77'
M
R. Colwill 27.Wales
6.2
62'
F
K. Etete 9.England
F
G. Whyte 20.Northern Ireland
6.8
72'
F
O. Ojo 10.England
6.7
71'

Cardiff City started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Mark Hudson decided to play with the following team: Ryan Allsop (7.0), Mahlon Romeo (6.2), Perry Ng (6.2), CĂ©dric KiprĂ© (6.9), Niels Nkounkou (6.4), Ryan Wintle (7.1), Joe Ralls (6.9), Mark Harris (5.9), Thomas Sang (6.3), Callum O’Dowda (6.5), Callum Robinson (6.4) and Mark Harris.

The home team had on the bench: Kion Etete, Andy Rinomhota (6.4), Curtis Nelson, Jak Alnwick, Rubin Colwill (6.2), Gavin Whyte (6.8) and Sheyi Ojo (6.7).

Substitutions

Cardiff City made 4 changes: M. Harris for R. Colwill (62′), N. Nkounkou for S. Ojo (71′), J. Ralls for G. Whyte (72′) and T. Sang for A. Rinomhota (77′).

Best player: Ryan Wintle​

Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Cardiff City was Ryan Wintle.

His rating is (7.1) with 50 passes (88% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 5. He performed 4 crosses.

Sheffield United – Formation

Sheffield United
G
W. Foderingham 18.England
6.5
D
C. Basham 6.England
7.3
D
J. Robinson 19.England
6.4
14'
D
J. Egan 12.Republic of Ireland
7.3
M
E. Stevens 3.Republic of Ireland
7.6
79'
M
G. Baldock 2.England
6.9
Goals64'
M
O. Norwood 16.Northern Ireland
7.6
M
B. Osborn 23.England
6.8
M
O. Arblaster 30.England
6.8
46'
F
I. Ndiaye 29.France
6.9
88'
F
B. Sharp 10.England
6.9
Substitutes
G
A. Davies 1.Wales
G
J. Amissah 37.Germany
D
C. Clark 26.Republic of Ireland
6.9
14'
M
R. Khadra 11.Germany
88'
M
J. Mcatee 28.England
7.0
46'

Sheffield United started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

Paul Heckingbottom played with: Wes Foderingham (6.5), Chris Basham (7.3), John Egan (7.3), Jack Robinson (6.4), George Baldock (6.9), Oliver Arblaster (6.8), Oliver Norwood (7.6), Ben Osborn (6.8), Enda Stevens (7.6), Billy Sharp (6.9), Iliman Ndiaye (6.9).

These were the players on the bench: Reda Khadra, Ciaran Clark (6.9), Andre Brooks, Adam Davies, James McAtee (7.0), Sai Sachdev and Jordan Amissah.

Substitutions

Sheffield United made 3 changes: J. Robinson for C. Clark (14′), O. Arblaster for J. McAtee (46′) and I. Ndiaye for R. Khadra (88′).

Best player: Oliver Norwood​

The most impressive player for Sheffield United was Oliver Norwood even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (7.6) with 65 passes (81% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 3. He performed 7 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Championship.​