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%.
The overall ball possession was just the same with both teams controlling the ball for 50% of the time.
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.
Cardiff City didn’t receive any yellow card. On the opposite side, Sheffield United received 1 yellow card (E. Stevens).
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.
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 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, Mahlon Romeo , Perry Ng , Cédric Kipré , Niels Nkounkou , Ryan Wintle , Joe Ralls , Mark Harris , Thomas Sang , Callum O’Dowda , Callum Robinson and Mark Harris.
The home team had on the bench: Kion Etete, Andy Rinomhota, Curtis Nelson, Jak Alnwick, Rubin Colwill , Gavin Whyte and Sheyi Ojo .
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 iswith 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 started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
Paul Heckingbottom played with: Wes Foderingham, Chris Basham , John Egan , Jack Robinson , George Baldock , Oliver Arblaster , Oliver Norwood , Ben Osborn , Enda Stevens , Billy Sharp , Iliman Ndiaye .
These were the players on the bench: Reda Khadra, Ciaran Clark, Andre Brooks, Adam Davies, James McAtee , Sai Sachdev and Jordan Amissah.
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 iswith 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.
- Wigan Athletic – Blackpool – 2-1
- West Bromwich Albion – Stoke City – 2-0
- Preston North End – Millwall – 2-4
- Norwich City – Middlesbrough – 1-2
- Luton Town – Rotherham United – 1-1
- Hull City – Reading – 1-2
- Huddersfield Town – Swansea City – 0-0
- Coventry City – Queens Park Rangers – 2-0
- Cardiff City – Sheffield United – 0-1
- Bristol City – Watford – 0-0