NOTTINGHAM. Middlesbrough overcomes Nottingham Forest with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Sporar (24′) and a goal from O. Hernandez (72′). Nottingham Forest lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (58%).
The match was played at the The City Ground stadium in Nottingham on Wednesday and it started at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Andy Woolmer with the assistance of Mike George and Bhupinder Gill. The 4th official was Darren Drysdale. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 14.6 degrees Celsius or 58.32 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 86%.
Nottingham Forest started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up. On the opposite side, Middlesbrough adopted a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Nottingham Forest – Formation
Chris Hughton decided to play with the following team: Ethan Horvath, Loïc Mbe Soh , Joe Worrall , Scott McKenna , Max Lowe , Brennan Johnson , Ryan Yates , James Garner , Philip Zinckernagel , Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor .
The home team had on the bench: Xande Silva, João Carvalho, Tobias Figueiredo, Brice Samba, Joe Lolley , Jayden Richardson and Cafú.
Best player: Max Lowe
The player that probably impressed the most for Nottingham Forest was Max Lowe.
His rating iswith 19 passes (78% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 13 duels out of 20. He performed 2 crosses.
Middlesbrough – Formation
On the opposite side, Neil Hughton played with: Joe Lumley, Anfernee Dijksteel , Grant Hall , Dael Fry , Lee Peltier , Jonathan Howson , James Léa Siliki , Marcus Tavernier , Matt Crooks , Onel Hernández and Andraž Šporar .
They had on the bench: Duncan Watmore, Uche Ikpeazu , Isaiah Jones , Luke Daniels, Toyosi Olusanya, Connor Malley and Sol Bamba.
Best player: Marcus Tavernier
The player that probably impressed the most for Middlesbrough was Marcus Tavernier even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 23 passes (91% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 14 duels out of 24. He performed 6 crosses.
- 58 Ball Possession 42
- 15 Total 12
- 1 On Target 6
- 14 Off Target 6
- 0 Shots blocked 0
- 85 Attack 104
- 45 Dangerous attack 44
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 6 Corners 7
- 14 Total 13
- 1 Yellow Cards 5
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 3 Substitutions 3
Nottingham Forest was in firm control of the ball 58% while Middlesbrough was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Nottingham Forest was more aggressive with 45 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 1 were on target. Still, Middlesbrough managed to find the solution to win this match.
Nottingham Forest shot 15 times, 1 on target, 14 off target. On the opposite side, Middlesbrough shot 12 times, 6 on target, 6 off target.
Nottingham Forest received 1 yellow card (R. Yates). On the opposite side, Middlesbrough received 5 yellow cards (A. Sporar, J. Howson, L. Peltier, M. Crooks and O. Hernandez).
After this contest, Nottingham Forest will stay with 1 points to stay in the 24th place. On the opposite side, Middlesbrough will have 9 points to stay in the 13th place.
In the next match in the Championship, Nottingham Forest will play away with Huddersfield Town on the 18th of September with a 7-5 head to head record in favor of Huddersfield Town (2 draws). Middlesbrough will host against Blackpool on the 18th of September with a 4-3 head to head in favor of Blackpool (3 draws).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.
- Birmingham City – Fulham – 1-4
- Bristol City – Luton Town – 1-1
- Coventry City – Cardiff City – 1-0
- Nottingham Forest – Middlesbrough – 0-2
- Swansea City – Millwall – 0-0
- Stoke City – Barnsley – 1-1