Ryan Yates scored a late equalizer to help Sheffield United produce one of the close football results of the weekend in the Championship. Billy Sharp opened the scoring in the 69th minute before Yates scored the equalizer in the fifth minute of stoppage time. It was the eighth time that Forest has scored in stoppage time.
Sheffield United’s Paul Heckingbottom: “It is a 1-1 draw, but the nature of the goal and when it comes means you’ve got one team-high as a kite celebrating and one team flat on the floor. But it’s a point and that’s what I’ve said to the players in there. That’s the story of a game that was to and fro. I thought they were the better team in the first half and we were the better team in the second half. We can’t have too many complaints, but the nature of how we concede and when we concede is a kick in the teeth.”
Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper: “It’s really important we got the equalizer – it’s the least we deserved – but the real focus should be on the performance tonight. We were brilliant, much the superior team, and should have won the game comfortably. But I have no complaints with the players, they worked from the first to the last minute and were excellent. We had loads of young players playing with a real identity and real confidence. Djed’s was a clear penalty, but that [the penalty that was not given] is even more of a penalty.”
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