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Wood scores a late Forest goal against Sheff Utd.

Wood, who had come on as a substitute, sent the City Ground fans berserk with a header past United goalie Wes Foderingham.

Gustavo Hamer scored a stunning goal on his debut for Sheffield United, giving the newly promoted club hope early in the second half.

Hamer, who joined the club from Coventry City last Friday, scored his first goal for the club from the edge of the box.

After falling behind 1-0 early on, United rallied to equalize just two minutes and eight seconds into the second half.

Forest’s Taiwo Awoniyi opened the score with two minutes and 23 seconds remaining.

Forest took an early lead thanks to Awoniyi’s header from Serge Aurier’s cross.

Forest gets home comforts as Awoniyi displays his worth.

Nottingham Forest’s home form was a major influence in Steve Cooper’s side staying in the league last season.

It could be crucial again this time. A commanding first half performance in front of a boisterous crowd should have resulted in more than one goal, with Brennan Johnson especially energetic on the counter-attack.

With his headed goal, Awoniyi became only the second Forest player to score in six consecutive league games, joining Stan Collymore in 1995.

But it was the player who took his place that gave Forest the victory.

Wood entered the game in the 83rd minute and scored six minutes later to keep Forest on track at the City Ground. Including the end of last season, this was their fourth consecutive home league win, the first time in the top division since 1996.

“In the game, we played real football with real tactical ideas.” “In the end, we scored two really good goals,” stated manager Cooper.

“The boys demonstrated good crossing and header skills.”

“In this league, you don’t get many chances. However, we could have made more. But we got two points. It’s critical to get our first win of the season.”

Sheffield United were unfortunate not to draw.

Going behind after only two minutes wasn’t ideal for United, but Paul Heckingbottom’s team managed to stay in the game – and respond brilliantly after half-time.

United went on the offensive right away in the second half, with Anel Ahmedhodzic having a shot deflected out for a corner.

Another corner was awarded that was not effectively cleared, allowing Hamer to unleash a fantastic strike from the edge of the area to level the game for United.

When Benie Traore came through on goal, he was prevented by Forest goalkeeper Matt Turner’s glove.

The American positioned himself properly to lessen the angle and prevent United from taking the lead at a critical moment. Traore got hurt with less than 10 minutes remaining but was a bright spark for the Blades throughout.

Despite conceding late on, United’s second-half performance was significantly improved, giving them something to build on when they play defending champions Manchester City the following weekend.

“We were very good and played really well from the first 20 minutes.” “I was extremely pleased with the second-half performance,” manager Heckingbottom stated.

“After 20 minutes, we had more than matched them.” That was the performance we were hoping to see. It was obvious to the newcomers.”


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