Chris Wood climbed off the bench to attain an 89th-minute winner as Nottingham Forest bought their Premier League season up and operating with a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United.
Forest seemed like being held by the Blades after Taiwo Awoniyi’s third-minute opener was cancelled out by Gus Hamer’s pleasant strike shortly after half-time.
However after Steve Cooper’s males had laboured within the second half, Wood, whose mortgage transfer from Newcastle was made everlasting in the summertime, got here up with the products close to the tip when he headed home.
It ensured Forest received their first factors of the season after defeat at Arsenal final week whereas the Blades have misplaced their opening two video games on their return to the highest flight after two seasons away.
The Blades could really feel exhausting achieved by as, after overcoming a chastening first half-hour, they competed nicely and had possibilities to have gone in entrance when the rating was 1-1.
The Metropolis Floor was important in incomes Forest many of the factors that led them to security final season and their home kind goes to be essential once more contemplating their first 4 away video games are towards the Gunners, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Manchester Metropolis.
They usually made a flying begin by taking the lead contained in the opening three minutes.
Brennan Johnson teed up Serge Aurier on the precise and the defender despatched in an ideal cross for Awoniyi to energy home a header from six yards.
Forest had been fully dominant and seemed a continuing menace within the opening half-hour.
Awoniyi virtually had one other however Anel Ahmedhodzic intercepted on the far put up, with the tempo and energy of the Nigeria striker inflicting the visiting defence issues.
He thought he ought to have had a penalty when he burst by means of and went down after tangling with Ahmedhodzic, however referee Peter Bankes waved away protests.
The Blades started to get pleasure from some encouraging moments in the direction of the tip of the primary half as Vinicius Souza’s curling effort from 20 yards was saved by Matt Turner whereas different promising alternatives had been ended by a poor final ball.
They began the second half on the entrance foot and had been degree within the forty eighth minute as debutant Hamer launched himself in model following his arrival final week.
Forest couldn’t clear a nook correctly and it fell to the previous Coventry man 20 yards out and he despatched a scrumptious curling effort into the highest nook to ship the visiting followers wild.
The Blades had been rampant and virtually took the lead when Souza hit a first-time effort simply large.
Forest needed to climate the storm however they nonetheless carried a menace on the break, with the tempo of Awoniyi inflicting issues.
He seemed to have regained the lead within the fifty fifth minute when he raced clear and dinked home, however the flag went up as he was nicely offside.
That did no less than flip the tide and it was the hosts that had been trying extra harmful.
However some schoolboy defending from Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna, who collided with one another, handed the Blades an amazing likelihood to go in entrance. Benie Traore raced by means of however Turner bought down brilliantly to maintain out a low effort.
Forest bought their reward late on when Wood, who had come on for Awoniyi, headed home one other pinpoint Aurier cross from the precise.