Dean Henderson put on a save show.
Nottingham Forest won against Wolverhampton in the quarterfinals of the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) in the 2022-23 season held at the City Ground in Nottingham, England on the 12th at 4:45 am (Korean time) (1-1, PK 4-3 ) was obtained. With this, Nottingham advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
Nottingham started attacking aggressively from the beginning of the game. He shook Wolverhampton’s defense while holding the initiative in the game. Nottingham’s efforts paid off with a corner kick in the 18th minute. The Wolverhampton defense could not handle the ball put into the box properly, and Willy Bolly, who was in front of the gate, concentrated and pushed it in to score the opening goal. Nottingham, who gained momentum with the opening goal, harassed Wolverhampton while maintaining the flow. 안전놀이터
There was also a crisis. Wolverhampton’s counterattack was quite strong, and Nottingham faced a crisis of conceding several times. It was Henderson, the team’s gatekeeper, who saved Nottingham each time. In the 35th minute of the first half, Raul Jimenez received a pass from Hwang Hee-chan and had a chance to score, but the shot was blocked by Henderson’s save. In the 40th minute of the first half, Hwang Hee-chan attempted a left-footed direct shot in front of the goal, but Henderson also knocked it out. These two shots were attacks that were highly likely to lead to Nottingham’s conceding, but Henderson did not allow the ball to go into the goal.
However, Nottingham eventually conceded in the 19th minute of the second half. Nottingham made a change through the replacement card and tried to score, but the game eventually went into overtime.
Henderson’s performance shone even in overtime. Nottingham’s first kicker, Sam Sergey’s shot, was blocked by Jose Sa’s save. In a situation where the first kicker was lost, it was natural that morale would be broken if Wolverhampton’s first kicker succeeded in scoring in the penalty shootout. Henderson displayed his unique composure and succeeded in making a save after accurately reading the direction of Hubeng Neves’ shooting.
It was Henderson who decided the game. Both teams were tight after winning all the penalty shootouts after the first kickers missed. Nottingham wins if Jack Colback, the fifth kicker of Nottingham, succeeds, and Wolverhampton’s fifth kicker misses. Henderson blocked Joe Hodge’s shot to give his team the win.
On this day, Henderson recorded a total of 4 saves and played the role of Nottingham’s guardian at crucial times.