Forest in cost after first-leg win over Blades

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Brennan Johnson
Brennan Johnson scored his 18th objective of the season to place Nottingham Forest in a commanding place on this semi-final

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 18Foderingham
  • 6Basham
  • 12Egan
  • 19RobinsonBooked at 44mins
  • 23OsbornSubstituted forJebbisonat 82′minutes
  • 16NorwoodBooked at 53minsSubstituted forBaldockat 69′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4FleckBooked at 29mins
  • 3StevensSubstituted forNorrington-Daviesat 89′minutes
  • 8Berge
  • 27Gibbs-White
  • 29Ndiaye

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 2Baldock
  • 22Davies
  • 24Hourihane
  • 33Norrington-Davies
  • 36Jebbison
  • 41Osula

Nottm Forest

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 30Samba
  • 4WorrallBooked at 34mins
  • 27S Prepare dinner
  • 26McKenna
  • 2SpenceBooked at 44mins
  • 22Yates
  • 37Garner
  • 8Colback
  • 11ZinckernagelBooked at 43minsSubstituted forLolleyat 69′minutes
  • 20JohnsonSubstituted forMightenat 90+2′minutes
  • 16SurridgeSubstituted forDavisat 77′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Horvath
  • 3Figueiredo
  • 9Davis
  • 14Laryea
  • 17Mighten
  • 18Ribeiro Dias
  • 23Lolley

Referee:
Andre Marriner

Attendance:
30,225

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A late Sander Berge objective gave Sheffield United some hope going into the second leg of their play-off semi-final towards Nottingham Forest.

The away facet took an early lead when Jack Colback scored on the rebound after Wes Foderingham had saved out Philip Zinckernagel’s preliminary effort.

Brennan Johnson scored after a John Egan error to place the Reds in management.

With time nearly up, Berge bundled residence from a nook to arrange a giant second leg on Tuesday.

Forest had been simply two minutes away from leaving Sheffield with a hard-earned two-goal lead however will nonetheless begin the second leg as favourites to succeed in Wembley.

After an excellent opening 10 minutes, Forest went in entrance when Sam Surridge acquired on to Joe Worrall’s clipped ball into the inside-right channel and despatched the ball into the center for Zinckernagel. He ought to have scored however fired straight at Foderingham and, with Blades full-back Ben Osborn having slipped over, Colback was in a position to ship the rebound residence below no stress.

Sheffield United responded properly to the setback and Surridge was in the best spot to move off the road from Egan’s header from John Fleck’s inswinging nook.

That was pretty much as good because it acquired within the first 45 minutes for the house facet although, as Forest completely dominated the remainder of the half.

Ryan Yates headed large from an incredible place after James Garner’s cross discovered him unmarked within the center, earlier than keeper Foderingham saved properly from Surridge after which did brilliantly to rise up and maintain out Johnson’s follow-up header.

Foderingham had beforehand made separate saves from Surridge and Johnson, whereas the latter screwed an effort previous the submit, because the Blades clung on for the interval.

Paul Heckingbottom’s males massively improved after the break and it was the guests who needed to climate a storm.

Nevertheless, regardless of dominating the possession, they may not drive Brice Samba right into a notable save and had been then caught chilly when substitute Joe Lolley robbed Egan of possession 30 yards from his personal objective and drove ahead earlier than the ball broke properly for Johnson to comb in a high quality end.

It might have gotten even worse for the Blades however Egan made an incredible block to disclaim Johnson after an enterprising run from Djed Spence, and Spence then despatched a low drive into the facet netting.

With the house followers streaming for the exits, their group received a late nook. Morgan Gibbs-White’s centre was missed by Samba and Norway worldwide Berge acquired the essential contact to place the ball over the road.



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