Nottingham Forest has taken a major step towards the championship playoff finals. This is because Dominant Display helped Sheffield United defeat Sheffield United in the first leg of the 2-1 semi-finals.
Jack Colback used an untimely slip from Ben Osborn to fire in front of Steve Cooper’s men (10). 71).
But just as United’s hopes seemed diminished, Sander Berge put the ball on the line, despite a replay suggesting that Jack Robinson had processed the ball before the midfielder did it. Because it was bundled, I pulled back one in the second half of the downtime (90 + 1).
On Tuesday night, on the city ground, the team goes to battle again-in the live game Sky sports soccer -Location at Wembley on Sunday, May 29th.
How the Coopers Reds took a step towards Wembley
There was a party atmosphere in Bramall Lane when the journey to Wembley began for two of the second-tier giants when South Yorkshire was exposed to temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius.
In the program notes, Paul Heckingbottom called on blade fans to “understand how important their role is in what we are trying to achieve,” and they responded as expected. Make a deafening cauldron and start to clearly encourage the player.
It was almost rewarded when Sander Berge was bundled into the deck when he attacked the free kick, but referee Andre Marriner immediately showed that he wouldn’t take any further action. But within seconds, Forest took control.
Time seemed to rest for a while when Joe Worrall’s speculative aerial ball found Sam Surridge squared for Philip Zinkanagel. Ben Osborn lost his foothold and Dane was saved by Wes Foderingham, but Colvac rescued his teammates and had them to find the net.
Sheffield United approached drawing levels when John Egan’s powerful goal-bound header was off line by Sulridge, but the other half was all Forest-they scored a few more goals. You should have done it.
High-risk defense from the host allowed Johnson to drive into the box halfway through until he stabbed the blade’s goalkeeper’s palm before Ryan Yates nodded loudly without a mark. Fodelingham then made an important save to reject Surridge from close range, before pushing Johnson’s header a few seconds later.
United was less vulnerable to post-break counters and more consistent in their attacks, but many times while Brice Samba was able to make a number of simple catches from the cross to the box. There were many requests for the finish of.
And they were the architects of their own collapse, in the middle of the second half, when Eagan responded too late to Rory’s run.
However, prior to Tuesday’s second leg, when Barge pushed the ball onto the line and renewed his hopes for the blade, the host found a way to halve the deficit in the last few minutes.
What the manager said …
Sheffield United Paul Hecking Bottom: “Their players are annihilated and our players are missing out on a chance. It’s half the time and we came back late and won before this season. We’re recovering as much as we can. Must be prepared-it starts now.
“We went to the end and our goals were extremely important to us. We knew they would come and compete. They have good players in the transition and we It wasn’t enough.
“In the second half, we got much better. They kept their box really well. And obviously when they broke, their chances come when we are stretched. It’s their second. It was an error that led to the goal. “”
Nottingham Forest Steve cooper: “I’m not going to get out of here frustrated by leading in the first leg of the playoffs. Of course, there was the frustration we admitted and we should have scored more than we did, It was a proper playoff game.
“In the second half, they had more balls than we wanted, but we still looked threatened. Someone created many opportunities in that tense game where we were away from home. If you say that, you are very happy. There are many young players who have never experienced a game like this. We are very positive and can’t wait for Tuesday. Let’s go. “
Analysis: “Sheffield United will be happier after a late goal.”
Former Forest Defender Michael Dawson of Sky Sports Football:
“It will be clear over time if that goal will hit the forest. They may have been far ahead, but 2-0 always has that chance. Sheffield United said. How to end the game will make you much happier now.
“If you asked them before the match, they would lead your hand 2 to 1, but they would be very disappointed with the goal they admitted.”
Former Sheffield United midfielder Michael Brown at Sky Sports:
“That was a chance. In the last few seconds they had to put something in the second leg. Overall it was a disappointing performance, but if you can get something in the end, that’s it. Shows how tight it is.
“It was a really difficult afternoon for Sheffield United and I feel a little more confident.”
Best Player-Brennan Johnson
“We are in a good position to win the match. We played well today and had a lot of chances. I wish I had a bigger advantage, but I will take advantage of any advantage on Tuesday. “
Round 2 of the Playoffs Semifinals will take place on Tuesday, May 17th at the City Ground. Sky sports soccerKick off at 7:45 pm. The winner will face Huddersfield or Luton in the playoff final at Wembley on Sunday, May 29th.