FOREST 1 - 2 SHEFFIELD UNITED - Tue May 17, 2022 (Playoffs)

Date:
Tue May 17, 2022 (7:45 PM)

Opponent:
Sheffield United

Home/Away:
Home

Ground:
City Ground

Game Type:
Playoffs

Round:
Semi

Leg:
2 (1st Leg)

Score:
1-2 (3-3 on aggregate)

Half-time: 1-0; Full-time: 1-2
Season:
2021-22

Referee:
Michael Oliver

Attendance:
29,015 (Away: 2,003)

NEXT GAMES:

Next Game:
Huddersfield Town (Playoffs)


GAME COUNT:

League:
4930 (of 4969)
Playoffs:
10 (of 11)
Competitive:
5633 (of 5672)
Total:
7394 (of 7440)

Notes:
Won 3-2 on penalties

Sources:
Nottingham Forest Official Site (Link)
BBC Sports (Link)
Sky Sports (Link)
WorldFootball (Link)
ESPN (Link)



Review:
Wow. Wow. Wow. We wait 11 years for another playoff semi-final and then we get this game. After leading 2-1 after the first leg at Bramall Lane, we then take a 1-0 lead (and a 3-1 aggregate lead) with another Brennan Johnson goal. Then, right after half-time, we get levelled on the night and then Sheff Utd take the lead with 15 minutes to go and tying it up on aggregate. That takes it to extra time which finishes with us 3-3 on aggregate and so to penalties. Brice Samba saved the first two and then saved their fifth attempt to take us to Wembley.

Stats:
Our first win in a playoff semifinal in 5 attempts
Our ninth win on penalties after 11 shoot-outs
Steve Cooper's second consecutive appearance in the playoff final after losing with Swansea last season
We'll play Huddersfield Town in the final after they beat Luton in the other semi


Logo
FOREST
Manager: Steve Cooper

Goals:
Brennan Johnson (19)
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SHEFFIELD UNITED
Manager: Paul Heckingbottom

Goals:
Morgan Gibbs-White (47)
John Fleck (75)

Penalties:
1. Brennan Johnson (Scored - 1-0)
2. Cafú (Scored - 2-0)
3. Steve Cook (Scored - 3-1)
4. Joe Lolley (Missed - 3-2)
5. -

Penalties (Sheffield United kicked first):
1. Oliver Norwood (Saved - 0-0)
2. Conor Hourihane (Saved - 1-0)
3. Sander Berge (Scored - 2-1)
4. Iliman Ndiaye (Scored - 3-2)
5. Morgan Gibbs-White (Saved - 3-2)

Lineup:
Num Pos Player
18GKWesley Foderingham
2DGeorge Baldock (108)
6DChris Basham
12DJohn Egan
19DJack Robinson
33MRhys Norrington-Davies
4MJohn Fleck goal (109)
8MSander Berge
16MOliver Norwood
27FMorgan Gibbs-White goal
29FIliman Ndiaye
Subs
23Ben Osborn (108)
24Conor Hourihane (109)
1Adam Davies
22Ben Davies
25Filip Uremovic
32William Osula
36Daniel Jebbison