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Nottingham Forest took an important step towards the Championship play-off final as a dominating display helped them to a 2-1 semi-final first leg win over Sheffield United.
Jack Colback took advantage of an untimely slip from Ben Osborn to send Steve Cooper’s men ahead (10), before Blades captain John Egan was taken into possession by Joe Lolley, allowing Brennan Johnson to fire in a second crucial and freezing ( 71).
But just when hope seemed to fade for United, they pulled one back in second-half stoppage time as Sander Berge put the ball on the line, despite replays suggesting that Jack Robinson handled the ball before the midfielder did (90+1).
On Tuesday night at the City Ground, the teams will face off once more – in a match live on Sky Sports Football – for a place at Wembley on Sunday 29 May.
Tuesday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.
Kick off 7:45 p.m.
How the Cooper Reds made a move towards Wembley
As South Yorkshire basked in temperatures of over 20 degrees, there was a festive atmosphere in Bramall Lane, as the journey to Wembley began for two of the second tier giants.
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In his program notes, Paul Heckingbottom called on Blades fans to “understand how important the role they have in what we’re trying to achieve” and they responded as expected, creating a deafening cauldron of noise that clearly prompted players to switch to an encouraging start.
Jack Colback was on hand to put Nottingham Forest ahead against Sheffield United in their first leg
It was also almost rewarded early on, when Sander Berge was tied to the bridge as he attacked for a free kick, although referee Andre Marriner was quick to indicate he would take no further action. But within seconds Forest took the lead.
Time seemed to stand still for a moment, as Joe Worrall’s speculative aerial ball found Sam Surridge, who squared for Philip Zinckernagel. Ben Osborn lost his footing, the Dane saw a shot saved by Wes Foderingham, but Colback was on hand to bail his team-mate out and find the net.