English Championship side Nottingham Forest beat Sheffield United on penalties to set up a Championship play-off final meeting with Huddersfield Town despite losing a drama-packed semi-final second leg at the City Ground. Their goalkeeper Brice Samba produced goalkeeping heroics for the hosts at the end of a pulsating tie, saving spot-kicks from Oli Norwood, Conor Hourihane, and Morgan Gibbs-White as they advanced to the final with a 3-2 win on penalties.
Nottingham Forest beat Sheffield United to Book final Ticket
Thousands of joyous Forest fans spilled onto the pitch when Samba saved Gibbs-White’s weak penalty at the end of a tie that finished 3-3 on aggregate. Nottingham Forest went into the game with a 2-1 victory, they had won the first leg 2-1 already. Brennan Johnson had added to Forest’s 2-1 aggregate lead from the first leg after he slide in a first-half finish and made the scores 3-1 on aggregate in favor of the home team.
But second-half goals from Gibbs-White and John Fleck sent the game to extra time. The team’s goalkeeper was the hero of the day as he made lots of fine save during the game and also in the penalty shootout. The goalkeeper Brice Samba saved Sheffield United’s first two penalties before saving Gibbs-White’s own to ensure his side advanced to the next stage of the rue tournament. They will play Huddersfield with the hope of winning and making a historic return to the English Premier League after many years.