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Forest in the Final!

18 May 2022

Nottingham Forest have put a date for their first trip to the new Wembley Stadium in the calendar.

Steve Cooper's men overcame Sheffield United in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final to progress to the Final.

Forest took a 2-1 lead into the second leg, beating the Blades at Bramall Lane. Jack Colback and Brennan Johnson were on target before Sander Berge pulled one back in injury time to give the South Yorkshire side hope.

And it looked as though Cooper's men were on course in the second leg when Johnson, who became the first Forest player since his own father to score in both legs of a Play-Off Semi-Final, put them 1-0 up and 3-1 up on aggregate.

Paul Heckingbottom's side came out fighting. Morgan Gibbs-White made it 3-2 on aggregate moments after the restart before John Fleck levelled for the Blades.

But Forest eventually got the job done, winning 3-2 on penalties, with Reds stopper Brice Samba the hero, saving spot-kicks from Ollie Norwood, Conor Hourihane and Gibbs-White, to seal their place in the Final alongside Huddersfield Town.

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