Nottingham advance to the promotion final after penalty kicks

Nottingham Forest face Huddersfield in the Premier League final on Sunday. In a dramatic second match in which Sheffield United seemed to turn the match around, a penalty shootout and an excellent goalkeeper decided the match.

The hero of the penalty kick competition: Goalkeeper Brice Samba.
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The match started as expected: Nottingham gave the ball to the visitors and waited for a counter attack. Sheffield mostly moved the game to the left to become dangerous with long throws from Robinson. Such a throw-in led to the first chance when captain Egan narrowly missed the ball on the penalty spot (10 ‘). Three minutes later, Ndiaye had a huge chance after a Gibbs-White pass, but goalkeeper Samba was careful and blocked the shot with his outstretched arm.

Sheffield managed the match, but Nottingham scored

As a result, the reds were less wasted. Midfielder McKenna hit the ball from his own half into the field to the fast Surridge, who shook his opponent off and played exemplary in front of goal in the penalty area. Striker Johnson started perfectly and lowered the sharp ball into the net (19th).

As a result, the Forest players limited themselves to defending, Sheffield lacked the ideas. It first became dangerous shortly before half time, but again for the hosts after a counterattack. Johnson’s cross, however, landed in the arms of Foderingham (45 + 3).

Sheffield fought back

Sheffield came out of the break with momentum and equalized after 47 minutes. Ndiaye could not find a hole in the first attempt, but Berge’s ball in the middle landed at Gibbs-White, who equalized. As a result, the Blades failed to capitalize on one of their numerous dead ball chances against the overwhelmed hosts. The game flattened out as a result.

After a strong solo from Baldock, who dropped two opponents, Fleck equalized the first match result (75th) and secured his team extended playing time.

Decision on penalty kick competition

There was good action from each side at the start of the 30 extra minutes, after which the match lost momentum. In the second half of extra time, it became dangerous again and again, but eventually the ball would not find its way into goal.

goals and maps

1: 0Johnson (19 ‘)

1: 1Gibbs-White (47 ‘)

1: 2spot (75 ‘)

Nottingham Forest


Sheffield United

Sheffield U

referee team



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So it went to penalties after 120 minutes. The guests showed nerves from the point, the excellent man was named Brice Samba. The Nottingham goalkeeper saved three out of five penalties and secured a place in the final for promotion to the Premier League. Steve Cooper’s team takes on Huddersfield at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 29 May.

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