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Forest Wins Championship Playoff On Penalties - Live!

Minute Report: Who will secure their place against Huddersfield at Wembley? Find out with Daniel Harris (Author: Gardener)

WembleyThis website uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Also read: Liverpool in title race to final day after Joël Matip's header beats Southampton Samba is very, very happy. Steve Cook then mentions the two crucial saves, one early and one late, that helped his team stay in the game and says Forest didn't deserve to win tonight; Blades were amazing, he thought the second half was "terrible", hated "every minute" of it and says the dressing room is an emotional place. Samba notes there is one more game to go so they will enjoy tonight and then prepare for Wembley and Cook agrees and says Forest were bottom after six or seven games and are looking forward to great competition at Wembley is happy. Samba then praises Steve Cooper, saying that Forest deserves promotion and accepts his Man of the Match award. When you see how calm they were in that interview, you understand how they were able to take and salvage those penalties. I can't think of many better penalties than Brice Samba's tonight. I can't say that he completely upset the Blades buyers because the pressure they were under without him was unimaginably immense, but he absolutely amplified it and then supported it. In the stands, Garry Birtles celebrates while Stuart Broad looks on, teary-eyed and speechless. It's really crazy, Forest, winners of two European cups, have not been in the top flight for 23 years - have not even reached a play-off final. It feels wrong to say that a club deserves more than any other club, but it feels absolutely right to say that the forest deserves it. They meet up with Huddersfield every Sunday of the week - if they're not still standing on the City Ground square. The City Ground Pitch is a surging sea of ​​bodies and love. But this will hurt them for a long, long time - as long as they live and probably longer. Forest fans storm the pitch, torches all over the show, and players get lost in the midst of it all. Poor old Blades, who hit back so brilliantly, but what a feat from Samba, who made two superb saves throughout the game, one at 0-0 and one just before the end, and then saved a phenomenal three penalties! Tonight will be the greatest day of his life! Nottingham Forest 3-2 Sheffield United! FOREST GO TO WEMBLEY! Gibbs-White stutters, stutters again, and a bad kick is easily saved by Samba! Lolley steps up to win it... and his head goes up so he hits the bar! Ndiaye opens his body and fits into the right side netting. But if Forest scores next, it's over. Here comes Steve Cook and he goes up and left as Foderingham dives to the right. Blades need to score next! Berge goes left and Samba dives right! It's a poor penalty down the middle but Foderingham can only deflect Cafu's shot into the net! Hourihane goes in the middle, Samba stands, I have no idea why, sticks a hand just off his body and sends the ball onto the bar and away! forest flies! Samba takes a drink, takes his time, and makes Norwood wait. AND WHAT A SAVE SAMBA! Norwood goes to the keeper's right, up, and the keeper jumps clear! Johnson fits in the bottom right. The blades go at the far end first. “How do these people want the second goal in the first leg of a semi-final to be acknowledged? "Speaking of pretty decent extensions," replies Harriet Osborn. "With a certain Forest bench warmer already mentioned... The Concacaf Nations League Finals (the only one to have taken place so far)." But before we get to the unbridled joy and searing pain, let's both groups of players share this Draw have given everything, praise big - twice. Every fan we see seems ready to vomit their souls. 120+1 min OH MY DAYS! A ball bouncing over it; Samba charges out again, jumps to try and get a touch or stop Robinson from getting a touch, Robinson goes down... No, it's a yellow card for diving! 120 min My days, we'll get penalties. I feel sick and I don't care who wins. 119 min Garner appears to be having an issue with his Achilles tendon so is replaced by Cafu. 118 min Hourihane appears on the left, throwing in a low cross for Gibbs-White which takes just one touch, no different than the one he struck from, and this time his jab just misses. 118 min Spence was much higher in the second period but again he hits a cross that misses everyone. 116 mins Forest comes in, Lolley collects the ball on the right side and waves his left foot inside. 115 mins I have no idea what happens next but the ball finds itself in the middle and Gibbs-White wins the knockdown and finds Ndiaye! Again he stands in front of the goal, again he just doesn't have to hit the goalkeeper ... and again Samba makes himself huge, saves a scratched shot with his foot! If Blades loses here, Ndiaye will feel very bad, possibly for the rest of his life! 106 min Lolley storms through midfield! He has Johnson on his right, Davis on his left and chooses the former but the ball is a little behind him so he can't slice inside and head for goal so instead crosses deep and Lolley slips as he shoots . his effort dribbles into Foderingham's dive. Joe Lolley slips after missing a big opportunity. Photo: Simon Davies/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock 114 mins Nice from Berge, flicked into the field and over Yates before firing a shot that deflected at the back. 113 min We see some shots of crowds - there is a lot of lip chewing and finger biting. Actually, we should have built that in – there is just as much drama in the stands as there is on the pitch. 111 min Lovely by Gibbs-White who was the best player on the pitch tonight, flipping Cook in the half turn with Zidane-like feet and body movements. 110 mins Awarded again by Davis who collects the ball on the left almost halfway, goes in field and finds Spence... 109 mins Foderingham is good to continue - I think he injured himself on the free kick - but his team is under pressure here. 108 min Blades make their first substitution with Osborn replacing the great Baldock. Meanwhile, Foderingham is down, then Heckingbottom sends Hourihane in for Fleck. 107 min And now it's Spence on the bottom right, his cross is decent but a bit high, forcing Johnson to leap into a volley which Foderingham saves. Baldock does it brilliantly and pulls to the right. He has space behind Colback to attack, so it looks like the opportunity will be gone if he tries to hack inside. He drives outside, screws his man a second time, walks towards the line, crosses low, AND FLECK TAPES HOME! AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW?! The whistle goes with Forest preparing for a corner, which doesn't amuse her. But not much going on here now - it's ridiculously tense. 105 mins In the final 15 minutes of regular time, it looked like Davis was the closest to making things right, but he's barely had a kick since. 104 min Ndiaye is getting more and more influential, pulling left and crossing deep but Samba is there to collect. 102 min Here's Garner finding Colback again and accepting Diaye's foul; Diaye is cautioned and Garner's free-kick is a poor, floating affair aimed at the back post. 101 min It's weird to say this, but Garner comes into play a little - maybe because it's slowed down. Despite having ball skills, there are doubts about his physical condition - is he fast enough or strong enough? 100 min It has become a bit quiet; You could cut the atmosphere with an atmosphere cutter. 98. Min ... but when the ball comes deep to the far post, Robinson, who is so good at first contact, can only leave a header behind. 97 mins Blades' turn now, Baldock who was excellent, trying to get outside McKenna and win a corner... 96 mins And here's Johnson on the right, rolling a decent ball to the near post , which Davis attacks. But he can only poke at it, and Foderingham saves easily enough - but these two look like Forest's most likely route to a winner. 95 min It's rare to see decent overtime - Brazil vs France at the 1986 World Cup, Italy vs Germany 2006 - but the way the 90 ended gives me some hope. 94 min Lolley finds Spence in the bottom right corner of the box but Fleck has a good hold on him and forces him to check, after which he can't see a red shirt. 92 mins Another canal ball, this time by Baldock and Ndiaye is down! The angle is pretty tight, but it puts the laces on the ball with decent power but sends the shot straight to Samba. 92 min In Co-Comms, Don Goodman states that Johnson and Spence weren't involved enough, and he's right. But I don't think it's their fault, their midfield couldn't get them to the ball. 91 min And Norwood has a jump from the half. It goes far. Blades in particular, who saved brilliantly when the tie was almost over, but Forest also played their part in two life-threatening legs. I have no idea what's going to happen next, but it's going to be immense. Brennan puts it away and Davis saves and serves Garner outside the box. He opens his body to take you into the far corner... but someone sticks a head out and sends the ball behind them! 90+1 min A pause as Samba waits for a goal kick and does Forest still have a chance? 90 mins There are two extra minutes and Worrall starts them by chopping down Norrington-Davies as he pins the ball into space and runs away. He's booked and Blades has the ball to put into the box... 90 min I feel for the players, but thirty of them left? 89 min Now this is great, desperate, wild stuff. If things continue like this, we could still see some goals. 88 mins Neither side wants extra time and here's Berge who is becoming increasingly influential, clipping a low cross for Gibbs-White... 87 mins Forest is the better side now - Davis made a big difference and when he did it Egan snaps, just outside the box, a shooting lane appears...but Robinson immediately closes it, hurling his body into a block. 85 min Davies made a difference and again he finds space on the left and cuts back for Lolley whose shot is deflected back. Garner's corner gets Worrall out but his header flies over the top. 84 min What cost Forest tonight is that poor start to the second half - which allowed Blades to get back into the tie if they had been held out a little longer they would have felt it slip away. But you have to give it to Heckingbottom and his team - they were by far the better team tonight and stayed put when things went against them. 83 min It's been a while since we've seen Johnson. 81 min Garner goes close to the post but Worrall runs towards it and can only jab it. 80 min Davis runs down the inside left channel, hits the line, hoists a cross and Robinson panics when Foderingham could have rallied. Eventually the ball falls behind and Forest takes a corner... 79 min Forest eventually gets the ball away but Blades are over them like cheap boiler suits and smell a famous win. 79 min Forest rocks! Another channel ball sees Gibbs-White troubling McKenna, who panics and tries to find Samba, but just misses instead! 77 min Gibbs-White had a good game and he drops low, outside the box and right of centre, then feeds a nice pass into space and in the back! But under pressure he just lets the ball hit his foot and it goes wide. 76 min Forest sends Davies in for Surridge and will now fear defeat! 73 min But actually it's Forest preparing another sub, Keinan Davis putting on his top. He'll be replacing Surridge I imagine, looks like a wise move as the more desperate the Blades get the more space he'll have to attack. 72 min I wonder if Blades will make a move any time soon - they don't really look like they're going to score now and there's too much at stake to just hope for a set piece. 70 minutes change for Forest, and they made it at the weekend: Lolley replaces Zinkernagel. 70 min Norwood slides a decent ball outside of Worrall for Basham but he just has too much gas and runs out of play before he can catch him. 68 min Forest are back on their feet now but the longer they stay at 3-2 the more nervous they - and the City Ground in general - are going to get. 67 mins Meanwhile, Surridge Forest wins another corner, this time down the right and Garner's delivery is better, McKenna first... and the ball slips off his brown into the nearest defender. 66 min Joel Matip put Liverpool ahead at St Mary's. 65 mins Forest has calmed down again, Worrall hobbles another down the line and puts Spence in a race with Robinson. He wins, but Robinson stays just close enough to the law to get away with his foul, instigating a more obvious one from Spence that allows Blades to clear. 63 min "If you're using Scots slang," Craig scolds Hannah, "please use your Heid and spelling correctly!" I used Geordie, ya radge! 62 min Garner looks for Cook at the far post but the ball goes just over his head. 61 min Forest comes in, Zinckernagel snaps from outside Basham and wins a corner when his cross is blocked from behind. 61 min Norwood swings it in and the referee explodes for a foul, Robinson is accused of obstructing Cook but things looked good for me. 60 min Worrall kicks it out, Gibbs-White worries him and wins another corner for Blades... Ndiaye gets the ball on the right side of the box and Worrall does it really well to slide in and win it but here is Berge , launching to the line - someone's gotta stop that - and he crosses low and hard for Gibbs-White to fire a finish into the far corner and launch the ball from the inside of his foot with no backlift. This was a much tougher ending than it looked and we got a ball game! Morgan Gibbs-White hits for the Blades. Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/REX/Shutterstock Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/REX/Shutterstock 59 min Berge, increasingly influential, tees off for Baldock, who steps into the field trying to get a ball behind him but is blocked at the source. 59 min. Forest has hardly been in his own half since the break. 58 min Spence, looking like a gambler, feeds Johnson, who knows Robinson is too close, and flips him over with dismissive ease. Again, Robinson boots him, and this time he's booked. 57 min I mentioned that before but I was hoping to see more of Forest's midfielders. Both Garner and Yates had a few decent moments, but they don't affect the course of things. 55 min Johnson takes on Robinson who gives him a shove... What I really like about Johnson is his ability to play at both ends; Today's forwards prefer their stronger foot, but they have the speed to go wide and can pull wide both left and right. 53 min I don't know what Heckingbottom said or gave his players a drink at half-time, but they're totally in it - even more so than they started the first half. Forest has to clear his attention and dig in. 52 min Blades are first to every ball here and when Norwood takes a free kick Egan hits it back... and someone, Surridge I think, hits him back. 50 min Blades win another corner and again it goes back and there is a mismatch! Mountains vs. Garner! Garner does whatever it takes to get his man down without appearing to get his man down, meaning it's obvious to anyone watching that he's wrestling his man to the floor. Blades need to make more of a fuss about these things. 49 min Blades win a corner and it grabs Robinson at the far post who thunders in a header... I think that went in! 47 min Balades starts fast again, Gibbs-White zipping between two defenders who do well not to trip him. 46 min Here we go again! 46 min Here we go again! 46 min Here we go again! 46 min Here we go again! During the break, a pal informed me that Brennan Johnson has become the second player to score in both legs of a Championship playoff semi-final. The first was his father 19 years ago in a tie between the same two teams. After the half-time whistle, Forest stayed out, presumably to avoid any potential uproar. Blades are out early for the restart and now the home side are following suit. “I need to keep track of this on my work computer as it is only 2.45am here. I went to the City Ground with two of my kids in November to watch Forest crush Preston 3-0. I can only imagine what it's like tonight.' My closet is in high spirits and I'm in north London. Halftime email: "What do you mean nobody's helping Fernandes?" wonders Yash Gupta. Nottingham Forest are a real club and the Premier League would be better off with them in the league as it looks like Leeds are going under.' I try not to be elitist on these things but I can't say I'm complaining would if they are the ones ascending. I would love to see this team given another year to grow together, almost as if I would like to spend a day "in and around" the City Ground. 13 min Forest just can't hold the ball and Norrington-Davies takes Gibbs-White down the left! He looks up to see Ndiaye in the middle and curls a luscious ball his way with the outside of his right foot! But Samba runs out, blocks his shot and Cook clears before Berge can pick up the pieces! At St. Mary's it's 1-1 at the break. This was a lot of fun unless you're a Blades fan. They're still in, but looking second best. 45+3 mins Nice again from Forest, Spence sends Johnson down to the right, Surridge in the middle. His cross is decent, low and fast, but a flick from Egan is enough to take it away. 37 min A scuffle! Heckingbottom was slightly delighted with the way he returned the ball to Spence before a throw-in - I think we can be sure now he doesn't want a half - and Johnson was quick over there, along with most of his mates. It's a very decent footballer of mine but when you see that you know a team is together - by contrast I was at Anfield a few weeks ago and when Fabinho threw Fernandes down nobody did anything or said . 45+1 min Robinson tries to put Norrington-Davies on the line but rolls over a pass that goes wide. 45 min Gibbs-White nibbles on McKenna, then Colback, both missing. 44 min Norwood has been quiet so far but here he fails to pick up the ball left of centre, moving towards goal and wiping his foot over a shot which bounces back and forth on its way over the bar. 43 min Fleck steps over Johnson, neither of them gets close to the ball. The referee lets it but Forest has to make sure they don't interfere because Blades are looking for something, anything. 42. Min. Norrington-Davies appears on the left and crosses, but McKenna heads away well. 41 min. Any fire Blades had in the early clashes is gone. Ultimately, the class says - Forest has better players. 39 min The crowd is on an absolute time here and it's on to Forest. Johnson slips over the sidelines on the artificial turf, and when Spence Robinson wins back, he's right there and released immediately. He slides down to the right, has Surridge in the middle... 36 min The last few minutes have flown by. Forest won't mind, and maybe Blades won't either because they don't want to concede again before halftime. 34 min Sean Dyche is in the crowd and is likely to support Forest. He's still dressed like a manager in a shirt and tie, although I always thought he had something of the Speed ​​Awareness Instructor. 32 min Zinckernagel has been calm so far but he makes that last move which finally comes to a halt as the ball hits the referee. 31 min Johnson executes a jumping touch off and Robinson executes a jumping ankle stud. I said forest grows and they do! A brilliant ball from McKenna into the channel sends Surridge away - what a call from Cooper to keep him - his cross is low, quick and perfect and when Johnson gets on it with an absolute tear he slips into a penalty end that ball bubbles up in the near post! The City Ground goes into the stratosphere! Brennan Johnson scores the first goal of the night. 30 minutes before the game, Heckingbottom noticed that Forest scored with his first attack in the first leg. Well, they did it again tonight and it's going to make him pretty sick. In this respect, the away goals rule does not apply here. 28 min Ndiaye pulls left and attempts a pullback; It's blocked so he seeks possession and takes it from Yates, then shoots from outside the box... and Samba makes an easy save. 27 min Johnson is down, but he's just drinking. 26 min A little break. Blades need this. 24 min The power is now with Forest; They're playing like a team that knows they're going to win, but if they make it to the final they'd do well to remember how badly they started here. 22 min. This is a completely different game now. First Spence jumps on Zinckernagel, who touches down for the first time for Surridge, whose shot is blocked, then Zinckernagel serves Garner, who swept a brilliant, rising shot just wide of the far post from the right side of the box. If Forest can keep going like this, they could end that before half-time. 21 min Oh man, look at David Johnson who absolutely rocks it. There's a Yiddish word, naches, which means to be very proud of one's children and I'm not sure there's a higher version of that than watching them score a goal for your club. 20 min Poor old Iliman Ndiaye, but that's the difference: reckless finishing. 18 min Blades do a really good job of taking down Forest's passers - much better than the weekend - playing with the intensity of desperation. But just in those last few minutes, Forest moves better. 16 min Looking back at that Ndiaye chance, he thought it was easier than it was and a decent follow up would be a goal. It's true that Samba could only really save it when it hit him, but he spread well and Yerman didn't do enough to take it where he wasn't. 15 min Speaking of Garner, I hadn't seen him until then. Here he and Yates need to get going, because Forest's midfield is currently not in the game. 15 min Forest wins a corner in the bottom right and Garner, who has shown quite a skill with them, will take it... but his kick goes wide of the near post. 12 min I should have said earlier Southamton and Liverpool are also playing... If Liverpool don't win then City are more or less champions. 10 min Blades have the territorial advantage so far and win another throw, not as close to the corner flag as before, meaning Robinson has to throw further but has more angle to pick a man. He also makes decent contact but sends his header wide. 9 min Twice Forest tries to feed Spence so a good exit for them down right - I'm told he's a real player - and twice Norrington-Davies crunches him. 8 min We're reminded that Blades are missing Sharp and McBurnie, but actually I'm wondering if Gibbs-White and Ndiaye, professional midfielders, might be able to give them something else. I think we already know that the first two aren't Premier League players, while the latter two could be. 7 min "I believe Brennan Johnson is named after former Forest and Canada full-back Jimmy Brennan!" advises Mike Mercer. 6 min It's a brute and for a second it looks like it's going to fall on an attacker, but someone - Worrall I think - slides into a clearing. 4 min so far this is a total mess and the rain is falling vertically. But then Ndiaye runs the channel, Fleck lofts a decent ball into space, and finally Fleck, now further up front, wins a throw from Spence. 3 min It was a bumpy start, the ball flying back and forth but Blades are on the front foot trying to stop Forest from playing the lead. 2 min Jack Robinson says Forest celebrated their second goal of the weekend. If Blades gets a second tonight, I daresay he'll be over-partying faster than you can say, well, Jack Robinson. 1 min I just said it, but it needs to be said again: The City Ground is in quite an old condition. 1 minute, let's go! Forest has been getting into their tifo well lately and they have two huge banners on their popular end. Has any other club won more European cups than league titles? As expected, Forest is unchanged - Keinan Davis is fit but Sam Surridge retains his place - while Blades make two changes: Enda Stevens is injured so his right midfield spot goes to George Baldock, while Rhys Norrington-Davies is for Ben Osborn who is sitting on the bench. The City Ground absolutely bounces. You love to see it. Here come the teams! If I'm root - for the avoidance of doubt I'm not - no way I'm turning my back on SJ Broad after the events of the winter. Look who's in town @NFFC. COYR 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈 pic.twitter.com/4UiK9Lbf9p - Samit Patel 🏏 (@Samitpatel21) May 17, 2022 "There's no rush," says Heckingbottom of his team's task for tonight. He identifies Forest as a counter-attacking team - I'm not sure Cooper would do that - noting that they scored on their first attack on Saturday after Blades started well. He wants his team to be patient and believes the score will stay the same for a while. I don't really like the ending, but I can't think of many opening bars that give me the same shiver of total bliss and root me in a time and place - Robert Miles' Children maybe. Of course that's partly because I was young at the time, but I don't think it's just because - there's just something about the actual music. Anyhow, feel free to send in your equivalents. "As you say, you've seen quite a bit of Forest this season," says Harriet Osborn, "I'm curious what you think of Ethan Horvath. Considering he was able to keep Liverpool to a single goal in that FA Cup game combined with what he did last summer, he seems a bit too good to be a backup. Or am I just referring to the only good things he's done in two years? He hasn't acted enough or sung enough on TV to have a reasonable opinion of him. But yeah, at 26 he'll probably feel like he has to play. Steve Cooper tells Sky he will try to win the game like he does every game. Ryan Yates takes a slap on the shoulder - "You're trying to tell him he's not playing," he chuckles. "I lived with a Blades fan for three years," admits Nick Spray. Never "the blades". "Nah, you're thinking pixies," says Matt Dony on Thegate. At this point, Robin van Persie's son Shaqueel has just signed with Feyenoord. Just look at his face! Just look at his face! pic.twitter.com/rnK84yvrm4 - SPORTbible (@sportbible) May 17, 2022 Oh man Sky are showing the highlights of the first leg and they just cut to David Johnson going away after Brennan's goal. Since the weekend I have the impression that my eyeballs have started to sweat every time. I have no idea how gamers' parents feel about it. He was No. 6 when he joined Forest last season and has progressed to an 8 over the course of his loans and I'm sure Cooper wants him to play his normal game. But someone has to, um, get "in and around" mountains, and that might be their job. If you look at The Blades' lineup, chances are they'll need their top three to make that happen. It's not often that you see a 3-4-1-2 let alone one playing against the other and if I'm Paul Heckingbottom I order my attackers to line up against Forest's three-pointers whenever possible ally. "Just a tiny dot," says Rob Jacques, "but either 'Sheffield United' or 'The Blades'. I'm fascinated by it, I'm sure that's what locals call them when visiting as away supporters, but maybe I'm confusing them with Birmingham, 'blues'. Football is a narrow-minded, traditional, protectionist affair, so it will come as no surprise to hear that this should be a Premier League game. Two great old clubs with glorious histories, hailing from big cities and boasting a serious following, must be in the top flight to the satisfaction of those watching other teams in this division. Makes sense right? Aside from the fact that football is also a precise, merit-based and competitive affair, it will also come as no surprise to hear that no team has any business playing in any competition unless they earn the right to on the field. Forest were relegated in 1999 and haven't been that close to a return since, losing three playoff semifinals - most recently in 2011. It's been a long road. Blades, on the other hand, have sunk lower – they spent six years in League 1 between 2011 and 2019 and are yet to win promotion through the playoffs in eight attempts – but managed two straight seasons in “this league” between 2019 and 2021. As such, they will be confident they can do it again as there are several players in their roster who have been part of this surprising Chris Wilder-inspired renaissance. However, you have to walk a bit because Forest is in full swing. After Steve Cooper lost the first four games and picked up a point from the first seven, Steve Cooper replaced Chris Hughton as manager with transformative impact. Despite winning five of their first six, everything changed leading up to a young, dynamic, incredibly likeable side taking 29 of the last 36 points available. If they play well tonight it will take something serious to stop them reaching Wembley to face Huddersfield a week from Sunday. They have two fast, brave and skilled strikers in Iliman Ndiaye and Morgan Gibbs-White and if Sander Berge has a good day they have chances to come back from 2-1 down from the first leg. This is going to be intense. I was particularly impressed by Brennan Johnson - son of David, formerly of Ipswich but probably not named after Mark of Panini. Anyway he looks like a talent, quick, intelligent and excellent with the ball. I would love to see him get into the Premier League and eventually, whether next season or not, whether with Forest or not, I am sure that will happen. I've seen more from Forest than Blades this season and what a breath of fresh air they were. Obviously Fulham have beaten the division and scored a paltry 106 goals, but otherwise only Bournemouth have more than Forest's 74 with 73, and next is Huddersfield with nine down.

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Forest Wins Championship Playoff On Penalties - Live!

Minute Report: Who will secure their place against Huddersfield at Wembley? Find out with Daniel Harris (Author: Gardener)

WembleyThis website uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Also read: Liverpool in title race to final day after Joël Matip's header beats Southampton Samba is very, very happy. Steve Cook then mentions the two crucial saves, one early and one late, that helped his team stay in the game and says Forest didn't deserve to win tonight; Blades were amazing, he thought the second half was "terrible", hated "every minute" of it and says the dressing room is an emotional place. Samba notes there is one more game to go so they will enjoy tonight and then prepare for Wembley and Cook agrees and says Forest were bottom after six or seven games and are looking forward to great competition at Wembley is happy. Samba then praises Steve Cooper, saying that Forest deserves promotion and accepts his Man of the Match award. When you see how calm they were in that interview, you understand how they were able to take and salvage those penalties. I can't think of many better penalties than Brice Samba's tonight. I can't say that he completely upset the Blades buyers because the pressure they were under without him was unimaginably immense, but he absolutely amplified it and then supported it. In the stands, Garry Birtles celebrates while Stuart Broad looks on, teary-eyed and speechless. It's really crazy, Forest, winners of two European cups, have not been in the top flight for 23 years - have not even reached a play-off final. It feels wrong to say that a club deserves more than any other club, but it feels absolutely right to say that the forest deserves it. They meet up with Huddersfield every Sunday of the week - if they're not still standing on the City Ground square. The City Ground Pitch is a surging sea of ​​bodies and love. But this will hurt them for a long, long time - as long as they live and probably longer. Forest fans storm the pitch, torches all over the show, and players get lost in the midst of it all. Poor old Blades, who hit back so brilliantly, but what a feat from Samba, who made two superb saves throughout the game, one at 0-0 and one just before the end, and then saved a phenomenal three penalties! Tonight will be the greatest day of his life! Nottingham Forest 3-2 Sheffield United! FOREST GO TO WEMBLEY! Gibbs-White stutters, stutters again, and a bad kick is easily saved by Samba! Lolley steps up to win it... Ndiaye opens his body and fits into the right side netting. But if Forest scores next, it's over. Here comes Steve Cook and he goes up and left as Foderingham dives to the right. Blades need to score next! Berge goes left and Samba dives right! It's a poor penalty down the middle but Foderingham can only deflect Cafu's shot into the net! Hourihane goes in the middle, Samba stands, I have no idea why, sticks a hand just off his body and sends the ball onto the bar and away! forest flies! Samba takes a drink, takes his time, and makes Norwood wait. AND WHAT A SAVE SAMBA! Norwood goes to the keeper's right, up, and the keeper jumps clear! Johnson fits in the bottom right. The blades go at the far end first. “How do these people want the second goal in the first leg of a semi-final to be acknowledged? "Speaking of pretty decent extensions," replies Harriet Osborn. "With a certain Forest bench warmer already mentioned... The Concacaf Nations League Finals (the only one to have taken place so far)." But before we get to the unbridled joy and searing pain, let's both groups of players share this Draw have given everything, praise big - twice. Every fan we see seems ready to vomit their souls. 120+1 min OH MY DAYS! A ball bouncing over it; Samba charges out again, jumps to try and get a touch or stop Robinson from getting a touch, Robinson goes down... No, it's a yellow card for diving! 120 min My days, we'll get penalties. I feel sick and I don't care who wins. 119 min Garner appears to be having an issue with his Achilles tendon so is replaced by Cafu. 118 min Hourihane appears on the left, throwing in a low cross for Gibbs-White which takes just one touch, no different than the one he struck from, and this time his jab just misses. 118 min Spence was much higher in the second period but again he hits a cross that misses everyone. 116 mins Forest comes in, Lolley collects the ball on the right side and waves his left foot inside. 115 mins I have no idea what happens next but the ball finds itself in the middle and Gibbs-White wins the knockdown and finds Ndiaye! Again he stands in front of the goal, again he just doesn't have to hit the goalkeeper ... and again Samba makes himself huge, saves a scratched shot with his foot! If Blades loses here, Ndiaye will feel very bad, possibly for the rest of his life! 106 min Lolley storms through midfield! He has Johnson on his right, Davis on his left and chooses the former but the ball is a little behind him so he can't slice inside and head for goal so instead crosses deep and Lolley slips as he shoots . his effort dribbles into Foderingham's dive. Joe Lolley slips after missing a big opportunity. Photo: Simon Davies/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock 114 mins Nice from Berge, flicked into the field and over Yates before firing a shot that deflected at the back. 113 min We see some shots of crowds - there is a lot of lip chewing and finger biting. Actually, we should have built that in – there is just as much drama in the stands as there is on the pitch. 111 min Lovely by Gibbs-White who was the best player on the pitch tonight, flipping Cook in the half turn with Zidane-like feet and body movements. 110 mins Awarded again by Davis who collects the ball on the left almost halfway, goes in field and finds Spence... 109 mins Foderingham is good to continue - I think he injured himself on the free kick - but his team is under pressure here. 108 min Blades make their first substitution with Osborn replacing the great Baldock. Meanwhile, Foderingham is down, then Heckingbottom sends Hourihane in for Fleck. 107 min And now it's Spence on the bottom right, his cross is decent but a bit high, forcing Johnson to leap into a volley which Foderingham saves. Baldock does it brilliantly and pulls to the right. He has space behind Colback to attack, so it looks like the opportunity will be gone if he tries to hack inside. He drives outside, screws his man a second time, walks towards the line, crosses low, AND FLECK TAPES HOME! AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW?! The whistle goes with Forest preparing for a corner, which doesn't amuse her. But not much going on here now - it's ridiculously tense. 105 mins In the final 15 minutes of regular time, it looked like Davis was the closest to making things right, but he's barely had a kick since. 104 min Ndiaye is getting more and more influential, pulling left and crossing deep but Samba is there to collect. 102 min Here's Garner finding Colback again and accepting Diaye's foul; Diaye is cautioned and Garner's free-kick is a poor, floating affair aimed at the back post. 101 min It's weird to say this, but Garner comes into play a little - maybe because it's slowed down. Despite having ball skills, there are doubts about his physical condition - is he fast enough or strong enough? 100 min It has become a bit quiet; You could cut the atmosphere with an atmosphere cutter. 98. Min ... but when the ball comes deep to the far post, Robinson, who is so good at first contact, can only leave a header behind. 97 mins Blades' turn now, Baldock who was excellent, trying to get outside McKenna and win a corner... 96 mins And here's Johnson on the right, rolling a decent ball to the near post , which Davis attacks. But he can only poke at it, and Foderingham saves easily enough - but these two look like Forest's most likely route to a winner. 95 min It's rare to see decent overtime - Brazil vs France at the 1986 World Cup, Italy vs Germany 2006 - but the way the 90 ended gives me some hope. 94 min Lolley finds Spence in the bottom right corner of the box but Fleck has a good hold on him and forces him to check, after which he can't see a red shirt. 92 mins Another canal ball, this time by Baldock and Ndiaye is down! The angle is pretty tight, but it puts the laces on the ball with decent power but sends the shot straight to Samba. 92 min In Co-Comms, Don Goodman states that Johnson and Spence weren't involved enough, and he's right. But I don't think it's their fault, their midfield couldn't get them to the ball. 91 min And Norwood has a jump from the half. It goes far. Blades in particular, who saved brilliantly when the tie was almost over, but Forest also played their part in two life-threatening legs. I have no idea what's going to happen next, but it's going to be immense. Brennan puts it away and Davis saves and serves Garner outside the box. He opens his body to take you into the far corner... but someone sticks a head out and sends the ball behind them! 90+1 min A pause as Samba waits for a goal kick and does Forest still have a chance? 90 mins There are two extra minutes and Worrall starts them by chopping down Norrington-Davies as he pins the ball into space and runs away. He's booked and Blades has the ball to put into the box... 90 min I feel for the players, but thirty of them left? 89 min Now this is great, desperate, wild stuff. If things continue like this, we could still see some goals. 88 mins Neither side wants extra time and here's Berge who is becoming increasingly influential, clipping a low cross for Gibbs-White... 87 mins Forest is the better side now - Davis made a big difference and when he did it Egan snaps, just outside the box, a shooting lane appears...but Robinson immediately closes it, hurling his body into a block. 85 min Davies made a difference and again he finds space on the left and cuts back for Lolley whose shot is deflected back. Garner's corner gets Worrall out but his header flies over the top. 84 min What cost Forest tonight is that poor start to the second half - which allowed Blades to get back into the tie if they had been held out a little longer they would have felt it slip away. But you have to give it to Heckingbottom and his team - they were by far the better team tonight and stayed put when things went against them. 83 min It's been a while since we've seen Johnson. 81 min Garner goes close to the post but Worrall runs towards it and can only jab it. 80 min Davis runs down the inside left channel, hits the line, hoists a cross and Robinson panics when Foderingham could have rallied. Eventually the ball falls behind and Forest takes a corner... 79 min Forest eventually gets the ball away but Blades are over them like cheap boiler suits and smell a famous win. 79 min Forest rocks! Another channel ball sees Gibbs-White troubling McKenna, who panics and tries to find Samba, but just misses instead! 77 min Gibbs-White had a good game and he drops low, outside the box and right of centre, then feeds a nice pass into space and in the back! But under pressure he just lets the ball hit his foot and it goes wide. 76 min Forest sends Davies in for Surridge and will now fear defeat! 73 min But actually it's Forest preparing another sub, Keinan Davis putting on his top. He'll be replacing Surridge I imagine, looks like a wise move as the more desperate the Blades get the more space he'll have to attack. 72 min I wonder if Blades will make a move any time soon - they don't really look like they're going to score now and there's too much at stake to just hope for a set piece. 70 minutes change for Forest, and they made it at the weekend: Lolley replaces Zinkernagel. 70 min Norwood slides a decent ball outside of Worrall for Basham but he just has too much gas and runs out of play before he can catch him. 68 min Forest are back on their feet now but the longer they stay at 3-2 the more nervous they - and the City Ground in general - are going to get. 67 mins Meanwhile, Surridge Forest wins another corner, this time down the right and Garner's delivery is better, McKenna first... and the ball slips off his brown into the nearest defender. 66 min Joel Matip put Liverpool ahead at St Mary's. 65 mins Forest has calmed down again, Worrall hobbles another down the line and puts Spence in a race with Robinson. He wins, but Robinson stays just close enough to the law to get away with his foul, instigating a more obvious one from Spence that allows Blades to clear. 63 min "If you're using Scots slang," Craig scolds Hannah, "please use your Heid and spelling correctly!" I used Geordie, ya radge! 62 min Garner looks for Cook at the far post but the ball goes just over his head. 61 min Forest comes in, Zinckernagel snaps from outside Basham and wins a corner when his cross is blocked from behind. 61 min Norwood swings it in and the referee explodes for a foul, Robinson is accused of obstructing Cook but things looked good for me. 60 min Worrall kicks it out, Gibbs-White worries him and wins another corner for Blades... Ndiaye gets the ball on the right side of the box and Worrall does it really well to slide in and win it but here is Berge , launching to the line - someone's gotta stop that - and he crosses low and hard for Gibbs-White to fire a finish into the far corner and launch the ball from the inside of his foot with no backlift. This was a much tougher ending than it looked and we got a ball game! Morgan Gibbs-White hits for the Blades. Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/REX/Shutterstock Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/REX/Shutterstock 59 min Berge, increasingly influential, tees off for Baldock, who steps into the field trying to get a ball behind him but is blocked at the source. 59 min. Forest has hardly been in his own half since the break. 58 min Spence, looking like a gambler, feeds Johnson, who knows Robinson is too close, and flips him over with dismissive ease. Again, Robinson boots him, and this time he's booked. 57 min I mentioned that before but I was hoping to see more of Forest's midfielders. Both Garner and Yates had a few decent moments, but they don't affect the course of things. 55 min Johnson takes on Robinson who gives him a shove... What I really like about Johnson is his ability to play at both ends; Today's forwards prefer their stronger foot, but they have the speed to go wide and can pull wide both left and right. 53 min I don't know what Heckingbottom said or gave his players a drink at half-time, but they're totally in it - even more so than they started the first half. Forest has to clear his attention and dig in. 52 min Blades are first to every ball here and when Norwood takes a free kick Egan hits it back... and someone, Surridge I think, hits him back. 50 min Blades win another corner and again it goes back and there is a mismatch! Mountains vs. Garner! Garner does whatever it takes to get his man down without appearing to get his man down, meaning it's obvious to anyone watching that he's wrestling his man to the floor. Blades need to make more of a fuss about these things. 49 min Blades win a corner and it grabs Robinson at the far post who thunders in a header... I think that went in! 47 min Balades starts fast again, Gibbs-White zipping between two defenders who do well not to trip him. 46 min Here we go again! 46 min Here we go again! 46 min Here we go again! 46 min Here we go again! During the break, a pal informed me that Brennan Johnson has become the second player to score in both legs of a Championship playoff semi-final. The first was his father 19 years ago in a tie between the same two teams. After the half-time whistle, Forest stayed out, presumably to avoid any potential uproar. Blades are out early for the restart and now the home side are following suit. “I need to keep track of this on my work computer as it is only 2.45am here. I went to the City Ground with two of my kids in November to watch Forest crush Preston 3-0. I can only imagine what it's like tonight.' My closet is in high spirits and I'm in north London. Halftime email: "What do you mean nobody's helping Fernandes?" wonders Yash Gupta. Nottingham Forest are a real club and the Premier League would be better off with them in the league as it looks like Leeds are going under.' I try not to be elitist on these things but I can't say I'm complaining would if they are the ones ascending. I would love to see this team given another year to grow together, almost as if I would like to spend a day "in and around" the City Ground. 13 min Forest just can't hold the ball and Norrington-Davies takes Gibbs-White down the left! He looks up to see Ndiaye in the middle and curls a luscious ball his way with the outside of his right foot! But Samba runs out, blocks his shot and Cook clears before Berge can pick up the pieces! At St. Mary's it's 1-1 at the break. This was a lot of fun unless you're a Blades fan. They're still in, but looking second best. 45+3 mins Nice again from Forest, Spence sends Johnson down to the right, Surridge in the middle. His cross is decent, low and fast, but a flick from Egan is enough to take it away. 37 min A scuffle! Heckingbottom was slightly delighted with the way he returned the ball to Spence before a throw-in - I think we can be sure now he doesn't want a half - and Johnson was quick over there, along with most of his mates. It's a very decent footballer of mine but when you see that you know a team is together - by contrast I was at Anfield a few weeks ago and when Fabinho threw Fernandes down nobody did anything or said . 45+1 min Robinson tries to put Norrington-Davies on the line but rolls over a pass that goes wide. 45 min Gibbs-White nibbles on McKenna, then Colback, both missing. 44 min Norwood has been quiet so far but here he fails to pick up the ball left of centre, moving towards goal and wiping his foot over a shot which bounces back and forth on its way over the bar. 43 min Fleck steps over Johnson, neither of them gets close to the ball. The referee lets it but Forest has to make sure they don't interfere because Blades are looking for something, anything. 42. Min. Norrington-Davies appears on the left and crosses, but McKenna heads away well. 41 min. Any fire Blades had in the early clashes is gone. Ultimately, the class says - Forest has better players. 39 min The crowd is on an absolute time here and it's on to Forest. Johnson slips over the sidelines on the artificial turf, and when Spence Robinson wins back, he's right there and released immediately. He slides down to the right, has Surridge in the middle... 36 min The last few minutes have flown by. Forest won't mind, and maybe Blades won't either because they don't want to concede again before halftime. 34 min Sean Dyche is in the crowd and is likely to support Forest. He's still dressed like a manager in a shirt and tie, although I always thought he had something of the Speed ​​Awareness Instructor. 32 min Zinckernagel has been calm so far but he makes that last move which finally comes to a halt as the ball hits the referee. 31 min Johnson executes a jumping touch off and Robinson executes a jumping ankle stud. I said forest grows and they do! A brilliant ball from McKenna into the channel sends Surridge away - what a call from Cooper to keep him - his cross is low, quick and perfect and when Johnson gets on it with an absolute tear he slips into a penalty end that ball bubbles up in the near post! The City Ground goes into the stratosphere! Brennan Johnson scores the first goal of the night. 30 minutes before the game, Heckingbottom noticed that Forest scored with his first attack in the first leg. Well, they did it again tonight and it's going to make him pretty sick. In this respect, the away goals rule does not apply here. 28 min Ndiaye pulls left and attempts a pullback; It's blocked so he seeks possession and takes it from Yates, then shoots from outside the box... and Samba makes an easy save. 27 min Johnson is down, but he's just drinking. 26 min A little break. Blades need this. 24 min The power is now with Forest; They're playing like a team that knows they're going to win, but if they make it to the final they'd do well to remember how badly they started here. 22 min. This is a completely different game now. First Spence jumps on Zinckernagel, who touches down for the first time for Surridge, whose shot is blocked, then Zinckernagel serves Garner, who swept a brilliant, rising shot just wide of the far post from the right side of the box. If Forest can keep going like this, they could end that before half-time. 21 min Oh man, look at David Johnson who absolutely rocks it. There's a Yiddish word, naches, which means to be very proud of one's children and I'm not sure there's a higher version of that than watching them score a goal for your club. 20 min Poor old Iliman Ndiaye, but that's the difference: reckless finishing. 18 min Blades do a really good job of taking down Forest's passers - much better than the weekend - playing with the intensity of desperation. But just in those last few minutes, Forest moves better. 16 min Looking back at that Ndiaye chance, he thought it was easier than it was and a decent follow up would be a goal. It's true that Samba could only really save it when it hit him, but he spread well and Yerman didn't do enough to take it where he wasn't. 15 min Speaking of Garner, I hadn't seen him until then. Here he and Yates need to get going, because Forest's midfield is currently not in the game. 15 min Forest wins a corner in the bottom right and Garner, who has shown quite a skill with them, will take it... but his kick goes wide of the near post. 12 min I should have said earlier Southamton and Liverpool are also playing... If Liverpool don't win then City are more or less champions. 10 min Blades have the territorial advantage so far and win another throw, not as close to the corner flag as before, meaning Robinson has to throw further but has more angle to pick a man. He also makes decent contact but sends his header wide. 9 min Twice Forest tries to feed Spence so a good exit for them down right - I'm told he's a real player - and twice Norrington-Davies crunches him. 8 min We're reminded that Blades are missing Sharp and McBurnie, but actually I'm wondering if Gibbs-White and Ndiaye, professional midfielders, might be able to give them something else. I think we already know that the first two aren't Premier League players, while the latter two could be. 7 min "I believe Brennan Johnson is named after former Forest and Canada full-back Jimmy Brennan!" advises Mike Mercer. 6 min It's a brute and for a second it looks like it's going to fall on an attacker, but someone - Worrall I think - slides into a clearing. 4 min so far this is a total mess and the rain is falling vertically. But then Ndiaye runs the channel, Fleck lofts a decent ball into space, and finally Fleck, now further up front, wins a throw from Spence. 3 min It was a bumpy start, the ball flying back and forth but Blades are on the front foot trying to stop Forest from playing the lead. 2 min Jack Robinson says Forest celebrated their second goal of the weekend. If Blades gets a second tonight, I daresay he'll be over-partying faster than you can say, well, Jack Robinson. 1 min I just said it, but it needs to be said again: The City Ground is in quite an old condition. 1 minute, let's go! Forest has been getting into their tifo well lately and they have two huge banners on their popular end. Has any other club won more European cups than league titles? As expected, Forest is unchanged - Keinan Davis is fit but Sam Surridge retains his place - while Blades make two changes: Enda Stevens is injured so his right midfield spot goes to George Baldock, while Rhys Norrington-Davies is for Ben Osborn who is sitting on the bench. The City Ground absolutely bounces. You love to see it. Here come the teams! If I'm root - for the avoidance of doubt I'm not - no way I'm turning my back on SJ Broad after the events of the winter. Look who's in town @NFFC. COYR 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈 pic.twitter.com/4UiK9Lbf9p - Samit Patel 🏏 (@Samitpatel21) May 17, 2022 "There's no rush," says Heckingbottom of his team's task for tonight. He identifies Forest as a counter-attacking team - I'm not sure Cooper would do that - noting that they scored on their first attack on Saturday after Blades started well. He wants his team to be patient and believes the score will stay the same for a while. I don't really like the ending, but I can't think of many opening bars that give me the same shiver of total bliss and root me in a time and place - Robert Miles' Children maybe. Of course that's partly because I was young at the time, but I don't think it's just because - there's just something about the actual music. Anyhow, feel free to send in your equivalents. "As you say, you've seen quite a bit of Forest this season," says Harriet Osborn, "I'm curious what you think of Ethan Horvath. Considering he was able to keep Liverpool to a single goal in that FA Cup game combined with what he did last summer, he seems a bit too good to be a backup. Or am I just referring to the only good things he's done in two years? He hasn't acted enough or sung enough on TV to have a reasonable opinion of him. But yeah, at 26 he'll probably feel like he has to play. Steve Cooper tells Sky he will try to win the game like he does every game. Ryan Yates takes a slap on the shoulder - "You're trying to tell him he's not playing," he chuckles. "I lived with a Blades fan for three years," admits Nick Spray. Never "the blades". "Nah, you're thinking pixies," says Matt Dony on Thegate. At this point, Robin van Persie's son Shaqueel has just signed with Feyenoord. Just look at his face! Just look at his face! pic.twitter.com/rnK84yvrm4 - SPORTbible (@sportbible) May 17, 2022 Oh man Sky are showing the highlights of the first leg and they just cut to David Johnson going away after Brennan's goal. Since the weekend I have the impression that my eyeballs have started to sweat every time. I have no idea how gamers' parents feel about it. He was No. 6 when he joined Forest last season and has progressed to an 8 over the course of his loans and I'm sure Cooper wants him to play his normal game. But someone has to, um, get "in and around" mountains, and that might be their job. If you look at The Blades' lineup, chances are they'll need their top three to make that happen. It's not often that you see a 3-4-1-2 let alone one playing against the other and if I'm Paul Heckingbottom I order my attackers to line up against Forest's three-pointers whenever possible ally. "Just a tiny dot," says Rob Jacques, "but either 'Sheffield United' or 'The Blades'. I'm fascinated by it, I'm sure that's what locals call them when visiting as away supporters, but maybe I'm confusing them with Birmingham, 'blues'. Football is a narrow-minded, traditional, protectionist affair, so it will come as no surprise to hear that this should be a Premier League game. Two great old clubs with glorious histories, hailing from big cities and boasting a serious following, must be in the top flight to the satisfaction of those watching other teams in this division. Makes sense right? Aside from the fact that football is also a precise, merit-based and competitive affair, it will also come as no surprise to hear that no team has any business playing in any competition unless they earn the right to on the field. Forest were relegated in 1999 and haven't been that close to a return since, losing three playoff semifinals - most recently in 2011. It's been a long road. Blades, on the other hand, have sunk lower – they spent six years in League 1 between 2011 and 2019 and are yet to win promotion through the playoffs in eight attempts – but managed two straight seasons in “this league” between 2019 and 2021. As such, they will be confident they can do it again as there are several players in their roster who have been part of this surprising Chris Wilder-inspired renaissance. However, you have to walk a bit because Forest is in full swing. After Steve Cooper lost the first four games and picked up a point from the first seven, Steve Cooper replaced Chris Hughton as manager with transformative impact. Despite winning five of their first six, everything changed leading up to a young, dynamic, incredibly likeable side taking 29 of the last 36 points available. If they play well tonight it will take something serious to stop them reaching Wembley to face Huddersfield a week from Sunday. They have two fast, brave and skilled strikers in Iliman Ndiaye and Morgan Gibbs-White and if Sander Berge has a good day they have chances to come back from 2-1 down from the first leg. This is going to be intense. I was particularly impressed by Brennan Johnson - son of David, formerly of Ipswich but probably not named after Mark of Panini. Anyway he looks like a talent, quick, intelligent and excellent with the ball. I would love to see him get into the Premier League and eventually, whether next season or not, whether with Forest or not, I am sure that will happen. I've seen more from Forest than Blades this season and what a breath of fresh air they were. Obviously Fulham have beaten the division and scored a paltry 106 goals, but otherwise only Bournemouth have more than Forest's 74 with 73, and next is Huddersfield with nine down. Liverpool are heading into the final day of the title race after Joël Matip defeated Southampton with a header

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Is Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch the championship play-off semi-finals

Everything you need to know before the second leg (Author: Gardener)

Nottingham ForestNottingham Forest and Sheffield United battle for a place in Championshio play-off final Sheffield United will look to come back from a 2-1 deficit when they travel to Nottingham Forest in the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final on Tuesday night. In the first leg at Bramall Lane on Saturday, Jack Colback and Brennan Johnson hit the net for Forest to put the Blades on the backfoot, although Sander Berge's stoppage-time goal at least gives them hope as they head to the City Ground. Paul Heckingbottom's side must overcome the weight of history if they are to secure a place at Wembley Stadium, with Derby 2019 being the only team to ever lose the first leg at home and bounce back to take the final in the play- to achieve offs of the second division. The Blades are looking to return to the Premier League for the first time after finishing fifth in the table at the end of the regular season. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the second leg of the Championship play-off semi-finals: When does Nottingham Forest play Sheffield United? The return leg begins Tuesday 17 May at 19:45 BST. Where can I watch it? What's new from the team? Forest are likely to stay with the same starting XI as at the weekend, although Aston Villa loanee Keinan Davis, who returns from injury with a 15-minute appearance from the bench in the first leg, offers Steve Cooper an attacking alternative should he want to. Sheffield United are also likely to make minimal changes to their starting XI, although George Baldock could come as a right-back. Veteran striker Billy Sharp is unlikely to recover from a calf injury. Sander Berge's late first-leg goal gave the Blades hope but Forest will have too much on home soil and reach the play-off final at a gallop. Forest 3-1 Sheff Utd (Total: 5-2) From news to politics, travel to sport, culture to climate, The Independent has a variety of free newsletters to suit your interests.

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Live stream Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United and how to watch EFL Championship playoffs online and TV, team news

Will the Tricky Trees or the Blades return to the Prem? Here's how to watch a live stream between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United in the EFL Championship play-offs, wherever you are in the world. (Author: Gardener)

SheffieldSheffield United scored a late goal on Saturday to give the Blades a lifeline as they head into the second leg of this Championship play-off semi-final against Nottingham Forest. Make sure you know how to watch a live stream between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United wherever you are in the world. Sander Berge's header at Bramall Lane in the 91st minute means Sheffield United are still in this play-off semi-final but they will start tonight at The City Ground a goal down. Nottingham Forest seemed in complete control of that tie until injury time in the first leg. Steve Cooper's side might have been out of sight in front of the Sheffield United goal but with just one league defeat in their last 16 games at The City Ground, the Forest manager will be confident of getting the job done at home in this second leg to do. It's like starting for the Forest of 11 tonight with no changes from the team that won the first leg. Tonight, Tuesday, May 17th, takes place at 7:45pm BST (2:45pm ET) at The City Ground. Read on to find out how to watch a live stream between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United wherever you are in the world. Those in Australia can watch Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United for free with a Kayo Sports free trial. BeIn Sports is the rights holder for the Championship Playoffs in Australia and you can tune into BeIn Sports on the Kayo Sports platform. You can sign up for Kayo Sports' 14-day free trial, enjoy the game, and then either cancel or enjoy all the great sports on the platform for as long as you like. With a VPN, you can watch Kayo from abroad as if you were back home in Australia. Even if you have subscribed to the relevant EFL Championship rights holders, you will not be able to use them outside of your own country. The service detects your location based on your IP address and automatically blocks your access. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you bypass this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, so the servers and services you access don't know what you're doing. We usually recommend a paid service like ExpressVPN, which offers a 100% risk-free money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the service within the first 30 days, you can cancel without penalty. 2. Open the VPN app and select the location of the service you want to access. For the Championship Playoffs, you may want to select Australia to access Kayo Sports. 3. Then go to Kayo on your browser or device and enjoy a stream between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United. If for whatever reason you can't get it to work, remember that with ExpressVPN you have the convenience of a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can also try NordVPN, which also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, and Surfshark, which offers 24-hour support. * Our pick of the best VPN deals ESPN is the US rights holder of the EFL Championship. You can follow Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United on ESPN+ which can be viewed on all good smart platforms via the ESPN+ app. EPSN+'s subscription is only $5.99 per month, or $13.99 per month as part of a triple threat with Disney+ and Hulu, which is an excellent deal for a ton of sports and entertainment content. You can use a VPN to watch ESPN+ from abroad as if you were back home in the US. Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United will be broadcast in HD on Sky Sports Football and in 4K HDR on Sky Sports Ultra HD. Take a look at the best Sky TV deals if you're interested in subscribing and watching this game and many more in top quality. But even without a full Sky subscription, fans can enjoy a live stream between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United in HD with a Now TV day pass or monthly pass. Here are the best Now TV deals live right now. BT Sport customers can also enjoy the game as long as they subscribe to the BT Sport Big Bundle which includes both the Sky Sports channels and the BT channels. Virgin Media customers can watch Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United with a Sky Sports subscription through Virgin Media's Bigger + Sports bundle, which covers all televised matches from Sky and BT. If you have a Virgin TiVo box and access to BT or Sky, you can watch on the go via Virgin's TV Anywhere app. And if that's not enough, there's Twitter's deal with Sky Sports to show goals and highlights via the Sky Football account. Those in Canada, Austria, Spain, Germany, Andorra, Italy, Spain, San Marino and Switzerland can follow the action on sports streaming service DAZN, which offers relatively low monthly prices and loads of live sports. The price depends on your region, but the service also promises access to many other sports, including UFC, F1, and other national and continental football competitions. You can follow Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United in Australia and New Zealand on beIN Sport. The subscription service has the rights to show Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest with the game starting at 4:45am AEST and 6:45am NZST so you'll need to set a disgustingly early alarm (but it'll be worth it if you win) . If you are a Foxtel customer, you can add beIN to your TV package for a small fee. If not, you can subscribe to beIN Sports and watch it on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Even better, beIN offers a free two-week trial. You can cancel at any time. 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Championship Playoff Semifinals 2nd Leg - Live!

Minute Report: Who will secure their place against Huddersfield at Wembley? Find out with Daniel Harris (Author: Gardener)

Championship PlayoffThis website uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. 15' Forest wins a corner on the right and Garner, who has been quite skillful with them, takes over... 13' Forest just can't hold the ball and Blades lobs Gibbs-White away on the bottom left! He looks up to see Ndiaye in the middle and curls a luscious ball his way with the outside of his right foot! But Samba runs out, blocks his shot and Cook clears before Berge can pick up the pieces! 12 min I should have said earlier Southamton and Liverpool are also playing... If Liverpool don't win then City are more or less champions. 10 min Blades have the territorial advantage so far and win another throw, not as close to the corner flag as before, meaning Robinson has to throw further but has more angle to pick a man. He also makes decent contact but sends his header wide. 9 min Twice Forest tries to feed Spence so a good exit for them down right - I'm told he's a real player - and twice Norrington-Davies crunches him. 8 min We're reminded that Blades are missing Sharp and McBurnie, but actually I'm wondering if Gibbs-White and Ndiaye, professional midfielders, might be able to give them something else. I think we already know that the first two aren't Premier League players, while the latter two could be. 7 min "I believe Brennan Johnson is named after former Forest and Canada full-back Jimmy Brennan!" advises Mike Mercer. 6 min It's a brute and for a second it looks like it's going to fall on an attacker, but someone - Worrall I think - slides into a clearing. 4 min so far this is a total mess and the rain is falling vertically. But then Ndiaye runs the channel, Fleck lofts a decent ball into space, and finally Fleck, now further up front, wins a throw from Spence. 3 min It was a bumpy start, the ball flying back and forth but Blades are on the front foot trying to stop Forest from playing the lead. 2 min Jack Robinson says Forest celebrated their second goal of the weekend. If Blades gets a second tonight, I daresay he'll be over-partying faster than you can say, well, Jack Robinson. 1 min I just said it, but it needs to be said again: The City Ground is in quite an old condition. 1 minute, let's go! Forest has been getting into their tifo well lately and they have two huge banners on their popular end. Has any other club won more European cups than league titles? As expected, Forest is unchanged - Keinan Davis is fit but Sam Surridge retains his place - while Blades make two changes: Enda Stevens is injured so his right midfield spot goes to George Baldock, while Rhys Norrington-Davies is for Ben Osborn who is sitting on the bench. The City Ground absolutely bounces. If I'm root - for the avoidance of doubt I'm not - no way I'm turning my back on SJ Broad after the events of the winter. Look who's in town @NFFC. COYR 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈 pic.twitter.com/4UiK9Lbf9p - Samit Patel 🏏 (@Samitpatel21) May 17, 2022 "There's no rush," says Heckingbottom of his team's task for tonight. He identifies Forest as a counter-attacking team - I'm not sure Cooper would do that - noting that they scored on their first attack on Saturday after Blades started well. He wants his team to be patient and believes the score will stay the same for a while. They play Born Slippy over the PA. I don't really like the ending, but I can't think of many opening bars that give me the same shiver of total bliss and root me in a time and place - Robert Miles' Children maybe. Of course that's partly because I was young at the time, but I don't think it's just because - there's just something about the actual music. "As you say, you've seen quite a bit of Forest this season," says Harriet Osborn, "I'm curious what you think of Ethan Horvath. Considering he was able to keep Liverpool to a single goal in that FA Cup game combined with what he did last summer, he seems a bit too good to be a backup. Certainly content to be a backup. Or am I just referring to the only good things he's done in two years? He hasn't acted enough or sung enough on TV to have a reasonable opinion of him. But yeah, at 26 he'll probably feel like he has to play. Steve Cooper tells Sky he will try to win the game like he does every game. Ryan Yates takes a slap on the shoulder - "You're trying to tell him he's not playing," he chuckles. "I lived with a Blades fan for three years," admits Nick Spray. "He had 'Blades' tattooed on his leg. He definitely called them "Blades". Never "the blades". "Nah, you're thinking pixies," says Matt Dony on Thegate. At this point, Robin van Persie's son Shaqueel has just signed with Feyenoord. Just look at his face! Just look at his face! Robin van Persie's son, Shaqueel van Persie, has signed his first professional contract with Feyenoord until June 2025. He is 15 years old. pic.twitter.com/rnK84yvrm4 - SPORTbible (@sportbible) May 17, 2022 Oh man Sky are showing the highlights of the first leg and they just cut to David Johnson going away after Brennan's goal. Since the weekend I have the impression that my eyeballs have started to sweat every time. I have no idea how gamers' parents feel about it. He was No. 6 when he joined Forest last season and has progressed to an 8 over the course of his loans and I'm sure Cooper wants him to play his normal game. But someone has to, um, get "in and around" mountains, and that might be their job. If you look at The Blades' lineup, chances are they'll need their top three to make that happen. It's not often that you see a 3-4-1-2 let alone one playing against the other and if I'm Paul Heckingbottom I order my attackers to line up against Forest's three-pointers whenever possible ally. "Just a tiny dot," says Rob Jacques, "but either 'Sheffield United' or 'The Blades'. There are no circumstances under which the team can simply be referred to as "Blades". I'm fascinated by it, I'm sure that's what locals call them when visiting as away supporters, but maybe I'm confusing them with Birmingham, 'blues'. Football is a narrow-minded, traditional, protectionist affair, so it will come as no surprise to hear that this should be a Premier League game. Two great old clubs with glorious histories, hailing from big cities and boasting a serious following, must be in the top flight to the satisfaction of those watching other teams in this division. Makes sense right? Aside from the fact that football is also a precise, merit-based and competitive affair, it will also come as no surprise to hear that no team has any business playing in any competition unless they earn the right to on the field. As much as I would like to visit the various hostels around their premises. Forest were relegated in 1999 and haven't been that close to a return since, losing three playoff semifinals - most recently in 2011. It's been a long road. Blades, on the other hand, have sunk lower – they spent six years in League 1 between 2011 and 2019 and are yet to win promotion through the playoffs in eight attempts – but managed two straight seasons in “this league” between 2019 and 2021. As such, they will be confident they can do it again as there are several players in their roster who have been part of this surprising Chris Wilder-inspired renaissance. However, you have to walk a bit because Forest is in full swing. After Steve Cooper lost the first four games and picked up a point from the first seven, Steve Cooper replaced Chris Hughton as manager with transformative impact. Despite winning five of their first six, everything changed leading up to a young, dynamic, incredibly likeable side taking 29 of the last 36 points available. If they play well tonight it will take something serious to stop them reaching Wembley to face Huddersfield a week from Sunday. They have two fast, brave and skilled strikers in Iliman Ndiaye and Morgan Gibbs-White and if Sander Berge has a good day they have chances to come back from 2-1 down from the first leg. I was particularly impressed by Brennan Johnson - son of David, formerly of Ipswich but probably not named after Mark of Panini. Anyway he looks like a talent, quick, intelligent and excellent with the ball. I would love to see him get into the Premier League and eventually, whether next season or not, whether with Forest or not, I am sure that will happen. I've seen more from Forest than Blades this season and what a breath of fresh air they were. Obviously Fulham have beaten the division and scored a paltry 106 goals, but otherwise only Bournemouth have more than Forest's 74 with 73, and next is Huddersfield with nine down. Biden tells Buffalo mourners, “Evil will not win. Hate will not prevail' - live

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Forest chairman Randall sends a message to fans ahead of the Sheffield United clash

Latest Nottingham Forest news from Nottinghamshire Live as the Reds prepare for the Championship play-off semi-finals (Author: Gardener)

RandallNottingham Forest chairman Nicholas Randall QC has praised the Reds' "incredible" fan base but warned them not to rush onto the pitch after Tuesday's play-off semi-final against Sheffield United. Steve Cooper's side lead 2-1 into the second leg of the play-off semi-finals after Saturday's win at Bramall Lane and chairman Randall says he has been "inspired" by the Reds' brilliant support this season. In an open letter to fans on the day of Forest's play-off tie with Sheffield United, Randall said: "What has really inspired us all is not just the number of you who have come and supported your team home and away but also in the way you have done it: you are honoring the history of your great club as pioneers who show respect for football and the opposition, but at the same time have no chance and show no fear of anyone. "Tonight we play another game at the City Ground. We promise everyone within the club will do everything they can to make this another celebration night of this season's journey. However, I can assure you that we have nothing but taken for granted and even if we get the result we all want tonight we will remain grounded and respectful as we still haven't won anything in the fight" and haven't won anything until the final result is known. Should be Forest tonight." Winning the play-off tie against Sheffield United will confirm the Reds' place at Wembley for the Championship play-off final It would be the club's first-ever trip to the new national stadium but Randall has urged fans Taking responsibility and staying in the stands at the City Ground regardless of the result In recent weeks, Huddersfield Town fans have stormed after their late win against Lu Ton Town onto the pitch at John Smiths Stadium to reach the play-off final, while Fulham and Bournemouth fans rushed onto the pitch to celebrate their promotion to the Premier League. Randall said: "With that in mind and what happened elsewhere last night (in Huddersfield) I would like to ask you tonight in relation to the game. I know that the vast majority of you as a spontaneous message to As social media has shown, we don't want to see fans rushing onto the pitch when the game is over. Any intrusion onto the pitch jeopardizes the ability of the other fans in the stadium , the team and the staff their efforts this season: In the event of a positive result tonight, we also need the great playing surface to remain in perfect condition so that the City Ground can continue to be a potentially important training ground for the next 12 days we have one option. “Breaking into the pitch will seriously jeopardize this. It goes without saying that all players and officials have the right to leave the pitch safely after the final whistle and we must ensure that this is the case. Therefore, on behalf of everyone at the club, the players and staff, I ask you to respect the occasion, the pitch and, above all, your team-mates and to remain in the stands regardless of the result."

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The actor who carved his way into an immersive theatrical hit

Little Lion's Tom Lionetti-Maguire: The actor who blasted his way into an enthralling theatrical hit - (Author: Gardener)

Tom Lionetti-MaguireSeven years ago, Tom Lionetti-Maguire was working as a job actor - including becoming the face of Skyn ​​condoms in France - when he landed a role on an immersive show, Heist, in which the audience was tricked into planning a robbery commit. The show changed his life: "I saw firsthand that people were losing their minds to this kind of immediate, active and engaging entertainment where they had influence on the narrative — and that was it, I was hooked." Lionetti -Maguire – whose parents are French-Italian and Irish – started his own experiential company, Little Lion. His first show was the Crystal Maze Live Experience, which launched in 2016 and promptly sold out for 12 months. "I have no idea how I went from being an actor to a producer or a businessman or whatever I'm doing now, I just did it," laughs the 35-year-old. “I called the giant European conglomerate that owned the rights to Crystal Maze from my bedroom at my father's house, pretending to be in an office. I was just bragging about it.” It worked: he optioned himself the rights and then launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in 2016 that raised £1million in two weeks. Following the success of London's Crystal Maze show, Lionetti-Maguire booked a second location for it in Manchester - where it is now the longest-running theatrical show in that city - with the West End show hosting more than a million visitors to date. "We've had a lot of very volatile meetings - never meet your heroes," laughs Lionetti-Maguire. The entrepreneur now spends his days moving back and forth between the company's Greek Street headquarters and its venues - Camden, which is hosting the new Tomb Raider Live Experience, has now joined its Shaftesbury Avenue and Manchester locations, and another show is slated to open in Dallas, Texas next year. Little Lion plans its sets and performances, but there are always surprises: "We've had guests who arrived with acid and couldn't get out of the medieval zone while running around screaming," reports Lionetti-Maguire. Covid was 'tough', Lionetti-Maguire admits: 'We had seven years of blood, sweat and tears building the business, then we were decimated. Holidays helped, but we received absolutely no help from DCMS [the government] or the Arts Council. Immersive theater has been vilified and denied by the Arts Council and we intend to fight this in court. This is a huge industry, a powerful movement in theater and wider entertainment, and it should be recognized, not brushed aside.” Tom Lionetti-Maguire now spends his days commuting between the company's Greek Street headquarters and its venues to switch back and forth (Tom Lionetti-Maguire). When Little Lion venues reopened, the recovery was "incredible," adds Lionetti-Maguire, with like-for-like Crystal Maze sales currently trading at 140% from pre-pandemic numbers. The company has raised almost £5m from private supporters in 2018 and 2020; It is also in the process of finalizing a new deal with a venture capital house. Success was quick, but Lionetti-Maguire claims he never worries that competitors might copy his idea. “There are both smaller imitators and far larger companies like Disney trying to do it on a mass scale. But size isn't always your friend - if your goal is to "immerse yourself" in the experience, transforming 40,000 people at Disney World is the polar opposite of an immersive experience." "Over the last 10 years we've developed an engine for that , which can be live experiences, and which can now be adapted to any [intellectual property] or concept from Grimms' Fairy Tales to the latest video game or blockbuster.” Little Lion has a new music-based immersive experience later this year, as well as its first American attraction in Camden. "Six new shows are in development and we're talking to Hollywood studios, video game giants, famous novelists and even cultivating other niche ideas," says Lionetti-Maguire. “We plan to open ten more locations over the next four years.

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Mark Noble and West Ham were a perfect marriage

The Hammers captain said an emotional goodbye to his fans at his last home game in 18 years (Author: Gardener)

Mark NobleMark Noble holds back tears after playing his last home game for West Ham. The tears in Mark Noble's eyes were the greatest testament to a local icon untouched by a mercenary world. Football is no stranger to emotional farewells and there were the usual sloppy montages, standing ovations, speeches and laps of honor as West Ham bid their captain farewell on Sunday. But Noble's retirement after 18 years as a professional at West Ham marks more than just the end of an era for an individual and maybe even a club. There has always been a cult admiration for football's one-club men. The kind of players who thrive on clichés like 'shed blood on the shirt' and who Roy Keane might want to replace the entire Manchester United squad with. They embody the tribalism of football, evoking nostalgia and proving that loyalty to a club can still be as consuming in a player's life as it is in our own. Noble is not just a footballer of yesteryear, but one who has lived through several. The goodbyes felt a bit overly sentimental at times, but then Noble was one of the few constants through all the years of upheaval. He's had the misery of being relegated to the Championship, the ecstasy of being re-promoted to the Premier League, the rebellion over West Ham's departure from Upton Park, the excess that marked the later Gold & Sullivan years and now being re-promoted under David Moyes experienced. Football doesn't usually deal in fairy tales and the 35-year-old has been a minor part-player this season, but it's a touching end to an odyssey that could have been cut short during one of those chaotic acts. If Noble isn't a dying breed, footballers of his ilk are certainly an endangered species. The sheer wealth of the Premier League has turned academy football into an arms race and the influx of foreign players has inevitably reduced the odds of making the grade at your local club. Even when players do, and there are of course dozens of examples, the forces of circumstance, luck and ambition can pull a career in so many different directions. The least-trodden path is usually to stand still and of all active Premier League players whose professional career has spanned at least 10 years, James Ward-Prowse is the only example to have represented just one club. Perhaps the idea of ​​being a one-club man is an outdated tradition, a purist accolade with no tangible impact on results. Aaron Creswell was a product of Liverpool's academy but that hasn't stopped him from delving into West Ham's identity over the past eight years. Declan Rice is Noble's natural successor and that legacy has hardly been diminished by the knowledge that sooner or later he will make the next step towards a club capable of competing for the highest honours. What Noble and West Ham represented back then was a kind of rare perfect marriage, a player and club who grew up together but never grew beyond each other. After making his senior debut in 2004, Noble crossed the A13 on his way home from Upton Park and since then few players can claim to have spanned the period quite so successfully. He is retiring as the longest-serving player in Europe's top five leagues and on his own terms. It's a bit cruel that of the mere 317 minutes Noble has played in the Premier League this season, Noble made perhaps his most memorable contribution in September when he scored a final penalty against Manchester United. It was the first time Noble had been absent from the spot in over five years, but later when asked about Moye's decision, Noble said the refusal to step into the line of fire haunted him for the rest of his life . Perhaps that's the most apt characterization of a player who was always ready to stand up and be counted on, no matter the setbacks. It takes a special kind of stamina to last 18 years anywhere, not least at a club as prone to volatility as West Ham. Being a one-club man doesn't necessarily make you a better player or guarantee points, but it does bond with fans in a way few others can. Tears flowed on the pitch and in the crowd on Sunday because, without sounding trite, West Ham really was a way of life for him, like them.

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Tears in Turin as Juventus said an emotional goodbye to Chiellini and Dybala

There were incredibly emotional scenes in Turin on Monday as Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala played their last home game for Juventus. (Author: Gardener)

JuventusThere were incredibly emotional scenes in Turin on Monday as Juventus hosted Lazio in the final home game of the Serie A season - a game in which they said a loving farewell to two of their long-time players. Both Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala made their last appearances for the Bianconeri at the Allianz Stadium before their departures this summer. After 17 years at the club, Chiellini started the game against Lazio, but only after Juve fans showed a huge tifo in the stands applauding 'CHIELLO' and his service to the cause. The 37-year-old centre-back has made 560 appearances for Juve since arriving in 2004, winning nine Serie A titles and a host of other major accolades and becoming the club's captain. With nothing heading into the game for Juve, who had already sealed a top-four finish, Chiellini's engagement against Lazio ended after just 17 minutes - a nod to the time he has spent at Juve - when his number popped up over there the contact line. This drew an enthusiastic ovation from the ground as Chiellini began walking off the field while being surrounded by his teammates. With the game still underway, Chiellini then did a lap of honor around the fence and waved to his adoring fans, who graced their hero with hearty applause, chants and thrown scarves. Juventus secured a 2-2 draw but not before Dybala was also ceremoniously substituted in the 78th minute. In fact, the Argentina striker was visibly in tears as he made way for Martin Palumbo in what is likely to be one of, if not the last, appearance of his long seven-year association with Juventus. The first player to greet Dybala after being substituted was of course Chiellini, who lay in wait on the touchline with his trademark grin and an offer of a timely hug. Dybala has not been offered a new contract extension at the Old Lady and will therefore leave the club next summer as Arsenal are reportedly keen on bringing the 28-year-old on board should he become a free agent. More tears flowed after the final whistle as Dybala got his own lap of honor, wiping his eyes repeatedly as he said goodbye to the thousands of Juve fans who stayed behind to say goodbye. Back in the dressing room, both players received more hugs and well-wishes from their colleagues after the game, in which Sergej Milinkovic-Savic saved a late point for the visitors with the very last shot of the evening. Both players then reappeared on the pitch for one last hooray, with Chiellini being joined by his children as he received a special guard of honor from members of Juve's men's and women's teams. “I always said that I would have liked to have competed at a high level and I succeeded. It wasn't an easy year, but I managed to prepare well for the games.” That gave me more incentive to go now and make room for the young players. Chiellini is set to officially announce his retirement from international football with Italy next week after the Euro 2020 winners take on defending Copa America champions Argentina at Wembley Stadium in the first-ever 'Finalissima' match between the champions of Europe and South America. However, he is unsure what the future holds in terms of his next club venture, although sources have told ESPN that LAFC are interested in bringing him to Major League Soccer. "Leaving my comfort zone [Juventus] will do me good for my future and what I want to do next." As for Dybala, the former Palermo striker bids farewell after scoring 115 goals in 291 appearances for Juve and winning five Scudettos and four Coppa Italia trophies in his seven seasons in Turin.

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'I fear for' - Carragher and Neville predict who will be relegated from Burnley, Leeds or Everton

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have predicted who will go down from Burnley, Leeds or Everton... (Author: Gardener)

EvertonJamie Carragher and Gary Neville have given their thoughts on who will be relegated from Burnley, Leeds United or Everton. Burnley in 18th place are currently a point behind Leeds United while Everton are a point better off in 16th place. The Clarets and the Toffees have two games to play while Leeds have just one. Burnley and Everton were respectively beaten by Tottenham and Brentford at the weekend. Leeds, meanwhile, salvaged a point late as they held Brighton to a 1-1 draw. Leeds Second Season Syndrome is collective; Nobody, including Marsch, is to blame Burnley and Everton both have away games on Thursday. The latter meet Crystal Palace, while Mike Jackson's side travel to Aston Villa. Leeds have the disadvantage of having a far worse goal difference than their rivals going into the final round. Carragher and Neville both 'fear' for Jesse Marsch's men: 'I think Everton will be fine. Listen, there's going to be a real panic there if they don't get a result against Crystal Palace," Carragher said during Sky Sports' Monday Night Football. “But Everton need to remember where they were two weeks ago ahead of that Chelsea game. I think they were five points behind, so they're still in a really good position. "I'm scared for Leeds. I think Burnley can get something out of the next two games, whether it's their last game [or their next against Villa]. I would still say Leeds are going under." Neville added: "I think Leeds [are going to go under]. I think Burnley get something but I don't think Leeds get anything at Brentford. I could be wrong but I think Leeds are in trouble. When asked if it was possible for all three teams not to take another point, Neville continued: "It could happen. But I have a feeling Burnley will get something against Villa or Newcastle." Leeds boss Marsch is aware his side need to be at their best on the final day to beat Brentford: we need to show up next week and break away from ours show your best side. We have to be able to show that at the beginning of the games. Stick to fixtures and try to win the game.” The article 'I fear for' - Carragher and Neville predict who will be relegated from Burnley, Leeds or Everton appeared first on Football365.com.

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