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PSG carries a special rainbow flag on their shirts as Ligue 1 recognizes the International Day Against Homophobia

The Ligue 1 champions and the rest of the division repeated the gesture first introduced in 2021 (Author: Gardener)

the International Day Against HomophobiaParis Saint-Germain took on Montpellier wearing special rainbow-colored numbers on Saturday as the club and all of French football supported the International Day Against Homophobia. Saturday marked the second year in a row that French clubs, including PSG, have marked the International Day Against Homophobia. ⤵️— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) May 14, 2022 In May 2021, every team in Ligue 1 and 2 released rainbow numbers, part of the LFP campaign “Gay or Straight, We All Wear the Same Jersey” to mark World Day Against Homophobia , our jerseys will have the rainbow flag, symbol of peace and diversity in the LGBT movement," PSG explained on their official Twitter account ahead of the game. Lille also showed their numbers after Saturday's 3-1 win over Nice. The Canadian Star Jonathan David scored twice to take his Ligue 1 tally to 15 for the season.

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Montpellier vs PSG: TV Channel, Live Stream, Team News & Preview

Paris Saint-Germain will try to keep their Ligue 1 coronation party going when they take on Montpellier this weekend. (Author: Gardener)

Team News & PreviewParis Saint-Germain will try to keep their Ligue 1 coronation party going when they take on Montpellier this weekend. Watch Montpellier vs PSG on fuboTV (Free Trial) Mauricio Pochettino's side are the new crown-bearers of French football but are looking to get back on track after drawing against Troyes last time out. Ahead of the game, GOAL has the details on how to watch on TV, stream online, team news and more. In the United States (US), Ligue 1 matches can be followed live and on demand with fuboTV (try for free). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Apple TV, as well as a web browser. Still, against a champions side prone to some crazy results, Montpellier could be hoping for an upset as they try to end the season in style.

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Messi in defeat at the double but Argentina fans are frustrated with Kylian

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe unsurprisingly took center stage on Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain won their last three-pointer (Author: Gardener)

MessiLionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe unsurprisingly took center stage on Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain won their last three-pointer. Mauricio Pochettino's troops recently marked their return to combat, traveling to the Stade de la Mosson for a meeting with Montpellier. And although the Ligue 1 title is long overdue, the evening's visitors showed little mercy en route to a 4-0 win. The aforementioned Messi stole the headlines early and grabbed a brace including the following trademark from Kylian Mbappe's lavish assist: Incredible pass from PSG's prince to find Messi guiding him around the keeper for a cool finish 💫 Angel Di Maria, who fills in for the suspended Neymar, was next before Mbappe went on to score to round off the goal on the hour with his usual commanding shot from the penalty spot. Despite his brace that night in a comfortable 90 minutes for PSG, many members of the Lionel Messi fan club were quick to express their frustration after the game. This was due to the actions of the attacking partner of the 7-time Ballon d'Or winner. With Messi just one goal away from his first-ever Ligue 1 hat-trick in a disappointing debut season in Paris, the Argentine's fans were furious with Mbappe rather than Messi, who took charge from the penalty spot in the 2nd half. Just some of the backlash on social media is shown below: Should there have been Messi Mbape has no idea he should have given the penalty to Messi. I don't like this guy. Even if you won the penalty, give it to him Messi scores a hat-trick in the PSG shirt. Selfish gambler & jealous gambler

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Lionel Messi's dazzling highlights from Montpellier 0-4 PSG are exactly what we missed

Lionel Messi delivered one of his best performances for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday night. It's no secret that the seven-time Ballon d' (Author: Gardener)

Lionel Messi'sYou can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter email. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter email. It's no secret that the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner hasn't found a quiet life at the Parc des Princes, but you couldn't have known that was the case based on his performance against Montpellier. Before the Mosson stadium clash, the 34-year-old had only scored four league goals for PSG all season, which is a monumental drop compared to his Barcelona stats. It's no wonder so many fans mocked Messi's paltry record considering his last three seasons at the Camp Nou have yielded 36, 25 and 30 goals in the league respectively. And it was the Argentinian superstar who got the party going as he completed a deft team move by slicing past Dimitry Bertaud into the bottom corner with a sweeping left footed shot. Then the football icon outdid himself by latching on to Kylian Mbappe's stunning pass from the outside to circle the keeper like it was nothing and score into the empty goal. But sadly, Messi's goalscoring stats were just the top-line stats in a performance that was impressive across the board, earning him a near-perfect score of 9.9 out of 10 on SofaScore. The data gurus ranked Messi as the best player on the pitch with two goals, four key passes, four dribbles completed, one big chance created, 92 touches and an 89% passing accuracy. The moral of the story is that Messi delivered a performance that we've seen far too rarely at PSG, although it seemed to crop up week in and week out during his time at Barcelona. And given that Messi isn't getting any younger at 34, we urge you to watch him apply the style by checking out below one of his best highlights packages since signing for PSG: There's something that just feels right to see Messi He hovers around the pitch like the soccer assassin we've all come to love: he always looks like he's just seconds away from a goal or an assist. Yes, there was still a lot to love about Messi's playmaking this season and yes, the iconic dribbles still popped up from time to time, but there was just an X-factor missing... a certain je ne sais quoi. And while we wouldn't go so far as to say that Messi suddenly rediscovered that against Montpellier, it was indeed a performance that made us realize what we'd been missing in his performances this season. You could just feel that lethality and directness in Messi's game, which was no doubt reignited by finding the back of the net so easily - at the expense of the obvious. It may all have been against a side from the bottom half of the table, but if these are the circumstances Messi really starts his PSG career in, it's the fans who are the real winners.

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Lionel Messi's brace puts the Parisians on course for a convincing victory

However, in the quaint town of Montpellier, the players gave the hugely disaffected PSG supporters something to sing about a game outside the summer break. (Author: Gardener)

Lionel Messi'sA run of three draws before their trip to Montpellier really gave the impression that this season had become a procession for this group. However, in the quaint town of Montpellier, the players gave the hugely disaffected PSG supporters something to sing about a game outside the summer break. Lionel Messi (left) opened the scoring for PSG away in Montpellier before adding a second. Two goals from Lionel Messi, a player who got too much fanfare last summer but flattered himself to deceive in a relationship neither side seem really all that happy with, putting PSG on their way to an easy win. PSG have squandered two two-goal leads in their last two games but Angel Di Maria's effort after 26 minutes ensured there was no risk of losing another advantage here. Kylian Mbappe's penalty on the hour, a feat well done considering how long he had to wait, confirmed PSG's first win after three frustrating draws. There is a lot of uncertainty at PSG at the moment but this was an impressive win in Montpellier. Each win only seems to heighten tensions between the club and its supporters, who, since the ignominious defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16, have voiced their current feelings towards the Parisian institution. After last week's 2-2 draw against Troyes, Marquinhos said: "We don't play much now, we are champions. It was a comment that angered PSG fans on social media and this win in some ways helped allay those fears as the players seemed to be being played with more commitment and drive throughout. Kylian Mbappe (right) celebrates with Lionel Messi after Argentina's second goal Kylian Mbappe (centre) is brought down to win a penalty - he scored it to make it 4-0. Their goals, particularly the first and second, were well worked out The front line of Messi, Mbappe and Di Maria combine well. The third, fortunately a distraction for Montpellier defender Maxime Osteve, was a well-crafted move with Mbappe again providing Di Maria with an assist in goal. Arnaud Souquet's clumsy challenge to Mbappe after bringing down a cross from Argentina's Di Maria gave the Frenchman an opportunity to kick and score himself. Despite an impressive and engaging performance from Mbappe here and a clear desire from everyone at the club for him to stay, it will likely be a Paris native's farewell this summer for the Paris native. The Frenchman rolls away jubilantly after scoring the penalty to make it 4-0 and secured PSG victory

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Reactions as Messi's brace helps PSG sink Montpellier misses hat-trick

Messi Stans reacted on social media after the Argentine striker missed his first hat-trick for the French champions in Ligue 1's Montpellier demolition on Saturday night | Puls Nigeria (Author: Gardener)

MontpellierMessi Stans reacted on social media after the Argentina striker missed his first hat-trick for the French champions in Ligue 1's Montpellier demolition on Saturday night. Reactions on social media as PSG beat Montpellier 4-0 in Ligue 1 on Saturday against Paris St Montpellier 4-0 in French Ligue 1 on Saturday 14 May 2022. The French champions were looking to end the season strong, having already sealed the league title. The Parisians wasted no time in getting going as Lionel Messi scored the visitors' goal six minutes after kick-off to give PSG a 1-0 lead. Messi scored twice in PSG's 4-0 win over Montpellier in Ligue 1 on Saturday. The 34-year-old Argentine would soon double his side's lead by scoring a brace in the 20th minute after being assisted again by French striker Kylian Mbappe, for the duo's second try of the night, them with 2: 0 to lead. PSG continued to dominate as expected and were further rewarded when Angel Di Maria extended the away side's lead to 3-0 in the 26th minute. Kylian Mbappe scored a penalty and set up two goals in PSG's win against Montpellier on Saturday. The Parisian champions win by 15 points over second-placed Monaco and go into their last home game against Metz next Saturday, while Montpellier remain in 13th place and finish their season in Angers on the same day. After PSG's emphatic win over Montpellier on the night, fans took to social media to react to Lionel Messi's performance. Lionel Messi scored a brace for PSG in Saturday's 4-0 win over Montpellier. The 34-year-old attacker could easily have scored a hat-trick on Saturday night but was now forced to wait for his first hat-trick against the French champions after Kylian Mbappe scored from the point. Messi fans now have longer to wait for his first career hat-trick with PSG 'Werey Mbappe!' waiting. - Reactions as Messi's brace helps PSG sink Montpellier, misses hat-trick 'Werey Mbappe!' - Reactions as Messi's brace helps PSG sink Montpellier, misses hat-trick 'Werey Mbappe!' - Reactions as Messi's brace helps PSG sink Montpellier, misses out on hat-trick Reactions as AS Roma 'Ahmed Musa again' in final home game of season against Venezia - Nigerians react as NFF Super Eagles release schedule for Mexico and Ecuador friendlies

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Ronaldinho asks PSG fans about the treatment of Lionel Messi and Neymar

Lionel Messi and Neymar were met with hostility from Paris Saint-Germain fans after the French giants suffered an embarrassing Champions League defeat by Real Madrid (Author: Gardener)

Lionel MessiLionel Messi and Neymar were met with hostility from Paris Saint-Germain fans after the French giants suffered an embarrassing Champions League defeat by Real Madrid. Lionel Messi and Neymar have been booed by their own fans this season. Ronaldinho criticized the impatience of Paris Saint-Germain fans after Lionel Messi and Neymar were bitterly taunted by their own supporters. Despite PSG claiming the Ligue 1 title this season, the two superstar strikers have come under fire following their dismal Champions League exit by Real Madrid in March. Messi and Neymar were booed relentlessly by Parc des Princes loyalists in their first game after defeat and the bad mood lingered for the rest of the season. The fans' bad feeling has also spread to manager Mauricio Pochettino, who was mocked on the day PSG clinched the title. There's no denying that Messi and Neymar have struggled to live up to their own high standards this season as the two former Barcelona team-mates have managed just 21 goals in all competitions - a tally they would normally match individually. Argentina captain Messi joined Barca on a free transfer last summer, while Brazilian icon Neymar has suffered a string of injuries since joining PSG in a world-record £198million transfer in 2017. The duo are two members of a star-studded squad, but Ronaldinho insists fans must temper their expectations as it takes a long time to build a successful dynasty. "I don't understand because there are all the great players," the Brazilian legend told French outlet RMC Sport. What do you want, the worst players in the world? "We have to wait for them to understand this new way of living and playing football. Are PSG fans right to be frustrated with Lionel Messi and Neymar? Ronaldinho has questioned what Paris Saint-Germain fans want to achieve"[ Neymar] is one of the best players in the world. When he's at 100 percent, he's a very special player for this team. Neymar, [Angel] Di Maria, Messi... the greatest players are together. Ronaldinho spent two seasons at PSG between 2001 and 2003 so he knows exactly what Messi and Neymar are expecting. The two forwards are looking to end the season on a high with a 2-2 draw at Troyes last weekend. PSG end their campaign with a trip to Montpellier on Saturday night, followed by a home game against Metz.

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Brennan Johnson scores as Steve Cooper's Reds take play-off half advantage

Report and free match highlights from the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Semi-Final 1st Leg between Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest at Bramall Lane; Goals from Jack Colback and Brennan Johnson help Steve Cooper's Reds take a significant step towards the play-off finals (Author: Gardener)

Brennan JohnsonNottingham Forest took a significant step towards reaching the Championship play-off final when a dominant performance helped them to a 2-1 semi-final first leg win over Sheffield United. Jack Colback took advantage of an ill-timed Ben Osborn slip to fire Steve Cooper's men up front (10) before Blades captain John Egan was caught in possession by Joe Lolley, allowing Brennan Johnson to fire in a crucial, freezing second (71) . But just as hope seemed to be fading for United, they pulled back in second-half injury time when Sander Berge bundled the ball across the line, despite replays suggesting Jack Robinson handled the ball in front of the midfielder (90+1) . On Tuesday night at the City Ground, teams will once again be battling for a spot at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 29 May - in a match live on Sky Sports Football. In his program notes, Paul Heckingbottom urged Blades fans to "understand how important their role is in what we're trying to achieve," and they responded as expected, creating a deafening cauldron that clearly spurred players off to an encouraging start. But within seconds Forest took the lead Time seemed to stand still for a moment as Joe Worrall's speculative aerial ball found Sam Surridge who found Philip Zinckernagel Sheffield United almost equalized when Surridge headed a powerful John Egan header off the line , but for the rest of the half it was Forest - they could have scored two or three more goals.A high-risk defense against the hosts allowed Johnson to drive from the half into the box to palm the Blades keeper in stab before Ryan Yates nodded wide unmarked Foderingham then made a crucial save to give Surridge a to refuse from close range before scraping away Johnson's header seconds later. Although United were less prone to counterattacks after the break and their attacks became more coherent, their finish was always lacking, while Brice Samba was able to make numerous easy catches from crosses into the box. And midway through the second half they were the architects of their own demise when Egan reacted too slowly to react to Lolley's run and the substitute was able to save a shot that was deflected down the run by Johnson, who finished cool. However, the hosts found a way to halve the deficit in the closing minutes when Berge forced the ball over the line to renew Blade's hopes ahead of Tuesday's second leg. Sheffield United's Paul Heckingbottom: "Their players are finished and ours have a chance. It's halftime and before this season we were behind and came back and won. "We were much better in the second half. They defended their box really well and of course when they break their chances come when we are overwhelmed. It was a mistake that led to their second goal but kudos to our players for fighting back.” Nottingham Forest's Steve Cooper: “I'm not going to be irritated by the fact that we took the lead in the first leg of the play-offs. Of course we're frustrated that we conceded and should have scored more goals, but it was a real play-off game. "They had more possession than we wanted in the second half, but we still looked dangerous. I'm very happy with that. We have a lot of young players who haven't seen games like this before.” Time will tell if that goal will cost Forest. Sheffield United will now be much happier with the way the game ended. "If you had asked them before the game, they would have ripped your hand off for a 2-1 lead. But they will be so disappointed with the goal they conceded." "That was the chance, right in the last seconds, they needed something for the second leg." "Now there's a little bit more confidence in a really difficult afternoon for Sheffield United." "We're in a good position after winning the game . We played well today and had a lot of chances. We would have liked to have had a bigger lead but we'll take every advantage until Tuesday." The second leg of the play-off semi-finals is played live on Sky Sports Football at the City Ground on Tuesday 17 May, kick-off 7.45pm. The winner meets either Huddersfield or Luton in the play-off final at Wembley on Sunday 29 May.

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Championship Playoff Semifinals 1st Leg - Live!

Sander Berge's late goal for Blades after Jack Colback and Brennan Johnson's goals for Forest left plenty of play in the second leg (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. Sander Berge's late goal for Blades after Jack Colback and Brennan Johnson's goals for Forest left plenty of play in the second leg. Forest's second goalscorer Brennan Johnson spoke to Sky Sports. We would have liked to have had a bigger lead, but we'll take every advantage until Tuesday. Well, Jack Robinson climbs a fine corner and his arm may have fallen off and he bundles home without Samba getting close. Has it come down from mountains before going in? Play on for the second leg. Forest will have the Stan Collywobbles before the second leg. Your booking for Wembley is no longer looking so secure. Sheffield United's Jack Robinson (third left) pulls back a goal for the home side. It seems like Sander Berge got the Sheffield United goal as he got the finishing touches after Jack Robinson. Bob Kirk reports, "All Forest fans will remember Yeovil now. In the 2007 Div 3 Playoffs, Forest won 0–2 at Yeovil. Most Forest fans will tell you it was the worst game they've ever seen.” Forest opens Blades as there's a note in the box to let in Zinckernagel, who somehow misses the chance. Nottingham Forest's Jack Colback whips the ball home to open the goal. Colback (center) celebrates with his teammates. Photo: Tim Goode/PA Jack Robinson's goal breathed life into the second leg and it shouldn't have been seen after Forest. They might regret their missed shots and Wes Foderingham's superb effort in goal for Blades, although they also seem to have far better attackers. Blades must hunt this one, and that will leave plenty of opportunities on the counter. Another Blades bug leads to a forest objective. John Egan gets caught by the ball, which slips to Brennan Johnson, who stays cool and puts the ball into the net. Nottingham Forest's Brennan Johnson (centre) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring his side's second goal of the game. 90+4 mins: Last chance for Sheffield United but Forest clear and Alex Mighten, the sub, almost escapes only to be stopped by Wes Foderingham, well off his goal. It's chaos out there and more to come... that's it. 90+2 min: Added three minutes and ends in a mess. A little beef between Stuart McCall and Steve Cooper. Might be a little fun getting to the City Ground. 89 min: Keinan Davis finds space to shoot, but Foderingham isn't beaten from there. He had a good game but was let down by his defenders on both goals. 88 min: Basham shoots wide. 87 minutes: Gibbs-White gets to the last defender, only for Cook to intervene and then set up a counterattack, and Djed Spence goes off to smack the sidenet. 85 mins: Blades are looking a little unimaginative and may need to keep the score low. Johnson is still causing problems, Forest has by far the better attacking options. Johnson runs 40 yards with the ball, then Lolley somewhat inexplicably falls over in the box. 83 mins: Davis finds a seat and then lets go of Yates, whose shoulder holds up but he slips as he forms to shoot. 82 mins: Blade change – Ben Osborn out and forward, Daniel Jebbison, up. 80 min: Two men for Forest. 78 mins: Stuart McCall, a man whose hairdo hasn't changed since 1987 - happy man - watches with Paul Heckingbottom as they try to find a way back into this game. 77 min: Forest change: Sam Surridge out, Keinan Davis on. That's a bad sign for Blades. 75 mins: Ryan Yates, patched for the game, holds his shoulder and James Garner appears to be carrying a punch. A reminder that Forest are 180 minutes from the promised land after the final whistle here. 74 min: Steve Cook, such an experienced player, clarifies the danger again. 72 min: Sheffield United played very well this half and still fall further behind. Joe Lolley, who just came on as a substitute, was the player who made Egan make that mistake. 69 min: These subs are made: zinc nail off for Lolley for Forest. And Norwood moved to the Blades, and Baldock continued playing, pushing Ben Osborn into midfield. 68 min: Joe Lolley comes for Forest just before, Zinckernagel comes out. George Baldock replaces Blades. Forest goes on the attack, with Johnson letting Stevens clear the ball and putting a corner back. 66 minutes: John Fleck tries a free-kick practice with Norwood, which Forest reads, but the ball still comes back and Cook has to clear. The blades are getting closer. 64 min: Samba has to push the ball away as it's shot into the Forest box. Looks like Steve Cooper is about to make a Forest change. His team is under pressure. Coops looks a bit worried. 62 min: Anyway, it's all blades but they've yet to force a proper chance. Gibbs-White's punch deflects as Forest begins to defend himself deeper and deeper. Blades force a corner. 60 min: On the Sky TV show they just featured a Mark Labbett, a 'Blades fan and TV celebrity'. 59 mins: More Blades hustle, with Gibbs-White firing a shot that poses no problem for Samba. Then, in a return to the first-half pattern, Djed Spence sets off and forces a corner for Forest. It's a lost corner because the ball goes out of bounds. 57 min: Forest a little more cautious here. It's probably a bit of both. 55 mins: Good football from Blades and Gibbs-White sets up Berge who hits wide. Better from the home team. Let's recall, Sheffield United are missing most of their attacking lineup and Paul Heckingbottom had to improvise. 53 mins: Worrall has blocked a shot and that triggers a Blades attack and Worrall himself dashes back to take out the threat by robbing Gibbs-White. Oliver Norwood, meanwhile, is booked to defeat Jack Colback. 51 min: Joe Pearson is back: "Zinkernagel is on loan from Watford. So even if Forest gets promoted, is he likely to end up back in the championship? It sucks being him.” 49 mins: More Blades attack as Steve Cook comes over to deny Chris Basham. Forest defended well, but also seemed a bit nervous. 47 mins: Blades launch with a puff of steam, like they've downed a decent pinch of, um, snuff. Enda Stevens almost comes to the end of a Norwood ball. The problem is that Forest goes onto another one of those wildcat counters and John Egan has to rush back to eliminate the threat. You fill up my senses like a night in Sheffield come fill me up again Okay a correction although I was prepared for it and thanks to Stephen Gibb and Andrew Bartlett for putting me right. There will be VAR at the playoff final at Wembley. VAR will be introduced for the first time for the 2021-22 Championship play-off final at Wembley, the English Football League has confirmed. Meanwhile, the league says "discussions are ongoing over the use of VAR in the League One and Two finals". Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties in the FA Cup final - how it happened

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Championship Playoff Semifinals 1st Leg - Live!

Sander Berge's late goal for Blades after Jack Colback and Brennan Johnson's goals for Forest left plenty of play in the second leg (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. Sander Berge's late goal for Blades after Jack Colback and Brennan Johnson's goals for Forest left plenty of play in the second leg. Forest's second goalscorer Brennan Johnson spoke to Sky Sports. We're in a good position if we win the game. We would have liked to have had a bigger lead, but we'll take every advantage until Tuesday. Well, Jack Robinson climbs a fine corner and his arm may have fallen off and he bundles home without Samba getting close. Has it come down from mountains before going in? Play on for the second leg. Forest will have the Stan Collywobbles before the second leg. Sheffield United's Jack Robinson (third left) pulls back a goal for the home side. It seems like Sander Berge got the Sheffield United goal as he got the finishing touches after Jack Robinson. Bob Kirk reports, "All Forest fans will remember Yeovil now. In the 2007 Div 3 Playoffs, Forest won 0–2 at Yeovil. Most Forest fans will tell you it was the worst game they've ever seen.” Forest opens Blades as there's a note in the box to let in Zinckernagel, who somehow misses the chance. Nottingham Forest's Jack Colback whips the ball home to open the goal. Colback (center) celebrates with his teammates. Photo: Tim Goode/PA Jack Robinson's goal breathed life into the second leg and it shouldn't have been seen after Forest. They might regret their missed shots and Wes Foderingham's superb effort in goal for Blades, although they also seem to have far better attackers. Blades must hunt this one, and that will leave plenty of opportunities on the counter. Another Blades bug leads to a forest objective. John Egan gets caught by the ball, which slips to Brennan Johnson, who stays cool and puts the ball into the net. Nottingham Forest's Brennan Johnson (centre) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring his side's second goal of the game. 90+4 mins: Last chance for Sheffield United but Forest clear and Alex Mighten, the sub, almost escapes only to be stopped by Wes Foderingham, well off his goal. It's chaos out there and more to come... that's it. 90+2 min: Added three minutes and ends in a mess. A little beef between Stuart McCall and Steve Cooper. Might be a little fun getting to the City Ground. 89 min: Keinan Davis finds space to shoot, but Foderingham isn't beaten from there. He had a good game but was let down by his defenders on both goals. 88 min: Basham shoots wide. 87 minutes: Gibbs-White gets to the last defender, only for Cook to intervene and then set up a counterattack, and Djed Spence goes off to smack the sidenet. 85 mins: Blades are looking a little unimaginative and may need to keep the score low. Johnson is still causing problems, Forest has by far the better attacking options. Johnson runs 40 yards with the ball, then Lolley somewhat inexplicably falls over in the box. 83 mins: Davis finds a seat and then lets go of Yates, whose shoulder holds up but he slips as he forms to shoot. 82 mins: Blade change – Ben Osborn out and forward, Daniel Jebbison, up. 80 min: Two men for Forest. 78 mins: Stuart McCall, a man whose hairdo hasn't changed since 1987 - happy man - watches with Paul Heckingbottom as they try to find a way back into this game. 77 min: Forest change: Sam Surridge out, Keinan Davis on. That's a bad sign for Blades. 75 mins: Ryan Yates, patched for the game, holds his shoulder and James Garner appears to be carrying a punch. A reminder that Forest are 180 minutes from the promised land after the final whistle here. 74 min: Steve Cook, such an experienced player, clarifies the danger again. 72 min: Sheffield United played very well this half and still fall further behind. Joe Lolley, who just came on as a substitute, was the player who made Egan make that mistake. 69 min: These subs are made: zinc nail off for Lolley for Forest. And Norwood moved to the Blades, and Baldock continued playing, pushing Ben Osborn into midfield. 68 min: Joe Lolley comes for Forest just before, Zinckernagel comes out. George Baldock replaces Blades. Forest goes on the attack, with Johnson letting Stevens clear the ball and putting a corner back. 66 minutes: John Fleck tries a free-kick practice with Norwood, which Forest reads, but the ball still comes back and Cook has to clear. The blades are getting closer. 64 min: Samba has to push the ball away as it's shot into the Forest box. Looks like Steve Cooper is about to make a Forest change. His team is under pressure. Coops looks a bit worried. 62 min: Anyway, it's all blades but they've yet to force a proper chance. Gibbs-White's punch deflects as Forest begins to defend himself deeper and deeper. Blades force a corner. 60 min: On the Sky TV show they just featured a Mark Labbett, a 'Blades fan and TV celebrity'. 59 mins: More Blades hustle, with Gibbs-White firing a shot that poses no problem for Samba. Then, in a return to the first-half pattern, Djed Spence sets off and forces a corner for Forest. It's a lost corner because the ball goes out of bounds. 57 min: Forest a little more cautious here. It's probably a bit of both. 55 mins: Good football from Blades and Gibbs-White sets up Berge who hits wide. Better from the home team. Let's recall, Sheffield United are missing most of their attacking lineup and Paul Heckingbottom had to improvise. 53 mins: Worrall has blocked a shot and that triggers a Blades attack and Worrall himself dashes back to take out the threat by robbing Gibbs-White. Oliver Norwood, meanwhile, is booked to defeat Jack Colback. 51 min: Joe Pearson is back: "Zinkernagel is on loan from Watford. So even if Forest gets promoted, is he likely to end up back in the championship? It sucks being him.” 49 mins: More Blades attack as Steve Cook comes over to deny Chris Basham. Forest defended well, but also seemed a bit nervous. 47 mins: Blades launch with a puff of steam, like they've downed a decent pinch of, um, snuff. Enda Stevens almost comes to the end of a Norwood ball. The problem is that Forest goes onto another one of those wildcat counters and John Egan has to rush back to eliminate the threat. You fill up my senses like a night in Sheffield come fill me up again Okay a correction although I was prepared for it and thanks to Stephen Gibb and Andrew Bartlett for putting me right. There will be VAR at the playoff final at Wembley. VAR will be introduced for the first time for the 2021-22 Championship play-off final at Wembley, the English Football League has confirmed. Meanwhile, the league says "discussions are ongoing over the use of VAR in the League One and Two finals". - live Pro-Choice protesters gather in the US over the expected Roe v Wade reversal - live

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