Colback and Johnson give Nottingham Forest first-leg win at Sheffield United

Colback and Johnson give Nottingham Forest first-leg win at Sheffield United

Nottingham Forest are in control of their Championship playoff semi-final with Sheffield United after goals from Jack Colback and Brennan Johnson gave them a deserved lead heading into Tuesday’s return leg at the City Ground. Forest, who narrowly missed out on automatic promotion in the final week of the Championship season, are now favourites to reach the final at Wembley later this month after deservedly beating the hosts here, though a late goal credited to Sander Berge means the second leg is no formality. Forest will perhaps be wondering how they are not even further ahead at the halfway stage of this tie. The visitors had a litany of chances throughout the course of a pulsating encounter but could only convert two, and Berge’s stoppage-time goal means the tie is …
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