PL hopes extinguished for team Berge after penalty shootout
The return of Sander Berge and Sheffield United was not enough to beat Nottingham Forest in the promotion hunt. On 29 May, Forest played for a place in the Premier League.
It came against Huddersfield at Wembley in what is often referred to as “football’s most valuable game”. The winner is guaranteed an income of over NOK 1 billion.
On Tuesday, Sheffield United turned 0-1 to 2-1 at Nottingham. So, the score was 3-3 overall, but in the penalty shootout the visitors missed. There they opened with two straight blasts before Berge scored at their third attempt. Forest won on penalties 3-2.
Berge distinguished himself in both games against Forest by scoring on Saturday and assisting on Tuesday, but his contribution did not last long.
Brannan Johnson put the hosts effectively ahead after just under 20 minutes. The Welsh youngster scored on Forest’s first chance after a scintillating opening from the visitors. Johnson did as his father David 19 years ago and scored goals for the Nottingham club in both promotion games in the semi-finals. Also that time against Sheffield United.
Right after the break, Berge helped ignite the “Blades” hopes. He hit low ahead of Morgan Gibbs-White’s equaliser. Almost 20 minutes later, John Fleck made it 2-1 for the visitors, and the duel had to go out in extra time. (NTB)
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