Forest win at Sheffield United in semifinal first leg


Forest claims first leg semifinal win vs. Sheffield United

Nottingham Forest wins the playoff semifinal first leg against Sheffield United 2-1.

Nottingham Forest moved a step closer to the Championship playoff final by earning a 2-1 away win over Sheffield United on Saturday in the first leg of their semifinal.

Jack Colback put Steve Cooper's team in front in the 10th minute and Brennan Johnson extended the lead in the 71st.

Sheffield United pulled one back in stoppage time through Sander Berge to give them hope for the second leg.

Luton Town held Huddersfield Town to a 1-1 draw on Friday in the other semifinal first leg after Danel Sinani's early strike was cancelled out by Sonny Bradley.

The second legs will be held on May 16-17, with the winners meeting at Wembley on May 29 for a place in the Premier League.

Fulham and Bournemouth secured automatic promotion to the top flight.