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Hull City 1-1 Nottingham Forest: Dramatic draw sees Reds finish fourth

Hull City's Jacob Greaves and Nottingham Forest's Alex Mighten battle for the ball
Nottingham Forest finished fourth in the Championship table after spending 46 of the first 52 days of the season in the relegation places

Nottingham Forest will face Sheffield United in the Championship play-off semi-finals after a much-changed Reds were held to a dramatic draw by Hull City to finish fourth in the table.

Brennan Johnson appeared to have sealed a third-place finish for Forest with an injury-time penalty, after Sam Surridge was fouled by Tom Huddleston.

But Lewie Coyle remarkably snatched a draw for the Tigers with a cross that somehow beat Reds goalkeeper Brice Samba.

Forest ‘s failure to beat 19th-placed Hull, and Huddersfield’s 2-0 win against Bristol City, saw the Reds drop from third on the final day of the regular season.

However, they head into their first play-off campaign for 11 years looking to end their 23-year absence from the Premier League.

To get to the final at Wembley on 29 May – a game often dubbed the richest game in football – Steve Cooper’s Reds need to get past a Blades side looking to make an immediate top-flight return.

More to follow.

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Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 13Baxter
  • 5Jones
  • 17McLoughlin
  • 4Greaves
  • 16LongmanSubstituted forCoyleat 45′minutes
  • 6SmallwoodSubstituted forHuddlestoneat 77′minutes
  • 27Slater
  • 3Elder
  • 10Honeyman
  • 11Lewis-Potter
  • 20SayyadmaneshSubstituted forEavesat 77′minutes


  • 2Coyle
  • 8Docherty
  • 9Eaves
  • 21Fleming
  • 23Huddlestone
  • 32Cartwright
  • 44Forss

Nottm Forest

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 30Samba
  • 4Worrall
  • 3FigueiredoBooked at 63mins
  • 24PanzoSubstituted forJohnsonat 65′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14LaryeaSubstituted forSpenceat 77′minutes
  • 18Ribeiro Dias
  • 37Garner
  • 23Lolley
  • 11Zinckernagel
  • 17Mighten
  • 19Costa SilvaSubstituted forSurridgeat 65′minutes


  • 1Horvath
  • 2Spence
  • 6Mbe Soh
  • 16Surridge
  • 20Johnson
  • 21Ojeda
  • 26McKenna
Simon Hooper

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamNottm Forest
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 1, Nottingham Forest 1. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewie Coyle with a cross.

  4. Booking

    Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  5. Post update

    Goal! Hull City 0, Nottingham Forest 1. Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Penalty Nottingham Forest. Sam Surridge draws a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) after a foul in the penalty area.

  8. Post update

    Djed Spence (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Mighten (Nottingham Forest) with an attempt from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a through ball.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Hull City. Nathan Baxter tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Brennan Johnson.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Alex Mighten (Nottingham Forest).

  17. Post update

    George Honeyman (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Hull City) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Keane Lewis-Potter with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cafú (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Philip Zinckernagel.

  20. Post update

    Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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