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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Match ends, Hull City 1, Nottingham Forest 1.
Second Half ends, Hull City 1, Nottingham Forest 1.
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.
Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.
Goal! Hull City 0, Nottingham Forest 1. Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty Nottingham Forest. Sam Surridge draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) after a foul in the penalty area.
Djed Spence (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).
Attempt saved. Alex Mighten (Nottingham Forest) with an attempt from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.
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.
Offside, Hull City. Nathan Baxter tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.
Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Joe Worrall.
Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Brennan Johnson.
Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.
Foul by Alex Mighten (Nottingham Forest).
George Honeyman (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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.
Attempt missed. Cafú (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Philip Zinckernagel.
Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.