Nottingham Forest fan attacked Sheffield United striker and captain Billy Sharp during the celebration of the team’s victory in the Championship qualifying round; For a third and final seat in the Premier League next season 2022-23.
Nottingham qualified for the final to compete for the third qualifying cards to participate in the Premier League next season, at the expense of Sheffield United on penalties, with a score of 3-2, in the second leg of the “marathon” semi-final that brought them together on Tuesday 17 May.
Sheffield succeeded in repaying the debt to Nottingham Forest and dropped it at home with a score of 1-2, which is the same result that Nottingham won in the first leg at his opponent’s stadium a few days ago, so the two teams resorted to two additional games to decide the qualification ticket.
During the extra two halves, the two teams came out clean, and the penalty shootout finally said its word, and the hosts were given the second qualification for the final, thanks to the brilliance of Congolese goalkeeper Brice Samba, who saved three penalty kicks from the feet of the Sheffield players.
After qualifying for the final match officially, Nottingham fans stormed the pitch to celebrate, scenes described by the English press as legendary, but those scenes led to unfortunate events; One of the intruders assaulted and injured Billy Sharp, Sheffield United captain and former Nottingham Forest player.
The English club said that the attack on Sharp led to a cut wound, which necessitated stitching the wound, and after the incident, Nottingham police announced the arrest of the fan who assaulted the player.
An upcoming match between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town to seize the final qualification ticket to the Premier League
Nottingham will set a date for the last qualification ticket to the Premier League with Huddersfield Town, who qualified for the final at the expense of Luton Town (2-1) on aggregate.
Nottingham will seek to achieve a long-awaited dream of 23 years, when he appeared for the last time among the top England in the 1998-99 season. As for Huddersfield, after spending 3 seasons in the second division, he seeks to return again to the Premier League, in which he remained for two seasons (2017-19). Wembley Stadium in London will host the final on the 29th of this month.
It is worth noting that Fulham, the champions of the Champions League, and Bournemouth runner-up, booked their seats directly in the English Premier League next season.
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