Nottingham Forest beat Sheffield United on penalties to progress to the Championship Play-Off Final. Afterwards, Matty Cash and Joao Carvalho took to Instagram to congratulate their former club on a famous victory.

The Reds had Brice Samba to thank. He saved three penalties during the shootout with Oliver Norwood, Conor Hourihane and Morgan Gibbs-White all being denied.

Samba’s heroics sparked pandemonium on Trentside. Fans invaded the pitch to congratulate their heroes on a win that sets up a date with Huddersfield at Wembley.

Forest Carvalho Cash
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Cash was a star at the City Ground. He was turned into a right-back by Sabri Lamouchi and his form in that position earned him a £16 million transfer to Aston Villa and he’s not looked back.

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Portuguese performer Carvalho endured a largely frustrating time of things at Forest. He didn’t really get a fair crack of the whip once Aitor Karanka left the club in 2019.

He joined Olympiacos in the January transfer window on a permanent deal. The youngster is producing the goods in Greece and has managed to play regular football at his new club.

Both players took to Instagram following last night’s game. Naturally, they were ecstatic with the performance and both former stars will be rooting for the Reds in the final.

Cash and Carvalho rave about Forest and Olympiacos star lauds Samba

Villa star Cash took to Instagram shortly after the game. He was quick to laud the whole performance of the team, sharing an image of the City Ground turf awash with supporters.

Carvalho also took time out to post something on social media. He was clearly watching the game and he sent some praise in the direction of Samba.

The penalty hero was certainly the name on everyone’s lips last night and that didn’t discount Carvalho who sent a warm message to his former teammate.

Both players had their fans on Trentside. Perhaps Cash was more of a fan favourite than Carvalho, with the Portuguese player often dividing opinion.

It’s fair to say that both hold Forest in their heart, however, and will be rooting for the Reds to reach the Premier League at the end of the month.

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