A late Sander Berge goal gave Sheffield United some hope going into the second leg of their play-off semi-final against Nottingham Forest.
The away side took an early lead when Jack Colback scored on the rebound after Wes Foderingham had kept out Philip Zinckernagel's initial effort.
Brennan Johnson scored after a John Egan error to put the Reds in control.
With time almost up, Berge bundled home from a corner to set up a big second leg on Tuesday.
Forest were just two minutes away from leaving Sheffield with a richly deserved two-goal lead but will still start the second leg as favourites to reach Wembley.
After an even opening 10 minutes, Forest went in front when Sam Surridge got on to Joe Worrall's clipped ball into the inside-right channel and sent the ball into the middle for Zinckernagel. He should have scored but fired straight at Foderingham and, with Blades full-back Ben Osborn having slipped over, Colback was able to send the rebound home under no pressure.
Sheffield United responded well to the setback and Surridge was in the right spot to head off the line from Egan's header from John Fleck's inswinging corner.
That was as good as it got in the first 45 minutes for the home side though, as Forest totally dominated the rest of the half.
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