Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White has suffered a cruel end to the 2021/22 season, as he missed the decisive penalty for Sheffield United in the play-off semi-final against Nottingham Forest.

The Blades were bidding to reach Wembley to meet Huddersfield Town.

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But they fell short, losing in a shootout at the City Ground.

United actually won the game 2-1 on the night, and that took the tie to 3-3 on aggregate.

After Brennan Johnson had given the hosts the lead, Gibbs-White then got United back on level terms shortly after the restart, converting Sander Berge’s cross from close range.

The Blades then went ahead through John Fleck.

Gibbs-White then had a golden chance to score with a volley from close range, with Bryce Samba pulling off a huge save.

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There were to be no more goals and a penalty shootout ensued.

And it was Forest who came out on top, with Samba making three saves to send his side to Wembley.

And unfortunately it was Gibbs-White who missed the decisive kick, with Samba saving down to his right.

It was a cruel way for his and Sheffield United’s season to finish, given the amazing campaign he has had on loan.

He was brilliant right up to his final game, with Yorkshire Live giving him an 8/10 for his performance.

Wolves star Gibbs-White can hold his head high despite penalty miss, after amazing campaign with Sheffield United

It is a really cruel end to the season for Gibbs-White, who has been absolutely amazing for the Blades.

The youngster has shown some serious development this term, and will return to Wolves a much better player than when he left last summer.

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His decision to go there has been fully vindicated. Especially as he was recently named Player of the Season at Bramall Lane.

He may have been the man to miss the decisive spot-kick, but his contributions undoubtedly helped United reach that stage in the first place.

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