Fernando Forestieri starred against Brighton

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The Argentine striker did his bit against the Seagulls.

Sheffield Wednesday held Brighton & Hove Albion to a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium on Monday night to progress into the playoff final with a 3-1 aggregate win.

Courtesy of their 2-0 win at Hillsborough on Friday, Carlos Carvalhal's side went into the second leg with a huge advantage in their efforts to reach Wembley on Saturday.

And they did just that, with Ross Wallace - who scored in the first leg - cancelling out Lewis Dunk's 19th-minute opener as the Owls kept Brighton at arms length.

He may not have scored in either leg, but striker Fernando Forestieri did his bit in helping Wednesday get over the line last night.

The Argentine clocked a 93% passing accuracy, completing 15 of the 16 that he attempted, while he also managed to win a massive 13 duels with his opponents.

  PositionTeamDuel WonTotal TackleWon TackleDispossessedTotal PassAccurate PassBall RecoveryTotal Scoring AttAppearancesMins Played
Fernando Forestieri FW Sheff Wed 13 4 4 1 16 15 2 1 1 90

In addition to that, Forestieri, who has netted 15 Championship goals this season, won all four of his tackles, and only lost possession for Wednesday once - impressive over the course of a 90-minute stint.

The 26-year-old, who also claimed two ball recoveries, only managed one shot at goal, but in a team defending a two-goal lead, a striker's chances of scoring is always going to be limited.

Wednesday's lack of possession (33%) was by design as Carvalhal's troops confidently took everything that Brighton threw at them, but Forestieri certainly did his bit and they are 90 minutes away from a Premier League berth.

They will most probably face Hull City in the final, with the Tigers smashing Derby County 3-0 at the iPro Stadium in the first leg.

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