Cumbrian goalkeeper Dean Henderson was the hero as Nottingham Forest reached the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

The Whitehaven star pulled off two superb saves in a penalty shoot-out against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Henderson's efforts helped Forest win the shoot-out 4-3 after the game at the City Ground had finished 1-1.

He kept out spot-kicks from Ruben Neves and Joe Hodge in the quarter-final clash.

News and Star: Henderson saves Joe Hodge's penalty to win the shoot-out for ForestHenderson saves Joe Hodge's penalty to win the shoot-out for Forest (Image: PA)

Henderson, though, will not be able to play for Forest in the semi-finals - as they have been drawn to face Manchester United.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper is on a season-long loan at Forest from the Red Devils, and was prevented to play against his parent club in the league recently.

That is set to be the case in the two-legged cup semi too unless Man Utd grant the keeper dispensation - which seems unlikely.

Willy Boly had put Forest ahead before Raul Jimenez levelled for Wolves.

News and Star: Henderson gestures to fans after Forest's victoryHenderson gestures to fans after Forest's victory (Image: PA)

It was Henderson's 19th appearance of the season for Steve Cooper's side - he was also named man of the match - after he made the loan move to Forest last summer to regain first-team football at the top level.

The former Carlisle United academy player spent last season as second-choice to David de Gea at Man Utd, and was critical of his treatment at Old Trafford earlier this season.

The other Carabao Cup semi-final will see Newcastle United take on Southampton.