City have astonished the Foxes faithful with an incredible against-the-odds charge into the Championship play-offs. After Leicester's thrilling 3-2 win this afternoon at Nottingham Forest – the first away victory over their East Midlands rivals since 1972 – fans flooded Twitter with messages expressing their elation. City hero Gary Lineker tweeted: "Bloody hell! Leicester in the play-offs. What an unbelievable afternoon! YES!" Fellow tweeter @chloetee88 wrote: "Omg can't believe it! So happy! Tears of joy!" "We're Leicester City and we do it the hard way!! #LCFC #InNigelWeTrust" wrote @Antymeister7, while @Conor_L_Percy tweeted: "I knew we could do it #ibelieve Leicester city we fight to the end." Leicester Mercury business editor and City fan Ian Griffin was in the Forest end watching the game with his soon to be father and brother-in-law, who are diehard Forest fans. "When Knockaert got the winner in injury time I couldn't cheer!" he said. "I turned straight away to my brother-in-law who was the only one with a signal on his phone and said 'what's the Bolton score?' "He said 2-2 but they were still playing. Then we heard Forest fans trying to pretend that Bolton were winning, chanting 'You're not going up!'. "But then I saw the City bench and players run up to the Leicester fans and I realised the unbelievable had happened! "Unfortunately, I was surrounded by Forest fans so couldn't react. I felt like I was going to explode! "To be fair Forest fans clapped the Leicester players off the pitch. "I'm driving back to Loughborough now. No way was I going to stay in Nottingham any longer than I had to. "It was end-to-end stuff - the best game I've been to since we beat Palace in the play-off final at Wembley in 1996. "My nerves are absolutely frayed!" Fan Derek Hammond, 50, a freelance football writer and musician from Market Harborough, was overjoyed with the win - despite being stuck in bed with a chest infection, where he listened to the game on the radio. "It's absolutely unbelievable!" he said. "I woke up and the score was 1-0 to Forest. I thought, ah no, here were go again. "It's fantastic, just fantastic! "What a time to beat Forest away. Blimey. I was feeling as sick as a dog but my condition has improved significantly!" Robert Owen, 36, from Earl Shilton, said: "Against all the odds, they've pulled it out of the bag – I can't believe it. "Come on the City – take us all the way!" Helen Milburn, 45, originally from Sapcote, followed the game on the internet from her home in Moscow. "It's an absolutely unbelievable result!" she said. "It still hasn't sunk in. Just amazing!" Foxes fans returning to the King Power Stadium after the coach ride back from Nottingham were exultant and exhausted in equal measure by what they'd seen. "Unbelievable! It had everything," said Neal Ruparelia, 31, from Thurmaston. "We knew what we had to do but it was so nerve-wracking," he said. "The players were fantastic, and the fans were too - what an atmosphere at the end!" Gareth Lupson, 33, from the city centre, added: "That was the most dramatic game of football I have ever seen! "We're on a roll now!" The win - secured when Anthony Knockaert fired in the injury time winner with a low shot into the goal from inside the six-yard box - sees a remarkable resurrection of City's Premier League promotion hopes. Blackpool played their part in an incredible afternoon's football by holding Bolton, who were in the final play-off position box seat at the start of play, 2 – 2 at the Reebock Stadium – opening the door for Leicester's heroics.