Nott'm Forest 2-2 Leicester
Nott'm Forest 2 - 2 Leicester
George Boateng scored deep into stoppage time, helping Nottingham Forest come from 2-0 down to snatch a draw with local rivals Leicester.
David Nugent and Gelson Fernandes looked to have earned Sven-Goran Eriksson's Foxes all three points in the clash of two former England bosses.
But Lewis McGugan scored from the spot and Foxes keeper Kasper Schmeichel was sent off to set up the comeback.
And Steve McClaren's men earned a point when Boateng netted in the 94th minute.
Leicester started well and Lee Camp was called into action with 16 minutes on the clock to deny Sol Bamba when he reacted well to Darius Vassell's cheeky through ball.
But two minutes later, the stylish Foxes were in front. Forest were left flat-footed when Fernandes raced through and found Nugent, who had managed to stay onside and he finished in style.
Watched by an increasing frustrated City Ground crowd, Forest were rocked again just two minutes later when Fernandes got the second after his first shot had been desperately stopped on the line.
McClaren reacted with a double change at half-time, replacing Matt Derbyshire and David McGoldrick with Robbie Findley and Ishmael Miller.
Schmeichel cut a lonely figure in the Leicester goal as Forest showed few signs of revival, although the introduction of Radoslaw Majewski in place of Brendan Maloney gave the home side more impetus.
Findley tested Schmeichel with 18 minutes to go and Forest were given a lifeline when Matt Mills was adjudged to have handled in the box and McGugan scored from the spot with 12 minutes left.
Mills was booked and then Schmeichel was also shown a yellow card for attempting to delay the kick.
As and as soon as Schmeichel had been beaten, the goalkeeper was shown a second yellow for a moment of madness as he hurled the ball away.
Chris Weale replaced Schmeichel and it was all Forest in a helter-skelter finale, with Boateng becoming the home side's saviour in the fourth minute of added time.
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Full Time The match has reached full-time.90:00 +5:12
Unfair challenge on Matt Mills by Wes Morgan results in a free kick. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.90:00 +3:04
Assist by Chris Cohen.90:00 +3:04 Goal scored
Goal! - George Boateng - Nott'm For 2 - 2 Leicester A goal is scored by George Boateng from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 2-2 Leicester.90:00 +1:53
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ishmael Miller on Paul Konchesky. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.90:00 +0:44
Corner taken by Chris Cohen played to the near post, clearance by John Pantsil.89:55
Matt Mills gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ishmael Miller. Lewis McGugan fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, John Pantsil gets a block in.89:11
Ishmael Miller produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.87:37
Chris Cohen takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.85:22
Robbie Findley is caught offside. Free kick taken by John Pantsil.83:00 Substitution
Substitution Yuki Abe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy King.79:03 Substitution
Substitution Chris Weale is brought on as a substitute for Neil Danns.78:29 Dismissal
Dismissal Kasper Schmeichel sent from the field by the ref for second bookable offence.78:24 Goal scored
Goal! - Lewis McGugan - Nott'm For 1 - 2 Leicester Lewis McGugan scores a placed penalty. Nottm Forest 1-2 Leicester.77:38 Booking
Booking Kasper Schmeichel receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.77:04 Booking
Booking Matt Mills receives a yellow card.76:59
Matt Mills is penalised for handball and concedes a .75:00
The assistant referee signals for offside against Paul Gallagher. George Boateng takes the free kick.72:23
Corner taken by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.70:59
George Boateng delivers the ball, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
Ishmael Miller takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.68:05
Radoslaw Majewski produces a cross, clearance by Matt Mills.67:21
Robbie Findley takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.66:56
The referee blows for offside against Paul Gallagher. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.66:28
Robbie Findley is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.65:45 Substitution
Substitution Radoslaw Majewski on for Brendan Moloney.65:27
Foul by Robbie Findley on Matt Mills, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.64:37
Darius Vassell challenges Chris Gunter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.63:30 Substitution
Substitution Paul Gallagher is brought on as a substitute for David Nugent.62:09
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brendan Moloney by Paul Konchesky. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Cohen.61:10
Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line to the near post, David Nugent makes a clearance.58:03
Paul Konchesky delivers the ball, clearance by Luke Chambers.56:05
John Pantsil sends in a cross, save made by Lee Camp.54:45
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Cohen on Richie Wellens. John Pantsil takes the direct free kick.50:30
Lewis McGugan shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by John Pantsil.50:30 Booking
Booking Richie Wellens is given a yellow card.50:23
Jonathan Greening fouled by Richie Wellens, the ref awards a free kick.50:14
The ball is delivered by Chris Gunter.49:50
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Boateng by Neil Danns. Direct free kick taken by Luke Chambers.48:40
Darius Vassell is ruled offside. Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick.46:15
Gelson Fernandes sends in a cross, Jonathan Greening gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Neil Danns, Chris Cohen makes a clearance.45:01
The referee gets the second half underway.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Ishmael Miller joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matt Derbyshire.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Robbie Findley comes on in place of David McGoldrick.45:00 +2:02 Half time
Half Time The referee blows for half time.45:00 +0:55
George Boateng crosses the ball.45:00 +0:15
David Nugent is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.44:19
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Boateng by Andy King. Luke Chambers takes the direct free kick.42:12
The assistant referee signals for offside against David Nugent. Lee Camp takes the free kick.33:27
The ball is crossed by Chris Gunter, Close range headed effort by Matt Derbyshire misses to the right of the goal.32:21
John Pantsil crosses the ball, save by Lee Camp.30:15
The ball is crossed by Brendan Moloney, John Pantsil makes a clearance.27:55
Neil Danns delivers the ball, save made by Lee Camp.26:58
Wes Morgan challenges David Nugent unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Konchesky takes the direct free kick.25:40
The ball is sent over by John Pantsil, clearance by Luke Chambers.24:43
David Nugent is caught offside. Free kick taken by Wes Morgan.24:04
The ball is sent over by George Boateng, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.21:31
Richie Wellens fouled by George Boateng, the ref awards a free kick. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.20:38 Goal scored
Goal! - Gelson Fernandes - Nott'm For 0 - 2 Leicester Gelson Fernandes finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 0-2 Leicester.20:12
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Chambers by Darius Vassell. Luke Chambers takes the direct free kick.17:39
Assist on the goal came from Gelson Fernandes.17:39 Goal scored
Goal! - David Nugent - Nott'm For 0 - 1 Leicester David Nugent gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Nottm Forest 0-1 Leicester.15:05
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Danns from the left by-line, clearance made by Chris Gunter.14:53
Souleymane Bamba takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.14:04
Neil Danns takes the outswinging corner, David Nugent takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a brilliant save.13:58
Centre by Gelson Fernandes, blocked by Chris Gunter.12:01
David Nugent fouled by Chris Gunter, the ref awards a free kick. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.10:36
A cross is delivered by Neil Danns.10:24
Centre by John Pantsil.9:01
The ball is sent over by Andy King, clearance by Luke Chambers.4:39
Richie Wellens concedes a free kick for a foul on David McGoldrick. Direct free kick taken by George Boateng.4:05
The offside flag is raised against Matt Derbyshire. Souleymane Bamba takes the direct free kick.0:47
Centre by Chris Gunter.0:00
The match has kicked off.
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