Lewis McGugan scored for the sixth consecutive game as Nottingham Forest drew at home with 10-man Blackpool.

Ludovic Sylvestre put the visitors ahead against the run of play with a strike into the top corner.

But Isaiah Osbourne was sent off for a late challenge on Greg Halford, leaving his side with 10 men for 30 minutes.

Forest's pressure told as Chris Basham fouled Simon Cox and substitute McGugan stepped up to score his second penalty equaliser in successive games.

McGugan had scored from the spot deep into stoppage time in Easter Monday's 1-1 draw at Burnley.

His successful spot-kick this time means Billy Davies's side remain fifth in the table after three straight draws, while Blackpool are 16th - only three points about the relegation zone.

The pattern of the first half was set early on as Forest controlled possession and Blackpool created chances on the counter-attack.

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Blackpool have won only two games away from home in 2013

Nathan Delfouneso saw a curling shot from the edge of the box come back off the bar and Blackpool took the lead with their next attack.

Sylvestre collected possession on the left before unleashing an effort beyond Karl Darlow into the far corner.

Forest then abandoned their passing when Halford's long ball was headed narrowly over by Darius Henderson.

After half-time, Elliott Ward headed over from a corner and Chris Cohen tested Matt Gilks from the edge of the area.

When Osbourne was shown a straight red card, Davies responded by bringing on McGugan - who had rescued a point at Burnley - and he went close three times within five minutes.

Strikers Dexter Blackstock and Billy Sharp were also brought off the bench by Forest, but it was McGugan who levelled after Cox was brought down.

Forest were given seven minutes of stoppage time to find a winner, but Paul Ince's men held on for a point.

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies:

"It was a frustrating afternoon for us because of the type of game plan our opponents had.

"But it is credit to our players that teams are coming here and sitting so deep - they are aware of the attacking threat we have.

"We needed to be a bit more patient and increase our quality in the final third. We were pedestrian in the first half. But we are sitting in the top five, we are unbeaten in 10 games and with five games to go are sitting in a very good position."

Blackpool manager Paul Ince:

"We were robbed... totally robbed. It was a poor decision [Osbourne's red card] from the referee and I thought he had had a good game up until then.

"I know officials have got the hardest job in the world but I just think at this stage of the season when so much depends on going up and staying down, referees have got to get the big decisions right.

"The linesman has flagged for a free-kick for us and Isaiah has been pushed into the other player. The red card was unbelievable. Up until then we had looked comfortable and Forest had run out of ideas but it gave them a lifeline."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Nott'm Forest

  • 12 Darlow
  • 15 Halford Booked
  • 32 Ward
  • 36 Jara
  • 07 Guedioura (Sharp - 79' )
  • 08 Cohen
  • 11 Reid (McGugan - 66' )
  • 22 Lansbury
  • 28 Majewski (Blackstock - 72' )
  • 09 Henderson Booked
  • 19 Cox Booked

Substitutes

  • 31 Evtimov
  • 02 Hutchinson
  • 05 Collins
  • 06 Moussi
  • 10 McGugan
  • 23 Blackstock
  • 24 Sharp

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 03 Crainey
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 17 Basham Booked
  • 39 MacKenzie (Cathcart - 53' )
  • 42 Broadfoot Booked
  • 07 M Phillips (Harris - 85' )
  • 14 Sylvestre
  • 18 Osbourne Dismissed
  • 11 Ince (Eccleston - 90' )
  • 40 Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 21 Halstead
  • 05 Eardley
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 33 Harris
  • 10 Grandin
  • 31 Angel
  • 41 Eccleston
Ref: Pawson
Att: 22,814

Match Stats

Shots

20 6

On target

12 5

Corners

7 1

Fouls

15 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +8:13 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +6:42

Unfair challenge on Kirk Broadfoot by Dexter Blackstock results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Gilks.

90:00 +5:56

Robert Harris takes the free kick.

90:00 +5:56 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Greg Halford for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +5:48

Greg Halford challenges Nathan Delfouneso unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +4:46

A cross is delivered by Greg Halford.

90:00 +4:15

Darius Henderson takes a shot. Save by Matt Gilks.

90:00 +3:54

Unfair challenge on Billy Sharp by Chris Basham results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Henri Lansbury.

90:00 +3:01

Foul by Darius Henderson on Kirk Broadfoot, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matt Gilks.

90:00 +2:43

Elliott Ward crosses the ball, Chris Basham manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +2:11 Substitution

Substitution (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Nathan Eccleston coming on for Tom Ince.

90:00 +1:42

A cross is delivered by Billy Sharp, Kirk Broadfoot manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:15

Chris Cohen produces a cross, clearance made by Craig Cathcart.

90:00 +0:21

The ball is sent over by Lewis McGugan.

88:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gonzalo Jara Reyes on Robert Harris. Ludovic Sylvestre restarts play with the free kick.

88:12

Dexter Blackstock challenges Chris Basham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Crainey takes the direct free kick.

88:05

Nathan Delfouneso sends in a cross, Henri Lansbury manages to make a clearance.

86:59

Billy Sharp delivers the ball, clearance made by Chris Basham.

86:48

Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Baptiste.

86:27

Foul by Tom Ince on Simon Cox, free kick awarded. Simon Cox takes the direct free kick.

85:18

Greg Halford produces a cross, Darius Henderson has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

84:25 Substitution

Substitution Robert Harris on for Matt Phillips.

84:19

Billy Sharp delivers the ball, blocked by Alex Baptiste.

83:44

The ball is swung over by Henri Lansbury, comfortable save by Matt Gilks.

82:36

Matt Gilks takes the direct free kick.

82:36 Booking

Booking The referee shows Simon Cox a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

82:32

Simon Cox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Ince.

80:49

The assist for the goal came from Simon Cox.

80:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis McGugan - Nott'm For 1 - 1 Blackpool Lewis McGugan scores a placed penalty. Nottm Forest 1-1 Blackpool.

80:12 Booking

Booking The referee shows Chris Basham a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

80:05

Penalty awarded for a foul by Chris Basham on Simon Cox.

79:45

Simon Cox takes a shot. Save made by Matt Gilks.

78:48

The referee blows for offside. Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

78:29

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line to the near post, Chris Basham manages to make a clearance.

78:09 Substitution

Substitution Billy Sharp comes on in place of Adlene Guedioura.

77:57

Chris Cohen takes a shot. Kirk Broadfoot gets a block in.

77:43

Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Stephen Crainey gets a block in.

77:07

Simon Cox takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Basham.

75:19

Corner taken by Chris Cohen, Unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by Greg Halford results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Gilks.

75:12

Lewis McGugan delivers the ball, Kirk Broadfoot manages to make a clearance.

73:33

The official flags Nathan Delfouneso offside. Elliott Ward takes the indirect free kick.

73:15

Matt Phillips delivers the ball, clearance made by Elliott Ward.

71:27 Substitution

Substitution Dexter Blackstock joins the action as a substitute, replacing Radoslaw Majewski.

70:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Cohen on Tom Ince. Direct free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.

68:54

Effort from deep inside the area by Lewis McGugan clears the bar.

68:01

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Lewis McGugan misses to the left of the target.

67:46

Lewis McGugan has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save by Matt Gilks.

65:49

Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

65:49 Substitution

Substitution Lewis McGugan on for Andy Reid.

65:49

Darius Henderson is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

64:18

Corner taken by Andy Reid from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Nathan Delfouneso.

62:49

A cross is delivered by Andy Reid, save by Matt Gilks.

62:27

The ball is sent over by Chris Cohen, blocked by Alex Baptiste.

61:46

A cross is delivered by Kirk Broadfoot, save made by Karl Darlow.

60:56

Foul by Elliott Ward on Tom Ince, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.

59:37

Andy Reid takes the inswinging corner, Greg Halford concedes a free kick for a foul on Kirk Broadfoot. Free kick taken by Matt Gilks.

57:55

Andy Reid sends in a cross, Greg Halford takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Baptiste.

57:55 Dismissal

Dismissal Isaiah Osbourne sent from the field by the ref for serious foul play.

57:48

Unfair challenge on Greg Halford by Isaiah Osbourne results in a free kick.

56:33

Gonzalo Jara Reyes delivers the ball.

55:24

The ball is sent over by Gonzalo Jara Reyes.

54:59

The ball is delivered by Simon Cox, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.

54:33

Andy Reid takes a shot. Blocked by Kirk Broadfoot.

52:59 Substitution

Substitution Gary MacKenzie leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Cathcart.

51:41

Chris Cohen takes a shot. Save made by Matt Gilks.

50:17

Inswinging corner taken by Radoslaw Majewski, Elliott Ward produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

50:10

Andy Reid crosses the ball, clearance by Stephen Crainey.

49:30

The ball is delivered by Gonzalo Jara Reyes, Matt Gilks makes a save.

49:21

Andy Reid delivers the ball, Tom Ince makes a clearance.

45:51

The ball is swung over by Elliott Ward, clearance made by Kirk Broadfoot.

45:31

A cross is delivered by Andy Reid, Gary MacKenzie manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:39 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +2:04

Andy Reid sends in a cross, Stephen Crainey makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:13

Kirk Broadfoot gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darius Henderson. Karl Darlow takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +0:37 Booking

Booking Darius Henderson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +0:36 Booking

Booking Booking for Kirk Broadfoot.

44:35

Tom Ince takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, save by Karl Darlow.

44:22

Tom Ince takes a shot. Blocked by Gonzalo Jara Reyes.

41:19

Adlene Guedioura gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Delfouneso. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Tom Ince.

39:49

Darius Henderson fouled by Kirk Broadfoot, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Reid takes the direct free kick.

39:16

Greg Halford crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Darius Henderson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

37:01

Henri Lansbury challenges Chris Basham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

34:17

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Reid, Close range header by Darius Henderson misses to the right of the goal.

34:08

The ball is delivered by Andy Reid, save made by Matt Gilks.

32:17

The referee blows for offside against Darius Henderson. Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

31:14

Foul by Elliott Ward on Nathan Delfouneso, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.

31:06

The ball is crossed by Chris Cohen, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.

29:11

Elliott Ward delivers the ball, save by Matt Gilks.

28:19

Handball by Ludovic Sylvestre. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andy Reid from right wing, clearance made by Stephen Crainey.

26:52

Chris Basham provided the assist for the goal.

26:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Ludovic Sylvestre - Nott'm For 0 - 1 Blackpool A goal is scored by Ludovic Sylvestre from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 0-1 Blackpool.

26:17

The assistant referee flags for offside against Simon Cox. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

26:02

Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Isaiah Osbourne gets a block in.

24:57

Shot by Henri Lansbury from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

23:19

Tom Ince takes a shot. Save by Karl Darlow.

20:39

A cross is delivered by Chris Cohen, Kirk Broadfoot manages to make a clearance.

18:14

Corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid from the right by-line, clearance by Alex Baptiste.

18:07

A cross is delivered by Adlene Guedioura, Kirk Broadfoot manages to make a clearance.

17:37

Chris Cohen crosses the ball, blocked by Alex Baptiste.

15:18

Centre by Henri Lansbury, clearance made by Chris Basham.

14:47

Radoslaw Majewski takes a shot. Alex Baptiste gets a block in.

13:56

Effort on goal by Adlene Guedioura from 35 yards cleared the crossbar.

13:47

A cross is delivered by Radoslaw Majewski, Gary MacKenzie makes a clearance.

11:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ludovic Sylvestre on Adlene Guedioura. Chris Cohen crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Alex Baptiste.

10:26

Radoslaw Majewski sends in a cross, blocked by Alex Baptiste.

9:06

Foul by Chris Cohen on Matt Phillips, free kick awarded. Matt Phillips crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Chris Cohen manages to make a clearance.

8:03

Nathan Delfouneso takes a shot.

5:25

The ball is swung over by Darius Henderson, Alex Baptiste gets a block in.

3:36

Andy Reid produces a cross, Matt Gilks makes a save.

3:20

Chris Cohen sends in a cross, Alex Baptiste gets a block in.

1:32

Darius Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kirk Broadfoot. Matt Gilks takes the free kick.

0:52

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Greg Halford gets a block in.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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