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Nottingham Forest 1-1 Preston North End

Simon Makienok
Simon Makienok has scored two Championship goals this season

Nottingham Forest came from behind to draw with Preston at the City Ground.

The visitors led when Simon Makienok finished calmly for his second league goal this season from Greg Cunningham's pass just before the interval.

Forest improved after the break and they levelled when Thomas Lam's volley went in via the post and Preston goalkeeper Chris Maxwell.

Makienok and Alan Browne forced fine saves from Forest's Vladimir Stojkovic as the match finished level.

Forest, who had been hammered 3-0 at rivals Derby on Sunday, started slowly and could have fallen behind in the opening minutes when Stojkovic saved brilliantly from Callum Robinson before later diverting Browne's strike from range onto the post.

Nicklas Bendtner should have put the hosts in front when he fired over from Eric Lichaj's cross before Makienok scored just his second league goal of the season.

Philippe Montanier changed formation at the break and Forest got the goal their improvement deserved when Lam's shot hit the post before bouncing off Maxwell's heel and into the net.

Both teams had chances to win it, with Preston defender Alex Baptiste producing a brilliant goal-line clearance to deny Apostolos Vellios in the dying minutes.

Alex Baptiste
Alex Baptiste's clearance ensured Preston came away from the City Ground with a point

Nottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"We deserved to lose the first half. The first half was awful, but we had a good reaction and a good game in the second half.

"The players showed good determination at the beginning of the second half and after that we were confident."

Preston manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"If you'd offered us a point before the start of the game, we'd have taken it because you expect Forest to have a reaction from the weekend's result.

"But we knew that if we got after them early on we could put them on the back foot and we did that.

"Overall I thought we had a very, very good first half. You just want to have that extra goal to go in 2-0 possibly at half-time based on how well we'd played.

"Second half, you knew there was going to be a reaction and they changed their system and had a go at us so it's a bit frustrating that we've not won the game, but the way the second half went at times I'm delighted we got another point."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 38Stojkovic
  • 5Mills
  • 27PerquisSubstituted forTraoreat 45'minutes
  • 42Worrall
  • 17Pereira
  • 41Cash
  • 24VaughanBooked at 77mins
  • 28LamBooked at 54minsSubstituted forKasamiat 74'minutes
  • 2Lichaj
  • 11Osborn
  • 14BendtnerSubstituted forVelliosat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Mancienne
  • 6Traore
  • 18Carayol
  • 22Kasami
  • 30Henderson
  • 37Grant
  • 39Vellios

Preston

  • 22Maxwell
  • 2VermijlSubstituted forHuntingtonat 88'minutes
  • 27BaptisteBooked at 90mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Wright
  • 3Cunningham
  • 8BrowneBooked at 53mins
  • 4PearsonSubstituted forPringleat 51'minutes
  • 11Johnson
  • 37RobinsonSubstituted forHugillat 78'minutes
  • 9Makienok

Substitutes

  • 1Lindegaard
  • 14McGeady
  • 16Grimshaw
  • 17Spurr
  • 18Pringle
  • 23Huntington
  • 25Hugill
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
15,864

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away18
Shots on Target
Home9
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Preston North End 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Preston North End 1.

Booking

Alex Baptiste (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Paul Huntington replaces Marnick Vermijl.

Attempt blocked. Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Osborn.

Offside, Preston North End. Ben Pringle tries a through ball, but Simon Makienok is caught offside.

Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Preston North End).

Attempt blocked. Apostolos Vellios (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Alan Browne (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Simon Makienok (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Alan Browne (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Johnson.

Attempt missed. Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Baptiste.

Attempt blocked. Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Daniel Johnson.

Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Jordan Hugill replaces Callum Robinson.

Attempt missed. Apostolos Vellios (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Armand Traore with a cross.

Booking

David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Hildeberto Pereira (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Attempt saved. Pajtim Kasami (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Apostolos Vellios.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Pajtim Kasami replaces Thomas Lam.

Attempt saved. Marnick Vermijl (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Robinson.

Goal!

Own Goal by Chris Maxwell, Preston North End. Nottingham Forest 1, Preston North End 1.

Thomas Lam (Nottingham Forest) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Eric Lichaj with a cross.

Greg Cunningham (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Apostolos Vellios (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Apostolos Vellios replaces Nicklas Bendtner.

Attempt saved. Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Simon Makienok with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Attempt saved. Nicklas Bendtner (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hildeberto Pereira with a through ball.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Alan Browne.

Attempt saved. Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Armand Traore with a cross.

Simon Makienok (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle21151543162746
2Brighton21136233132045
3Reading2111462727037
4Huddersfield2111372425-136
5Derby2110562113835
6Leeds2111282522335
7Sheff Wed2110472523234
8Birmingham219752627-134
9Norwich2110383632433
10Fulham2188536261032
11Preston218582826229
12Barnsley218493432228
13Aston Villa2161052221128
14Brentford218492727028
15Bristol City2183102725227
16Nottm Forest217593537-226
17Ipswich216781922-325
18QPR2165102030-1023
19Cardiff2165102132-1123
20Wolves215792630-422
21Burton215792228-622
22Blackburn2155112534-920
23Wigan2146111624-818
24Rotherham2124152147-2610
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