EFL Cup - First Round
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Nottingham Forest 2-1 Shrewsbury Town

Mustapha Carayol scores from the penalty spot against Shrewsbury
Mustapha Carayol's first-half penalty was just his second goal for Forest in 22 appearances

Jason Cummings scored on his debut as Nottingham Forest edged into the second round of the EFL Cup with victory over League One side Shrewsbury Town.

Forest made 11 changes to the side that beat Millwall 1-0 in their Championship opener on Friday, but were still full of experience and led through Mustapha Carayol's penalty.

Cummings ran onto a Carayol pass to make it 2-0 after the break.

Shaun Whalley's penalty gave the Shrews hope but Forest held on to progress.

Carayol's cool spot-kick, after he was felled by Abu Ogogo, and a well-struck near-post shot by Scottish striker Cummings looked like ensuring a relatively smooth home win on a miserable, rain-soaked night at the City Ground.

But despite Whalley scoring after Niall Ennis was bundled over in the box by Matt Mills, Forest managed to survive a nervy final 10 minutes which saw Dimitar Evtimov make a fine injury-time save from Alex Rodman's close-range effort.

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26Evtimov
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5Mills
  • 25Hobbs
  • 13FoxBooked at 17minsSubstituted forDarikwaat 63'minutes
  • 20DowellSubstituted forOsbornat 63'minutes
  • 31Bouchalakis
  • 8Cohen
  • 18Carayol
  • 39VelliosSubstituted forWalkerat 74'minutes
  • 35CummingsBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 10McKay
  • 11Osborn
  • 17Brereton
  • 27Darikwa
  • 34Walker
  • 42Worrall
  • 43Smith

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Henderson
  • 12Brown
  • 13Bolton
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Sadler
  • 23Rodman
  • 20Nolan
  • 8OgogoBooked at 29mins
  • 17AdamsSubstituted forDoddsat 83'minutes
  • 11GnahouaSubstituted forWhalleyat 66'minutes
  • 19EnnisBooked at 82minsSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Whalley
  • 10Dodds
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 18Jules
  • 21James
  • 39Shielis
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
7,546

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andreas Bouchalakis (Nottingham Forest).

  5. Post update

    Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Tendayi Darikwa.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  8. Post update

    Tendayi Darikwa (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ben Osborn.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ben Osborn.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Matt Mills.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Niall Ennis.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Louis Dodds replaces Ebou Adams.

  16. Post update

    Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Niall Ennis (Shrewsbury Town).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ebou Adams.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Nottingham Forest 2, Shrewsbury Town 1. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) after a foul in the penalty area.

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