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Nottingham Forest 2-1 Ipswich Town

Brereton playing for Forest
Ben Brereton has now scored six goals in the Championship for Nottingham Forest this season

Nottingham Forest scored two late goals to beat Ipswich and end their run of six matches without a victory.

Grant Ward opened the scoring for Ipswich, heading Myles Kenlock's cross beyond Costel Pantilimon.

But Ben Brereton equalised with an 89th-minute penalty for the hosts after he was bundled over in the box.

Joe Lolley then volleyed in Brereton's deep cross at the far post in the fifth minute of stoppage time to complete a dramatic turnaround.

It meant defeat for Ipswich in their first game under caretaker boss Bryan Klugg following Mick McCarthy's early resignation on Tuesday.

After going into the break 1-0 down against the run of play, Forest found themselves on the second longest goal drought of their history having failed to score in six and a half matches.

But two goals in six minutes gave Forest their first win since beating Birmingham City on 3 March.

Ben Osborn had the hosts' best chance of the first half capitalising on Ward's loose pass before forcing a good save from Ipswich's keeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

Brereton also went close for Forest forcing Bialkowski to palm his long range effort behind for a corner after 25 minutes.

Ben Watson then headed inches wide of the post from the resulting set piece.

Ipswich started the second half brightly with Luke Hyam and Martyn Waghorn both going close, but will be left to rue a handful of missed chances as they failed to extend their lead.

Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka:

"The only good thing is that we won the game. I was disappointed for most of the game, about 85 minutes, but in football everything can change in one second.

"The main thing today is that we won the game, we have another three points and the important thing for me is that I felt the crowd celebrating this goal.

"It was an important goal and the celebrations were amazing and it means that we are together and I am pleased for them."

Ipswich Town care-taker manager Bryan Klugg told BBC Radio Suffolk:

"I couldn't criticise any of the players from the effort and the attitude they've shown since the events of Tuesday night.

"It was five seconds to go on our watches when they put the ball in the back of the net and that was really harsh on the players.

"I'm more upset for my players then for myself, I thought up until the 87th minute we were comfortable."


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Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Pantilimon
  • 27Darikwa
  • 3Figueiredo
  • 13Fox
  • 11Osborn
  • 5GuédiouraSubstituted forCashat 59'minutes
  • 18Colback
  • 32WatsonSubstituted forBridcuttat 78'minutes
  • 23Lolley
  • 17BreretonBooked at 81mins
  • 15TomlinSubstituted forVelliosat 78'minutes


  • 2Lichaj
  • 4Mancienne
  • 7Bridcutt
  • 14Cash
  • 20Dowell
  • 33Kapino
  • 39Vellios


Formation 3-5-2

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 12Spence
  • 27Carter-Vickers
  • 3Knudsen
  • 18WardBooked at 73mins
  • 19HyamSubstituted forGleesonat 84'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 22NydamSubstituted forConnollyat 57'minutes
  • 30Kenlock
  • 35MorrisSubstituted forCarayolat 56'minutes
  • 9Waghorn


  • 16Connolly
  • 20Sears
  • 24Crowe
  • 25Gleeson
  • 32Carayol
  • 34Folami
  • 37Cotter
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Ipswich Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mustapha Carayol (Ipswich Town).

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Nottingham Forest 2, Ipswich Town 1. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top left corner. Assisted by Ben Brereton.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Osborn.

  7. Post update

    Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Ipswich Town).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Tobias Figueiredo.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Ipswich Town 1. Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Penalty Nottingham Forest. Ben Brereton draws a foul in the penalty area.

  12. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Apostolos Vellios (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Cash with a cross following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Cameron Carter-Vickers.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Lolley.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Stephen Gleeson replaces Luke Hyam.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Fox with a headed pass following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jack Colback.

  20. Booking

    Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

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