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Nottingham Forest 2-2 Birmingham City

Joe Lolley
Joe Lolley scored his first goal of the season with his first touch after coming on as a substitute

Nottingham Forest substitute Joe Lolley changed the game as his side fought back from two goals down to maintain their unbeaten start against winless Birmingham City.

Blues, who had failed to score in their previous three league games, took the lead before the break when Lukas Jutkiewicz looped a header past Costel Pantilimon.

Che Adams made it 2-0 with a powerful shot that beat Pantilimon via a slight deflection.

Lolley pulled one back with a ferocious strike with his first touch and Daryl Murphy grabbed a late equaliser when Lee Camp could only parry Lolley's long-range shot.

The former Huddersfield forward, who was celebrating his 26th birthday on Saturday, completely turned the game on its head after coming on for debutant Sam Byram in the 75th minute.

Blues had looked destined to record a first league or cup win of the campaign after Adams had given them a deserved 2-0 lead with just 18 minutes remaining.

Prior to Lolley's strike, Garry Monk's men had defended resolutely, with the Reds failing to create anything of note.

The draw means that Birmingham, along with Ipswich and Reading, are one of just three Championship teams still without a win this season, while Forest are one of five yet to lose.

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 1Pantilimon
  • 25ByramSubstituted forLolleyat 75'minutes
  • 3Pereira FigueiredoBooked at 32mins
  • 4FoxBooked at 41mins
  • 18Robinson
  • 8WatsonSubstituted forOsbornat 67'minutes
  • 6ColbackBooked at 84mins
  • 14Cash
  • 2SoudaniSubstituted forAntunes Carvalhoat 56'minutes
  • 31Bastião Dias
  • 9MurphyBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 10Antunes Carvalho
  • 11Osborn
  • 15Steele
  • 19Cupido Goncalves
  • 23Lolley
  • 26Bridcutt
  • 44Hefele

Birmingham

  • 1Camp
  • 5Colin
  • 28Morrison
  • 12Dean
  • 3Pedersen
  • 23JotaSubstituted forMahoneyat 85'minutes
  • 20Gardner
  • 6Kieftenbeld
  • 19MaghomaSubstituted forSolomon-Otaborat 74'minutes
  • 10Jutkiewicz
  • 14BogleSubstituted forAdamsat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Roberts
  • 7Mahoney
  • 9Adams
  • 22Solomon-Otabor
  • 27Trueman
  • 31Lakin
  • 45Harding
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
26,799

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamBirmingham
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Birmingham City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Birmingham City 2.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Jack Colback.

João Carvalho (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Maxime Colin (Birmingham City).

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Costel Pantilimon.

Foul by Gil Dias (Nottingham Forest).

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Michael Morrison (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Connor Mahoney with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Costel Pantilimon.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 2, Birmingham City 2. Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

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

Attempt blocked. Jack Robinson (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gil Dias.

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

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City).

Costel Pantilimon (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City).

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Connor Mahoney replaces Jota.

Booking

Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest).

Che Adams (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest).

Che Adams (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Viv Solomon-Otabor (Birmingham City).

Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Che Adams (Birmingham City).

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Birmingham City 2. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Joe Lolley replaces Sam Byram.

Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kristian Pedersen (Birmingham City).

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Viv Solomon-Otabor replaces Jacques Maghoma.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 0, Birmingham City 2. Che Adams (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Maikel Kieftenbeld with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Foul by João Carvalho (Nottingham Forest).

Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gil Dias with a cross.

Attempt saved. Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Maxime Colin.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Che Adams replaces Omar Bogle.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Ben Osborn replaces Ben Watson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds54101441013
2Middlesbrough541092713
3Bolton531166010
4Aston Villa523010739
5Blackburn52306429
6Derby53028719
7Sheff Utd53028719
8Brentford522110558
9Bristol City52217528
10Swansea52215418
11West Brom521213857
12Wigan521210827
13Nottm Forest51407617
14Sheff Wed521278-17
15Millwall41215505
16Stoke512269-35
17Norwich5113811-34
18Hull511359-44
19Preston511337-44
20Birmingham503246-23
21Rotherham4103410-63
22QPR5104313-103
23Reading502347-32
24Ipswich502348-42
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