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Charlton Athletic 1-1 Nottingham Forest: Albert Adomah rescues point for Forest

Albert Adomah.
Albert Adomah joined Nottingham Forest on a free transfer from Aston Villa this summer

Albert Adomah scored his first goal for Nottingham Forest to salvage a draw for the Reds against Charlton Athletic at The Valley.

Aro Muric made a series of early saves for Forest, denying Jonathan Leko and Conor Gallagher, before Lyle Taylor beat the on-loan Manchester City goalkeeper with a finely-placed header into the bottom corner.

The visitors failed to get a shot on target before the break, their best chance being a loose ball that fell kindly for Lewis Grabban in the box but it was superbly cleared by Tom Lockyer as the striker shaped to shoot.

Lee Bowyer's unbeaten Charlton were fortunate not to concede a penalty with 20 minutes remaining, as Sam Field brought down Sammy Ameobi with a challenge that appeared to be just inside the area but it instead resulted in a free-kick outside the box.

But Lockyer's inability to clear a corner that dropped on to his knee allowed Adomah to lash Forest's equaliser home from close range.

Forest, who triumphed under Sabri Lamouchi for the first time just five days earlier, struggled to deal with Charlton's free-flowing attack for long periods of the first half.

While Lamouchi made just two changes following the milestone victory on Saturday, the absence of Joe Lolley robbed the Reds of a player who produced a game-defining display against Birmingham City, scoring one and creating another, while apparently carrying a slight injury.

For Charlton, former Addicks academy player Erhun Oztumer made his senior bow, having returned to his childhood club last week after being granted a release by financially-stricken League One side Bolton Wanderers.

The forward created the first chance of the game, delivering the corner for Leko to test Muric at his near post.

The keeper went on to brilliantly deny Gallagher from close range, with Michael Dawson then throwing his body in the way of a fierce shot from Leko on the rebound.

Minutes later, however, West Brom loanee Leko teed up the opener for Taylor with a neat cross from the edge of the box to complete a slick 22-pass move from the hosts.

Lockyer ensured the Addicks led at the break with his fine piece of defending, but he was not quick enough to react from a corner as Adomah pounced on a poor first touch to level with 12 minutes remaining.

Both sides had late chances to win it, but a deep cross from Jonny Williams that beat Muric dropped just past the post before Forest's Tiago Silva sent a dipping long-range effort over the bar.

Charlton manager Bowyer:

"I said to them at half-time that that was the best 45 minutes I have witnessed since I have been in charge. We were frightening and created numerous chances and should have been two or three up.

"We suffered at the end because we got tired. We are all disappointed but I am proud because to put in a performance like that, in and out of possession, was great to watch.

"You can get punished easily and Forest score a goal from a corner that hits someone and drops down.

"Did they deserve to get a point? I don't think so but if you don't take your chances there is always a chance that can happen."

Nottingham Forest boss Lamouchi told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"We are lucky to get one point because they played much better than us, especially in the first half - more quickly, more aggressive, more compact.

"We were lucky to be just one goal down. The performance was not like four days ago.

"It was not before 40 minutes that we made more than three passes, so we played very badly."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 5LockyerBooked at 54mins
  • 23Sarr
  • 3Purrington
  • 28FieldSubstituted forPratleyat 77'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 24Cullen
  • 11Gallagher
  • 29OztumerSubstituted forWilliamsat 62'minutes
  • 14LekoSubstituted forAnekeat 77'minutes
  • 9TaylorBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 6Pearce
  • 7Williams
  • 10Aneke
  • 13Amos
  • 15Pratley
  • 17Bonne
  • 32Lapslie

Nottm Forest

  • 49Muric
  • 16JenkinsonBooked at 89mins
  • 20Dawson
  • 4Worrall
  • 18Robinson
  • 8WatsonBooked at 43mins
  • 11CashSubstituted forAdomahat 65'minutes
  • 28Silva
  • 17SemedoSubstituted forBostockat 64'minutes
  • 19AmeobiBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMirat 76'minutes
  • 7Grabban

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 3Figueiredo
  • 13Bostock
  • 14Mir
  • 21Sow
  • 30Samba
  • 37Adomah
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
17,204

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Albert Adomah (Nottingham Forest).

Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Albert Adomah (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Albert Adomah with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rafa Mir.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Albert Adomah.

Booking

Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dangerous play by Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic).

Arijanet Muric (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Carl Jenkinson (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Carl Jenkinson (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jack Robinson.

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Conor Gallagher tries a through ball, but Chuks Aneke is caught offside.

Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Jenkinson (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt blocked. Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Albert Adomah with a cross.

Attempt saved. Rafa Mir (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Robinson.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (Charlton Athletic).

John Bostock (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Albert Adomah tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Jenkinson (Nottingham Forest).

Foul by Chuks Aneke (Charlton Athletic).

Michael Dawson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Tom Lockyer tries a through ball, but Lyle Taylor is caught offside.

Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest).

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 1, Nottingham Forest 1. Albert Adomah (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Chuks Aneke replaces Jonathan Leko.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Darren Pratley replaces Sam Field.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Rafa Mir replaces Sammy Ameobi.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Jonathan Leko (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Robinson (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt blocked. John Bostock (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds431072510
2Swansea431084410
3Fulham43018269
4Sheff Wed43016249
5Charlton42208538
6West Brom42206428
7Bristol City42116517
8Birmingham42114407
9Millwall421135-27
10Preston42028536
11Blackburn420234-16
12Cardiff420268-26
13Nottm Forest41216425
14Derby41215505
15Reading41126604
16Middlesbrough411245-14
17Hull411245-14
18Brentford411223-14
19QPR411247-34
20Barnsley411236-34
21Wigan410338-53
22Luton401358-31
23Huddersfield401347-31
24Stoke4013510-51
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