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Nottingham Forest 1-1 Preston North End: Albert Adomah rescues Reds with equaliser

Albert Adomah
Albert Adomah celebrates his late equaliser for Forest

Albert Adomah came off the bench to earn Nottingham Forest a 1-1 Championship draw with Preston North End and extend their unbeaten run to seven games.

Preston had dominated the opening 45 minutes and got the goal their pressure deserved when Billy Bodin bamboozled a defender and fired in from six yards out just before the break.

Forest were much improved after half-time, switching things around in midfield with Samba Sow, Joao Carvalho and Adomah brought on.

It took former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough winger Adomah just a couple minutes to make his impact, as he latched onto a delicious pass from Carvalho to steer Forest level.

Joe Lolley and Brad Potts had late chances for each side respectively but the points were shared, and North End's wait for a first away league win of the season goes on.

Sabri Lamouchi's Forest side have found their mojo since an opening weekend defeat by West Brom, and came into this game on the back of a thumping Carabao Cup win over rivals Derby in midweek.

However, it was North End who made the opening half running, with Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba - again preferred to Manchester City loanee Arijanet Muric - kept busy by the lively Bodin and Josh Harrop.

Alex Neil's side were on their fine run of form, two wins and a penalty shootout cup success in their past three games, and they also showed their defensive mettle to frustrate Forest in the second 45.

Lamouchi's tweaks proved key but it looked as though Declan Rudd would have the upper hand, until Adomah's goal brought parity and a deserved point apiece.

Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi:

"After the first half it was difficult. At one down, it was lucky for us because Preston started the game in a good way and we didn't play the first half.

"They won the first half, we won the second because we started to play. We changed something, we were more aggressive, we had more rhythm, and we tried until the end to win.

"The positive is that we stayed in the game, we came back into the game, and we never gave up."

Preston manager Alex Neil:

"In the first half, we had probably four very, very good chances, the keeper makes a couple of good saves and we get a good goal. I thought we were totally dominant in the first half and I don't think they had an answer for us.

"We knew they were going to come out and be more aggressive in the second half and I knew that was going to be difficult because the pace at the top end of the pitch isn't available at the moment.

"We needed to be a bit braver and force the ball through the middle a bit more, but naturally when you're winning the game you're a bit reluctant to do it. I thought Forest did the scrappy bits of the game in the second half better than us."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 30Samba
  • 16JenkinsonBooked at 89mins
  • 20Dawson
  • 4Worrall
  • 18Robinson
  • 8WatsonSubstituted forCarvalhoat 68'minutes
  • 23Lolley
  • 28SilvaBooked at 74mins
  • 17SemedoSubstituted forSowat 45'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 19AmeobiSubstituted forAdomahat 77'minutes
  • 7GrabbanBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 10Carvalho
  • 11Cash
  • 14Mir
  • 21Sow
  • 36Chema
  • 37Adomah
  • 49Muric

Preston

  • 1Rudd
  • 8Browne
  • 21Bauer
  • 6Davies
  • 15Rafferty
  • 4Pearson
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forLedsonat 66'minutes
  • 44Potts
  • 11JohnsonSubstituted forGreenat 84'minutes
  • 10HarropBooked at 50mins
  • 39BodinSubstituted forStockleyat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Bayliss
  • 14Storey
  • 17Ginnelly
  • 18Ledson
  • 19Green
  • 20Stockley
  • 25Ripley
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
27,249

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away0
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.

Attempt missed. Ryan Ledson (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Josh Harrop (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Brad Potts.

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

Foul by Brad Potts (Preston North End).

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Tiago Silva tries a through ball, but Joe Worrall is caught offside.

Samba Sow (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Pearson (Preston North End).

Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Harrop.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Carl Jenkinson (Nottingham Forest).

Booking

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

Foul by Carl Jenkinson (Nottingham Forest).

Josh Harrop (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Joe Lolley tries a through ball, but Carl Jenkinson is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Grabban.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Andre Green replaces Daniel Johnson.

Booking

Samba Sow (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Samba Sow (Nottingham Forest).

Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lewis Grabban.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Preston North End 1. Albert Adomah (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by João Carvalho with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Albert Adomah replaces Sammy Ameobi.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Jack Robinson tries a through ball, but João Carvalho is caught offside.

Offside, Preston North End. Ryan Ledson tries a through ball, but Daniel Johnson is caught offside.

Booking

Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest).

Ben Pearson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Samba Sow.

Foul by Daniel Johnson (Preston North End).

Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Pearson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. João Carvalho replaces Ben Watson.

Attempt missed. Patrick Bauer (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Josh Harrop with a cross following a set piece situation.

Ryan Ledson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Ryan Ledson replaces Paul Gallagher because of an injury.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swansea6510124816
2Charlton6420115614
3Leeds6411103713
4West Brom6330107312
5Bristol City6321118311
6Fulham6312105510
7Preston6312117410
8QPR631299010
9Birmingham631268-210
10Nottm Forest62319639
11Sheff Wed63038629
12Millwall623157-29
13Cardiff622279-28
14Brentford62135417
15Luton6213101007
16Reading62138807
17Blackburn621357-27
18Middlesbrough613278-16
19Derby613269-36
20Hull612369-35
21Barnsley612349-55
22Wigan6114411-74
23Huddersfield6015511-61
24Stoke6015615-91
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