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  1. Forest's Lansbury scores 87th-minute leveller
  2. Pereira creates equaliser then sent off
  3. Gestede put Villa ahead following McCormack leveller
  4. Swerving Vellios shot had put Forest 1-0 up
  5. First second tier meeting of two ex-European Cup winners

Live Reporting

By Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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    FT: Aston Villa 2-2 Nottingham Forest

    So, Villa are denied victory by two excellent goals from Nottingham Forest. It's not easy, this Championship, is it?

    Thanks for your company. Until next time, good bye.

  2. FT: Aston Villa 2-2 Nottingham Forest

    At this early stage of the season, Villa are 17th with six points from six games, while Forest are up to 10th with 10 points, six points off early leaders Huddersfield Town.

  3. FT: Aston Villa 2-2 Nottingham Forest

    So, Villa remain with only one victory so far this season, while Forest are unbeaten in their past four games in all competitions.


    Aston Villa 2-2 Nottingham Forest

    Henry Lansbury celebrates his goal for Nottingham Forest

    A pulsating second half comes to an end - how did Villa not win this game? Forest have taught them a lesson in taking their chances.

    The hosts were the better side, but putting two of their 25 shots into the back of the net has not proved to be enough this afternoon.

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    Some of you really don't seem happy with that sending off. But, as harsh as it may seem, I suppose, the rules are the rules...

  6. Aston Villa 2-2 Nottingham Forest

    It's been a tasty second half, hasn't it? The first 45 minutes rarely got the fans out of their seats, but since the break it's been a real belter of a game.

    Forest are closing in on their first away point of the season.

  7. Aston Villa 2-2 Nottingham Forest

    Villa are desperate for a goal now. We are into five minutes of added time.

    Jonathan Kodjia's header from a Jack Grealish corner deflects over the bar.

  8. RED CARD (Pereira)

    Aston Villa 2-2 Nottingham Forest

    Hildeberto Pereira - celebrating Forest's equaliser with wild enthusiasm - picks up a second yellow.

    The visitors are down to 10 men for the closing stages.

  9. GOAL (Lansbury)

    Aston Villa 2-2 Nottingham Forest

    The visitors have another goal, with their second shot on target - it's 2-2!

    Hildeberto Pereira goes on a brlliant run and feeds Henri Lansbury on the edge of the area, who slams in first time to send the travelling fans wild.

    Villa cannot believe it. They've been pegged back.

  10. Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest

    Nottingham Forest's Damien Perquis heads under pressure from Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodija

    Jonathan Kodjia wins a corner for Villa and gets a big cheer from the home fans. He's had an impressive debut this afternoon.

  11. Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest


    The stats show just how dominant Villa have been. But this game isn't won just yet.

  12. Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest

    Nottingham Forest boss Philippe Montanier

    Nottingham Forest boss Philippe Montanier looks troubled now. Even when his side were ahead, they looked second best.

    Now they need to find a goal or they face a third away league defeat of the season out of three away league games.

  13. YELLOW CARD (Lansbury)

    Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest

    Villa do well to get the corner clear and then, as they break, Forest's Henri Lansbury is booked for a late challenge on Ross McCormack. The Forest midfielder 'took one for the team' there.

    Moments later, Jonathan Kodjia heads over the bar for the hosts.

  14. Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest

    At the other end, Forest win a corner through Henri Lansbury. Can they get back into this game?

  15. GOAL (Gestede)

    Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest

    Rudy Gestede scores for Aston Villa

    Villa have two goals in two minutes and they're in front!

    Jordan Ayew is the creator again, this time crossing from the right for Rudy Gestede, who has his back to goals and swivels in the area to send an acrobatic, downward effort into the back of the net.

    The home fans love that! That's quite a turnaround!

  16. GOAL (McCormack)

    Aston Villa 1-1 Nottingham Forest

    Now they're back on terms! That's been coming. Ross McCormack is there at last!

    This time, there's nothing the keeper can do to stop McCormack's calm, low finish and he slots the ball in, first time, after good work from Jordan Ayew.


    Aston Villa 0-1 Nottingham Forest

    It is another superb save from save Vladimir Stojkovic, this time to get down low and get a hand to Ross McCormack's downward header.

  18. Aston Villa 0-1 Nottingham Forest

    Jordan Ayew has another go from range but his shot is slightly scuffed and it bounces just wide. Villa are pressing for an equaliser.


    Aston Villa 0-1 Nottingham Forest

    For the second time in the game, a Jonathan Kodjia header forces a fine save from Forest stopper Vladimir Stojkovic.

    Moments later, Gary Gardner is replaced by Rudy Gestede for Villa. Gestede will give the hosts even more aerial threat.

  20. SUBSTITUTION (Nottingham Forest)

    Aston Villa 0-1 Nottingham Forest

    Forest's Thomas Lam is injured and is replaced by Hildeberto Pereira.