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Oct 1, 2019 at 7.45pm UK at Ewood Park
Attendance: 15,521
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers
Nott'm ForestNottingham Forest
Armstrong (63')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Lolley (65')

Result: Nottingham Forest miss chance to move top with Blackburn draw

Result: Nottingham Forest miss chance to move top with Blackburn draw
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Joe Lolley scored the equaliser after Adam Armstrong had put Rovers ahead.

Nottingham Forest extended their unbeaten run in the Sky Bet Championship to nine games as they battled to a 1-1 draw against Blackburn at Ewood Park.

Chances were few and far between in a disjointed first half but the game sprung to life after the break, with Adam Armstrong's opener for Rovers cancelled out two minutes later by Joe Lolley.

The visitors could have returned to the Championship summit with victory had results elsewhere gone their way, but in the end were grateful for a point as the home side finished strongly.

Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi made two changes to the side which briefly went top of the table with a win at Stoke on Friday, as Tobias Figueiredo came in for the injured Michael Dawson and playmaker Joao Carvalho made way for the more industrious Yuri Ribeiro.

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray selected Danny Graham ahead of Bradley Johnson after seeing his side lose at home to Luton on Saturday.

There was little sign of the dreary opening half that was to come when Lolley almost put the visitors in front after 38 seconds, with the home defence failing to deal with Lewis Grabban's header back across goal before the winger poked a deflected effort wide from six yards.

Stewart Downing hit a low effort straight at Brice Samba from 20 yards as the home side produced their first effort on goal after eight minutes.

But both sides lacked quality in the final third, with Bradley Dack and Grabban trading tame efforts from distance before the interval.

Sam Gallagher directed a header off target from Downing's cross shortly after the break, while at the other end Lolley's short corner routine fell for Ben Watson 25 yards out but his powerful effort cleared the crossbar.

Grabban directed a volley from the edge of the area straight at Christian Walton but moments later Forest found themselves behind.

Armstrong burst through the away defence in the 63rd minute, and although Joe Worrall blocked his initial effort, the forward managed to fire the rebound past Samba from a tight angle.

Rovers' lead was wiped out just two minutes later, however, as Lolley found space 25 yards out and unleashed a shot into the bottom corner.

Forest had the chance to go ahead with 15 minutes remaining, but Albert Adomah failed to get a shot away after Carvalho's majestic through ball left him with only the keeper to beat.

Samba had to be alert to turn Greg Cunningham's cross behind for a corner as it drifted towards goal and the keeper then produced fine saves to deny Joe Rothwell and Derrick Williams in the closing stages.

Downing and substitute Dominic Samuel had efforts blocked late on before ex-Germany international Lewis Holtby fired wide with Rovers' last chance of the contest.

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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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