MX23RW : Tuesday, September 21 06:33:05| >> :600:215090:215090:
Feb 2, 2021 at 7pm UK at Ricoh Arena
CoventryCoventry City
1-2
Nott'm ForestNottingham Forest
Biamou (17')
O'Hare (53')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Grabban (22'), Rose (53' og.)
Knockaert (54'), Krovinovic (74'), Colback (90+2'), Bong (90+13')

Result: Nottingham Forest win at Coventry thanks to Michael Rose own goal

Maxime Biamou had opened the scoring before goals from Lewis Grabban and Rose saw it finish 2-1.

Michael Rose's own goal gifted Nottingham Forest just their third away win of the season as they beat Coventry 2-1 at St Andrew's.

Returning Rose, who came off the bench following a three-month injury lay-off, turned Cyrus Christie's cross into his own net as the visitors came from 1-0 down to clinch the three points.

Maxime Biamou's smart finish had initially put the Sky Blues a goal to the good before Forest captain Lewis Grabban equalised five minutes later.

Mark Robins' men have won just two of their last nine league outings.

The defeat was the Sky Blues' first at home in over three months as victory pushed Forest four points clear of the relegation zone.

It was a quiet opening with Gustavo Hamer's long-range effort the only attempt on goal, but the first half came to life in an entertaining five-minute spell that saw both sides strike.

Biamou cut inside and curled a precise low effort through a crowded penalty box in the 17th minute to open the scoring after Callum O'Hare drove at the heart of the Forest defence.

But the Sky Blues' lead lasted just five minutes when Sammy Ameobi reached the byline and teed up an unmarked Grabban.

Debutant James Garner went close as his glancing header from a dangerous Anthony Knockaert corner landed on the top of the net.

And Knockaert himself carved out a chance 10 minutes before half-time, wriggling his way past Sam McCallum before drilling his effort into the side netting.

Coventry burst out of the blocks in the second half as McCallum saw a shot blocked and Hamer forced Brice Samba into a smart save. But the visitors struck against the run of play in the 53rd minute.

And it was a horror return for Rose as he could do nothing but turn a wicked Christie cross into his own net just eight minutes after coming off the bench.

Coventry piled on the pressure as they desperately pushed to restore parity but star striker Grabban proved his worth in both boxes by clearing Leo Ostigard's header off the line, the closest Coventry came to snatching a point.

Robins' men continued to huff and puff but failed to find a late leveller and Amadou Bakayoko was carried off in stoppage time after a collision with Samba which led to over seven minutes of treatment.

ID:433462: cacheID:433462:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:4793:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Derby County manager Wayne Rooney pictured on January 23, 2021
Read Next:
Tuesday's Championship predictions including Rotherham United vs. Derby County
>

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Bournemouth8530146818
2Fulham85121871116
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom8440147716
4Coventry CityCoventry851296316
5Stoke CityStoke84221110114
6Blackburn RoversBlackburn8341118313
7Huddersfield TownHuddersfield84131311213
8Queens Park RangersQPR83321612412
9Bristol City8332109112
10Cardiff CityCardiff8323119211
11Birmingham CityBirmingham83231010011
12Derby CountyDerby824267-110
13Luton TownLuton82421214-210
14Reading83141518-310
15Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd8233121209
16Middlesbrough8233910-19
17Preston North EndPreston8233911-29
18Millwall8152810-28
19Barnsley815269-38
20Blackpool8224712-58
21Swansea CitySwansea8143711-47
22Peterborough UnitedPeterborough82151017-77
23Hull City8125512-75
24Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest8116712-54

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!