MX23RW : Thursday, August 16 12:18:55
Aug 7, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​The City Ground (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire)
Attendance: 27,850
Nott'm ForestNottingham Forest
1-1
West BromWest Bromwich Albion
Guedioura (59')
Colback (54'), Guedioura (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Phillips (87')
Bartley (36')

Result: West Bromwich Albion score late equaliser to draw at Nottingham Forest

West Bromwich Albion score a late equaliser to clinch a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest in Tuesday night's Championship encounter at the City Ground.

West Bromwich Albion have scored a late equaliser to clinch a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest in Tuesday night's Championship encounter at the City Ground.

The Reds looked the brighter in the opening exchanges but West Brom were first to threaten as a free kick led to Jay Rodriguez volleying over from Kyle Bartley's chested assist in the area.

Harvey Barnes and Jack Colback in action during the Championship game between Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich Albion on August 7, 2018© Reuters

At the other end, Tendayi Darikwa was able to pick out Joao Carvalho in the middle, but the Portuguese midfielder's ensuing effort was charged down by Ahmed Hegazi.

Forest continued to grow into the game and weighed in with several dangerous chances, though West Brom also had a handful of opportunities to break the deadlock in the first half.

Neither side could open the scoring come the break, but first blood ended up being drawn by Aitor Karanka's side just before the hour mark.

Adlene Guedioura celebrates scoring during the Championship game between Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich Albion on August 7, 2018© Reuters

Adlene Guedioura picked up the ball 25 yards from goal, took a touch forward and unleashed a ferocious drive which took a slight deflection from Bartley en route to the back of the net.

The Algerian then came close to scoring a wonderful second from his own half after spotting Sam Johnstone off his line, but the Albion goalkeeper managed to get his fingertips to the ball.

A frantic finish to proceedings, which included West Brom hitting the post twice and Grabban seeing a header cleared off the line, saw the visitors nab an 87th-minute equaliser.

Matt Phillips celebrates grabbing the equaliser during the Championship game between Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich Albion on August 7, 2018© Reuters

Kieran Gibbs's delivery across the box found Matt Phillips, who rifled in a first-time effort with the outside of his foot into the top corner of the Forest net.

NOTTINGHAM FOREST (4-2-3-1): Pantilimon; Darikwa, Figueiredo, Fox, Osborn; Guedioura, Colback; Dias (Goncalves 77'), Carvalho (Soudani 85'), Lolley; Grabban

WEST BROMWICH ALBION (4-2-3-1): Johnstone; Adarabioyo, Bartley, Hegazi, Gibbs; Livermore, Brunt; Phillips, Morrison (Gayle 61'), Barnes'; Rodriguez (Robson-Kanu 90')

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