Nottingham Forest claimed a precious point at Middlesbrough thanks to Darius Henderson's 80th-minute leveller.

Billy Davies's men had picked up just one point from their previous four games and looked set to suffer a fourth successive defeat when Mustapha Carayol put Middlesbrough ahead just after the break.

Henderson hit back for Forest, finishing off at the second attempt after Andy Reid had provided the cross.

Forest remain in the play-off spots.

The goal also ended Middlesbrough's run of 11 hours and 54 minutes without conceding a goal at the Riverside Stadium.

They will be kicking themselves, though, as Carayol wasted a decent chance to double their lead after being sent through by Grant Leadbitter.

Henderson equalised, but Middlesbrough claimed the striker had handled the ball, before putting it into the net.

However, the hosts nearly scored a winner as Kei Kamara's flick eventually found its way to Danny Graham - but from just six yards, the striker's effort cannoned back off a post.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka on Darius Henderson's equaliser:

"I think it was handball, for sure. You could see from the reaction of my players that they thought it was.

"These are not players who would normally chase the referee to complain and if they thought it was handball, then 100% I believe them.

"We haven't played well but we had two or three good chances to win this game against a very good side who are in the play-off places."

Nottingham Forest assistant manager David Kelly:

"We are disappointed a bit. We could've come in at half-time a few goals up and I thought we showed great spirit to come back into it after going behind.

"Given the way we played over the 90 minutes, I thought a point was the least we deserved."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Middlesbrough

  • 13 Konstantopoulos
  • 08 Varga
  • 03 Friend
  • 07 Leadbitter
  • 25 Omeruo
  • 22 Gibson
  • 11 Ledesma (Whitehead - 62' )
  • 24 Chalobah
  • 09 Graham
  • 10 Tomlin (Adomah - 36' )
  • 19 Carayol (Kamara - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Steele
  • 06 Butterfield
  • 14 Williams
  • 18 Whitehead
  • 27 Adomah
  • 29 Kamara
  • 36 Atkinson

Nottingham Forest

  • 01 Darlow
  • 18 Jara
  • 13 Fox
  • 28 Majewski
  • 16 Lascelles
  • 05 Collins
  • 12 Mackie Booked
  • 14 Greening
  • 31 Cox (Derbyshire - 78' )
  • 21 Paterson (Reid - 71' )
  • 39 Abdoun (Henderson - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Harding
  • 06 Moussi
  • 09 Henderson
  • 11 Reid
  • 27 Derbyshire
  • 29 de Vries
  • 32 Gomis
Ref: Roger East
Att: 14,134

Match Stats

Shots

16 16

On target

4 3

Corners

5 6

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Middlesbrough 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

90:00 +3:15 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

90:00 +2:03

Attempt missed. Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +1:44

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Andy Reid.

90:00 +1:37

Attempt blocked. Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89:57

Attempt missed. Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matt Derbyshire.

89:32

Attempt blocked. Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Darius Henderson.

87:39

Foul by Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest).

87:39

Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:49

Attempt missed. Danny Graham (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nathaniel Chalobah.

86:24

Attempt saved. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathaniel Chalobah.

85:22

Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:22

Foul by József Varga (Middlesbrough).

83:13

Attempt missed. Kei Kamara (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by George Friend following a set piece situation.

83:04

Attempt blocked. Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

83:02

Danny Graham (Middlesbrough) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Kei Kamara with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

82:31

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest).

82:31

Kei Kamara (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Middlesbrough. Kei Kamara replaces Mustapha Carayol.

81:45

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Karl Darlow tries a through ball, but Darius Henderson is caught offside.

81:17

Offside, Middlesbrough. Ben Gibson tries a through ball, but Danny Graham is caught offside.

80:54

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Darius Henderson tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.

79:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Middlesbrough 1, Nottingham Forest 1. Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) with an attempt from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andy Reid with a cross.

78:33

Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Chalobah (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matt Derbyshire replaces Simon Cox.

77:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Darius Henderson replaces Djamel Abdoun.

74:05

Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:05

Foul by Danny Graham (Middlesbrough).

70:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Andy Reid replaces Jamie Paterson.

68:57

Attempt missed. Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter.

64:29

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Simon Cox tries a through ball, but Jamie Mackie is caught offside.

61:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Middlesbrough. Dean Whitehead replaces Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma.

61:10

Offside, Middlesbrough. Mustapha Carayol tries a through ball, but Danny Graham is caught offside.

59:32

Attempt blocked. George Friend (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mustapha Carayol.

56:30

Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

56:28

Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

54:22

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest).

54:22

Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Middlesbrough 1, Nottingham Forest 0. Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Albert Adomah following a fast break.

52:05

Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Djamel Abdoun with a cross.

51:40

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Grant Leadbitter.

51:15

Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

51:15

Foul by József Varga (Middlesbrough).

49:22

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

48:19

Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:19

Foul by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough).

48:03

Foul by Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest).

48:03

Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:23

Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:23

Foul by Nathaniel Chalobah (Middlesbrough).

46:30

Attempt missed. Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a cross following a corner.

46:06

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by József Varga.

45:00

Second Half begins Middlesbrough 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Middlesbrough 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

45:00 +0:07

Attempt missed. Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Djamel Abdoun.

43:35

Attempt missed. Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma.

41:22

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Daniel Fox tries a through ball, but Simon Cox is caught offside.

41:04

Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:04

Foul by József Varga (Middlesbrough).

40:24

Attempt missed. Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gonzalo Jara following a corner.

40:03

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Kenneth Omeruo.

39:59

Attempt blocked. Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Fox.

37:27

Attempt saved. Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

35:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Middlesbrough. Albert Adomah replaces Lee Tomlin because of an injury.

34:28

Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:28

Foul by Nathaniel Chalobah (Middlesbrough).

32:37

Attempt saved. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Djamel Abdoun with a cross.

30:25

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Djamel Abdoun tries a through ball, but Simon Cox is caught offside.

28:41

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Jonathan Greening.

27:57

Foul by Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest).

27:57

Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.

27:13 Booking

Booking Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

27:05

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest).

27:05

József Varga (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:46

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Kenneth Omeruo.

25:10

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Grant Leadbitter.

24:06

Foul by Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest).

24:06

Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:18

Attempt missed. Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gonzalo Jara with a cross.

19:17

Foul by Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest).

19:17

Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:43

Attempt blocked. Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

18:16

Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:16

Foul by Nathaniel Chalobah (Middlesbrough).

16:32

Attempt blocked. Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Graham.

12:53

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high following a corner.

12:51

Attempt blocked. Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter with a cross.

12:25

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Gonzalo Jara.

10:34

Attempt missed. Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Djamel Abdoun with a cross following a corner.

10:09

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ben Gibson.

9:22

Foul by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

9:22

Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:43

Attempt missed. Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Simon Cox.

5:48

Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:48

Foul by Nathaniel Chalobah (Middlesbrough).

2:50

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Gonzalo Jara.

2:18

George Friend (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:18

Foul by Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest).

1:11

Attempt missed. Danny Graham (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma with a cross.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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