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Millwall 2-2 Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest's Nathaniel Chalobah

On-loan Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah helped Nottingham Forest secure a draw at struggling Millwall.

The hosts took the lead early on courtesy of Steve Morison's eighth-minute 20-yard strike but Andy Reid equalised for Forest from distance.

The Lions regained their advantage after the break when Martyn Woolford converted a flick-on from Morison.

But Chalobah had the final say for the Championship play-off-chasing visitors with a header.

The 18-year-old's equaliser, his second goal of the season, secured a point that puts Forest a place outside the play-off places on goal difference from rivals Derby County.

Morison gave the home side, one place above the relegation zone at kick-off, a fine start when he took advantage of Forest's failure to deal with a long ball by scoring from outside the box.

Forest levelled when Reid's long-range effort eluded Republic of Ireland team-mate David Forde in the Lions goal, and minutes later Jamie Mackie wasted the chance to put Billy Davies' side ahead when he shot over the bar from close range.

The hosts retook the lead on 56 minutes when Woolford latched onto good work from Morison to place the ball across Forest keeper Karl Darlow.

But England Under-21 international Chalobah seized his chance near the halfway point of the second period, rising to Reid's corner to head the ball past Forde.

Morison went close for Millwall from the edge of the area near full time, but Forest held on to leave Steve Lomas's side two places above the bottom three.

Millwall manager Steve Lomas: "That's six unbeaten at home but we now have to transfer that home form to away and that's put down a marker for me.

"You can go away and get beaten, that's the nature of the league, but it's the manner in which you get beaten that matters.

"I'm pleased that the Den is starting to become a fortress again. We want to try and give the home support something to shout about."

Forest manager Billy Davies: "That was sloppy, we gifted them two goals. We showed excellent fighting spirit but there's no doubt that we had one or two players that needed a game, including Chalobah and Reid.

"Chalobah has been injured, he needs minutes and games. He's like one or two of our young players who need education and they'll keep getting it.

"Chalobah is one who you can see has got a lot of quality and he just needs to get up to speed with the Championship and understand what it's all about."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 2Dunne
  • 28Malone
  • 6Trotter
  • 5Robinson
  • 16BeeversBooked at 3mins
  • 13L MartinBooked at 51minsSubstituted forFeeneyat 75'minutes
  • 26Abdou
  • 29WaghornSubstituted forKeoghat 69'minutes
  • 9Morison
  • 11WoolfordSubstituted forMcDonaldat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Shittu
  • 7Feeney
  • 8Easter
  • 20Keogh
  • 21Smith
  • 27McDonald
  • 43Bywater

Nottm Forest

  • 1Darlow
  • 2Lichaj
  • 3Harding
  • 7ChalobahSubstituted forAbdounat 83'minutes
  • 25HobbsBooked at 82mins
  • 15Halford
  • 10Lansbury
  • 18Jara
  • 12MackieSubstituted forDerbyshireat 76'minutes
  • 31Cox
  • 11Reid

Substitutes

  • 14Greening
  • 21Paterson
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 28Majewski
  • 29de Vries
  • 38Osborn
  • 39Abdoun
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
9,029

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 2, Nottingham Forest 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 2, Nottingham Forest 2.
Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Dangerous play by Scott McDonald (Millwall).
Offside, Nottingham Forest. Matt Derbyshire tries a through ball, but Simon Cox is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Scott McDonald.
Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).
Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Scott McDonald replaces Martyn Woolford.
Attempt saved. Scott Malone (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Martyn Woolford.
Foul by Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest).
Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Djamel Abdoun replaces Nathaniel Chalobah.

Booking

Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest).
Martyn Woolford (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Scott Malone.
Attempt blocked. Liam Trotter (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Keogh.
Offside, Millwall. Andrew Keogh tries a through ball, but Steve Morison is caught offside.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester1812241238
2QPR1811521238
3Burnley1810621636
4Reading18873731
5Blackpool18873631
6Derby17845928
7Nottm Forest18774628
8Ipswich18756526
9Leeds17827426
10Huddersfield18756326
11Brighton18675425
12Watford18666324
13Blackburn18657023
14Wigan16646222
15Doncaster18558-1120
16Middlesbrough17476119
17Birmingham18549-219
18Bolton18477-619
19Bournemouth18549-1319
20Millwall18468-1518
21Charlton18459-717
22Yeovil184311-1015
23Sheff Wed17287-814
24Barnsley183510-1814
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