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Middlesbrough 1-1 Nottingham Forest

Middlesbrough's Kenneth Omeruo and Nottingham Forest's Simon Cox

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:

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka

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Forest goal was handball - Karanka

"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."

Line-ups

Middlesbrough

  • 13Konstantopoulos
  • 8Varga
  • 3Friend
  • 7Leadbitter
  • 25Omeruo
  • 22Gibson
  • 11LedesmaSubstituted forWhiteheadat 62'minutes
  • 24Chalobah
  • 9Graham
  • 10TomlinSubstituted forAdomahat 36'minutes
  • 19CarayolSubstituted forKamaraat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Steele
  • 6Butterfield
  • 14Williams
  • 18Whitehead
  • 27Adomah
  • 29Kamara
  • 36Atkinson

Nottm Forest

  • 1Darlow
  • 18Jara
  • 13Fox
  • 28Majewski
  • 16Lascelles
  • 5Collins
  • 12MackieBooked at 28mins
  • 14Greening
  • 31CoxSubstituted forDerbyshireat 78'minutes
  • 21PatersonSubstituted forReidat 71'minutes
  • 39AbdounSubstituted forHendersonat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Harding
  • 6Moussi
  • 9Henderson
  • 11Reid
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 29de Vries
  • 32Gomis
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
14,134

Match Stats

Home TeamMiddlesbroughAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home16
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Middlesbrough 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 1, Nottingham Forest 1.
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.
Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Andy Reid.
Attempt blocked. Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matt Derbyshire.
Attempt blocked. Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Darius Henderson.
Foul by Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest).
Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Danny Graham (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nathaniel Chalobah.
Attempt saved. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathaniel Chalobah.
Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by József Varga (Middlesbrough).
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.
Attempt blocked. Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
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.
Foul by Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest).
Kei Kamara (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Kei Kamara replaces Mustapha Carayol.
Offside, Nottingham Forest. Karl Darlow tries a through ball, but Darius Henderson is caught offside.
Offside, Middlesbrough. Ben Gibson tries a through ball, but Danny Graham is caught offside.
Offside, Nottingham Forest. Darius Henderson tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matt Derbyshire replaces Simon Cox.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Darius Henderson replaces Djamel Abdoun.
Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Danny Graham (Middlesbrough).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Andy Reid replaces Jamie Paterson.
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.
Offside, Nottingham Forest. Simon Cox tries a through ball, but Jamie Mackie is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Dean Whitehead replaces Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma.
Offside, Middlesbrough. Mustapha Carayol tries a through ball, but Danny Graham is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. George Friend (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mustapha Carayol.
Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Foul by Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest).
Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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.
Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Djamel Abdoun with a cross.
Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Grant Leadbitter.
Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by József Varga (Middlesbrough).
Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Karl Darlow.
Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough).
Foul by Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest).
Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Nathaniel Chalobah (Middlesbrough).
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.
Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by József Varga.

Second Half

Second Half begins Middlesbrough 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Middlesbrough 0, Nottingham Forest 0.
Attempt missed. Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Djamel Abdoun.
Attempt missed. Mustapha Carayol (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma.
Offside, Nottingham Forest. Daniel Fox tries a through ball, but Simon Cox is caught offside.
Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by József Varga (Middlesbrough).
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.
Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Kenneth Omeruo.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3424553377
2Burnley34191232769
3Derby3518891762
4QPR3417981260
5Nottm Forest35141471456
6Reading351510101555
7Brighton3414119953
8Wigan32157101152
9Ipswich35131210651
10Blackburn33121011-246
11Watford34111211845
12Middlesbrough35101411644
13Leeds3412814-244
14Huddersfield3412715-143
15Bournemouth3311913-842
16Bolton3591313-440
17Sheff Wed3391212-139
18Blackpool3591115-1938
19Birmingham349916-536
20Doncaster359917-2236
21Millwall3571018-3031
22Yeovil347819-1929
23Barnsley3461117-2829
24Charlton306915-1727
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