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Nottingham Forest 1-1 Burnley

Matt Taylor
Matt Taylor has scored three times for Burnley this season

Matt Taylor's late goal rescued Burnley a point at 10-man Nottingham Forest as they stayed fifth in the Championship.

Burnley's Andre Gray had a goal ruled out for offside early on when he tapped in from close range after Joey Barton's deflected shot came back off the post.

Eric Lichaj gave Forest the lead from 20 yards out, before Henri Lansbury was shown a red card for a poor tackle.

Gray shot wide from eight yards, but Taylor's long-range strike extended the Clarets' unbeaten run to three games.

Forest are now winless in five games and sit 15th in the table.

Burnley dominated the first half, with Scott Arfield wasting the best of the early chances as he fired Taylor's cross wide at the back post.

The visitors could not maintain their level of play after the break and Forest striker Nelson Oliveira came close to opening the scoring as he shot narrowly wide of Tom Heaton's goal.

Ryan Mendes tested Heaton with a powerful effort from inside the box, before Lichaj cut inside from the right and drilled a left-footed effort into the far corner from just outside the box.

Lansbury was sent off moments later, having appeared to stamp on Burnley defender Ben Mee.

Taylor's pull-back was sliced narrowly off target by striker Gray, before the midfielder's unstoppable shot earned his side a well-deserved point.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman:

"There was no doubt it was a sending-off. Henri plays on the edge, he gives 100 per cent every game but sometimes you're going to overspill and that is what he has done.

"He has been fantastic for us and there is no blame on him at all.

"If it wasn't for the sending-off I am pretty sure we would have been comfortable winners."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"It is very rare to come to Nottingham Forest and get an easy game.

"We didn't apply the detail we have done in recent weeks to get the goals and there were moments we gave the ball away too cheaply.

"We had enough chances to nick the game, but that's our 20th point in nine games and we should not forget the bigger picture."

Eric Lichaj celebrates his long-range opener
Eric Lichaj celebrates his long-range opener...
Henri Lansbury is sent off after his clash with Ben Mee
...before team-mate Henri Lansbury is sent off after his clash with Ben Mee

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 1de Vries
  • 2Lichaj
  • 25Hobbs
  • 6Wilson
  • 31Pinillos
  • 19WardBooked at 74minsSubstituted forO'Gradyat 81'minutes
  • 10LansburyBooked at 75mins
  • 24Vaughan
  • 34WalkerSubstituted forBlackstockat 70'minutes
  • 17OliveiraBooked at 26minsSubstituted forGrantat 77'minutes
  • 15Mendes da GraçaBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 13Fox
  • 20Williams
  • 23Blackstock
  • 26Evtimov
  • 27Burke
  • 29O'Grady
  • 37Grant

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 27DarikwaSubstituted forLowtonat 84'minutes
  • 4Duff
  • 5KeaneBooked at 39mins
  • 6MeeBooked at 86mins
  • 15Taylor
  • 14JonesSubstituted forKightlyat 84'minutes
  • 13Barton
  • 37Arfield
  • 9Vokes
  • 7GraySubstituted forHenningsat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 11Kightly
  • 18Hennings
  • 20Ulvestad
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 24Long
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
17,721

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Burnley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Burnley 1.

Attempt blocked. Ben Mee (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Taylor (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Joey Barton (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

Booking

Ryan Mendes (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matthew Taylor (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Mendes (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Michael Duff with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Eric Lichaj.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Chris O'Grady.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Burnley 1. Matthew Taylor (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sam Vokes.

Attempt saved. Chris O'Grady (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dexter Blackstock.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Rouwen Hennings replaces Andre Gray.

Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Taylor.

Booking

Ben Mee (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Matthew Lowton replaces Tendayi Darikwa.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Michael Kightly replaces David Jones.

Foul by Joey Barton (Burnley).

Ryan Mendes (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tendayi Darikwa with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Chris O'Grady replaces Jamie Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jorge Grant replaces Nélson Oliveira.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ben Mee (Burnley) because of an injury.

Dismissal

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) is shown the red card.

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

Booking

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Burnley 0. Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Ward.

Attempt saved. Ryan Mendes (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Dexter Blackstock with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Mee.

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Dexter Blackstock replaces Tyler Walker.

Offside, Burnley. Sam Vokes tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Mendes.

Tendayi Darikwa (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton128401810828
2Birmingham127321911824
3Reading126421881022
4Hull12642178922
5Burnley126421712522
6Middlesbrough12633178921
7Derby11551169720
8Cardiff125521511420
9Sheff Wed124531615117
10QPR124441922-316
11Ipswich124441520-516
12Wolves114341715215
13Huddersfield123541214-214
14Fulham113441716113
15Nottm Forest123451013-313
16Blackburn112541213-111
17Preston122551013-311
18MK Dons123271216-411
19Leeds112541015-511
20Brentford113261420-611
21Bristol City122461522-710
22Charlton122461118-710
23Rotherham122371422-89
24Bolton12156919-108
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