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Nottingham Forest 2-1 Newcastle United

Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles in the goal
Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles played 65 times for Forest

Championship leaders Newcastle had two men sent off and keeper Karl Darlow saved two penalties before falling to a late defeat at Nottingham Forest.

Matt Ritchie gave the Magpies a 1-0 lead at half-time, despite red cards for Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett.

Both dismissals resulted in penalties, with Darlow saving from Nicklas Bendtner and Henri Lansbury.

Bendtner equalised from close range and Forest won it when former player Jamaal Lascelles bundled into his own net.

Newcastle were left incensed by referee Steve Martin's decision to dismiss Dummett, and then not allow a Ciaran Clark header which looked legitimate.

Though still top by two points, Newcastle have lost back-to-back league games for the first time since the opening two matches, while Forest, with three wins on the trot, are up to 13th.

There was little warning of the excitement to follow after a fairly nondescript first 30 minutes in soggy conditions, but the game roared into life with a following hour that had everything - controversy, drama and goals.

Shelvey was dismissed for kicking out at Lansbury, but Forest failed to capitalise as Bendtner's penalty was saved by another former Forest player Darlow.

Ritchie's well-taken shot was Newcastle's just reward for their dominance in possession, and Darlow protected that lead from Lansbury's penalty, although the decision to send off Dummett for pushing over Lansbury when last man was far less clear cut.

Bendtner's effort, scrambled home from close in, suggested Forest would pour forward with their two extra men, but there was no anticipated onslaught.

The late winner, cruel as it was on Lascelles, was as much about Newcastle's fatigue as it was the home side's incision.

Nottingham Forest head coach Philippe Montanier told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It was a crazy game, when you see a goalkeeper save two penalties in a game where 11 are against nine and you score at the end - there is a lot of emotion.

"Three points are very important for us, it was tough and I knew before it would be, but not like this.

"We had to be patient, to play wide and to deliver a lot of crosses, we respected the plan and we had a patience until the end.

"[Regards the incidents] I would like to see the video even though we can't change the referee's decision."

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez told BBC Newcastle:

"It's very difficult to understand what happened, we can complain about the penalty not given, the goal offside, the [Forest] penalty given and the two red cards.

"I haven't spoken to the referee, I don't need to do it, I've seen the images and it's obvious and clear to me.

"We did really well, we were doing what we had to do but it's a big difference when you have 45 minutes numerical inferiority it's not easy."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 38Stojkovic
  • 5Mills
  • 27Perquis
  • 4MancienneBooked at 44minsSubstituted forAssombalongaat 45'minutes
  • 41Cash
  • 10LansburyBooked at 72mins
  • 22Kasami
  • 28LamSubstituted forCarayolat 65'minutes
  • 2Lichaj
  • 11Osborn
  • 14BendtnerSubstituted forVelliosat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Assombalonga
  • 18Carayol
  • 24Vaughan
  • 25Hobbs
  • 30Henderson
  • 37Grant
  • 39Vellios

Newcastle

  • 26DarlowBooked at 45mins
  • 22YedlinBooked at 90mins
  • 6Lascelles
  • 2Clark
  • 3DummettBooked at 45mins
  • 14Hayden
  • 12ShelveyBooked at 33mins
  • 11Ritchie
  • 17PérezSubstituted forAnitaat 45'minutes
  • 20GouffranBooked at 53minsSubstituted forDiaméat 77'minutes
  • 9GayleSubstituted forMitrovicat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Anita
  • 15Diamé
  • 18Mbemba
  • 24Tioté
  • 28Sels
  • 30Atsu
  • 45Mitrovic
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
21,317

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamNewcastle
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Newcastle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Newcastle United 1.

Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Osborn from a direct free kick.

Booking

DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United).

Foul by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest).

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pajtim Kasami (Nottingham Forest).

DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Matt Mills tries a through ball, but Apostolos Vellios is caught offside.

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United).

Attempt saved. Pajtim Kasami (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Osborn.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Aleksandar Mitrovic replaces Dwight Gayle.

Goal!

Own Goal by Jamaal Lascelles, Newcastle United. Nottingham Forest 2, Newcastle United 1.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Mohamed Diamé.

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

Attempt missed. Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Apostolos Vellios replaces Nicklas Bendtner.

Attempt missed. Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Ritchie following a set piece situation.

Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Pajtim Kasami (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Mohamed Diamé replaces Yoan Gouffran.

Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pajtim Kasami.

Attempt blocked. Nicklas Bendtner (Nottingham Forest) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Osborn with a cross.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ciaran Clark.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles.

Booking

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt saved. Mustapha Carayol (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicklas Bendtner.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Vurnon Anita.

Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mustapha Carayol (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt saved. Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Isaac Hayden.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Mustapha Carayol replaces Thomas Lam.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 2nd December 2016

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Newcastle1913152140
2Brighton1811521738
3Reading181044634
4Birmingham18873531
5Leeds18927129
6Huddersfield18927-329
7Sheff Wed18846028
8Norwich18837-127
9Derby18756326
10Fulham18675425
11Aston Villa185103325
12Preston18747225
13Nottm Forest19748125
14Bristol City18738224
15Ipswich18666024
16QPR19658-823
17Brentford18648322
18Barnsley18648022
19Wolves19568-321
20Burton18477-519
21Blackburn18549-719
22Wigan18468-418
23Cardiff185310-1218
24Rotherham181413-257
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