EFL Cup
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Nottingham Forest 2-1 Shrewsbury Town

Mustapha Carayol scores from the penalty spot against Shrewsbury
Mustapha Carayol's first-half penalty was just his second goal for Forest in 22 appearances

Jason Cummings scored on his debut as Nottingham Forest edged into the second round of the EFL Cup with victory over League One side Shrewsbury Town.

Forest made 11 changes to the side that beat Millwall 1-0 in their Championship opener on Friday, but were still full of experience and led through Mustapha Carayol's penalty.

Cummings ran onto a Carayol pass to make it 2-0 after the break.

Shaun Whalley's penalty gave the Shrews hope but Forest held on to progress.

Carayol's cool spot-kick, after he was felled by Abu Ogogo, and a well-struck near-post shot by Scottish striker Cummings looked like ensuring a relatively smooth home win on a miserable, rain-soaked night at the City Ground.

But despite Whalley scoring after Niall Ennis was bundled over in the box by Matt Mills, Forest managed to survive a nervy final 10 minutes which saw Dimitar Evtimov make a fine injury-time save from Alex Rodman's close-range effort.

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 26Evtimov
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5Mills
  • 25Hobbs
  • 13FoxBooked at 17minsSubstituted forDarikwaat 63'minutes
  • 20DowellSubstituted forOsbornat 63'minutes
  • 31Bouchalakis
  • 8Cohen
  • 18Carayol
  • 39VelliosSubstituted forWalkerat 74'minutes
  • 35CummingsBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 10McKay
  • 11Osborn
  • 17Brereton
  • 27Darikwa
  • 34Walker
  • 42Worrall
  • 43Smith

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 12Brown
  • 13Bolton
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Sadler
  • 23Rodman
  • 20Nolan
  • 8OgogoBooked at 29mins
  • 17AdamsSubstituted forDoddsat 83'minutes
  • 11GnahouaSubstituted forWhalleyat 66'minutes
  • 19EnnisSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Whalley
  • 10Dodds
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 18Jules
  • 21James
  • 39Shielis
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
7,546

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Andreas Bouchalakis (Nottingham Forest).

Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Tendayi Darikwa.

Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Tendayi Darikwa (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ben Osborn.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ben Osborn.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Matt Mills.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Niall Ennis.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Louis Dodds replaces Ebou Adams.

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

Foul by Niall Ennis (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ebou Adams.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 2, Shrewsbury Town 1. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Shrewsbury Town. Niall Ennis draws a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 2, Shrewsbury Town 0. Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Cohen following a fast break.

Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ebou Adams (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Tyler Walker replaces Apostolos Vellios.

Attempt blocked. Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tendayi Darikwa (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest).

James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Andreas Bouchalakis (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ebou Adams (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Arthur Gnahoua.

Booking

Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest).

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Tendayi Darikwa replaces Daniel Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Ben Osborn replaces Kieran Dowell.

Foul by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest).

Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Chris Cohen.

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