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Nottingham Forest 1-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth winger Marc Pugh

Marc Pugh scored an equaliser in stoppage time to earn Bournemouth a dramatic draw at Nottingham Forest.

Henri Lansbury opened the scoring for Forest seven minutes before half-time with a spectacular 30-yard drive.

But Darius Henderson, who had an effort disallowed, and Simon Cox both wasted chances to kill the game for the hosts.

And in the first minute of added time, Tokelo Rantie set up Pugh, who found the corner from just outside the area to snatch a point for the Cherries.

Lansbury and Cox passed up early chances to open the score for Forest, whose manager Billy Davies was handed a four-year contract extension on Friday.

Djamel Abdoun's effort was saved well by Bournemouth's on-loan West Ham keeper Stephen Henderson, who was then stretchered off after only 13 minutes with what appeared to be a shoulder injury.

But Lansbury found the top corner from long range to put Billy Davies' side ahead at the break, with Bournemouth top scorer Lewis Grabban hitting the post in first-half added time.

In the second half, Cox was denied by substitute keeper Ryan Allsop, while Forest striker Henderson failed to hit the target after beating the offside trap.

When Henderson did find the net with a header, the effort was ruled out for a push by referee Phil Gibbs.

With time running out, Pugh squeezed in his third goal of the season past Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow, who had earlier twice denied South Africa striker Rantie.

It meant Bournemouth kept up their record of scoring in every league game this term.

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies:

"We are very frustrated. We had so many chances, I think there were 20 overall, but the opposition worked hard and credit to them.

"I am confident these strikers can get the goals. The lesson is to be clinical."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:

"I am proud, we did not underestimate Forest. The way they play is excellent, they are a good side and for us to get anything here will hopefully be a big moment for us.

"They did not take their chances, but we were able to take ours.

"We are a good side, we are adapting to this level. We can take huge confidence from this."


Nottm Forest

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1DarlowBooked at 90mins
  • 18Jara
  • 8Cohen
  • 11Reid
  • 25HobbsBooked at 89mins
  • 5CollinsSubstituted forWilsonat 45+6'minutes
  • 31CoxBooked at 70minsSubstituted forDerbyshireat 73'minutes
  • 10LansburyBooked at 81mins
  • 9Henderson
  • 28MajewskiSubstituted forMackieat 64'minutes
  • 39Abdoun


  • 3Harding
  • 12Mackie
  • 15Halford
  • 21Paterson
  • 22Wilson
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 29de Vries


Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 35HendersonSubstituted forAllsopat 13'minutes
  • 2Francis
  • 14HarteSubstituted forDanielsat 45'minutes
  • 8Arter
  • 3S Cook
  • 22Ward
  • 7PughBooked at 90mins
  • 31CollisonBooked at 52mins
  • 28Rantie
  • 9Grabban
  • 4SurmanSubstituted forPitmanat 73'minutes


  • 1Allsop
  • 5Elphick
  • 10Pitman
  • 11Daniels
  • 15Thomas
  • 16MacDonald
  • 32O'Kane
Phil Gibbs

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Bournemouth 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Bournemouth 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) header from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest).

  6. Post update

    Steve Cook (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.

  8. Post update

    Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Allsop (Bournemouth).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andy Reid with a cross.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Bournemouth 1. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Nottingham Forest. Chris Cohen tries a through ball, but Djamel Abdoun is caught offside.

  13. Booking

    Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

  16. Booking

    Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest).

  18. Post update

    Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Tokelo Rantie.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest).