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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:

"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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Middlesbrough 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Andy Reid.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matt Derbyshire.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Darius Henderson.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest).

  9. Post update

    Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Graham (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nathaniel Chalobah.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathaniel Chalobah.

  12. Post update

    Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by József Varga (Middlesbrough).

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    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.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest).

  18. Post update

    Kei Kamara (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Middlesbrough. Kei Kamara replaces Mustapha Carayol.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Nottingham Forest. Karl Darlow tries a through ball, but Darius Henderson is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester34245565323377
2Burnley341912354272769
3Derby35188960431762
4QPR34179840281260
5Nottm Forest351414755411456
6Reading3515101056411555
7Brighton34141193728953
8Wigan321571041301152
9Ipswich351312104539651
10Blackburn331210113941-246
11Watford341112114941845
12Middlesbrough351014114438644
13Leeds34128144749-244
14Huddersfield34127154546-143
15Bournemouth33119134351-842
16Bolton35913134650-440
17Sheff Wed33912123940-139
18Blackpool35911153049-1938
19Birmingham3499163944-536
20Doncaster3599173254-2236
21Millwall35710183262-3031
22Yeovil3478193049-1929
23Barnsley34611173159-2829
24Charlton3069152441-1727
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