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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Burnley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Burnley 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Mendes (Nottingham Forest).

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Eric Lichaj.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Chris O'Grady.

  12. 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.

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Rouwen Hennings replaces Andre Gray.

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Matthew Lowton replaces Tendayi Darikwa.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Michael Kightly replaces David Jones.