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Championship: Nottingham Forest 1-1 QPR

Idrissa Sylla
Idrissa Sylla's equaliser was his sixth goal of the season, four of them for QPR

Substitute Idrissa Sylla snatched a late draw for QPR at Nottingham Forest as both sides ended with 10 men.

Britt Assombalonga put the hosts ahead by coolly rounding Alex Smithies after midfielder Karl Henry had been sent off for two early bookings.

Hildeberto Pereira's third red card of the season - also after two yellows - gave Rangers fresh hope.

And with time running out, Sylla stole in to head home a left-wing cross from fellow replacement Nasser El Khayati.

Forest showed the greater attacking intent in the early stages and Assombalonga had the ball in the net, only to be ruled offside.

But the recalled striker found the net from a tight angle just four minutes later following a through ball from Pajtim Kasami.

Karl Henry
Karl Henry's red card for a second booking came in the 34th minute

Forest were made to pay for not pressing home their advantage early in the second half as Pereira pulled back his man to receive his second caution.

His departure was the spark for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's men to push forward as Olamide Shodipo fired over and Grant Hall headed just wide before Sylla's late effort denied Forest only a second victory in 11 attempts - and a first clean sheet in 14 games.

QPR have still never won at the City Ground in 33 attempts.

There are now only three longer unbeaten home runs in all competitions in English football history than Forest's in this fixture - Liverpool v West Ham (44), Liverpool v Spurs (43) and Liverpool v Stoke (36).

Nottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier: "I'm frustrated and a little angry. I like my players and I always defend them, but when we lead 1-0 and it's 11 against 10 you have to make sure you don't give your opponents a chance.

"We didn't control the game very well in that situation, making a lot of technical mistakes and conceding a lot of free-kicks and corners.

"This is the first time I've been angry since I've been here and hopefully it's the last time. We had to continue like we were playing in the first half and we didn't do that in the second.

"I think we've given a point to Queens Park Rangers, and it's a game we should have won. We just had to keep the ball and find a solution to score the second goal and close out the game."

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: "Because of the manner we played, we deserved to get a goal. That is why I was celebrating. That was my emotion at the time.

"We have some young players we are trying to develop. We have foreign players we are trying to bed into the team They will get better. All these things take time.

"It was a harsh sending off, because the first booking was not a yellow card.

"I do not want to talk too much about the referee, I do not want to concentrate on that."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 38StojkovicBooked at 61mins
  • 5Mills
  • 27Perquis
  • 42WorrallBooked at 50mins
  • 17PereiraBooked at 71mins
  • 22Kasami
  • 8CohenBooked at 69minsSubstituted forLamat 82'minutes
  • 10Lansbury
  • 2LichajBooked at 90mins
  • 11Osborn
  • 9AssombalongaSubstituted forVelliosat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Dumitru
  • 13Fox
  • 20Licá
  • 28Lam
  • 30Henderson
  • 37Grant
  • 39Vellios

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 18RobinsonBooked at 67minsSubstituted forEl Khayatiat 84'minutes
  • 8Cousins
  • 20HenryBooked at 34mins
  • 15WszolekSubstituted forShodipoat 55'minutes
  • 10Chery
  • 9WashingtonSubstituted forSyllaat 77'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 17Polter

Substitutes

  • 6Lynch
  • 11Gladwin
  • 13Ingram
  • 19El Khayati
  • 27Shodipo
  • 38Hamalainen
  • 40Sylla
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
20,043

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home23
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Pajtim Kasami tries a through ball, but Apostolos Vellios is caught offside.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Damien Perquis (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Henri Lansbury tries a through ball, but Pajtim Kasami is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Apostolos Vellios (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Henri Lansbury with a cross.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Abdenasser El Khayati.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Apostolos Vellios replaces Britt Assombalonga.

Booking

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

Olamide Shodipo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

Hand ball by Pajtim Kasami (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Olamide Shodipo (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by James Perch.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Eric Lichaj.

Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

Booking

Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Queens Park Rangers 1. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Abdenasser El Khayati with a cross.

Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Abdenasser El Khayati replaces Jack Robinson.

Attempt missed. Thomas Lam (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.

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

Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Thomas Lam replaces Chris Cohen.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Pajtim Kasami (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Eric Lichaj tries a through ball, but Britt Assombalonga is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Idrissa Sylla replaces Conor Washington.

Olamide Shodipo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Chris Cohen.

Attempt blocked. Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a cross.

Olamide Shodipo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle16121334132137
2Brighton1610422591634
3Huddersfield169251718-129
4Reading168442018228
5Norwich168352827127
6Leeds168261917226
7Birmingham166732118325
8Fulham166642318524
9Bristol City167362319424
10Sheff Wed167361719-224
11Preston167272220223
12Brentford166462116522
13Barnsley166372724321
14Aston Villa164931716121
15Ipswich165651415-121
16Derby165561213-120
17QPR165561722-520
18Burton164661820-218
19Wolves164571921-217
20Nottm Forest164482530-516
21Cardiff164391425-1115
22Wigan163581419-514
23Blackburn163491625-913
24Rotherham1614111738-217
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