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Nottingham Forest 2-1 Ipswich Town

Brereton playing for Forest
Ben Brereton has now scored six goals in the Championship for Nottingham Forest this season

Nottingham Forest scored two late goals to beat Ipswich and end their run of six matches without a victory.

Grant Ward opened the scoring for Ipswich, heading Myles Kenlock's cross beyond Costel Pantilimon.

But Ben Brereton equalised with an 89th-minute penalty for the hosts after he was bundled over in the box.

Joe Lolley then volleyed in Brereton's deep cross at the far post in the fifth minute of stoppage time to complete a dramatic turnaround.

It meant defeat for Ipswich in their first game under caretaker boss Bryan Klugg following Mick McCarthy's early resignation on Tuesday.

After going into the break 1-0 down against the run of play, Forest found themselves on the second longest goal drought of their history having failed to score in six and a half matches.

But two goals in six minutes gave Forest their first win since beating Birmingham City on 3 March.

Ben Osborn had the hosts' best chance of the first half capitalising on Ward's loose pass before forcing a good save from Ipswich's keeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

Brereton also went close for Forest forcing Bialkowski to palm his long range effort behind for a corner after 25 minutes.

Ben Watson then headed inches wide of the post from the resulting set piece.

Ipswich started the second half brightly with Luke Hyam and Martyn Waghorn both going close, but will be left to rue a handful of missed chances as they failed to extend their lead.

Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka:

"The only good thing is that we won the game. I was disappointed for most of the game, about 85 minutes, but in football everything can change in one second.

"The main thing today is that we won the game, we have another three points and the important thing for me is that I felt the crowd celebrating this goal.

"It was an important goal and the celebrations were amazing and it means that we are together and I am pleased for them."

Ipswich Town care-taker manager Bryan Klugg told BBC Radio Suffolk:

"I couldn't criticise any of the players from the effort and the attitude they've shown since the events of Tuesday night.

"It was five seconds to go on our watches when they put the ball in the back of the net and that was really harsh on the players.

"I'm more upset for my players then for myself, I thought up until the 87th minute we were comfortable."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 1Pantilimon
  • 27Darikwa
  • 3Pereira Figueiredo
  • 13Fox
  • 11Osborn
  • 5GuédiouraSubstituted forCashat 59'minutes
  • 18Colback
  • 32WatsonSubstituted forBridcuttat 78'minutes
  • 23Lolley
  • 17BreretonBooked at 81mins
  • 15TomlinSubstituted forVelliosat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lichaj
  • 4Mancienne
  • 7Bridcutt
  • 14Cash
  • 20Dowell
  • 33Kapino
  • 39Vellios

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 12Spence
  • 27Carter-Vickers
  • 3Knudsen
  • 18WardBooked at 73mins
  • 19HyamSubstituted forGleesonat 84'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 22NydamSubstituted forConnollyat 57'minutes
  • 30Kenlock
  • 35MorrisSubstituted forCarayolat 56'minutes
  • 9Waghorn

Substitutes

  • 16Connolly
  • 20Sears
  • 24Crowe
  • 25Gleeson
  • 32Carayol
  • 34Folami
  • 37Cotter
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
25,093

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away9
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Ipswich Town 1.

Full Time

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

Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mustapha Carayol (Ipswich Town).

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 2, Ipswich Town 1. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top left corner. Assisted by Ben Brereton.

Attempt saved. Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Osborn.

Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Ipswich Town).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Tobias Figueiredo.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Ipswich Town 1. Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Nottingham Forest. Ben Brereton draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Apostolos Vellios (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Cash with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Cameron Carter-Vickers.

Attempt blocked. Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Lolley.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Stephen Gleeson replaces Luke Hyam.

Attempt missed. Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Fox with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Attempt saved. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jack Colback.

Booking

Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt missed. Mustapha Carayol (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Myles Kenlock.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Liam Bridcutt replaces Ben Watson.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Apostolos Vellios replaces Lee Tomlin.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Callum Connolly with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Grant Ward (Ipswich Town).

Foul by Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest).

Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Martyn Waghorn (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mustapha Carayol.

Attempt saved. Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jonas Knudsen.

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

Foul by Callum Connolly (Ipswich Town).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

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