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Summary

  1. Substitute Steve Sidwell nets stoppage time winner for Brighton
  2. Lewis Dunk's header from free-kick had given visitors first-half lead
  3. Dexter Blackstock equalised for Forest
  4. Brighton move a point behind second-placed Middlesbrough

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By Rob Stevens

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Nottm Forest 1-2 Brighton

    That's it from me tonight, following what was a rather breathless finish at the City Ground as Brighton secured that late winner.

    Middlesbrough could go top of the Championship tomorrow night with victory at home to Reading. You'll be able to find live updates on the BBC Sport website.

    We'll have more Championship live text commentary on Friday night, when Brighton host Fulham and Hull take on Wolves.

    Until then, good night.

  2. Recap: Albion keep pressure on top two

    Nottm Forest 1-2 Brighton

    There was late drama at the City Ground as Steve Sidwell struck a stoppage-time winner for Brighton, who kept the pressure up on the Championship's top two.

    Steve Sidwell

    Lewis Dunk had headed the Seagulls into the lead midway through the first half from Jiri Skalak's free-kick.

    Substitute Dexter Blackstock equalised for Forest early in the second half from an almost identical move.

    Both sides went close to a winner before Sidwell latched on to Anthony Knockaert's surging run into the area.

    You can read my colleague Adam Williams' full match report here.

  3. FT: Nottm Forest 1-2 Brighton

    Quote Message: We weren't at our best tonight and when you aren't, you need to find a way to win the game. We didn't create chances but I think we deserved it with our endeavour at the end. We are still pushing and anything can happen from now. from Chris Hughton Brighton boss on Sky Sports
    Chris HughtonBrighton boss on Sky Sports
  4. FT: Nottm Forest 1-2 Brighton

    That late winner went down well with Brighton striker Bobby Zamora, who is currently sidelined through injury...

  5. FT: Nottm Forest 1-2 Brighton

    That victory moves Brighton to two points behind league leaders Burnley.

    The Seagulls remain third and are now one point behind Middlesbrough.

    It could be all change by the next time the Clarets are in action on Saturday though; Boro host Reading tomorrow night and Albion entertain Fulham on Friday night.

    Forest, meanwhile, stay 20th and are nine points above the bottom three.

  6. FT: Nottm Forest 1-2 Brighton

    Quote Message: That could be vital come the end of the season. We knew we had to get the points, playing on the Monday night. We go into every game wanting to win and hopefully it will be our season. from Steve Sidwell Brighton midfielder on Sky Sports
    Steve SidwellBrighton midfielder on Sky Sports
  7. FULL-TIME

    Nottm Forest 1-2 Brighton

    And there is the final whistle!

    Steve Sidwell's late goal has given Brighton victory at Nottingham Forest.

    It's rather harsh on the home side, who were much better in the second half.

    Brighton are now nine league games unbeaten while Forest are six without a win.

  8. Nottm Forest 1-2 Brighton

    Forest are enjoying some late pressure and Brighton are having to deal with several crosses

    The ball then drost to Chris Cohen on the edge of the area but he sidefoots wide.

    Surely that's it now?

  9. Nottm Forest 1-2 Brighton

    That, by the way, was Steve Sidwell's first goal for Brighton in over 13 years..

    The 33-year-old hit a brace in a 2-2 draw against Burnley in December 2002 while he was on loan with the Seagulls from first club Arsenal.

    Tonight's goal could prove vital as Albion aim to reach the Premier League.

  10. Nottm Forest 1-2 Brighton

    Forest are going direct and Brighton still have work to do... but another long ball fizzes out for a goal kick.

  11. Nottm Forest 1-2 Brighton

    Forest pump the ball long to Dexter Blackstock. His flick on finds Eric Lichaj, but his cross is wayward.

    Ninety seconds remain.

  12. Nottm Forest 1-2 Brighton

    We'll have five minutes of injury time.

  13. GOAL (Sidwell)

    Nottm Forest 1-2 Brighton

    Steve Sidwell scores Brighton's winner

    Brighton look like they have won it right at the death!

    Anthony Knockeart bursts into the penalty area on the right and causes chaos.

    The challenges come in and the ball bobbles to Steve Sidwell, who volleys into the corner.

    A crucial goal in the race for automatic promotion for Brighton.

  14. Nottm Forest 1-1 Brighton

    A late chance for Forest!

    Bojan Jokic's ball in from the left is flicked away by Lewis Dunk, but it falls to Robert Tesche on the edge of the area.

    However he scuffs his shot well wide.

  15. Nottm Forest 1-1 Brighton

    A Brighton attack comes to nothing as a loose pass is misplaced...

  16. Nottm Forest 1-1 Brighton

    Forest put plenty of men forward for a free-kick from Danny Fox.

    Matt MIlls goes down in the Albion box but the ball drifts out for a goal kick.

  17. Nottm Forest 1-1 Brighton

    Brighton on the attack and Anthony Knockaert puts in a dangerous cross.

    Jiri Skalak is coming in at the back post but Eric Lichaj gets a call to leave it and it goes harmlessly out.

    Four minutes of normal time remain. Will there be a sting at the end?

  18. SUBSTITUTION

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Brighton

    Meanwhile on-loan midfielder Steve Sidwell comes on for Beram Kayal for Brighton.

    That's all six substitutions made. No more rolls of the dice for either manager.

  19. SUBSTITUTION

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Brighton

    Gardner does come off, to be replaced by Robert Tesche.

  20. Nottm Forest 1-1 Brighton

    We've a bit of a stoppage in play as Forest midfielder Gary Gardner gets some treatment.

    He's clashed with Lewis Dunk and Liam Rosenior since the break.