Nottingham Forest secured a vital point at league leaders West Bromwich Albion amid some controversial decisions from the match officials.
Sabri Lamouchi’s men earned a share of the spoils in a heated battle at The Hawthorns thanks to Matty Cash’s stunning equaliser a minute into stoppage time.
Callum Robinson opened the scoring on 37 minutes tapping home after Samba Sow had been dispossessed in the middle of the park.
The Reds struck back just before the interview when a deliciously inviting delivery from Sammy Ameobi was put into his own net by Albion defender Kyle Bartley.
The game swung in the favour of the hosts once again on the 65th minute. Ameobi’s trickery saw him clearly fouled by Jake Livermore but referee Keith Stroud waved play on.
Slaven Bilic’s men raced forward and after some neat build-up play, Tobias Figueiredo stuck the ball into his own goal, leaving Lamouchi incensed on the touchline.
Shortly after Forest were denied yet again by Stroud. As Lolley raced into the box, the ball was clearly handled by Bartley but play was waved on.
Forest were rewarded for their grit and determination, however, thanks to Cash’s moment of brilliance.
His unstoppable right-footed effort flew beyond Sam Johnstone in the Albion net and sent the away end into pandemonium.
Cash was Forest’s standout performer on the afternoon and he is really setting the tone for Lamouchi’s play-off push.
The 22-year-old was flying into tackles, marauding forwards and making life difficult for the Albion defenders.
It was just the tonic for the academy graduate and his goal will live long in the memory of Forest supporters.
The result ends a bittersweet week for the Reds. The euphoria of beating Leeds was backed up by a miserable showing against Charlton; but this ends it in decent fashion.
Forest showed their battling qualities once more and a point would have been deemed a sound result at the start.
On another day and with a more competent referee, Forest might have won the game comfortably.
It wasn’t to be though and Forest must now try and return to winning ways at home to QPR next Saturday.