Nottingham Forest equalised in injury-time to secure a point in a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion in the Championship on Saturday. 

The match between Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday lunchtime was quite interesting and entertaining, and there were a number of talking points.

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Unfortunately for Matty Cash, it wasn’t his injury-time strike which was the main talking point after the game. It was instead the dismal performance of referee Keith Stroud.

Stroud made a number of poor calls throughout the game which went against Sabri Lamouchi’s men.

Sammy Ameobi appeared to have been fouled in the build-up to West Brom’s second goal, Jake Livermore was lucky to escape punishment for a horror challenge on Yuri Ribeiro, whilst Joe Lolley’s cross appeared to have been handled by Kyle Bartley in the area.

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If those decisions had gone in Forest’s favour, then they could’ve easily secured all three points.

It’s not the first time that the Reds have fallen foul to a poor refereeing performance from Stroud.


Nottingham Forest players protested against the 50-year-old’s poor decisions throughout the game, but he continually waved away their appeals in a game that the Reds arguably could’ve won.

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Golfer Lee Westwood has taken to Twitter to give his reaction to some of the referee’s decisions, while England international cricketer Stuart Broad, who is also a Forest fan, also heavily criticised Stroud.


The Reds now find themselves sat fifth in the Championship. Despite slipping down a place in the table, they are still only four points off the automatic promotion places.

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