Nottingham Forest earned a battling 2-2 draw on a frustrating afternoon at The Hawthorns with the game overshadowed by some truly shambolic refereeing decisions.

The Reds fought back twice to level the game. A Kyle Bartley own goal cancelled out Callum Robinson’s goal before the interval.

With Albion seemingly set to claim three valuable points, Matty Cash fired an unstoppable rocket into Sam Johnstone’s net, sparring Tobias Figueiredo’s blushes after his earlier own goal.

Following the performance, Nottingham Forest News rated the players and their performances out of 10:

Brice Samba – 7

Made a really good save in the second half and was powerless to prevent the two Albion goals

Matty Cash – 8

Another quality performance from Cash who scored an injury-time rocket to send the Reds home with a point. His ferocious tackle on half-time set the tone for a battling second-half.

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Tobias Figueiredo – 6

Was unfortunate to put through his own goal in the second half and nearly did the same towards the end. Not Figueiredo’s best game.

Joe Worrall – 6

Allowed the ball to squirm through his legs for Albion’s second goal but other than that a fairly solid showing from Worrall.

Yuri Ribeiro – 7

Had six of Jake Livermore’s studs planted into his shin after 16 minutes, much to the dismay of the Albion supporters. Dusted himself off and performed admirably though.

Ben Watson – 8

Stunning. One of Watson’s very best performances of the campaign. He showed all of his experience in the middle of the park and led the team by example.

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Samba Sow – 7

Was guilty of being caught in possession for Callum Robinson’s goal but other than that he gave Forest tremendous battling qualities in the middle of the park.

Sammy Ameobi – 7

A superb assist for Forest’s first equaliser when his inviting ball was turned into his own net by Kyle Bartley. Was clearly fouled by Livermore in the build-up to Albion’s second goal but Keith Stroud thought not.

Tiago Silva – 6

With Forest spending most of the time on the back foot, Silva struggled to really impose himself on the contest.

Joe Lolley – 7

A quality performance from the Forest winger who was a constant menace for the Albion defence. Probably deserved a goal for his efforts during his 100th game for the Reds.

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Lewis Grabban – 6

Fluffed his lines early on when left unmarked in the box and was largely feeding on scraps throughout the tie. Did put the necessary pressure on Bartley as he put through his own goal in the first half.


Alfa Semedo (Sow, 70′) – 6

Did well in the absence of Sow and tried to get Forest on the ascendancy for an equaliser.

Adama Diakhaby (Ameobi, 70′) – 6

The trickster was tasked with dropping in and helping Ribeiro out defensively and he did that well.

Tyler Walker (Silva, 80′) – 6

Wasn’t really on long enough to have much of an impact on the game.

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