Nottingham Forest claimed a 1-1 draw against Luton Town despite playing for the whole second half with 10-men after Nicholas Ioannou was sent off.

Glen Rea opened the scoring after 22 minutes firing low into the net after some calamitous defending from corner.

Then, just before the break referee Tim Robinson produced a red card for the Forest left-back. Following a hefty touch, he went lunging through Martin Cranie and received a straight red.

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Forest have shown a new-found resilience under Chris Hughton though and weren’t to be denied at Luton.


A Cyrus Christie cross found the head of Rea who ensured he finished the night scoring at both ends, after some pressure from Ryan Yates.

Following the game, we looked at the Forest players’ performances and marked them out of 10.

Brice Samba – 7

Made a strong stop at the end but was powerless to prevent the hosts goal.

Cyrus Christie – 6

Claimed an assist for the goal but was often found out of position defensively.

Tobias Figueiredo – 6

Slightly erratic in the first half but made amends in the second with some decent defending.

Scott McKenna – 6

Was unfortunate with the goal but was largely impressive once more.

Nicholas Ioannou – 4

His man was allowed to fire in the opening goal and 20 minutes later he was sent off. Not a great night for the Cyrpiot.

Ryan Yates – 6

Claimed the Sky Man of the Match. Puts himself about bit has played better this season.

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Jack Colback – 7

Came into the game and in the second half in particular looked more like his former self.

Anthony Knockaert – 7

Never stopped running and gave Luton’s defenders a torrid time throughout the contest.

Joe Lolley – 6

Was doubled up on a large amount of the time but got Forest driving forwards in the second half.

Sammy Ameobi – 6

Withdrawn at half-time to accommodate another defender. Struggled to impose himself on the first-half.

Lyle Taylor – 7

Like Knockaert, never stopped running and one thing he will never be criticised for is a lack of work rate.


Carl Jenkinson (Ameobi, HT) – 6

The defender did okay after being asked to play at left-back for the second 45.

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