Burnley could have registered their first level of the season with this draw at Nottingham Forest to keep away from the ignominy of a fourth straight league defeat however they are going to really feel aggrieved at not claiming victory after Lyle Foster’s second-half strike was controversially dominated out. To compound issues, in second-half stoppage time, Foster was despatched off for elbowing Ryan Yates.
The Burnley substitute Sander Berge was deemed to have used his forearm to regulate the ball earlier than Foster transformed from the sting of the six-yard field. In the long run Callum Hudson-Odoi’s magnificent debut strike earned a degree after Zeki Amdouni opened the scoring with a beautiful effort of his personal.
These groups duelled at this stadium within the Carabao Cup 19 days earlier than this recreation however solely six gamers from the beginning lineups then additionally started this fixture: three Forest and Burnley gamers apiece. So no marvel Vincent Kompany stated his facet’s win that night, courtesy of a last-minute Amdouni strike, would have little bearing on this league match. Kompany alluded to Forest’s frenzied deadline-day exercise, once they signed seven gamers, together with Hudson-Odoi and Ibrahim Sangaré, each of whom made their debuts for the membership right here.
Hudson-Odoi operated off the left flank and Sangaré, who has traded enjoying within the Champions League for PSV Eindhoven for these type of nights underneath the lights on the Metropolis Floor, sat on the base of midfield. Gonzalo Montiel, a World Cup winner, made his first league begin for Forest at right-back.
Morgan Gibbs-White was the supply of just about all of Forest’s good work. He twirled away from Amdouni on midway to go away the Forest crowd gasping early on however not every little thing got here off. At one level he tried however did not find Anthony Elanga with a nonchalant flick from a Matt Turner kick in direction of the fitting channel, with Steve Cooper wanting on from the Forest technical space.
Hudson-Odoi pressured James Trafford into a sensible save all the way down to the Burnley goalkeeper’s proper after Jordan Beyer was caught in possession by Taiwo Awoniyi. Moments earlier Awoniyi had had a shot blocked by Ameen al-Dakhil. It was one-way visitors however then Burnley entered the sport. Turner plunged low to his proper to maintain out an Amdouni shot from the sting of the D after which Josh Cullen, after nipping in to steal possession on the sting of the Forest 18-yard field, fizzed an inviting ball throughout the six-yard field that went unmet.
Burnley had stirred and when the 19-year-old Luca Koleosho skipped previous Joe Worrall and to the byline on 41 minutes Forest had been in bother. Koleosho picked out Lyle Foster however the Burnley striker fluffed his traces. As an alternative Foster’s failed shot fell completely to the sting of the field, the place Amdouni, certainly one of Burnley’s summer time arrivals, hammered a first-time shot into the underside nook. Within the metropolis of Robin Hood, cue what seemed to be a bow-and-arrow celebration.
If Amdouni’s strike was clear, then Hudson-Odoi’s was a pure factor of magnificence. Awoniyi did fantastically to get a floated cross underneath his spell underneath strain from Johann Gudmundsson – the video assistant referee Darren England cleared the Forest striker’s shut management for handball – and picked out Hudson-Odoi on the sting of the field. Hudson-Odoi shifted the ball on to his proper foot and promptly bent a luxurious shot in direction of objective, an unerring end that kissed the far submit on its last descent into the Burnley objective. Abruptly this place was rocking.
How Forest required a raise, too. 5 minutes into the second half Koleosho, a part of the Italy squad that lifted the European Below-19 Championship in the summertime, burst inside Montiel and nudged the ball on to Amdouni, who was begging for the cross. Amdouni had a second objective in his sights and Orel Mangala made a determined block. From the following nook Charlie Taylor despatched a shot in opposition to a stanchion after Ola Aina’s clearance dropped kindly for the full-back.
Burnley thought that they had regained the lead on 76 minutes. Scott McKenna made a hash of a clipped cross excessive of the Forest defence, ending up on all fours after slipping and presenting Berge with the prospect to pile into the field and minimize the ball again for Foster, who swept the ball in from shut vary. However as quickly because the referee, Robert Jones, headed for the VAR monitor there was a groundswell of cheers from the house assist. Berge was adjudged to have dealt with the ball as he surged clear with the ball. The Forest followers knew what was coming however it’s truthful to say these of a Burnley persuasion weren’t fairly so enamoured with the decision.