Nottingham Forest 2-2 Brentford: Mathias Jorgensen’s stoppage-time own goal saves point for hosts | Football News

Nottingham Forest goalscorer Morgan Gibbs-White says they were “cheated out of three points” after Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Brentford at the City Ground.

Bottom-of-the-league Forest were heading for defeat when Yoane Wissa beat Dean Henderson to make it 2-1 15 minutes into the match, until Mathias Jorgensen’s chaotic own goal (90+6) rescued a point for the hosts in the final minute. of the stop time.

Gibbs-White’s deflected strike (20) opened the scoring for Forest before Bryan Mbeumo converted from the penalty spot (45+3) – after referee Andre Marriner reversed his on-field decision thanks to VAR intervention – Henderson was adjudged to have been cut down. Wis.

“I think we got cheated out of the three points,” Gibbs-White said, while his head coach Steve Cooper added: “It’s hard for us to do, that’s pretty clear.”

Mathias Zanka Jorgensen concedes an own goal to give Nottingham Forest a late point against Brentford
Mathias Jorgensen concedes an own goal to give Nottingham Forest a late point against Brentford

Brentford handed them their first away league win of the season at the death but moved up to 10th as Forest remained rooted to the bottom of the table, two points from safety.

Player Ratings

Nottingham Forest: Henderson (5), Williams (6), Cook (6), McKenna (6), Aurier (6), Freuler (6), Yates (6), Kouyate (7), Gibbs-White (8), Johnson (7 ) ), Dennis (6).

Orders: Awoniyi (6), Lingard (6), O’Brien (6), Surridge (6).

Brentford: Raya (6), Roerslev (6), Mee (6), Pinnock (6), Henry (7), Jensen (7), Janelt (6), Dasilva (6), Mbuemo (7), Lewis-Potter (5 ) ), Wis (8).

Orders: Canos (N/A), Jorgensen (N/A), Ghoddos (N/A), Onyeka (6), Damsgaard (6).

Player of the match: Morgan Gibbs-White.

How Forest salvaged a point

Forest began to hurt Brentford on the counter-attack and caused the visitors big problems for most of the first half. Gibbs-White was the orchestra for the hosts and his performance was rewarded with a touch of luck when his shot deflected off Ben Mee on 20 minutes to break the deadlock.

Brentford were given a route back into the game when referee Marriner awarded them a penalty for Henderson’s challenge on Wissa when the striker was wide of the mark. Forest’s players were angry and crowded the referee after seeing several penalty appeals waved themselves.

Team news

  • Nottingham Forest made three changes to their side for the visit of Brentford.
  • Emmanuel Dennis, Brennan Johnson and Neco Williams came on for Taiwo Awoniyi, Jesse Lingard and Renan Lodi.
  • Ivan Toney was suspended for Brentford as Keane Lewis-Potter came in as England striker.
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With regular penalty taker Ivan Toney suspended, Mbeumo took over from the spot and converted with ease, sending Henderson the wrong way to maintain Brentford’s 100 per cent record in the Premier League. No team has scored as many goals in a penalty shootout in the top flight without losing.

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Bryan Mbeumo scored from the penalty spot for Brentford

Forest fans booed referee Marriner at half-time as spirits ran high at the City Ground. The hosts’ afternoon took another turn for the worse as Wissa made a perfect run against Mathias Jensen’s takeover before finding Henderson off his line to give Brentford the lead after 15 minutes.

Forest pushed hard for an equaliser, having been the better side for much of the game, and finally got the breakthrough in the sixth minute of stoppage time when Gibbs-White’s shot deflected off Jorgensen and into the net – despite his best efforts. Mee on the line.

FPL Stats: Nottingham Forest vs Brentford

Objectives Gibbs-White, Mbuemo, Wis
Assist Dennis, Wissa, Jensen
Bonus points Gibbs-White (3), Wissa (2), Mbuemo (1)
My goals Jorgensen

Brentford are still looking for an away win in the Premier League this season and are now on a four-match unbeaten run. The Bees have particularly struggled on the road since losing Christian Eriksen to Manchester United. The last league game they won on their travels without the Dane was against West Ham on the 3rd. October 2021.

Gibbs-White: We were cheated for three points

Nottingham Forest midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White:

It was really frustrating. I thought we dominated the game for the full 90 minutes and I think the stats prove that.

“I think we were cheated out of the three points. We deserved the three points. The boys played unbelievable and only two mistakes cost us.”

Cooper: Hard to bite my tongue on penalties

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Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper felt many of the decisions went in his favor in the 2-2 draw at Brentford.

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Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper said Brentford’s penalty should not have been awarded, but because it was awarded, his side earned three points themselves.

Emmanuel Dennis, Ryan Yates and Gibbs-White all had their penalty appeals rejected, with VAR refusing to intervene in their cases, as it did with Wissa in first-half stoppage time.

“We played really well for the first 35 minutes and I thought we were good to take the lead,” Cooper said. “I thought we should have been more [goals up].

“I didn’t like the last 10 minutes of the first half, we made some unforced errors which gave Brentford some decent chances which were self-inflicted.

“You’re going to ask me about penalty decisions. I feel if he gives one, he has to give four. We feel Emmanuel Dennis’s first half is worse, we feel against Ryan Yates in the match. The first half is worse than the one given against us ​​and then to Morgan Gibbs-White in the second half.

“It feels like we’ve done a lot, that’s pretty clear. The referee was let down by the system, more than a little bit. Luck went against us in the referee’s actions.

“But I also look at the last 10 minutes of the first half and the goals we conceded. The first is unlucky, but we can’t let them get into that position. The second is bad defending.

“It’s great to show heart and soul at the end of the game and move on and get something out of the game. But I have really mixed feelings about how the game went today and it’s hard to bite my tongue.”

Frank: A tough goal in stoppage time

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Brentford boss Thomas Frank says the result was hard to come by after seeing his side score a last-minute equalizer against Nottingham Forest.

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank:

– It’s hard to take it when you lead by six minutes and you don’t get a win.

“I’m very proud of the team, we were a bit down. Three of our four captains – Norgaard, Pontus and Ivan – were out.

“Kristoffer Ajer and Aaron Hickey were also out, Vitaly Janelt we had to leave at half-time, Jensen hasn’t trained all week. So other players stepped in on a difficult away ground.

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“It’s very noisy here. We went 1-0 down, Liverpool did that two weeks ago and couldn’t come back. The way we approached the second half made me very proud and happy.”

Frank claims the coach was injured in a pre-match altercation

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There appeared to be tension between Brentford players and some of Nottingham Forest’s ground staff ahead of kick-off at the City Ground.

Frank said his goalkeeping coach was injured after a pre-match altercation with a Nottingham Forest outfielder.

He claimed Manu Sotelo has marks on him after arguing with a member of the pitch staff before the start of the 2-2 draw and accused Forest of disrupting their pre-match warm-up.

Frank said: “It surprised me a bit, not because I’m an experienced, experienced Premier League manager, but in all my time in football, and especially in all my time in the Premier League, I’ve never, ever, ever seen a groundsman walking around in the middle of our warm-up doing things.

“I don’t know if it’s a coincidence but it just surprised me a lot. I’ve never seen that. I hope they do it every time, against Liverpool and West Ham.

“He got a grade. I don’t know what, something gave him a point and I’ve even got a picture. I’m a bit of a character, so I’m not an angel all the time and I try to be the best version, but my goalie coach is the most down-to-earth guy, there must be something really unsettling about him.

“I just hope everybody’s watching it. There’s got to be cameras. I don’t know if you’ve seen it before or if it’s common.”

Forestry boss Steve Cooper said he was aware of the incident but did not want to comment.

What next?

Nottingham Forest host Tottenham In the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. The start is at 19:45. Steve Cooper’s Half Welcome Crystal Palace In the Premier League on Saturday, November 12 at 3 p.m.

Brentford is visited by a League Two club Gillingham In the Carabao Cup on Tuesday at 19:45. The Bees end the World Series in the round before the Premier League on their way to the champions Manchester City November 12 at lunch time at 12:30.


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