A Guedioura (59)
M Phillips (87)
N Forest vs W Brom
Sky Bet Ch'ship
7:45pm Tuesday 7th August
The City Ground
WATCH: WEST BROM'S EQUALISER
N FOREST 1-1 WEST BROM
FULL-TIME! Right, where do we begin? Well we seemed to be heading towards a fairly standard 1-0 win for Forest thanks to Adlene Guedioura's opener after 59 minutes, but then with around 10 minutes to go the same man nearly lobbed Johnstone from 60 yards and after that all hell broke loose.
Dwight Gayle then hit the post before Matt Phillips struck a stunning equaliser, then the final few minutes was as frantic as anything and either side could have found the winner. Either way now, the spoils were shared.
90+3: SUB! Hal Robson-Kanu comes on for Jay Rodriguez.
90: YELLOW! Guedioura goes into the book.
Four minutes added time.
89: CHANCES, CHANCES EVERYWHERE! Honestly I don't know what's going on. West Brom fly forward again and the bar is hit multiple times as Phillips and Gayle go close.
Forest then go up the other end and have a Grabban effort cleared off the line. What an unbelievable ending to this game.
GOAL! N FOREST 1-1 WEST BROM (Phillips, 87)
What a goal! West Brom barely deserve it but they level at the City Ground. Gibbs' ball travels across and box and finds Phillips, who smashes an absolute worldie first time with the outside of his foot right into the top corner.
N FOREST 1-0 WEST BROM
84: SUB! Joao Carvalho's home debut comes to an end. He's replaced by Hillal Soudani.
82: OFF THE POST! Gayle must score! The West Brom striker gets in and has a pop, but he slightly scuffs it across goal and it bounces off the post and goes clear.
81: SO CLOSE! Guedioura, what a player. He picks up the ball inside his own 18-yard box from a West Brom corner and then has the audacity to try and have a pop from 60-odd yards. It's a fantastic effort as well and it's sailing in over Johnstone, at least until the goalkeeper gets back to just about tip it wide.
78: SUB! First change for Nottingham Forest sees Gil Dias make way for Diego Goncalves.
76: West Brom having their best spell of possession of the game but it all culminates in Gibbs hitting a cross straight at the first man.
73: West Brom's set-pieces have been woeful so far tonight. Not something you say a lot about them. It seems like every single ball has just been floated into the path of Pantilimon who, as the tallest man in the world, is simply plucking them out of the sky.
WATCH: GUEDIOURA OPENS THE SCORING
Here's how Nottingham Forest took the lead...
68: OVER! Darikway gives it away and Livermore then finds Phillips on the edge of the box, but Fox deflects his effort over.
67: Guedioura, the man of the match unless something dramatic happens here, clears it away with his head.
66: Gayle causing problems now as he buys a free-kick off Figueiredo, who needlessly goes through the back of him. Free-kick for West Brom with Brunt standing over it.
63: What have West Brom got here? They haven't shown a lot in an attacking sense so far but have gone two up top now.
61: SUB! No messing around from West Brom. Dwight Gayle is on for James Morrison.
GOAL! N FOREST 1-0 WEST BROM (Guedioura, 59)
He's been the best player on the pitch by a mile and now Adlene Guedioura has handed Forest the lead!
There doesn't appear to be too much danger when he picks up the ball 25 yards from goal, but he takes a touch forward and then unleashes a fierce drive, which appears to clip the studs of Bartley before flying into the bottom corner.
N FOREST 0-0 WEST BROM
58: Looks like Gayle is about to be introduced for his West Brom debut.
56: It's all been good from Forest for Karanka so far... except for the fact they haven't scored.
54: YELLOW! Colback goes into the book for Forest after sliding in to trip Brunt as West Brom tried to counter.
52: OVER! Brilliant from Dias as he slips the ball into Osborn down the left. He cuts it back for Lolley but his shape is all wrong and he's leaning back as he fires over the bar.
51: SHOT! Barnes gets the ball 40 yards from goal and strides forward for West Brom but then drags his effort hopelessly wide.
50: Very little working in an attacking sense for West Brom. Even when they get the chance to attack or counter there doesn't seem to be much in the way of cohesion in their forward play. Can be a frustrating watch at times with the amount of quality they have.
48: CHANCE! Guedioura with another magical pass as he lifts one over the top into the path of Grabban. The striker's first touch is good but Bartley gets back well at him to make the challenge before he can shoot.
SECOND HALF! We're back under way...
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HALF-TIME! Goalless at the break but a very entertaining game at the City Ground. Forest on top and have had the better openings, but West Brom could have nicked a goal themselves.
45+2: CHANCE! Warning for Forest as Phillips plays a lovely one-two with Barnes and then whips a fine cross in for Rodriguez, who has a clear sight of goal but can't quite steer it home on the volley. Not an easy chance but it was a big one.
45+1: Two minutes added time.
44: Plenty of shirt pulling in the box as Forest swing in a corner, but the referee doesn't see any of it. Bartley and Hegazi both maybe getting away with one there.
42: Not long to go until half-time...
41: West Brom provide their first real moment of danger as Morrison gets into the box and pulls it back for Phillips. His shot is blocked and deflected away to Gibbs, who square to Brunt before his shot is deflected wide.
39: It's all Forest. Darikway fires a great ball into the box which somehow manages to evade Dias. It falls to the edge of the box where Lolley's curling strike forces a save from Johnstone.
38: CHANCE! Absolute howler from Adarabioyo as his attempted pass back to the goalkeeper is woefully short. Grabban nips in and takes the ball away from Johnstone, but he does just enough to put off the striker, who has to turn and lift the ball over to Lolley at the edge of the box, and he fires over.
36: YELLOW! West Brom defender Bartley becomes the first man into the book tonight.
34: Guedioura has been excellent so far for Forest but he slips up here and allows West Brom to launch a quick counter. They work it wide to Gibbs and he has a great opportunity to cross, but his ball curls out of play before reaching the box. Really poor from him.
30: Little bit ambitious from Grabban as he has a pop from a narrow angle, which Johnstone comfortably beats away. Forest try to keep the pressure up but Darikwa slides in rashly on the West Brom goalkeeper and it's a free-kick to the away side.
BORO HAVE A THIRD
Middlesbrough are flying now. Stewart Downing has put them 3-0 up against Sheffield United at the Riverside Stadium.
You can watch it on the red button...
25: Jay Rodriguez has been linked with a move back to the Premier League but he's in action for West Brom tonight. He hasn't had much of a look-in so far.
22: CHANCE! Forest winding through the gears. Dias cuts in and lifts a cheeky ball over the West Brom defence and into the path of Grabban. He tries to hit it first time as it bounces up nicely for him, but he hacks it over the bar.
BORO DOUBLE THEIR LEAD!
Middlesbrough wasting no time at the Riverside Stadium. Aden Flint has his first goal for the club and they now lead 2-0 against Sheffield United.
You can watch it on the red button!
16: Darren Moore's side have been second best so far at the City Ground...
13: Forest break quickly again and this time Guedioura spreads one out to Lolley on the left. He cuts in and tries to shoot from the edge of the box, but his effort is blocked.
11: CHANCE! Stunning ball from Guedioura to pick out Darikwa down the right flank. He then picks out Carvalho in the middle, who takes a touch but then hesitates to shoot, which allows the West Brom defence to organise and deny him.
BORO TAKE THE LEAD!
Great start for Middlesbrough in tonight's other Sky Bet Championship as they've taken an early lead at home to Sheffield United. Martin Braithwaite has scored after seven minutes at the Riverside.
You can watch that one via the red button.
5: CHANCE! West Brom win a free-kick which Brunt steers into the path of Bartley, who chests it to Rodriguez eight yards from goal but he can only volley over the bar under pressure from Fox.
3: Nottingham Forest looking brighter in front of a lively home ground. Opening exchanges all a bit scrappy though.
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