Black Cats move second
By Andy Clarke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marcus Stewart's last minute goal gave Sunderland victory at Forest.Sunderland moved into second place in The Championship after Marcus Stewart struck in the last minute to give them a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest.
Andy Reid's goal looked to have given struggling Forest a share of the spoils after Stephen Elliott's opener for the visitors, but Stewart raced onto Julio Arca's pass in stoppage time and beat Paul Gerrard with a cool finish.
Forest's bid for maximum points was hindered by the dismissal of Gregor Robertson 10 minutes from time, the defender receiving a straight red card for bringing down substitute Chris Brown.
The home side should have been in front in first half stoppage time, but after Alan Rogers had sprung the offside trap and squared the ball, David Johnson somehow missed the target from six yards with only Thomas Myhre to beat.
Elliott also missed a good opportunity for Sunderland in the first half, when he was denied by Gerrard, but he made no mistake when he fired his side in front four minutes after the interval, heading in from Liam Lawrence's cross.
Reid's quick-thinking got Forest back into the game six minutes later, the Republic of Ireland winger chipping into the empty net after Johnson's presence had caused a mix-up between Myhre and Gary Breen.
Both teams had chances to force a winner, with Arca hitting the outside of a post and Forest substitute Gareth Taylor blasting wide from eight yards, before Stewart scored the decisive third goal.