Nottingham Forest 1 Burnley 1
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Taylor had won over the fans at Burnley to become a firm favourite, but since his sale to Forest, he has found himself roundly criticised.
But in a game that could prove crucial come the end of the season, the hitman's 80th minute strike rescued a point from a brave Burnley performance to keep Forest clear of the relegation quagmire.
A passionate first half had seen The Clarets score first - soak up a period of heavy Forest pressure - and then dominate for the last twenty minutes.
Ian Moore had already squandered a one-on-one when the visitors scored.
Goalkeeper Barry Roche failed to gather a Neil Wood shot and Richard Chaplow was on hand to hammer home the rebound.
After missing several good chances, Burnley began to look nervous and with two of their former strikers in Taylor and David Johnson looking lively, it seemed inevitable that an equaliser would come.
Taylor duly provided, blazing home after a clever through ball - but refusing to celebrate as a mark of respect for his former team.
Forest could, and should, have won it. Johnson had the ball in the back of the net only to be adjudged to have infringed David May on the half way line by the assistant referee before Taylor hit the bar with a typical header.
But it would have been hard on Burnley, who had provided great entertainment throughout.