Charlton 1-1 Nottingham Forest: Albert Adomah denies Addicks victory
Lyle Taylor puts Charlton in front at The Valley but Albert Adomah earns a point for Nottingham Forest
Last Updated: 21/08/19 11:27pm
Lyle Taylor's fourth goal in as many games was not enough for a Charlton victory as a late Albert Adomah equaliser earned Nottingham Forest a point from a 1-1 draw.
Taylor had scored in each of the Addicks' first three Sky Bet Championship games and he added a fourth after 18 minutes at The Valley.
The goal came at the end of a move involving 22 passes when Taylor headed Charlton in front but Forest proved resilient and earned a point as Adomah pounced on a corner to shoot home from close range late on.
Charlton started the game on the front foot and Jonathan Leko's shot came back off the post just two minutes in.
Four minutes later the home side went close again as Aro Muric kept out a shot from Conor Gallagher before Michael Dawson got in the way of an effort by Leko from the rebound.
But there was no stopping Charlton after 18 minutes as Taylor headed in from a Leko cross following a flowing move by the home side.
Forest tried to hit back but Alfa Semedo curled over following a cross by Matty Cash.
Ten minutes before the break Josh Cullen played a one-two with Erhun Oztumer before his effort was cleared by Muric.
Forest's Lewis Grabban looked set to draw his side level in stoppage time at the end of the first half but Tom Lockyer's block denied him from close range.
Charlton had the first opening of the second half but Leko scooped over from 12 yards after Taylor did well to cut the ball back.
But Forest responded with a period of pressure which paid off after 78 minutes as Adomah struck the equaliser.
A corner into the Charlton area saw the ball bounce off a defender's leg before Adomah fired home.
Both sides had late chances to snatch a winner but Jonny Williams saw his deep cross beat Muric and drop just past the post before Forest's Tiago Silva hit a dipping long-range volley which cleared the bar.
Lee Bowyer: "I said to them at half-time that's the best 45 minutes I've witnessed since I've been in charge. We were frightening. We created numerous chances and we should have maybe been at least two or three up at half-time.
"Not just in possession but out of possession we were excellent. We were winning the ball back so quick, our pressing was frightening to watch for them. But we suffered at the end because we got tired. I said to them 'you should be proud of yourselves' because I am so proud of them - and we didn't even win the game."
Sabri Lamouchi: "Maybe but it was a very bad start from our side. They played very well, very aggressive and quickly. They disturbed us a lot. We were lost for 40 minutes and lucky at half-time to just be one goal down. After that it was a little bit better, not like four days ago (against Birmingham) but tonight we played against a good team, good players but we missed a lot.
"At the start of this (we) were totally wrong but the positive thing is we were 1-0 down but came back in the game to 1-1. One point is a positive but we must play much better than that."