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BLACKBURN HELD AT HOME

Blackburn Rovers and Nottingham Forest played a thrilling 1-1 draw at Ewood Park. Blackburn manager had made a series of changes for the game with Tosin Adarabioyo and Corry Evans dropped to the bench for the fixture.

The match began with both clubs sizing each other in the first half. Nottingham Forest could have taken the lead in the first minute following Joe Lolley strike which was deflected wide. The game then became a ding dong affair in the midfield with neither side taking good care of possession.

Star player Adam Armstrong had the best chance of the half beating three defenders before shooting at goal. Forest stopper Brice Samba gathered the shot cleanly in what was a dull first half.

The second half was an entirely different encounter as both sides began to create opportunities and attacking forays. Armstrong eventually scored the opener around the hour mark after running to a through ball before sliding the ball into the near post for his second goal in as many matches.

Nottingham Forest continued to push for the equalizer and were level within two minutes after some patient team build-up play. Lolley was able to skip past a defender and slotted into the top corner from 20 yards.

After the goal, Blackburn Rovers poured forward in search of a winner within the final 10 minutes with Nottingham Forest, Brice Samba. Derrick Williams had a brilliant header that was saved by Brice Samba and Joe Worrall was forced to make a crucial intervention in the final minutes.

The result sees Nottingham maintaining their place in the top three places and making it nine matches without a defeat in the Championship. Meanwhile, Blackburn remains four points off the final playoff positions.

Tony Mowbray will be expecting more from his side this season after the good display against Nottingham Forest.