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Nottm Forest 3-2 Bristol City

Dexter Blackstock's injury-time volley secured a vital three points for relegation-haunted Nottingham Forest.

Bristol City took the lead when Iain Turner spilled the ball into the path of Ivan Sproule who opened the scoring.

Rob Earnshaw levelled for Forest from close-range before Dele Adebola headed Bristol back in front.

Jamie McAllister was then sent off for Bristol, and soon after Joe Garner levelled for the hosts before Blackstock's late winner for Forest.


Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies:

"It was a fantastic display of courage in the end.

"What we have here is fantastic young players who have been asked to play under immense pressure and have shown great courage.

"We had a couple of players who were nursing injuries beforehand, so we all showed excellent attitude."

Bristol City boss Gary Johnson:
"The end to the match has typified our season - we've gone from a winning position to a losing position.

"Mistakes have cost us, there was three mistakes at the end, two from our players and one from the referee.

"The turning point was Jamie McAllister's sending off but we should have defended the free-kick.


Nottm Forest: Turner, Gunter, Morgan, Wilson, Lynch, Perch (McGugan 79), Moussi (McCleary 60), Cohen, Anderson, Earnshaw (Garner 71), Blackstock.
Subs Not Used: Smith, Chambers.

Booked: Blackstock, Garner.

Goals: Earnshaw 32, Garner 83, Blackstock 90.

Bristol City: Basso, Orr, McCombe, Fontaine (Iriekpen 46), McAllister, Sproule, Skuse (Elliott 66), Johnson (Williams 66), McIndoe, Maynard, Adebola.
Subs Not Used: Henderson, John.

Sent Off: McAllister (82).

Booked: McAllister, Sproule, Orr.

Goals: Sproule 13, Adebola 78.

Att: 22,776

Ref: Colin Webster (Tyne & Wear).



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