Nottingham Forest 3-3 Notts County (4-3 on penalties)

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Championship side Nottingham Forest won a thrilling penalty shoot-out to knock out derby rivals Notts County in the first round of the Carling Cup.

With the sides locked at 3-3 after extra-time, Neal Bishop missed his spot-kick to gift Forest victory.

Mike Edwards put County ahead but Lewis McGugan equalised and Robbie Findley slotted home to give Forest the lead.

Craig Westcarr's equaliser forced extra time, Lee Hughes put County ahead but Wes Morgan equalised for penalties.

League One County made the brighter start and took a deserved lead when Edwards slotted home Alan Sheehan's cross.

But Steve McClaren's men fought back and pulled level on the half-hour through McGugan's curling 30-yard free-kick.

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Morgan scored just one goal in 46 starts for Forest last season

After the break, Martin Allen's men seemed rejuvenated, but Findley slotted home Andy Reid's left-wing cross to put the hosts ahead.

But substitute Westcarr pulled County back into the game just five minutes after coming on, taking the game into extra-time.

After eight minutes, Lee Hughes looked to have secured a shock victory for the visitors when his thunderous right-footed shot went beyond the reach of keeper Paul Smith.

But Morgan rescued Forest as he crashed home from long range to send the game to penalties.

Jonathan Greening hit the post with Forest's first penalty but Hamza Bencherif missed County's third spot-kick.

George Boateng and Hughes missed their penalties but Luke Chambers kept his head to put Forest ahead before Bishop's miss gave McClaren his first victory since taking charge at City Ground.

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Nottingham Forest manager Steve McClaren told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"That was cup football. That was one of the best cup ties I've ever been involved in.

"It had everything, a rollercoaster. Two teams - never-say-die attitudes - just kept going and going.

"It was like a boxing match in which two opponents had had enough of dancing around and were just standing toe-to-toe, fighting in the middle of the ring and see which one fell.

"Luckily it was Notts County but credit to Martin Allen, credit to Notts County for what was a fantastic, emotional night."

Notts County boss Martin Allen told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I am proud, it was a fantastic occasion, obviously, to come across the river to take on Forest, Steve McClaren and his squad.

"They're in a bit of a transitional stage at the moment, getting some more players in, so I thought it was a good time to come here and play them.

"I think you can see from the game that we've had a lot more chances to have won it. I think we deserved to win."

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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Carling Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Nott'm Forest 3-3 Notts County FT
(HT 1-1)Nottm Forest win 4-3 on penalties
  • McGugan 30
  • Findley 56
  • Morgan 120+3
  • Edwards 16
  • Westcarr 76
  • L Hughes 98

Nott'm Forest

  • 21 Smith
  • 04 Chambers
  • 05 Morgan
  • 27 Moloney
  • 07 Anderson (Garner 54)
  • 10 McGugan (Boateng 74)
  • 11 Reid (Tudgay 83 yellow card)
  • 14 Greening
  • 15 Cohen yellow card
  • 28 Majewski
  • 24 Findley

Substitutes

  • 01 Camp,
  • 33 Lynch,
  • 06 Boateng,
  • 18 Garner,
  • 20 Tudgay

Notts County

  • 17 Nelson
  • 02 Kelly (Westcarr 72)
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 04 Edwards yellow card
  • 05 Pearce yellow card
  • 06 Bencherif
  • 10 Bishop yellow card
  • 11 J Hughes yellow card (Sterling 96)
  • 15 Ravenhill (Montano 63)
  • 08 Hawley
  • 09 L Hughes

Substitutes

  • 01 Burch,
  • 12 Sterling,
  • 07 Demontagnac,
  • 19 Allen,
  • 27 Nicholas,
  • 30 Montano,
  • 20 Westcarr
Ref: MillerAtt: 21,605
NOTT'M FOREST
NOTTS COUNTY

Possession

  • Nott'm Forest 56%
  • Notts County 44%

Attempts on target

  • Nott'm Forest 10
  • Notts County 12

Attempts off target

  • Nott'm Forest 13
  • Notts County 4

Corners

  • Nott'm Forest 9
  • Notts County 6

Fouls

  • Nott'm Forest 11
  • Notts County 17
  • Final Result
  • 128:10 Penalty missed by Neal Bishop.
  • 127:40 Luke Chambers scores a penalty. Nottm Forest 4-3 Notts County on penalties.
  • 126:58 Penalty missed by Lee Hughes.
  • 126:02 Penalty taken by George Boateng saved by Stuart Nelson.
  • 125:28 Alan Sheehan scores a penalty. Nottm Forest 3-3 Notts County on penalties.
  • 124:42 Penalty scored by Robbie Findley. Nottm Forest 3-2 Notts County on penalties.
  • 123:45 Penalty missed by Hamza Bencherif.
  • 123:11 Penalty scored by Joe Garner. Nottm Forest 2-2 Notts County on penalties.
  • 122:33 Karl Hawley scores a penalty. Nottm Forest 1-2 Notts County on penalties.
  • 121:58 Marcus Tudgay scores a penalty. Nottm Forest 1-1 Notts County on penalties.
  • 121:05 Craig Westcarr scores a penalty. Nottm Forest 0-1 Notts County on penalties.
  • 120:02 Penalty missed by Jonathan Greening.
  • Penalty Shoot-out
  • 120:01 The first player steps forward to start the penalty shoot-out.
  • Extra Time Complete
  • 120:00+3:11 The match is going to penalties.
  • 120:00+2:07 GOAL - Wes MorganNott'm Forest 3 - 3 Notts County Wes Morgan finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 3-3 Notts County.
  • 120:00+0:06 Effort from outside the penalty box by Joe Garner goes wide right of the goal.
  • 119:13 The free kick is swung in left-footed by Chris Cohen, Jude Stirling manages to make a clearance.
  • 119:13 Booking Mike Edwards is cautioned.
  • 118:32 Mike Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner.
  • 117:49 Chris Cohen crosses the ball, Wes Morgan produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 117:01 Joe Garner takes a shot. Jude Stirling gets a block in.
  • 115:15 Effort by George Boateng from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
  • 113:54 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen, Close range header by Marcus Tudgay misses to the right of the target.
  • 112:41 Brendan Moloney produces a cross, clearance by Karl Hawley.
  • 109:14 Lee Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Greening. Chris Cohen crosses the ball, Marcus Tudgay has a header from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
  • 105:26 Corner taken by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, Effort on goal by Jonathan Greening from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • Extra Time Started
  • 105:01 Second half of extra-time has started.
  • Extra Time Half Time
  • 105:00+1:22 Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.
  • 105:00+1:22 Booking Marcus Tudgay shown a yellow card.
  • 105:00+0:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Tudgay on Krystian Pearce.
  • 105:00+0:41 Neal Bishop takes a shot. Save made by Paul Smith.
  • 102:51 Radoslaw Majewski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neal Bishop. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.
  • 102:45 A cross is delivered by Chris Cohen, clearance made by Mike Edwards.
  • 100:58 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, Header by Wes Morgan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 100:44 Booking The referee cautions Neal Bishop for unsporting behaviour.
  • 100:18 Effort on goal by Joe Garner from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 97:58 Assist by Karl Hawley.
  • 97:58 GOAL - Lee HughesNott'm Forest 2 - 3 Notts County Lee Hughes fires in a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 2-3 Notts County.
  • 96:18 Cristian Montano concedes a free kick for a foul on Brendan Moloney. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
  • 95:21 Substitution Jeff Hughes goes off and Jude Stirling comes on.
  • 93:29 Corner taken by Chris Cohen played to the near post, Wes Morgan takes a shot. Krystian Pearce gets a block in.
  • 93:23 Centre by Jonathan Greening, Alan Sheehan gets a block in.
  • 91:57 Luke Chambers restarts play with the free kick.
  • 91:57 Booking Jeff Hughes goes into the book.
  • 91:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Boateng by Jeff Hughes.
  • Extra Time Started
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:23 The whistle goes for the end of normal time.
  • 90:00+5:27 The offside flag is raised against Marcus Tudgay. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+5:00 Neal Bishop challenges George Boateng unfairly and gives away a free kick. George Boateng restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:23 The ball is swung over by Jonathan Greening, Neal Bishop makes a clearance.
  • 87:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Edwards on Joe Garner. Shot comes in from Radoslaw Majewski from the free kick.
  • 86:54 Chris Cohen delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.
  • 86:54 Booking Krystian Pearce receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 86:11 Foul by Krystian Pearce on Joe Garner, free kick awarded.
  • 82:41 Substitution Marcus Tudgay is brought on as a substitute for Andy Reid.
  • 82:14 The ball is crossed by Jonathan Greening.
  • 81:00 Corner from right by-line taken by Alan Sheehan.
  • 80:48 Jeff Hughes takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.
  • 80:18 Cristian Montano fouled by Robbie Findley, the ref awards a free kick. Mike Edwards restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:54 Chris Cohen delivers the ball, Alan Sheehan makes a clearance.
  • 78:19 The referee blows for offside against Lee Hughes. Direct free kick taken by Wes Morgan.
  • 78:02 The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Hughes. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
  • 77:49 Karl Hawley takes a shot. Save made by Paul Smith.
  • 77:36 Centre by Alan Sheehan, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.
  • 76:28 Handball by Radoslaw Majewski. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.
  • 75:28 GOAL - Craig WestcarrNott'm Forest 2 - 2 Notts County A goal is scored by Craig Westcarr from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 2-2 Notts County.
  • 75:17 A cross is delivered by Craig Westcarr, clearance made by Wes Morgan.
  • 73:40 Substitution George Boateng replaces Lewis McGugan.
  • 73:23 Craig Westcarr has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.
  • 72:38 Andy Reid has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 71:35 Substitution Craig Westcarr replaces Julian Kelly.
  • 71:13 Shot by Karl Hawley from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
  • 71:04 A cross is delivered by Neal Bishop, Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.
  • 68:39 Robbie Findley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.
  • 67:50 The referee gives a free kick against Hamza Bencherif for handball. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:47 The ball is delivered by Lee Hughes.
  • 64:35 Karl Hawley delivers the ball, Hamza Bencherif has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 64:17 Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.
  • 63:51 Lee Hughes is caught offside. Wes Morgan takes the direct free kick.
  • 62:18 Substitution Cristian Montano joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Ravenhill.
  • 61:57 The ball is delivered by Lewis McGugan, Effort from deep inside the area by Luke Chambers clears the bar.
  • 61:21 Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Hamza Bencherif.
  • 60:53 The assistant referee signals for offside against Karl Hawley. Wes Morgan takes the direct free kick.
  • 59:23 Andy Reid takes the inswinging corner, Unfair challenge on Krystian Pearce by Wes Morgan results in a free kick. Julian Kelly takes the free kick.
  • 59:11 Robbie Findley takes a shot. Stuart Nelson makes a save.
  • 56:47 Hamza Bencherif takes a shot. Paul Smith makes a save.
  • 56:05 Lewis McGugan challenges Neal Bishop unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neal Bishop takes the free kick.
  • 55:14 Assist on the goal came from Andy Reid.
  • 55:14 GOAL - Robbie FindleyNott'm Forest 2 - 1 Notts County Robbie Findley grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 2-1 Notts County.
  • 54:36 Chris Cohen fouled by Karl Hawley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Cohen.
  • 53:49 Substitution Joe Garner comes on in place of Paul Anderson.
  • 52:59 The referee blows for offside. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
  • 52:22 Alan Sheehan takes the direct free kick.
  • 52:22 Booking Chris Cohen goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 52:00 Neal Bishop fouled by Chris Cohen, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 50:33 Hamza Bencherif challenges Robbie Findley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Greening.
  • 49:39 Paul Anderson crosses the ball, clearance made by Mike Edwards.
  • 49:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Neal Bishop on Andy Reid. Wes Morgan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:44 Alan Sheehan takes the inswinging corner, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brendan Moloney by Lee Hughes. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:33 Richard Ravenhill takes a shot. Paul Smith makes a save.
  • 46:58 Corner taken by Richard Ravenhill from the left by-line, clearance by Wes Morgan.
  • 46:23 Corner taken right-footed by Richard Ravenhill, clearance by Chris Cohen.
  • 45:43 The ball is swung over by Mike Edwards, save by Paul Smith.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:14 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 44:47 Radoslaw Majewski concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeff Hughes. Mike Edwards takes the free kick.
  • 42:25 Julian Kelly crosses the ball, clearance made by Brendan Moloney.
  • 42:08 Brendan Moloney delivers the ball, clearance made by Richard Ravenhill.
  • 40:42 Karl Hawley is ruled offside. Paul Smith takes the indirect free kick.
  • 39:37 The ball is swung over by Neal Bishop, save by Paul Smith.
  • 34:45 The offside flag is raised against Robbie Findley. Stuart Nelson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 34:28 Andy Reid delivers the ball, Krystian Pearce makes a clearance.
  • 33:01 Unfair challenge on Chris Cohen by Neal Bishop results in a free kick. Andy Reid delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Stuart Nelson.
  • 32:25 Corner taken by Lewis McGugan, save by Stuart Nelson.
  • 32:15 Andy Reid takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.
  • 31:14 Wes Morgan fouled by Lee Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Wes Morgan takes the free kick.
  • 30:37 Shot from just outside the penalty box by Radoslaw Majewski misses to the left of the target.
  • 29:37 GOAL - Lewis McGuganNott'm Forest 1 - 1 Notts County Lewis McGugan finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from long distance to the top right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-1 Notts County.
  • 28:32 Unfair challenge on Lewis McGugan by Krystian Pearce results in a free kick.
  • 27:26 Andy Reid delivers the ball, Krystian Pearce makes a clearance.
  • 26:02 Andy Reid takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Hamza Bencherif.
  • 25:46 The ball is sent over by Andy Reid, clearance made by Alan Sheehan.
  • 24:21 Brendan Moloney takes a shot. Stuart Nelson makes a comfortable save.
  • 22:59 The official flags Robbie Findley offside. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.
  • 19:41 Corner from the left by-line taken by Lewis McGugan, Lee Hughes makes a clearance.
  • 19:33 Jonathan Greening takes a shot. Blocked by Julian Kelly.
  • 18:44 Unfair challenge on Brendan Moloney by Karl Hawley results in a free kick. Andy Reid delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Stuart Nelson.
  • 18:19 Unfair challenge on Lewis McGugan by Hamza Bencherif results in a free kick. Chris Cohen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 17:29 Neal Bishop gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Findley. Andy Reid crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Stuart Nelson makes a save.
  • 15:43 Assist by Alan Sheehan.
  • 15:43 GOAL - Mike EdwardsNott'm Forest 0 - 1 Notts County Mike Edwards scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 0-1 Notts County.
  • 14:43 Unfair challenge on Lee Hughes by Luke Chambers results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Alan Sheehan from right wing, clearance made by Wes Morgan.
  • 10:18 The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Hughes. Chris Cohen takes the direct free kick.
  • 10:07 Foul by Andy Reid on Hamza Bencherif, free kick awarded. Mike Edwards takes the free kick.
  • 9:30 Richard Ravenhill takes a shot. Wes Morgan gets a block in.
  • 8:28 Neal Bishop takes a shot.
  • 8:13 Corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan, save by Paul Smith.
  • 7:58 Lee Hughes takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.
  • 7:24 Corner from the right by-line taken by Alan Sheehan, Chris Cohen manages to make a clearance.
  • 6:21 Jonathan Greening gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes. Shot on goal comes in from Alan Sheehan from the free kick.
  • 6:00 Neal Bishop takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.
  • 5:21 The ball is sent over by Paul Anderson.
  • 2:46 Robbie Findley crosses the ball, Close range effort by Paul Anderson goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 1:27 Brendan Moloney produces a cross, clearance by Krystian Pearce.
  • 1:13 Foul by Lewis McGugan on Hamza Bencherif, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Krystian Pearce.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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