Ebene News – GB – Forest returns to level in the fog in Stoke

Stoke City and Nottingham Forest both drew for the second game in a row on a night of two anomalous goals in the Potteries fog

Conditions were cold but clear at Bet 365 stadium as Stoke took the lead with a comedic debut after Jordan Thompson’s left-footed left corner from the right was left on the line by Lewis Grabban

The Forest forward, covering the nearest post, got his bearings badly by tilting his head thinking that goalkeeper Brice Samba would claim him, only to look horrified when the ball landed in the bottom of the net

But, in worsening conditions as the mist descended poorly after the break, Forest’s leveler must have turned out to be just as bizarre

Anthony Knockaert swung into a dangerous left cross and Stoke skipper James Chester, harassed from behind by Joe Worrall, only managed to deflect a powerful header from his own keeper

It flew over the upper right corner of Josef Bursik helplessly – Michael O’Neill’s first goal, the parsimonious Potters, had leaked in five games

It was also just the fifth away goal Forest had scored this season – and two of them were homeward

Forest had the best of the game as the fog got thicker, not helping, as Stoke boss Michael O’Neill pointed out, as their gray shirts didn’t show up too well in this Potteries peasouper

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But the visitors turned out to be useless, no more than when young Bursik came out to deny Cafu, who had jumped on a terrible 40-yard pass from John Mikel Obi, far from being well seen

On an evening when Wales international midfielder, back in shape, Joe Allen made his first start in nine months after an injury to Achilles, Stoke, who only won once in seven matches, remains seventh

Forest, who has won one in his last 11 games, is now just three points above the relegation spots, but below local rival Derby, who overtook them thanks to the difference in goals

“We looked good in the first half but then we lost the initiative because in the second half it turned into a bit of a farce and we gave them opportunities

“The color of the forest players’ bands made it very difficult to see – but the errors were due to conditions

“Sam Vokes did well but we were without Steven Fletcher as well as Tyrese Campbell so we’re just a recognized striker and we won’t be able to replace Tyrese in this window as it will cost too much – and the lenders of this caliber are few”

“The last 25 minutes everything we couldn’t see from the other side If it had been earlier in the game it could have been a doubt But it didn’t get worse, it is probably why the game was allowed to continue

“We showed a reaction by conceding a bad goal in a difficult place to get a result. That’s all you ask, for the players to improve their game

“Once we got the equalizer it was a question of whether we could get a winner Cafu’s luck is the best luck in the game, but that’s part of our story. season We couldn’t reach the goals to win games “

Unsuccessful attempt Anthony Knockaert (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is close but misses the upper left corner Assisted by Café

Sam Vokes (Stoke City) recorded attempt of the header from the center of the box is recorded in the center of the objective Assisted by Tommy Smith with a cross

Failed attempt Ryan Yates (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right Assisted by Anthony Knockaert

Attempt blocked Anthony Knockaert (Nottingham Forest) left foot shot from outside the box is blocked Assisted by Café

Unsuccessful attempt Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest) with a header from the center of the box is close but misses to the right Assisted by Cafú with a cross after a corner

Recorded Cafú (Nottingham Forest) attempt with right foot shot from the center of the box is recorded in the lower left corner

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Ebene News – GB – The forest has come back to level in the fog in Stoke

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55406581