Chris Wood’s late equalizer gave the Notts a 1-1 draw against Manchester City at the City Ground, adding another twist to the Premier League title race.
Despite going ahead through Bernardo Silva’s first-half goal, City missed several chances in the second half, including two from Erling Haaland.
Wood’s 83rd-minute goal secured a point for Forest, which they hardly deserved. With the draw, Arsenal now leads the table with a two-point advantage over City and a game in hand.
The significance of the two dropped points for Manchester City in the title race is uncertain, but Pep Guardiola is likely to be disappointed that the game was not closed out.
Forest on the other hand will view the point as deserved, having kept City at bay for most of the game and extended their unbeaten home run to eight League games.
With Arsenal winning at Villa Park, City needed to respond, and they started the game on the front foot. However, they were unable to creat any clear-cut chances in the opening half-hour, with Forest defending resolutely and looking dangerous on the break through Brennan Johnson’s pace.
City’s best chance of the first half came from a more direct approach, as Rodri headed wide from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross. The chances continued to come for City,a nd Bernardo Silva came close with a curling effort from the edge of the area.
Silva scored a superb goal in the 41st minute to give City the lead, with a swerving drive from the edge of the box that beat Keylor Navas.
Forest remained in the game, and City’s missed chances proved costly when Wood scored a late equalizer for the hosts.
Pep Guardiola’s men missed a significant chance to go 2-0 ahead early in the second half when Phil Foden raced clear but lost control as he tried to set up Haaland, and Felipe intervened to clear the ball.
A better opportunity came moments later as Aymeric Laporte was left unmarked from a De Bruyne corner, but his header went straight at Navas, who was able to save the ball on his line.
City were unable to add their lead despite constant pressure. They appealed for a penalty when Haaland went down in the box after Joe Worrall tugged at his shirt, but the referee waved away their protests, and Guardiola was shown a yellow card for his reaction.
Haaland missed two clear chances shortly after, increasing Guardiola’s frustration. The first came from Foden’s shot, which Navas spilled, and Haaland hit the crossbar with his rebound attempt. He then missed another chance from inside the six-yard box, firing over the bar.
It looked as if City’s one goal would be enough to secure the win when Navas tipped De Bruyne’s free-kick over the bar, but Forest had other plans. With just seven minutes left on the clock, they worked the ball well down the right and sent a low cross in for Wood to tap in at the far post.
City threw everything forward in search of a late winner, but Forest held on to secure a valuable point.