Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby County: Lyle Taylor equaliser earns point for hosts

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Lyle TaylorLyle Taylor's goal was his first since joining Forest from Charlton at the start of the season

Nottingham Forest extended their unbeaten start under new boss Chris Hughton, with Lyle Taylor's second-half equaliser earning a point against East Midlands rivals Derby County.

After Martyn Waghorn had given the Rams a first-half lead with a stunning free-kick, former Charlton striker Taylor netted his first Forest goal from close range to ensure a draw at the City Ground.

Taylor reacted quickest at a corner to fire in a loose ball past Derby goalkeeper David Marshall.

Derby thought they had retaken the lead through Kamil Jozwiak, but the winger's effort was ruled out as Waghorn was in an offside position and judged to be in goalkeeper Brice Samba's line of sight.

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The Rams had lost five of their opening six league games this season and although they missed out on a second victory of the campaign, the draw was enough to lift Phillip Cocu's side out of the Championship relegation zone.

Both teams have struggled for goals so far this term, netting a total of five between them before Friday's game, but Derby's opener was one of real quality.

With captain Wayne Rooney still self-isolating in accordance with coronavirus guidelines, Waghorn took responsibility from the free-kick and marked his return from injury by powerfully firing in from 25 yards via the crossbar.

Samba made two smart saves from Rams midfielder Graeme Shinnie either side of Waghorn's first goal since February.

The introduction of Anthony Knockaert from the bench at half-time gave Forest extra trickery and creativity in wide areas and it was his devilish cross from the right, palmed behind by Marshall, which forced the corner from which the home side grabbed their equaliser.

Forest have taken five points from three matches since Hughton succeeded Sabri Lamouchi, who was dismissed after starting the season with four successive league losses.


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Match ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Derby County 1.

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Derby County 1.

Harry Arter (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Arter (Nottingham Forest).

Louie Sibley (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Lee Buchanan.

Attempt blocked. Cyrus Christie (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Derby County).

Offside, Derby County. Andre Wisdom tries a through ball, but Colin Kazim-Richards is caught offside.

Substitution, Derby County. Colin Kazim-Richards replaces Martyn Waghorn.

Substitution, Derby County. Louie Sibley replaces Tom Lawrence.

Attempt saved. Curtis Davies (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Harry Arter.

Attempt blocked. Lee Buchanan (Derby County) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Foul by Nicolas Ioannou (Nottingham Forest).

Duane Holmes (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Nottingham Forest).

Lee Buchanan (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

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