Nottingham Forest 2-2 Brentford: Player ratings as late Jorgensen own goal sees points shared

Tom Gott
Forest snatched the latest of equalisers
Forest snatched the latest of equalisers / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages
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A 96th-minute own goal from Mathias Jorgensen saw Nottingham Forest snatch a 2-2 draw against Brentford on Saturday afternoon.

The Bees were incredibly slow out the gates and fortunate not to be more goals behind by the time Bryan Mbeumo netted a 45th-minute penalty to kick-start a comeback.

Forest wanted a penalty of their own 13 minutes in as Emmanuel Dennis went down in the box under duress from Mathias Jensen, but neither the referee nor VAR were interested in his appeals.

Dennis wouldn't be frustrated for too long, however, as he chested the ball down to Morgan Gibbs-White, who embarked on a mazy solo run which ended in a delicious curling effort that found its way into the back of the net following a deflection from Ben Mee.

The first half was all Forest but Brentford grabbed a lifeline shortly before the interval as Yoane Wissa was tripped by Dean Henderson in his attempts to round the goalkeeper. VAR awarded the penalty and, in the absence of Ivan Toney, it was Mbeumo who fired home from 12 yards deep into stoppage time.

The goal appeared to deflate Forest completely and they would struggle to match their electricity from the first half, with their next shot on goal coming after 70 minutes.

Instead, Brentford wrestled their way into the ascendancy and Wissa fired the Bees ahead with 15 minutes to go. A glorious ball through from Jensen put the Frenchman through on goal and he opted to chip Henderson this time, putting the visitors ahead for the first time in the game.

Now aware of the need to start attacking again, Forest threw everything they had a the Brentford goal and substitute Taiwo Awoniyi should have done far better with a free shot on goal deep into stoppage time, but he couldn't keep his effort under the bar.

Fortunately for Forest, Brentford handed them a 96th-minute equaliser as Mee's clearance of a Gibbs-White strike hit Jorgensen and crept back over the line.

Goal-line technology awarded the goal, before VAR threatened to rule it out for offside, but Forest were free to celebrate when all was said and done.


Nottingham Forest player ratings

GK: Dean Henderson (5); RB: Serge Aurier (7); CB: Steve Cook (6); CB: Scott McKenna (7); LB: Neco Williams (7); CM: Ryan Yates (6); CM: Remo Freuler (6); CM: Cheikhou Kouyate (7); AM: Morgan Gibbs-White (7); ST: Emmanuel Dennis (7); ST: Brennan Johnson (7)

SUB: Lewis O'Brien (6); Taiwo Awoniyi (5); Jesse Lingard (6); Sam Surridge (N/A)

Brentford player ratings

GK: David Raya (7); RB: Mads Roerslev (6); CB: Ben Mee (6); CB: Ethan Pinnock (6); LB: Rico Henry (6); CM: Mathias Jensen (7); CM: Vitaly Janelt (6); CM: Josh Dasilva (5); RW: Bryan Mbeumo (8); ST: Yoane Wissa (8); LW: Keane Lewis-Potter (6)

SUB: Frank Onyeka (7); Mikkel Damsgaard (6); Sergi Canos (6), Mathias Jorgensen (5); Saman Ghoddos (6)

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