On Saturday I took the train from Banbury to Nottingham. I had to change at Derby where I saw a spiffing black engined Steam Train, I tried to take a photograph but it was pretty blurry. When we got to the City Ground the away end had filled up quite nicely although it wasn’t full. There were 20,000 fans watching the game yesterday.
Before the action started there was a minute’s silence for the fallen soldiers. It was impeccably observed by the majority of fans although there were some people talking, which for me ruined the silence.
Britt Assombalonga thought that he had got the Red’s in front with a tap in which was ruled out for offside, however the Reds’ kept on probing the QPR defence when a through ball by Kasami found Britt Assombalonga in space where he coolly found the back of the net as Alex Smithies ran out of his area. Karl Henry was sent off for 2 yellows which you would have thought would galvanise Forest but when Pereira was sent off for a pull back, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink brought on Idrissa Sylla who equalised for the Hoops.
Nottingham Forest had so much possession, it was frustrating as the game was being halted each time a QPR player went down as the linesman on the near touch line flagged for such a soft touch.
After 7 minutes of extra time it ended 1 all and 10 v 10. Will Pereira be hit with a 5 match ban starting after the international break?