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Marcus Tudgay scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 2-1 Portsmouth.The assist for the goal came from Lewis McGugan.
Tom Kilbey booked for unsporting behaviour. Tom Kilbey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Cohen. Direct free kick taken by Lewis McGugan.
Guy Moussi sends in a cross.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Cohen, clearance made by David Nugent.
Ibrahima Sonko puts the ball into his own goal from 6 yards. Nottm Forest 1-1 Portsmouth.
Chris Gunter sends in a cross, Headed effort on goal by Nathan Tyson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken by Chris Cohen, Hermann Hreidarsson manages to make a clearance.
Nwankwo Kanu leaves the field to be replaced by Hermann Hreidarsson.
Effort on goal by Liam Lawrence from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, Joel Lynch takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
Chris Cohen delivers the ball, clearance made by Aaron Mokoena.
Aaron Mokoena receives a caution. Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Mokoena on Lewis McGugan. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Lewis McGugan from right channel, Aaron Mokoena makes a clearance.
Nwankwo Kanu concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Morgan. Free kick taken by Guy Moussi.
Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Jamie Ashdown.
Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line played to the near post, Ritchie De Laet makes a clearance.
Chris Cohen crosses the ball, Ibrahima Sonko gets a block in.
Chris Cohen takes a inswinging corner. Guy Moussi takes a shot. Aaron Mokoena gets a block in.
Tom Kilbey replaces John Utaka. Dele Adebola on for Paul Anderson. Hayden Mullins challenges Lewis McGugan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Lewis McGugan from the free kick, save by Jamie Ashdown.
Lewis McGugan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Joel Lynch, Ibrahima Sonko makes a clearance.
Centre by Joel Lynch, Aaron Mokoena manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Nathan Tyson.
Nathan Tyson fouled by Aaron Mokoena, the ref awards a free kick. Lewis McGugan has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Corner taken by Lewis McGugan.
Lewis McGugan is brought on as a substitute for Robert Earnshaw. Radoslaw Majewski leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Tyson.
Joel Lynch receives a caution. Joel Lynch concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Lawrence. Direct free kick taken by Ritchie De Laet.
Chris Gunter fouled by Nwankwo Kanu, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.
Robert Earnshaw has a drilled shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.
Ritchie De Laet concedes a free kick for a foul on Radoslaw Majewski. Free kick taken by Luke Chambers.
Corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen. Effort from deep inside the area by Marcus Tudgay clears the bar.
Corner taken by Chris Cohen played to the near post, clearance by Ibrahima Sonko.
The referee books Hayden Mullins for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Wes Morgan by Hayden Mullins results in a free kick. Chris Cohen delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Jamie Ashdown.
Chris Cohen takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, save made by Jamie Ashdown.
Joel Lynch takes a shot. Ibrahima Sonko gets a block in.
Corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line played to the near post.
A cross is delivered by John Utaka, blocked by Chris Gunter.
Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.
Foul by Guy Moussi on John Utaka, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Liam Lawrence from the free kick, save by Lee Camp.
Unfair challenge on Lee Camp by Ibrahima Sonko results in a free kick. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, Lee Camp makes a save.
Chris Cohen takes the inswinging corner, Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
Nwankwo Kanu finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 0-1 Portsmouth.The assist for the goal came from David Nugent.
Carl Dickinson sends in a cross, Joel Lynch makes a clearance.
Ritchie De Laet crosses the ball.
Paul Anderson has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
Liam Lawrence concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Cohen. Free kick crossed by Joel Lynch, clearance by Ritchie De Laet.
Liam Lawrence gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Radoslaw Majewski. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
Liam Lawrence takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Chris Gunter.
Liam Lawrence crosses the ball, clearance made by Joel Lynch.
Hayden Mullins produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Cohen, free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Lynch on Joel Ward. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
Aaron Mokoena challenges Marcus Tudgay unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Cohen delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Ibrahima Sonko makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Ritchie De Laet, Joel Lynch manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Radoslaw Majewski played to the near post, clearance made by Aaron Mokoena.
The ball is sent over by Joel Lynch, blocked by Ritchie De Laet.
Liam Lawrence sends in a cross, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wes Morgan by Nwankwo Kanu. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
Radoslaw Majewski concedes a free kick for a foul on David Nugent. Direct free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.
The referee gets the game underway.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The game restarts for the second half.
The referee ends the match.
Tudgay back for Forest
Marcus Tudgay returns to the Nottingham Forest squad for the visit of Portsmouth.
The striker was ineligible against Preston in the FA Cup having already played in the competition for former club Sheffield Wednesday.
Tudgay will challenge fit-again David McGoldrick and Robert Earnshaw for a place in the starting line-up.
Boss Billy Davies has plenty of attacking options, with Dele Adebola, Garath McCleary and Nathan Tyson also available for recalls.
Captain Paul McKenna and fellow midfielder Radoslaw Majewski are also in contention to return to the team.
Forest are unbeaten at the City Ground in 31 Championship matches and have lost just one game in all competitions since they were beaten in the reverse fixture at Fratton Park at the end of October.
Dave Kitson and Greg Halford are suspended for Portsmouth.
Striker Kitson starts a three-match ban after he was sent off early on during last weekend's FA Cup defeat at Brighton.
Defender Halford rejoined Pompey on loan from Wolves until the end of the season on Thursday, but he is still suspended following his red card against Watford on New Year's Day.
Midfielders Richard Hughes and Michael Brown are again ruled out due to their ongoing contract issues.
However, winger Liam Lawrence and defender Ricardo Rocha will bolster manager Steve Cotterill's threadbare squad.
Lawrence has not trained all week after suffering a hip injury at Brighton, but has declared himself fit, while Rocha is poised to return from a hamstring problem.
Forest extend home run
Two late goals extended Nottingham Forest's unbeaten home record to 32 npower Championship matches as they beat Portsmouth 2-1 to stay on the heels of the teams in the play-off places.
It had looked like Forest would lose at the City Ground for the first time since September 2009 when Nwankwo Kanu scored his first goal for 10 months to give Portsmouth a 26th-minute lead.
But Forest's pressure eventually told and Ibrahima Sonko's 87th-minute own goal got them level before Marcus Tudgay netted the winner in the fourth and final minute of injury time.
Tudgay and Radoslaw Majewski came back into the Forest team as boss Billy Davies made two changes.
Tudgay was cup-tied at Preston last weekend but returned to partner Robert Earnshaw up front as David McGoldrick dropped down to the bench.
Majewski was recalled at the expense of leading scorer Lewis McGugan, who was also among the substitutes.
On-loan Manchester United defender Ritchie De Laet made his Portsmouth debut. The Belgium international took over at right-back, with Joel Ward stepping up into midfield due to Dave Kitson's suspension for his red card in the FA Cup defeat at Brighton.
There was little to get excited about until Kanu scored.
Hayden Mullins' speculative shot from 30 yards went wide after 17 minutes before Paul Anderson had an effort from a similar distance five minutes later that produced a routine save from Jamie Ashdown.
Kanu netted after David Nugent had dispossessed Forest right-back Chris Gunter.
Nugent slipped a pass to his strike partner and Kanu coolly went round keeper Lee Camp and scored.
It was the Nigerian's first goal since bagging a last-minute winner against Hull at Fratton Park in the Barclays Premier League on March 20.
Portsmouth almost built on Kanu's calm finish when Camp had to parry Liam Lawrence's shot from just outside the area in the 34th minute.
Tudgay had a sight of goal just before half-time but he volleyed over the crossbar from 12 yards out.
Much like the first half, Forest dominated possession but failed to create chances after the break and Davies introduced Tyson and McGugan after 57 minutes. Majewski and Earnshaw were the players to make way.
They made an impact. Tyson hit the crossbar with a long-range effort in the 66th minute and McGugan curled a free-kick just wide.
McGugan also forced Ashdown to tip a shot round a post in the 72nd minute before Tyson headed wide from Gunter's cross with five minutes remaining.
Forest eventually made the breakthrough when Sonko's attempted clearance flew into the top corner.
Davies's side kept pressing and they snatched victory right at the death when Tudgay converted McGugan's right-wing cross from two yards out.
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