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Nottingham Forest fails against Coventry

Forester Bryce Samba fails to stop Kyle McFadzean’s strike from crossing the line, Coventry City captain Kyle McFadzean crashed as an injury winner as the Sky Blues sensationally came from behind to defeat Nottingham Forest.

In their first game at City in April 2019, City looked to be at numbers when Lyle Taylor’s strike fired Nottingham Forrest in the first half of the football match. Swedish striker Viktor Gyökeres equalized in the 81st minute to make a late change for Coventry, who have spent the last two seasons sharing the field at St. Andrew’s home in Birmingham City.

Then, six minutes into extra time, Forrest twice blocked the goal attempt before legendary defender McFadzean fired through the crowd, and Bryce Samba could not stop the ball from creeping over the line. It was a pain for Forest, who had led the break when Brennan Johnson’s escape extended Coventry’s defense, allowing Taylor to slip and convert a pass.

It was the club’s sixth goal for Charlton Athletic last summer – but his first at the City Ground and his first game in front of a crowd. There could have been a second Forrest goal just before the break, but goalkeeper Simon Moore nailed Johnson well enough to come to City’s defense.

Coventry, possibly disappointed by a return to their hometown in the first half, showed a better side after the break, almost going when Ben Schaeff’s effort hit the bar. But the hosts slowly brought Forest down, as most of the 20,843 crowds actually got behind them – and there was a double dunk in the tail.

First, Callum O’Hare stirred enough to the right, but the shot just went wide. Then, after Dominic Hyam’s header was saved, O’Hare’s shot was blocked and McFadzen smashed home when his chase attempt somehow crossed the boundary.

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