Preston 0 – Nottingham Forest 0
Preston held Martin O’Neill’s Nottingham Forest to a goalless draw on Saturday in the Championship.
The draw left Nottingham Forest in eighth in the table. They have 47 points, while they are four points off the playoff zone.
As for North End, Preston are 11th in the division. PNE have 44 points on the board.
Nottingham Forest denied a perfectly legal goal
Saturday’s match at Deepdale was poor.
However Nottingham Forest left Preston furious that the didn’t claim all three points.
Forest had the ball in the Preston net midway through the second half, but referee Tim Robinson chalked the goal off.
The incident started when Forest broke into the Preston box and a low shot was fired on goal.
Preston keeper Declan Rudd made a save to deny Forest from scoring. However the goalie failed to put two hands on the ball as it bounced out into the danger area.
Forest’s Ryan Yates slid in to try to score, however Rudd managed to just clear the ball from his reach.
But Rudd’s clearance only fell to Forest’s Joe Lolley, and he stuck the ball in the net.
The ref said ‘no goal’.
Martin O’Neill’s reaction
Martin O’Neill had the following to say about the non-goal:
We should have taken all three points. The (Lolley) goal should have stood in the second half.
The keeper spilt the ball and it was there to fight for. We have been robbed of all three points again. That is four points in two games.
It should have counted and I told the referee after the game that he should look at it again. These are the points that you cannot get back.
Martin O'Neill: “We should have taken all three points, the goal should have stood. We have been robbed of all three points – again”
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— BBC Nottingham Sport (@BBCRNS) February 16, 2019
Will the Nottingham Forest manager be punished for his post match comments?
Watch an O’Neill post match interview below.