Callum Hudson-Odoi’s debut screamer denies Burnley at the City Ground
N/Forest and Burnley share the spoils on Monday
Burnley may have registered their first point of the season with this draw at Nottingham Forest to avoid the ignominy of a fourth straight league defeat but they will feel aggrieved at not claiming victory after Lyle Foster’s second-half strike was controversially ruled out. To compound things, in second-half stoppage time, Foster was sent off for elbowing Ryan Yates.
The Burnley substitute Sander Berge was deemed to have used his forearm to control the ball before Foster converted from the edge of the six-yard box. In the end Callum Hudson-Odoi’s magnificent debut strike earned a point after Zeki Amdouni opened the scoring with a wonderful effort of his own.
These teams duelled at this stadium in the Carabao Cup 19 days before this game but only six players from the starting line-ups then also began this fixture: three Forest and Burnley players apiece. So no wonder Vincent Kompany said his side’s win that evening, courtesy of a last-minute Amdouni strike, would have little bearing on this league match. Kompany alluded to Forest’s frenzied deadline-day activity, when they signed seven players, including Hudson-Odoi and Ibrahim Sangaré, both of whom made their debuts for the club here.
Hudson-Odoi operated off the left flank and Sangaré, who has traded playing in the Champions League for PSV Eindhoven for these kind of nights under the lights at the City Ground, sat at the base of midfield. Gonzalo Montiel, a World Cup winner, made his first league start for Forest at right-back.
Morgan Gibbs-White was the source of almost all of Forest’s good work. He twirled clear of Amdouni on halfway to leave the Forest crowd gasping early on but not everything came off. At one point he