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2018/19 English League Championship, Regular Season
  • Tammy Abraham (11', 14', 36' PEN, 71')
  • Anwar El-Ghazi (75')
  • Lewis Grabban (3', 82')
  • João Carvalho (6')
  • Matthew Cash (22')
  • Joe Lolley (51')
  • Tobias Figueiredo (68')

Aston Villa draw 5-5 with Nottingham Forest in remarkable Championship clash

There were 10 goals and a red card as Aston Villa drew 5-5 at home to Nottingham Forest on Wednesday in England's second tier Championship.

Tammy Abraham scored four goals for Villa, who trailed 2-0 and 3-2 in a remarkable first half that ended 3-3.

Lewis Grabban and Joao Carvalho put Forest two goals ahead before Abraham dragged the hosts back into the match, levelling the scores at 2-2 and then 3-3 after Matthew Cash put Forest back in front.

Joe Lolley's long-range effort restored Forest's lead shortly after the break but they were soon down to 10 men when Tobias Figueiredo was shown a red card.

Abraham capitalised three minutes later, heading in from Jack Grealish's free kick to make it 4-4.

Villa took the lead for the first time through Anwar El Ghazi but Grabban's near-post finish with eight minutes remaining earned Forest a point.

Both clubs were European champions in the early 1980s but Forest are now sixth in the Championship on 31 points, two places and three points above Villa.

English League Championship Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Norwich City 33 +23 63
2 Sheffield United 33 +24 61
3 Leeds United 32 +17 61
4 West Bromwich Albion 33 +25 60
5 Middlesbrough 32 +12 54
6 Bristol City 31 +10 53
7 Derby County 31 +7 51
8 Nottingham Forest 33 +8 47
9 Birmingham City 32 +9 46
10 Aston Villa 33 +4 44
11 Preston North End 33 +3 44
12 Hull City 32 +3 44
13 Swansea City 32 +3 44
14 Blackburn Rovers 33 -7 43
15 Sheffield Wednesday 32 -11 41
16 Brentford 31 +7 40
17 Stoke City 33 -7 40
18 Queens Park Rangers 32 -9 39
19 Wigan Athletic 32 -14 34
20 Millwall 31 -11 31
21 Reading 33 -15 29
22 Rotherham United 33 -20 29
23 Bolton Wanderers 33 -30 26
24 Ipswich Town 33 -31 20