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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 Leeds United 27 +18 54
2 Sheffield United 27 +18 50
3 Norwich City 27 +14 50
4 West Bromwich Albion 27 +20 47
5 Middlesbrough 27 +11 46
6 Derby County 27 +4 43
7 Bristol City 27 +5 41
8 Birmingham City 27 +9 39
9 Nottingham Forest 27 +8 39
10 Hull City 27 +6 39
11 Queens Park Rangers 27 -2 39
12 Aston Villa 27 +6 38
13 Swansea City 27 +4 37
14 Blackburn Rovers 27 -6 37
15 Stoke City 27 -3 35
16 Sheffield Wednesday 27 -13 32
17 Brentford 27 +2 31
18 Preston North End 27 -5 30
19 Wigan Athletic 27 -12 29
20 Millwall 27 -10 28
21 Rotherham United 27 -17 25
22 Reading 27 -11 23
23 Bolton Wanderers 27 -22 22
24 Ipswich Town 27 -24 18