21/08/2004 Leeds United
1 - 1

Forest are rapidly becoming the draw experts after an Andy Reid penalty secured a valuable away point at Elland Road this afternoon.

That makes it four points from four games this season and extends Joe Kinnearís unbeaten run to 12 games.

It hadnít been the best of games for Forest, and Leeds deserved their early lead after having much of the early play.

The goal came in the 25th minute as Steve Guppy got on to Fraser Richardsonís cross and headed it in at the back post.

Forest did have an equaliser ruled out for offside as Gareth Taylor drifted away from his marker a second too early to head the ball home.

Meanwhile, Richardson and Julian Joachim dipped shots over the bar at the other end as Forest struggled to find a defensive cohesion.

The second half did see an improvement in Forestís performance and they began to create the chances that had been missing in the first half.

However, they had to wait until the 77th minute to get the equaliser when Guppy collided with Paul Evans. The referee, comically named Mike Pike, pointed straight to the spot and Andy Reid stepped up and drove the ball into net.

Leeds went straight back on the attack and as Wes Morgan slipped; Joachim took advantage and found himself one-on-one with Paul Gerrard.

Gerrard pulled off a superb save as somehow he managed to get a hand to Joachimís shot and turn the ball wide for a corner.

From the resulting corner Brian Deane drove his header hard into the ground and could only watch as the ball bounced up and looped over the bar.

Forest came away happy with a point won, Leeds can only view this as two points lost.
Forest Man-of-the-Match:


[Click on Player Name to view Player Profile and Statistics]

No. Player Scored Cards
22  GERRARD       
29  HJELDE       
15  IMPEY       
14  JESS  Substituted    
10  TAYLOR       
REID    1  
11  KING  Substitute (On for 14 )    


View                       Sign

e-mail [email protected]