Nottingham Forest 2 Ipswich Town 2: Antonio leaves it late

5 October 2014 18:31

Michail Antonio’s last-gasp header ensured Nottingham Forest avoided a first loss of the campaign as they drew 2-2 with Ipswich Town.

Antonio headed home in the dying moments to earn a share of the spoils after Daryl Murphy’s double had sandwiched Robert Tesche’s initial leveller.

Forest, who sit second in the Championship behind Norwich City, began like a team with confidence, Matty Fryatt heading Antonio’s cross against the woodwork.

Ipswich grew into the game with Murphy hitting just over the crossbar from a tight angle.

The striker made no mistake when his next chance came, cutting inside and hitting a low effort into the net.

Forest came out firing after the break and Dean Gerken had to produce a stunning save to deny Antonio.

The leveller eventually came midway through the second half, Tesche heading Henri Lansbury’s corner home at the back post.

Ipswich found a perfect response when Murphy superbly headed beyond Gerken to seemingly secure the spoils.

There was to be a twist in the tale, however, Antonio popping up at the back post to leave Ipswich sixth, four places behind their opponents.