Manchester City and Nottingham Forest : City missing the chance to return to the top of the Premier League after a draw

Chris Wood’s goal gave Man­ches­ter City a point as Not­ting­ham For­est lost a chance to reclaim top spot in the Pre­mier League.

Bernar­do Sil­va opened the scor­ing with a 20-yard shot, but then squan­dered numer­ous chances.

Arlene Haa­land’s vol­ley hit the cross­bar and For­est goal­keep­er Key­lor Navas made an impres­sive save from Aymer­ic Laporte’s head­er before swip­ing the rebound over the bar.

Wood scored his first goal for For­est in the 84th minute when a Mor­gan Gibbs-White cross was met at the far post.

The draw extend­ed Forest’s unbeat­en run at home to eight games and sent Arse­nal to a 4–2 come-from-behind win over Aston Vil­la on Sat­ur­day, giv­ing City a blow to the title.

In mid­week against Arse­nal, pos­ses­sion was 37 per cent, the low­est among Guardi­o­la’s first-team pos­ses­sions, but Sat­ur­day’s first half was a resound­ing 84 per cent and a return to normalcy.

In this game, Phil Foden, who had been side­lined with a foot injury, came on and stepped for­ward with­out caus­ing any dis­com­fort to the For­est backline.

Sil­va came on at left-back and fired a long-range shot that went over the bar before receiv­ing the ball in front of the box and fir­ing a superb left-foot­ed shot into the back of the net.

The goal paid off for City, who kept the pres­sure on by cre­at­ing chances, with Foden’s pass fail­ing to reach Har­land and Kyle Walk­er’s cross going just wide after an error by Ilkay Gun­do­gan. became.

How­ev­er, despite the supe­ri­or­i­ty, City regret­ted miss­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and were forced to dig deep­er in search of victory.

Kevin De Bruyne had sev­en shots on tar­get but the radar failed to hit the mark and City were unable to sus­tain the momen­tum from Wednes­day’s win over title rivals Arsenal.

City have dropped 15 points away from home this sea­son, com­pared to 11 last season.

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