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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