Gibbs-White scores against former club as Nottingham Forest settles for draw with Wolves

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Morgan Gibbs-White scored against his former club as Nottingham Forest earned only a 2-2 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday which did little to boost its hopes of staying in the English Premier League.

Gibbs-White goaded the away fans after he made it 1-1 just before halftime and was then involved in his side’s second goal, but Matheus Cunha’s double for Wolves left Forest just one point above the relegation zone.

Forest is still hoping to recoup some of the four points it was docked by the Premier League for breaking financial rules, with an appeal date still to be set.

Injury-plagued Wolves looks set for a mid-table finish as European qualification looks out of reach with no wins in the last four games.

While the host had the early pressure, Wolves went ahead in the 40th minute with a brilliant solo effort by Cunha. He ran his marker Andrew Omobamidele all the way down the left flank into the penalty area, then turned him superbly, cut inside Ryan Yates, and fired an unstoppable effort into the top corner.

The lead was short-lived, though. U.S. international Gio Reyna was handed his first start for Forest and set up the equalizer in first-half stoppage time when his corner was headed in by Gibbs-White at the near post.

The former Wolves midfielder pretended to celebrate in front of the Forest fans before turning to the away section, who had been booing him.

He was involved again as Forest took a 57th-minute lead when he burst into the area and was tackled by Matt Doherty, with the ball falling perfectly for Danilo to slot home.

But Cunha brought Wolves level five minutes later as he turned home from close range after Forest could not deal with a corner.


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