Forest fans react to Leicester draw: Youth stars, Billy and referee criticised

Forest City Ground

Nottingham Forest passed up a golden opportunity to go third in the table after conceding another last minute goal, this time to league leaders and rivals Leicester City.

An action packed match at the City Ground had both sets of supporters on the edge of their seats, a game which included two penalties, two significant defensive errors and a red card.

Forest started the game brightly and looked to be the side in the ascendency, however, Leicester City's defensive resolve proved enough to help them stay in the game.

On the half-hour mark, a completely inexplicable defensive error from Forest gifted former non-league striker Jamie Vardy his 11th goal of the season, which can be seen below:

The City Ground outfit worked hard to put themselves back into the game and two quick goals, first from Paterson and the next an Andy Reid penalty put Forest 2-1 up at half-time.

In the second-half it seemed like things were going from bad to worse for the league leaders. Experienced left-back Paul Konchesky was sent off for a soft challenge and with a man and a goal down, their hope of a result was diminishing quickly.

But in this case, it was the referee who initially sent Konchesky off for a soft challenge, now gifting Leicester a penalty through another also questionable decision. Phillips failed to make the initial spot kick count but French midfielder Riyad Mahrez got on to the end of the rebound and netted his first goal in English football.

After the match it was clearly the Nottingham Forest supporters who were left the more frustrated, having seen their lead slip, with many of them taking to social networking to vent their opinion.

The referee, Billy Davies and the two young stars Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow took the lions share of abuse. And with two more six-pointers coming up, first against Burnley on Saturday and then Wigan the Saturday after they could all be doing with pulling in the same direction.

A few of the tweets posted inspired by the Leicester City draw:

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