Forest star: These two traits helped club stay unbeaten vs Ipswich

Nottingham Forest twice came from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw and a point when Ipswich Town visited City Ground yesterday.

Grit and determination.

Those are the two mental traits that ensured Nottingham Forest extended their unbeaten run in the Championship as Stuart Pearce's troops rose to second place in the Championship table, behind Norwich City on a slightly inferior goal difference alone.

Forest hosted Ipswich Town at the City Ground on Sunday, October 5 but fell behind after 19 minutes as Daryl Murphy scored the first of his two goals that afternoon.

Robert Tesche equalised with a header in the 63rd minute, yet Forest again conceded just eight minutes later - again to Murphy.

However, through "grit and determination", Forest leveled the scoreline in the 94th minute as Michail Antonio gave the home crowd a dramatic, last gasp, goal to celebrate.

  VsTouchesPass AccTacklesDuel WonShotsGoalsPossessionApps
Forest Ipswich 647 68% 16 56 19 2 52% 1

"That’s what we have here – grit and determination," said goal-scorer Antonio to the club's official website. "We’ll keep going to the last whistle, like we showed today and in the Bournemouth game.

"With the squad we have we always feel we can push on and get a result," he added, before noting that despite the club's current 'Invincible' status, there is no room for complacency as the team unit can still improve on their performances.

“Even though we’re unbeaten we still feel we can do better. Hopefully we can prove that in the next stage of the season."

On the international break, Antonio added: "I’d say the break is a good thing because now the boys can rest and be fresh and ready to go in a fortnight.

"There are going to be challenging games after the break and we have to prove we can be up there challenging for the automatic promotion spots."

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