Rangers offered very little in the first half, but a stunning James Tavernier free-kick on the hour mark meant the points were shared.
Everton and Stoke City will face each other in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Reports in Greece claim Lescott is heading to the capital.
It was the happiest Luke Shaw had ever been to take a whack from one of his team-mates.
The Hammers star has been named in Julien Lopetegui's first squad.
The good news for Mike Phelan is that, following Harry Maguire’s return to fitness, he now has 14 fit senior professionals from which to select a starting XI. The bad news is that Hull City have still to sign a first-team player this summer and making it three league wins out of three will be tested by José Mourinho’s Manchester United on Saturday evening.
Clint Dempsey is being tested for an irregular heartbeat and will miss the Sounders’ derby against Portland and the USA’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
The Ukrainian winger has recently been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Antonio Conte has admitted Chelsea are unlikely to secure his first-choice targets before Wednesday’s deadline as the club face up to the reality that the landscape of the transfer market has changed radically in the wake of the latest Premier League broadcast deal.
The Whites face Forest at the City Ground this afternoon.
That is it for Wimbledon fairytales this year – unless Sam Querrey can protect a two-set lead and pull off the shock of the year against Novak Djokovic when they return on Saturday.
And then there were none. It has not quite been a week – and a decent chunk of that has been lost to rain – but British interest in the women’s singles was ended in the Friday gloaming at Wimbledon. Tara Moore, the last of six home players in the draw, was defeated by the veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova in a rollercoaster encounter 6-1, 2-6, 6-3.
The only Scottish independence Andy Murray is interested in this week is his own and, unshackled from extraneous distractions, he is doing an excellent job of rediscovering the focus that went missing in the early stages of the French Open last month.