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Forest out of relegation zone after point against Palace

Nottingham Forest have moved out of the relegation zone in their first game since their Premier League points deduction, drawing 1-1 against Crystal Palace

Forest were docked four points on March 18 for breaching the league’s financial rules, which they are in the process of appealing against. It had seen them drop into the bottom three as a result.

Crystal Palace took an early lead at the City Ground – where there were banners in protest over the deduction – as Jean-Philippe Mateta (10) fired home after some fine team play.

However, Nottingham Forest reacted well and despite a lack of cutting edge in the first half, deservedly equalised just after the hour. Wood’s looping header beat an indecisive Dean Henderson, scoring for a second Premier League game in a row.

The result sees Forest out of the relegation places on goal difference, with Luton also losing at Tottenham, while Crystal Palace remain in 14th with 30 points.

More to follow…

What’s next?

Nottingham Forest are back at the City Ground on Tuesday night as they host Fulham, kick-off at 7.30pm. Nuno Espirito Santo then visits former club Tottenham a week on Sunday, live on Sky Sports with kick-off at 6pm.

Palace visit Bournemouth on Tuesday with kick-off at 7.45pm, before hosting reigning Premier League champions Manchester City at Selhurst Park next Saturday, kick-off at 12.30pm.

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