Chelsea, Nottingham Forest share spoils at Stamford Bridge

Nottingham Forest’s in-form Taiwo Awoniyi’s two goals earned a valuable point against Chelsea.

Awoniyi, who scored twice in Monday’s 4-3 win against Southampton, got in front of recalled Blues goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to head in Renan Lodi’s first-half cross.

Raheem Sterling equalised after the break by sweeping home Trevoh Chalobah’s cutback then seven minutes later the England forward turned inside Felipe and curled the ball beyond Keylor Navas.

But Frank Lampard’s side led for just four minutes as Nigeria striker Awoniyi flicked home Orel Mangala’s delicate lob to secure an impressive draw at Stamford Bridge.

It ended a run of seven successive league away defeats for Steve Cooper’s men and leaves them three points above third-bottom Leeds United with two games remaining.

Forest have taken seven points from their last four games and are within touching distance of securing successive seasons in the top flight.



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