Boxing Day will be well remembered by all Nottingham Forest this year, sadly for all the wrong reasons though as we only took a point from Norwich City at Carrow Road.
Having opened the scoring in first half stoppage-time through Matty Cash, Jack Robinson doubled our advantage just after the hour mark and we went on to make it a three goal advantage as Cash completed a brace on the day.
At 3-0 was where it all went wrong.
The hosts got a goal back with 13 minutes left to play in the game and then with an incredible amount of stoppage-time added by the match day referee, in minutes 94 and 98 Onel Hernandez completed his own brace to salvage them a point and complete a pretty remarkable fightback.
Norwich did have the far better of the game in terms of possession and chances, but at 3-0 that was a capitulation of the highest order.
Speaking to the BBC following the match, manager Aitor Karanka was clearly fuming at what he saw but he tried to remain calm and stay balanced.
“I have my thoughts on the game but I really can’t tell you. It was a crazy game. I can say that. I thought we were punished for two mistakes, when we should have got the ball away. This has not been happening all the time – in many games recently we have been well organised and defended well. We were playing a very good side, who have been doing well recently. It’s also true that us leading 3-0 wasn’t maybe fair because they had a lot of chances. Before the game if someone had told me we would take a point against Norwich I would have accepted that – so we have to take this point and move on to the next game.”
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) December 26, 2018