By Richard Gibson For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 17:37 BST, 17 October 2020 | Updated: 17:37 BST, 17 October 2020
A change of manager and a change of fortune for Nottingham Forest.
Chris Hughton was able to celebrate his first match in charge with a win after Joe Lolley’s speculative long ranger took a huge deflection off Bradley Johnson and crept inside a post as the clock ticked onto 90 minutes at a dank Ewood Park.
Seconds earlier, it appeared as though the 61-year-old was to be denied such a happy ending to his first return to the dugout since being sacked by Premier League Brighton 17 months ago when Sammy Ameobi’s toe-poke took a nick that re-directed the ball onto an upright.
Joe Lolley's injury-time strike earned a dramatic victory over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday
Blackburn: Kaminski, Nyambe, Ayala, Lenihan,Bell, Buckley (Chapman 68), Johnson, Evans, Dolan (Gallagher 53), Armstrong, Brereton (Brennan 81).
Subs Not Used: Stergiakis, Davenport, Carter, Wharton.
Booked: Johnson, Gallagher.
Nottm Forest: Samba, Christie, Tobias Figueiredo, McKenna, Ioannou,Yates, Colback (Arter 50),Lolley (Sow 90),Freeman, Ameobi, Grabban (Taylor 74).
Subs Not Used: Mbe Soh, Smith, Jenkinson, Mighten.
Booked: Tobias Figueiredo.
Goal: Lolley 90.
Ref: Jarred Gillett (Australia)
At the final whistle, though, there were handshakes all round from Hughton, the man tasked with turning around a team that had gone 11 competitive matches without victory under Sabri Lamouchi - a period in which they relinquished their place in the play-off places at the end of last season and plunged into the relegation zone at the start of this.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart