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Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest Draw In Ten Goal Classic

Nottingham Forest were denied a chance to move into the Championship play-off spots by a rampant Aston Villa.

The two sides remain unbeaten in November after an instant classic that saw them score five goals apiece at Villa Park.

Forest were two up within six minutes, with Lewis Grabban and Joao Carvalho getting on the scoresheet, both assisted by Joe Lolley.

That lead didn’t last long as the perpetually on-loan Tammy Abraham struck twice in four minutes to level the game within a quarter of an hour.

The first half fun didn’t end there as Matty Cash put the visitors back in front, before Abraham got his hat-trick – the Chelsea striker scoring from the penalty spot.

Lolley got a well-deserved goal soon after the restart, as the respective defences continued to panic. Forest were in the ascendancy, but Tobias Figueiredo was given a straight red to further hamper their defensive efforts.

A whole 20 minutes passed without a goal before Abraham got a fourth on the 70′ mark – turning home Jack Grealish’s pass.

Substitute Anwar El Ghazi score Villa’s fifth – a three-point clincher in any other game.

But eight minutes from time, Grabban equalised to send the scoreboard into double figures, with Lolley supplying a fourth assist of the night.

The game somehow finished level, and this Championship Wednesday had more to offer. 16 goals were scored across the other five fixtures, with Birmingham, Bristol City, West Brom, Wigan and Stoke picking up wins.

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