• Eric Lichaj 20', 44'
  • Ben Díaz 64' (pen.)
  • Kieran Dowell 85' (pen.)
4
Round 3
Finished
  • Per Mertesacker 23'
  • Danny Welbeck 79'
2
NTG
ARS
KO
  • GOAL! Nottingham Forest take the lead! Maitland-Niles concedes a free-kick out wide and Dowell's delivery is powerful, with Lichaj able to head home near the line. Ospina was nowhere near it and Lichaj had acres of room.
    Nottingham Forest
    Goal
    NTG - Eric Lichaj
    20'
  • GOAL! That's what Arsenal have in their locker! Mertesacker equalises for the Gunners in the blink of an eye and it's again a free-kick that proves the opportunity. Walcott clips into the middle where Holding heads onto the post, with the ball then falling to Mertesacker- who takes one touch with his chest and then strikes home.
    Arsenal
    Goal
    ARS - Per Mertesacker
    23'
  • WHAT A GOAL! Lichaj is on the scoresheet again! Arsenal head the ball away after Cash finds room down the right but the clearance only goes as far as the defender. He takes a touch on the chest and volleys a looping effort towards goal, which Ospina is nowhere near.
    Nottingham Forest
    Goal
    NTG - Eric Lichaj
    44'
HT
  • First change of the game is a Forest one, as the hosts introduce Tyler Walker- the son of 1991 FA Cup finalist Des Walker. Clough is the man replaced.
    Nottingham Forest
    Nottingham Forest
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out7 - Zach Clough
    Substitution - In9 - Tyler Walker
    56'
  • GOAL! Brereton gets the goal that he deserves and Nottingham Forest are in dreamland! The 18-year-old doesn't feel the pressure at all, sending Ospina the wrong way.
    Nottingham Forest
    Goal
    NTG - Ben Díaz
    64'
  • Arsenal make their first change of the game as they bring on Nketiah, who scored a hat-trick in the League Cup earlier this season, in place of Willock.
    Arsenal
    Arsenal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out28 - Joe Willock
    Substitution - In30 - Eddie Nketiah
    65'
  • GOAL! Arsenal get one back! Smith, who has been superb, makes a crucial mistake. He charges off his line but loses the ball, giving Welbeck an easy finish. Game on!
    Arsenal
    Goal
    ARS - Danny Welbeck
    79'
  • Yellow card Mathieu Debuchy
    Arsenal
    Yellow card
    ARS - Mathieu Debuchy
    84'
  • Debuchy is given a yellow card for the foul, which isn't surprising.
    Nottingham Forest
    Yellow card
    NTG - Joe Worrall
    84'
  • IT'S GIVEN! Dowell is given the benefit of the doubt but it has hit him twice! He's kicked it into his other foot! The drama!
    Nottingham Forest
    Goal
    NTG - Kieran Dowell
    85'
  • Ospina is furious with the referee and is booked for his appeals.
    Arsenal
    Yellow card
    ARS - David Ospina
    85'
  • Mertesacker is also booked for his appeals. It's all happening!
    Arsenal
    Yellow card
    ARS - Danny Welbeck
    86'
  • Right, another Arsenal change. The housekeeping is almost done. Akpom is on, with Debuchy replaced.
    Arsenal
    Arsenal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out26 - Mathieu Debuchy
    Substitution - In47 - Chuba Akpom
    87'
  • Substitution Mathieu Debuchy Chuba Akpom
    Nottingham Forest
    Nottingham Forest
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Matthew Cash
    Substitution - In18 - Barrie McKay
    87'
  • Final change of the game for the hosts, who bring on Matt Mills to replace Dowell - who looks to have won the match for the Championship side.
    Nottingham Forest
    Nottingham Forest
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out10 - Kieran Dowell
    Substitution - In5 - Matt Mills
    93'
FT
Nottingham Forest
Match stats
Arsenal
31%
Possession
69%
12
Shots
14
9
Shots (On goal)
4
4
Corners
3
2
Saves
5
12
Fouls
7

Line-ups

12
Jordan Smith
15
Eric Lichaj
2x
4
Joe Worrall
38
Michael Mancienne
3
Armand Traore
8
David Vaughan
23
Ben Osborn
0
Matthew Cash
10
Kieran Dowell
7
Zach Clough
0
Ben Díaz
Nottingham Forest
4-2-3-1
0
David Ospina
26
Mathieu Debuchy
4
Per Mertesacker
16
Rob Holding
15
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
25
Mohamed Elneny
28
Joe Willock
32
Theo Walcott
17
Alexander Iwobi
14
Reiss Nelson
18
Danny Welbeck
Arsenal
4-2-3-1

Team stats

Nottingham Forest

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
022
ForwardsGGASFCFW
64'
10422
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00010
00120
93'
85'
11121
87'
00112
56'
00000
DefendersGGASFCFW
20',
44'
20200
00001
00000
00010
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
56'(Zach Clough)
00131
87'(Matthew Cash)
00000
93'(Kieran Dowell)
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--

Arsenal

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
045
ForwardsGGASFCFW
79'
10201
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00202
00002
00101
Reiss Nelson
00103
Joe Willock
65'
00000
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
Eddie Nketiah
65'(Joe Willock)
00200
87'(Mathieu Debuchy)
00001
00000
Jordi Osei-Tutu
00000
00000
00000
000--

Team Ranks

Nottingham Forest
Match stats
Arsenal
31%
Possession
69%
12
Shots
14
9
Shots (On goal)
4
4
Corners
3
2
Saves
5
12
Fouls
7