Nottingham Forest needed to come from two objectives all the way down to keep away from FA Cup third-round historical past repeating itself as they earned a 2-2 draw with League One Blackpool.
Forest appeared like heading out to the Seasiders at this stage for a second straight 12 months after they conceded twice in three first-half minutes, with Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel and Albie Morgan getting the objectives.
But the Premier League outfit hit again with objectives from Nicolas Dominguez and Morgan Gibbs-White both aspect of the break.
They couldn’t discover a winner, although, that means the tie will probably be settled with a replay at Bloomfield Road, the place Forest have been crushed 4-1 final season.
After a flat opening 20 minutes, the sport burst into life as Forest had their first sight of purpose when Chris Wood latched onto Gibbs-White’s wonderful move however couldn’t hold his effort down.
And it harm Forest as earlier than they knew it they have been 2-0 down, with Blackpool hitting them with a double salvo.
In the twenty fifth minute Gonzalo Montiel’s poor clearance fell straight to Lawrence-Gabriel, who expertly headed house from 12 yards in opposition to his former membership and was nearly apologetic in his celebration.
Two minutes and 46 seconds later Blackpool have been in dreamland as Morgan was left unmarked on the far publish and he squeezed house CJ Hamilton’s cross.
Forest wanted to enhance and acquired themselves again in it within the thirty ninth minute as Dominguez powered house Montiel’s cross with a well-placed header.
They ought to have gone in stage as Gibbs-White slipped in Wood however the in-form New Zealand striker clipped simply extensive.
Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo despatched the hosts again out early for the second half and so they drew themselves stage within the 56th minute with the purpose of the sport as Gibbs-White acquired the ball on the sting of the realm from Callum Hudson-Odoi and arrowed an unstoppable drive into the nook.
Forest ramped up the stress and may have taken the lead however Ryan Yates headed Danilo’s cross straight at Daniel Grimshaw, with the Blackpool goalkeeper additionally saving Hudson-Odoi’s late shot.
But they may not discover the winner, Wood’s failure to attach with Hudson-Odoi’s cross making certain it ended all sq., with a replay scheduled to happen the week commencing January 15.