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Lichaj disappointed at QPR draw

6 November 2016

Nottingham Forest defender Eric Lichaj was left disappointed as The Reds could not find the crucial second goal in the 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers.

The American felt Forest were comfortable and in control of the game until Hildeberto Pereira was sent off for two yellow cards, which allowed Rangers a way back into the game.


He said: “It was very disappointing. We were so comfortable before the sending off and maybe should have scored a couple more goals but I was quite angry after that. 


“Everyone could see we were comfortable at half-time, all the players were confident to come back out and keep the energy up. For the second yellow I don’t know what happened and I don’t think Hildeberto even knows what happened.


“They had some chances before that but we were still comfortable. Vladimir didn’t really have a lot to do before that and they just had one cross which ended up going in the back of the net. It was frustrating as we had the chances and we should have won it.”


Britt Assombalonga gave Forest the lead in the first half after Karl Henry was sent off, but a late Idrissa Sylla header levelled things up.


Lichaj felt a second goal would have killed the game off and allowed Forest to pick up all three points.


He added: “I didn’t feel any tension; we just needed that second goal. We were solid at the back and we knew what we were doing. They were getting some crosses in and long-range shots that didn’t trouble Vladimir at all. We were comfortable and just needed that second goal but we didn’t get it.


“They kept a high line and we saw some video on that before the game. It was up to the strikers to stay onside and it showed in the first half as Britt missed one and scored another. On another day we get four goals but today we just couldn’t score another.”


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