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A rollercoaster of emotions

29 November 2018

Nottingham Forest striker Lewis Grabban was happy to come away from Villa Park with a point following a topsy-turvy thriller against Aston Villa last night.

The front man scored twice in a belting 5-5 draw as 10-man Forest showed great character to take a point.

Speaking after the game, he said: "It was extraordinary. I have never really been in a game like that with the rollercoaster of emotions. Being up, then behind – it was a tough game. This is a tough place to come to but in the end I think we are happy with the draw.

"Looking at the game, they are good opposition. The main thing was to come here and not lose; we would have liked to have won but being a man down for the last 20-25 minutes, we are happy with it in the end."

Grabban starred for Aston Villa last season as they reached the play-off final and despite containing his emotions by not celebrating for his first goal, he admitted he couldn't hold it in when he scored his late leveller.

He said: "I had a good time here, was successful getting to the play-off final, but at the end my emotions took over for the last goal and I had to celebrate.

"It is a learning curve for us. We didn't give up and were able to get back in the game, especially being a man down, and we can take the positives from it.

"Defensively it is not like us, I don't think there will be many more games like that. I think the occasion, the team, the crowd – it was a unique game today. I don't think we can take too many negatives from it; it is a one-off and we will try and get back to where we have been at defensively in recent weeks."


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