- Forest manager insists incident should have been checked
- Ivan Toney: ‘You have a yard either way so I moved it a bit’
Nottingham Forest’s Nuno Espírito Santo was left baffled that Ivan Toney got away with moving the ball – and the referee’s foam that marked the correct spot for the free-kick – before curling home Brentford’s first-half equaliser in the 3-2 home win that marked the striker’s return to action after his eight-month ban for gambling.
Toney was spotted moving the ball a few inches to the right on two occasions when the Forest wall was already set for the free-kick. The Forest manager said: “The law is clear – every situation that leads to a goal must be checked. It’s not even a matter of inches, it’s almost a yard.”
Written by Ed Aarons at the Gtech Community Stadium
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