Wed 30 December 2020 | 13:18

Hughton said that players needed more opportunities to win the game

Nottingham manager believes that some luck could turn the game into a win, but both of the teams were disappointed with the opportunities that players passed up.

Chris Hughton


Nottingham Forest

manager, believes that team needs the luck to turn opportunities into points.

He praised the way his side got back on the game in the match against

Stoke City

. However, he was disappointed that the team could not turn the 1-1 result into a win.

He said:

“Again, we should have won the game really after conceding such a poor goal in the first half.

“I think we got a really good reaction from the side.

“It look a little while but it opened up to suit us as such and once it did, we got going and only one team looked like going on to win against a really good side.

“I must admit they were a threat, they had chances as well.

“Cafu had the best chance of the game and we had players who got into really good areas such as Anthony Knockaert and Joe Lolley.

“When you come here and go 1-0 down so early you need a reaction and we got that and we were going on to get the win.

“We deserved three points and to turn draws into wins, we need that little bit of luck to fall for us.”

Stoke City, experienced its fourth draw out of the last 5 matches and Nottingham had its third draw in a row.

Michael O'Neill

, Stoke boss, said:

“I thought we were very good in the first half and had control of the game.

“In the second half it descended into a bit of a lottery really with the conditions, but it was no doubt Forest had the best of the second half.

“They were handed opportunities from our poor decisions but, in defence of the players, the conditions were very, very difficult and on the face of it a draw was a fair result.

"Late on the keeper made a great save as Jon (Obi Mikel) played a blind pass and he couldn’t see the lad. The colour of their shirts and the conditions made it difficult."

source: SportMob

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