Lewis Grabban’s penalty in the second half ended Preston North End’s three-game win and earned Nottingham Forest a sixth championship win of the season

Grabban pushed the ball deep into the center of the goal despite slipping in advance, generating strong claims from the home team that the striker had double contact with the ball

The Reds, who moved from the relegation zone to 19th Moving up place, controlled the first half of the few clear chances and came closest when Anthony Knockaert made a try

Preston improved after the break and Tom Barkhuizen cut the bar with a curling attempt at 0-0 before Ben Davies knocked a try after Grabban’s goal

But an increasingly nervous forest held out nearly 10 minutes of stoppage time to expand its unbeaten run to five games and its hosts, who ranked 12th Lose place, a loss in 11th To inflict league

A dreary winter’s day in Deepdale caused little cheers on the field before the break Until the 43 Neither side managed to score when Preston’s Daniel Johnson parried a shot from Brice Samba

Forest had the better, looked good defensively, and got into numerous promising situations with little accomplishment other than Knockaert’s lavish blow which was blown from 10 meters

Preston improved the recovery significantly, and Barkhuizen almost found breakthroughs twice, forcing Samba to make an excellent save with a header and then hitting the crossbar with a fine curling from the right

But Grabban’s second goal in 13 games that season, after Darnell Fisher blocked Cafu’s thrust with his arm, put the visitors ahead and broke Forest’s run with three straight draws

“First and foremost, I thought we should have won the game. We hit the woodwork twice and had numerous chances, especially in the second half

“And then we get a dubious punishment. Is it a clear punishment? I wouldn’t say that. But I can understand that they might give it

“But I think the disappointing thing is the next piece because the next piece decides the game [the penalty taker] had two touches, I saw it back

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“It is unforgivable for the referee to miss it. It’s a penalty, it’s a dead ball, there isn’t much to consider”

“I’m really happy. We were really good in the first half, but the only thing we missed was the end product and the goals that would have given us a well-deserved lead

“That would have eased the pressure in the second half, but overall we deserved the win. The win is enormous and gives us confidence

“We work hard to get into good areas and if you do it is about showing good quality. If we play well and get into good areas, we need to capitalize on that. We need to be in that area improve

“Lewis showed composure with the penalty kick even though he slipped It wasn’t a double strike He actually kicked his own foot It’s good to have it back”

Attempt saved Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved by the goalkeeper in the lower right

Attempt missed Lyle Taylor (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right inside the box, but the ball misses to the left. Assisted by Tobias Figueiredo

Attempt missed Paul Gallagher’s (Preston North End) right-footed shot from outside the box is too high after a direct free kick

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