West Bromwich Albion suffered late heartbreak in the Sky Bet Championship yesterday, after drawing 2-2 with promotion rivals Nottingham Forest at the Hawthorns.
The Baggies were looking to make it four wins in four games and further extend their lead at the top of the table, but it wasn’t to be after a fiery affair in the West Midlands.
It was a feisty encounter from the off as Keith Stroud failed to gain control of a lively opening 45 minutes. Callum Robinson opened the scoring on 37 minutes, before Kyle Bartley put into his own net on the stroke of half-time.
West Brom controversailly regained the lead in the 65th minute when Tobias Figueiredo put into his own goal, with Forest believing that there was a foul in the build-up.
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But the Baggies were unable to hold on when Matty Cash fired in a ferocious stoppage-time effort to snatch a point right at the death for the Reds.
West Brom fans have took to social media to criticise Sam Johnstone after the game, with many believing that the former Manchester United shot-stopper could have done better with the effort.
Fans have also criticised him for his poor commanding of his area when Bartley put into his own net, so here’s what they had to say…
Johnstone could have made an effort to call for that was close enough for him to get there !!
— mark (@thefullmontyb91) February 15, 2020
Johnstone has nothing to do all day and then isn't there when needed.
— Bomber's Boots (@BombersBoots) February 15, 2020
Wasn’t Johnstone’s fault tbh was the defense
— JH3R (@JH3R6) February 15, 2020
Who would you like for johnstone?
For if ( when ) we get promoted#WBA
— Hal’s SZN😉 (@KanuSZN) February 15, 2020
If you’re blaming Johnstone for that goal please know that you are the thickest type of football fan there is. #wba
— Matthew Debney. (@Matthew_Debney) February 15, 2020
Why’s Johnstone not calling to claim it 4 yards from goal #wba
— dan shaw (@itsdanshaw) February 15, 2020
I've said it before but with Bartley and Johnstone in the team, the oppo have always got a chance… hence we have to score 2 or 3 to be anywhere near safe… #wba
— TheJackal (@Jackalbion) February 15, 2020