Sammy Ameobi netted twice to go away Nottingham Forest with one foot within the Sky Guess Championship play-offs and Swansea’s hopes wanting fairly slimmer following a 2-2 draw on the Metropolis Floor.
The Reds winger netted from the sting of the field in spectacular trend in each halves, to cancel out a fantastic strike from Rhian Brewster and a controversial penalty by Andre Ayew.
It left Sabri Lamouchi’s aspect sitting in fifth place, 5 factors away from seventh-placed Millwall, with two video games to play – whereas Steve Cooper’s Swans sit a degree behind Millwall in eighth, with Welsh rivals Cardiff presently holding on to sixth place.
So as to add to Swansea’ woes they completed the sport with 10 males following Kyle Naughton’s late crimson card.
Swansea ought to have taken the lead when Ayew planted a header large, whereas Connor Roberts additionally got here shut with a low, pushed shot that discovered the aspect netting.
So it was not a shock when their brilliant begin ended with the guests taking an eighth-minute lead. Jake Bidwell whipped in a low cross from the left aspect to pick Brewster, who swept house an unstoppable end from 10 yards.
It was not more than Swansea deserved with Forest having appeared tentative and unsure.
However the house aspect did ultimately spring into life within the 20th minute once they equalised in spectacular trend.
It was Forest’s first significant effort on objective when Yuri Ribeiro fed the ball to Ameobi a number of yards exterior the field. The previous Bolton man surged ahead a couple of strides earlier than curling a exact, spectacular end past the attain of keeper Erwin Mulder and contained in the upright.
Forest have been rising into the sport and a probing run down the precise aspect from Lewis Grabban ended with a ball in the reduction of throughout the face of objective that Swansea ultimately cleared.
Forest’s Tobias Figueiredo was then booked for a strong problem, proper on the sting of the field, on Bidwell.
After Ameobi had been inches away from scoring a second for Forest with an angled shot, one other problem proper on the sting of the other field – and once more seemingly simply exterior – resulted in a penalty for Swansea within the closing minute of the primary half.
Ryan Yates clipped Ayew, referee Oliver Langford pointed to the spot and the ahead regained his ft to raise the ball to the precise of Brice Samba, who had dived to his left, and Swansea had the lead on the interval.
Forest levelled once more 10 minutes into the second half when Ameobi conjured up one other cracker. After being fed the ball by Carl Jenkinson on the precise aspect, Ameobi reduce inside Bidwell, powered in the direction of the sting of the field and located the underside nook with a exact, pushed shot.
When Bidwell delivered into the field once more Ayew appeared poised to place Swansea forward for a 3rd time, however Ribeiro and Samba managed to dam between them.
Swansea discovered themselves right down to 10 males when Naughton launched into a foul problem on substitute Alex Mighten, to earn an immediate crimson card within the 82nd minute.