Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis were part of Nottingham Forest’s matchday squad in the PL defeat to Manchester United at the City Ground on Sunday evening.
Forest, who are currently in 18th place, are struggling to avoid relegation and were hoping for a positive result to improve their chances of staying off the bottom of the Premier League table in the upcoming weeks.
Awoniyi, who had been sidelined with an injury since January 4th, was included in the starting lineup for the first time since his return, marking his 20th game of the season with four goals to his name.
Dennis made his 50th career Premier League appearance after coming off the bench in the 81st minute.
In the game proper, Antony scored the first goal of the game, putting the Red Devils ahead in the 32nd minute with an impressive curling shot.
But Forest came close to equalizing, Awoniyi’s shot came off the bar which would have been his sixth goal in all competitions.
The Brazilian almost doubled United’s lead in the 49th minute, but his dipping shot from a wide angle missed the top left corner by a few inches.