Callum Hudson-Odoi has reminded the Premier League what he’s able to with a superb debut purpose to earn Nottingham Forest a 1-1 draw with Burnley.
It’s 18 months for the reason that 22-year-old final performed in England’s prime flight as his promising Chelsea profession petered out, however, after a yr on mortgage at Bayer Leverkusen, he was again with a bang.
He was Forest’s brightest spark following his deadline-day transfer from Stamford Bridge and introduced his facet stage within the second half after Zeki Amdouni had put the Clarets forward.
“Any new participant will wish to hit the bottom working and present what they will do,” Forest supervisor Steve Cooper mentioned.
“I do know (Hudson-Odoi) he has high quality and he can have moments of brilliance. We want that at occasions within the Premier League and we obtained one tonight.
“It’s a good purpose. We’ve had a couple of of these scored in opposition to us however we haven’t had too a lot of them for us. Lovely strike, stunning method, nice for him, nice for the workforce. He’ll be ok with that.”
The purpose for Burnley enabled them to get their marketing campaign up and working after three successive defeats however they may really feel they need to have taken all three after a purpose by Lyle Foster was controversially disallowed within the 76th minute. Including to their ire the pissed off Foster was despatched off in added time for elbowing Ryan Yates.
Hudson-Odoi has been reunited with Steve Cooper, who managed the winger when he was a part of the England U17 World Cup-winning squad.
Having weathered an early storm Burnley took the lead within the forty first minute. Luca Koleosho skinned Joe Worrall down the left and pulled the ball again for Amdouni to fireplace into the underside nook.
The equaliser got here after Taiwo Awoniyi laid it off to Hudson-Odoi, who minimize inside and despatched a 20-yard curling effort in off a submit, with the purpose surviving a VAR test.
Burnley weren’t so fortunate with VAR. It dominated Sander Berge used his hand to get previous Scott McKenna and tee up Foster to attain.
The video assessment course of then caught Foster’s rogue elbow with referee Robert Jones once more ruling in opposition to the guests after checking the pitchside monitor.
“I’ve an honest enterprise mind and an honest teaching mind, however with regards to the legal guidelines and legalities I swap off,” Burnley boss Vincent Kompany mentioned.
“It’s not one thing I wish to talk about an excessive amount of as a result of I can’t change it now.
“I assumed right this moment was not less than even and relying what facet of the fence you sit on you most likely suppose you deserved three factors.”