Football: All Whites striker Chris Wood salvages draw for relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest against Crystal Palace

All Whites striker Chris Wood has rescued a point for Nottihgnahm Forest against Crystal Palace, with a second-half equaliser to help his relegation-battling side to a 1-1 home draw to move out of the English Premier League drop zone.

Plunged into the bottom three last week, after having four points deducted for breaking financial rules last season, Forest sit 17th place with eight games to go.

They are level on 22 points with Luton Town, who lost at Tottenham Hotspur, but have a better goal difference after 30 games. Palace are 14th on 30 points from 29 matches.

Chris Wood celebrates his goal against Crystal Palace.
Chris Wood celebrates his goal against Crystal Palace. Photo credit: Getty Images

Before kickoff, Forest fans gave their view on the club's points deduction, when they held up banners saying: "We shall fight and we shall overcome."

Palace went ahead in the 11th minute, with a well-worked team goal, when Eberechi Eze found Jean-Philippe Mateta with a pinpoint cross and the Frenchman found the top corner to take his tally to four goals in his last seven games.

Towards the end of the first half, Eze nearly doubled the visitors' lead, but was denied by a brilliant Matz Sels save.

Forest equalised, when Wood headed home Morgan Gibbs-White's cross from the left in the 61st minute, with the goal standing after video review checked for offside.

"At the moment, it feels like we lost two points," Palace manager Oliver Glasner told the BBC. "I was told a point away in the Premier League is a good point, so we respect a point here in Nottingham, because they are in very good shape, especially at home.

"We took the lead and had 3-4 very good chances, but we didn't decide the game. There were moments in the game where we were under pressure and in this phase they scored."

Forest continued to threaten Palace's defence after they levelled, but were unable to finish their chances.

Forest boss Nuno Espirito Santo says he expects more from his side at home, but is happy with the reaction shown, after going down early.

"We wanted another result," he said. "In these games at home, we expect more, we wanted more.

"The game started badly, so the reaction was a positive, but at the same time, I think we did enough. We were more dominant, we controlled the game.

"We showed character, the City Ground was there for us again and we get a point. We wanted three, we get one, but it is one that has to be valuable."