Nottingham Forest 4-2 Arsenal: Eric Lichaj double helps eliminate holders

Ben Brereton (L) scored and produced a superb display in Nottingham Forest’s 4-2 FA Cup win over holders Arsenal

Nottingham Forest scored two penalties to knock holders Arsenal out of the FA Cup after a thrilling 4-2 victory at the City Ground on Sunday.

Eric Lichaj headed Forest in front in the 20th minute and then scored a brilliant volley late in the first half after Per Mertesacker had equalised for Arsenal.

Ben Brereton made it 3-1 when he converted a penalty after half-time, only for Danny Welbeck to give the Gunners a lifeline when he replied in the 79th minute.

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But Kieran Dowell hit back with Forest’s second penalty of the game, despite slipping and appearing to kick the ball with both feet, and the hosts held on for a famous win even after Joe Worrall was sent off.

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