Hudson-Odoi scores on debut to help Forest draw
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP):
Callum Hudson-Odoi marked his first English Premier League appearance in 18 months with a goal to help Nottingham Forest rally for a 1-1 draw yesterday at home against Burnley, which earned their first point of the campaign.
The 22-year-old former Chelsea player spent last season on loan at Bayer Leverkusen but reminded of what he could do as he was Forest's biggest attacking threat on his debut for his new team after a deadline-day move from Stamford Bridge. He brought Forest level with a curling effort in the second half after Zeki Amdouni had put Burnley ahead.
It was Burnley's first point after three successive losses, but the visitors were denied a late winner by VAR and finished the game with 10 men after Lyle Foster was sent off for elbowing Ryan Yates.
Having once been considered one of the brightest prospects in English football, with Bayern Munich among the teams reportedly interested in signing him, Hudson-Odoi is now looking to revive his career after Chelsea decided to let him go.
Forest manager Steve Cooper coached him while in charge of England's Under-17 World Cup-winning team and has been quick to get him firing at Forest.
Hudson-Odoi curled a 20-yard shot into the goal off the far post to level the score in the 61st. Burnley had taken the lead in the 41st when Amdouni fired into the bottom corner.
Forest have seven points from five games. Burnley has only played four as its game at promoted Luton was postponed last month.