30 Dec 2012

New Nottingham Forest manager avoids defeat

2:37 pm on 30 December 2012

Former Scotland coach Alex McLeish has avoided defeat in his first game as Nottingham Forest football manager.

Forest drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace in English football's second-tier Championship competition.

Blackburn, whose Indian owners sacked Henning Berg after just 57 days in charge,have romped to a 3-1 win at Barnsley.

There were no goals in the Yorkshire derby between Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday while Cardiff kept firmly on course for promotion with a 1-0 home win against Millwall.

Middlesbrough remain third after a 4-2 win over Blackpool while Watford stay sixth after a 3-1 win at Brighton.

Bolton came from behind to beat Birmingham 3-1 while Charlton and Derby played out a 1-1 draw.

The new club of All Whites striker Chris Wood, Leicester, won 1-0 at Burnley while Ipswich were 2-0 victors at Wolves.

Bristol City claimed a crucial win at the bottom of the table as they saw off fellow strugglers Peterborough 4-2.