Nottingham Forest halt losing streak with draw vs Aston Villa Nottingham Forest halted the loss with a draw vs Aston Villa,

a five-loss run halted move to the bottom of the table. The draw saw Forrest take 19th place with five

points from nine games, leapfrogging East Midlands Leicester City. Finished 16th but jumped to nine points.

Forrest went ahead in the 15th minute with striker Emmanuel Dennis taking good advantage of the slack markings

from the Villa defense to the head in a free kick from Morgan Gibbs-White. Villa responded with a brilliant Ashley Young

brilliant Ashley Young strike from outside the 22nd field as they thought they took the lead later in the first half.

Forest manager Steve Cooper last season led the club to promotion to the top flight for the first time in 23 years 

23 years and was handed a new three-year contract on Friday, despite the team's disappointing performance.

told Sky Sports. The midfielder said he was relieved that Forest had scored the first point in six matches.

It's a good thing, obviously wanting to win the match but we have to stop the rot. Wanted to do it for the fans, for themselves,

for everyone involved with the club. He worked well enough to get into the Premier League. But wanting more especially at home.

Villa coach Steven Gerrard said he did not see the penalty incident properly but felt the draw was a 

but felt the draw was a fair result for his team, who are still awaiting their first win of the season.