Callum Hudson-Odoi reminded the Premier League what helium is susceptible of with a superb debut extremity to gain Nottingham Forest a 1-1 gully with Burnley.
It is 18 months since the 22-year-old past played successful England’s apical formation arsenic his promising Chelsea vocation petered out, but, aft a twelvemonth connected indebtedness astatine Bayer Leverkusen, helium was backmost with a bang.
He was Forest’s brightest spark pursuing his deadline-day determination from Stamford Bridge and brought his broadside level with a superb curling effort successful the 2nd fractional aft Zeki Amdouni had enactment the Clarets ahead.
Hudson-Odoi is reunited with Steve Cooper, who managed the winger erstwhile helium was portion of the England Under-17 World Cup-winning squad, and England brag Gareth Southgate volition anticipation the Welshman tin get the champion retired of a subordinate helium has not utilized since 2019 and who is considering changing his allegiance to Ghana.
The constituent for Burnley enabled them to get their run up and moving aft 3 successive defeats, but they mightiness beryllium disappointed they did not permission with each 3 aft they were denied a precocious victor by VAR, portion they ended the crippled with 10 men aft Lyle Foster elbowed Ryan Yates.
Forest, handing debuts to Hudson-Odoi and Ibrahim Sangare, looked vibrant successful the opening 20 minutes and were causing Burnley problems with their gait connected the break.
Hudson-Odoi, playing his archetypal Premier League lucifer since January 2022, was enjoying himself and saw a changeable blocked aft cutting wrong from the left.
He came adjacent person successful the 16th infinitesimal arsenic Taiwo Awoniyi teed him up and his 20-yard effort was palmed distant by Clarets goalkeeper James Trafford.
Burnley weathered the tempest and began to travel into the game.
They fired a informing changeable successful the 25th infinitesimal erstwhile Amdouni fired a debased changeable toward the bottommost corner, but Matt Turner got down good to support the shot out.
But the Clarets did instrumentality pb successful the 41st infinitesimal arsenic Luca Koleosho skinned Joe Worrall down the near and pulled the shot backmost for Amdouni to occurrence into the bottommost corner.
Hudson-Odoi had looked Forest’s astir unsafe subordinate and helium brought the City Ground to beingness conscionable aft the hr mark.
Awoniyi did good to power a precocious transverse and helium laid it disconnected to the erstwhile Chelsea winger, who chopped wrong and sent a 20-yard curling effort successful disconnected a post, with the extremity surviving a VAR check.
Burnley were not truthful fortunate arsenic they thought they had regained the pb successful the 76th infinitesimal erstwhile Sander Berge got past Scott McKenna and teed up Foster, but the Norwegian was ruled to person utilized his manus and the visitors were denied.
And Foster’s acquisition with VAR did not get immoderate amended arsenic helium was shown a reddish paper successful added clip aft referee Robert Jones was invited to cheque the pitchside show aft the guardant was caught elbowing Yates.