Brennan Johnson addresses Daniel Podence spit allegation as Wolves hold Nottingham Forest to 1-1 draw

Daniel Podence was accused of spitting at Brennan Johnson during Wolves’ 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest

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Nottingham Forest goal-scorer Brennan Johnson has said he felt some spit come towards his face after Wolves player Daniel Podence was accused of spitting on the Welshman during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at the City Ground.

Podence struck late in the second half to cancel out Johnson's first-half opener as the Premier League relegation rivals shared the spoils.

Both clubs remain outside the bottom three but just three points sit between Wolves in 13th and Leicester City in 18th.

Late in the game, there was a VAR check after Podence appeared to spit at Johnson, however the Forest man seemed happy to agree with the video officials’ decision not to send the Wolves man off.

Johnson said: "I am not going to make an allegation him, but I felt some spit come towards my face but the referees have had a look at it and didn't give a red card.

"It is done now, so I am completely fine with it. At the end of the day, it is the VAR team having a look at it.

"I saw what I saw close up but they are having a lot of different looks at it and at the end of the day it wasn't given as a red card so I will get on with the game."

Podence was also speaking after the game and admitted it was "difficulty to explain" the rivalry that has formed between the two clubs.

Morgan Gibbs-White, who joined Forest from Wolves in the summer, was in the middle of a flashpoint during a Carabao Cup meeting between the sides in January.

The game went to penalties, with the forward putting his fingers in his ears in front of the Wolves supporters after scoring in the shootout. In Saturday's game, red cards were shown to both benches early in the second half.

Podence added: "I'm very happy with that and a goal today. We had a difficult match in front of us and we got one point in the relegation fight.

"It was very frustrating because we had a lot of the ball but they had the best chances. I was looking at the time and we had a lot of time to win this game.

"I played against Forest last year in the cup and this year the matches have been brutal in terms of decisions, which are very complicated against us and make us feel frustrated. Morgan has a bit of joy to provoke our fans. It's difficult to explain this rivalry."