Tammy Abraham nets double brace in 10-goal thriller

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Tammy Abraham of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the Sky Bet Championship match at Villa Park on September 18, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Four goals from Tammy Abraham helped Aston Villa draw 5-5 against 10-man Nottingham Forest in the Sky Bet Championship on Wednesday night.

The Nigerian born striker struck three goals before the interval and added one more in the second half.

He has now scored 10 goals in 13 appearances for Aston Villa this term, following his season long loan move from Chelsea.

To their credit Forest were always on the front foot and set the tone of the game with goals from Lewis Grabban and Jose Carvalho in the opening six minutes.

Villa were equally emphatic with Abraham scoring twice in three minutes to level the scoreline after only 14 minutes.

With both defences caught napping, Matt Cash regained a 22nd-minute lead for Forest only for Abraham to slot away a 36th-minute penalty to complete his hat-trick.

The goal of the game came in the 51st minute from Joe Lolley with a superb shot from 35 yards that spectacularly whistled into the net.

Forest could not retain their advantage as Abraham notched his fourth after 71 minutes before substitute Anwar El Ghazi grabbed a fifth goal for Villa, which was then cancelled out by Grabban eight minutes from time.

Aston Villa are ninth on the log with 28 points from 19 games, while Forest are two places above with 31 points.

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