Last Updated: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 18:11
Billy Davies' unbeaten return as Nottingham Forest manager was preserved by an injury-time mistake from Brighton goalkeeper Casper Ankergren as they drew 2-2.
Forest were chasing a club record-equalling seventh straight win but it looked like Davies would taste defeat for the first time in eight games when Will Buckley put the visitors back in front with five minutes remaining.
However, Ankergren, excellent until this point, allowed Henri Lansbury's shot to squirm beneath his body and the npower Championship play-off rivals shared the points.
Brighton took the lead through Leonardo Ulloa's 57th-minute strike before substitute Lewis McGugan sparked the late drama with Forest's first equaliser in the 82nd minute.
Davies' side stay fifth in the table but Albion leapfrog Leicester and move up to sixth place.
Ulloa had already been denied twice when the ball broke to him from a corner and he slotted into the back of the net from 12 yards for the opening goal.
But Forest levelled when McGugan squeezed a shot past Ankergren from a tight angle. The hosts were level for just three minutes.
Ulloa controlled the ball on the penalty spot before laying it back to Buckley who placed a low shot past Karl Darlow.
Billy Sharp missed a glorious chance to equalise when Ankergren blocked his close-range effort. And it looked like their chance had gone until a speculative 25-yard shot from Lansbury somehow found its way into the net.
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