Nottingham Forest fans took to Twitter to vent their frustrations with goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon after his mistakes allowed Millwall to come from two goals down to snatch a late point at the City Ground on Wednesday night.
Forest took the lead after 27 minutes when winger Joe Lolley was allowed to turn on the edge of the area and fired a low shot past Ben Amos in the Millwall net. Club-record signing Joao Carvalho then doubled the Reds’ advantage with a fantastic free-kick with just 20 minutes remaining.
However, it wasn’t to be for Aitor Karanka’s side and they ended up picking up their seventh league draw of the season so far after just 11 Championship games.
Romanian keeper Pantilimon, who is valued at £1.35m by Transfermarkt, was at fault for the first Millwall goal as he came for a cross but, despite his 6ft 8in frame, he got nowhere near the ball and Shaun Williams headed into an empty net.
Then, in stoppage time, Karanka’s keeper should have easily stopped Ryan Leonard’s ball across the box, but he somehow missed the ball completely and allowed Lee Gregory to prod the ball home at the far post. Check out some of the best tweets in reaction to Pantilimon’s mistakes below.
Basically gave them a free goal
— Matt Lawrenson (@LakenXander) 3 October 2018
Pantillimon has fully rattled me tonight. How bad can you be
— Steve Gibson (@Gibbo8) October 3, 2018
Thought Millwall completely outplayed us, lucky to even have a point out of that. Pantillimon is bang average, much rather have Steele in net. We should not be losing a 2 goal advantage at home! #NFFC
— Lucy (@Lucy_Hamson) 3 October 2018
Not even joking … pantillimon’s body language & performance was that of a drunk tonight #nffc
— Stu (@stuuuuu_nffc) 3 October 2018
Can’t blame Karanka for Pantilimon throwing the ball out to the opposition, palming the ball back out into the six yard box and consistently kicking out long, out of touch or completely off target. #nffc
— Ted Bromley-Hall (@TJBH) October 3, 2018
What’s more shocking Pantilimon’s performance last night or the fact he’s still our best GK #nffc
— East Midland Reds © (@IlkestonRed) 4 October 2018
Pantillimon is woeful
— Markan Sangha (@M_Sangha1) October 3, 2018
If you chanted Pantilimon'a name during that, take a long hard look at yourself. Makes a few decent saves but can't catch, catch throw, can't kick and costs us points on too many occasions. Absolutely useless and I am yet to be convinced otherwise #NFFC
— Dan (@D_NFFC_B) October 3, 2018
If you say “Costel Pantillimon” three times in the mirror, he appears behind you. It’s not that scary, though. You can call the police and watch the end of Eastenders before he even tries to react. #nffc
— Tom (@WiggumCharm) October 3, 2018