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Crystal Palace 1-2 Nottm Forest

Nottingham Forest moved off the foot of the Championship table after they beat Crystal Palace to notch a second win of the season.

Chris Cohen's free-kick from the right swung into the top corner to put the visitors ahead at Selhurst Park.

Shefki Kuqi levelled when he chested down a ball on the edge of the box and drove in a low shot.

But Forest earned the three points when Matt Thornhill slotted in after a goalmouth scramble.


Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock:
"Their goals were just comedy. You would probably win 250 on Candid Camera for their second one.

"It's a joke. At this level you shouldn't concede goals like that - that is four goals in our last four games that have been farcical.

"The two at Blackpool on Saturday were a disgrace but that second one against Forest topped it off."

Nottingham Forest boss Colin Calderwood:
"A win on the back of a good performance is a nice reward.

"It was no better a performance than I've seen in five or six other games but we got a goal in a decent period and at 1-1 had the best opportunities.

"We have not had one game this season where we have looked like a side that might go down."


Crystal Palace: Speroni, Butterfield (Ertl 80), Lawrence, McCarthy, Wiggins, Watson, Derry, Carle (Djilali 67), Ifill, Moses, Beattie (Kuqi 46).
Subs Not Used: Scannell, Oster.

Booked: Derry, McCarthy.

Goals: Kuqi 75.

Nottm Forest: Camp, Chambers, Morgan, Breckin, Lynch, McCleary (Davies 86), Perch, McGugan, Cohen, Earnshaw (Tyson 62), Garner (Thornhill 73).
Subs Not Used: Smith, Martin.

Booked: Tyson.

Goals: Cohen 28, Thornhill 81.

Att: 15,162

Ref: Andy D'Urso (Essex).



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