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Nottm Forest   0 - 1   West Brom

An own goal saw West Bromwich Albion take all the points in an evenly matched game which saw former Baggie Robert Earnshaw miss a crucial penalty.

Forest went behind in the second half after Chris Cohen put Jonathan Greening's cross into his own net.

Earnshaw squandered the chance to level when he hit his penalty wide despite sending Scott Carson the wrong way.

Dexter Blackstock almost delivered the equaliser late on but his 25-yard strike was narrowly wide.


Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies:
"It was just one of those days. There are plenty of positives to take from the game. I'm disappointed to lose but when luck goes against you, what can you do?

"If we play like that in the future I'm sure that nine times out of 10 we'll win by many goals.

"I'm very proud of the performance and I am pleased with the performance. Attitude was first class. Organisation was excellent. Look at the pressure we created and look at the fitness of our players.

"I think they (Albion) had one shot at goal that hit the post from a free-kick and they've scored a lucky goal.

"We've had a very good goal disallowed having watched the replay because there was no infringement. We've created chance after chance and we've put a very good team and a very big club to the sword.

"I'm sure they'll be leaving here thanking their lucky stars for three points."

West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo:
"I think the only bit of luck was with the missed penalty. Apart from that I thought we did really well.

"Considering we were playing away against a very good Forest team, we are coming away with a clean sheet and we are coming away with three points.

"I would have liked to kill the game off - we had one or two chances to do that and maybe could've done a bit better - but we defended really well.

"Improving our defending is a process. It's going to take a little while. It won't be a week or two weeks or a game, it's a slow process over the season and it's good to get off to a good start.

"We've worked on the defence. It was one of the points from last year where we struggled.

"You expect them (Forest) to create a chance or two, but all in all I look at the whole game and I think we controlled them quite well and took our chance to win the game."

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Saturday, 15 August 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Nottm Forest 0-1 West Brom FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Cohen (og) 53

    Nottm Forest

    • 01 Camp
    • 05 Morgan
    • 16 Gunter
    • 33 Lynch
    • 07 Anderson (Earnshaw 66)
    • 15 Cohen
    • 18 McKenna yellow card
    • 28 Majewski (McGugan 55)
    • 09 Adebola (Blackstock 73)
    • 11 Tyson
    • 14 Garner yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 21 Smith,
    • 35 Mitchell,
    • 08 McGugan,
    • 20 Davies,
    • 10 Earnshaw,
    • 17 McGoldrick,
    • 23 Blackstock

    West Brom

    • 19 Carson yellow card
    • 02 Mattock
    • 03 Olsson
    • 22 Zuiverloon yellow card (Barnett 71)
    • 24 Martis yellow card
    • 07 Koren (Beattie 46)
    • 08 Greening
    • 11 Brunt (Cech 73 yellow card)
    • 17 Dorrans
    • 21 Mulumbu
    • 16 Moore

    Substitutes

    • 01 Kiely,
    • 04 Cech,
    • 05 Barnett,
    • 12 Beattie,
    • 15 Wood,
    • 18 Reid,
    • 31 Cox
    Ref: StroudAtt: 22,794
    NOTTM FOREST
    WEST BROM

    Possession

    • Nottm Forest 59%
    • West Brom 41%

    Attempts on target

    • Nottm Forest 6
    • West Brom 4

    Attempts off target

    • Nottm Forest 7
    • West Brom 5

    Corners

    • Nottm Forest 7
    • West Brom 5

    Fouls

    • Nottm Forest 15
    • West Brom 14
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:13 The referee ends the match.
    • 90:00+4:42 The official flags Luke Moore offside. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+3:55 Effort from outside the penalty box by Joe Garner goes wide right of the target.
    • 90:00+3:02 The assistant referee flags for offside against Luke Moore. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:48 Chris Cohen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Dorrans. Marek Cech takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+0:56 Booking Paul McKenna booked.
    • Correction - 90:00+0:54 Paul McKenna concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Greening. Jonathan Greening delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Chris Cohen.
    • 90:00+0:54 Paul McKenna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Greening. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Greening.
    • 89:37 Chris Cohen has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
    • 89:00 Unfair challenge on Nathan Tyson by Leon Barnett results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lewis McGugan from left wing, Graham Dorrans gets a block in.
    • 88:28 Unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick. Lewis McGugan takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 87:17 Lewis McGugan challenges Luke Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shelton Martis takes the direct free kick.
    • 87:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Moore by Lewis McGugan. Scott Carson takes the direct free kick.
    • 86:16 Lewis McGugan takes a short corner. A cross is delivered by Chris Cohen.
    • 86:05 The ball is swung over by Joe Garner, Jonas Olsson gets a block in.
    • 82:34 Shot from just outside the box by Dexter Blackstock misses to the left of the goal.
    • 81:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Lynch on Luke Moore. Jonathan Greening takes the free kick.
    • 77:04 Booking Marek Cech receives a caution.
    • Correction - 75:30 Placed penalty missed by Robert Earnshaw.
    • 75:30 Penalty taken by Robert Earnshaw and missed.
    • 75:30 Booking The referee books Scott Carson for unsporting behaviour.
    • Correction - 74:49 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Earnshaw by Marek Cech.
    • 74:49 Leon Barnett challenges Robert Earnshaw unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
    • 73:57 Centre by Nathan Tyson, Dexter Blackstock takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.
    • 73:35 Unfair challenge on Lewis McGugan by Joe Mattock results in a free kick. Lewis McGugan takes the direct free kick.
    • 72:58 Substitution Marek Cech joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Brunt.
    • 71:58 Substitution Dexter Blackstock on for Dele Adebola.
    • 71:58 Craig Beattie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
    • 70:18 Substitution Leon Barnett on for Gianni Zuiverloon.
    • 69:56 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
    • 67:44 Nathan Tyson sends in a cross.
    • 67:44 Booking Booking for Shelton Martis for unsporting behaviour.
    • 67:23 Shelton Martis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Tyson. Lewis McGugan takes the direct free kick.
    • 65:29 Chris Cohen crosses the ball, save by Scott Carson.
    • 65:29 Substitution Robert Earnshaw replaces Paul Anderson.
    • 65:29 Unfair challenge on Chris Cohen by Chris Brunt results in a free kick.
    • 64:23 Shot from 25 yards from Paul McKenna. Save made by Scott Carson.
    • 61:45 Joe Mattock delivers the ball, Unfair challenge on Wes Morgan by Luke Moore results in a free kick. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
    • 60:35 Paul McKenna takes a shot. Save made by Scott Carson. Effort on goal by Dele Adebola from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 58:59 Foul by Chris Gunter on Craig Beattie, free kick awarded. Jonathan Greening sends in a cross, Strike from close range by Graham Dorrans clears the bar.
    • 58:48 The ball is crossed by Nathan Tyson, save made by Scott Carson.
    • 58:33 Corner taken short by Lewis McGugan.
    • 58:03 Unfair challenge on Dele Adebola by Jonas Olsson results in a free kick. Lewis McGugan takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 57:23 Chris Brunt delivers the ball.
    • 57:23 A cross is delivered by Nathan Tyson.
    • 55:55 Shot on goal comes in from Jonathan Greening from the free kick.
    • 55:55 Booking Gianni Zuiverloon booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 55:31 Gianni Zuiverloon is adjudged to have handled the ball.
    • 54:42 Substitution (Nottm Forest) makes a substitution, with Lewis McGugan coming on for Radoslaw Majewski.
    • 52:47 GOAL - Chris CohenNottm Forest 0 - 1 West Brom Own goal by Chris Cohen. Nottm Forest 0-1 West Brom.
    • 50:27 Craig Beattie sends in a cross, save made by Lee Camp.
    • 49:52 Dele Adebola challenges Jonas Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonas Olsson takes the direct free kick.
    • 49:09 Jonathan Greening produces a cross, Wes Morgan makes a clearance. Effort from outside the penalty box by Craig Beattie goes wide left of the target.
    • 48:34 Paul Anderson takes a shot. Save made by Scott Carson.
    • 48:02 The ball is sent over by Paul Anderson, Joe Garner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Mattock. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
    • 47:24 The ball is crossed by Nathan Tyson, blocked by Gianni Zuiverloon. Paul Anderson decides to take a short corner.
    • 46:11 Wes Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Moore. Jonathan Greening takes the free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution Craig Beattie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Koren.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:07 The ref blows to end the first period.
    • 45:00+0:19 Robert Koren is adjudged to have handled the ball. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
    • 43:11 Paul Anderson takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Chris Brunt. Joe Garner concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Brunt. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
    • 42:28 Graham Dorrans produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
    • 41:27 Robert Koren fouled by Chris Gunter, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Koren takes the direct free kick.
    • 41:06 Booking The referee books Joe Garner for unsporting behaviour.
    • Correction - 41:03 Unfair challenge on Gianni Zuiverloon by Joe Garner results in a free kick. Gianni Zuiverloon takes the free kick.
    • 41:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gianni Zuiverloon by Joe Garner. Gianni Zuiverloon restarts play with the free kick.
    • 39:53 Shot by Joe Garner from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 39:42 Chris Gunter produces a cross, clearance by Gianni Zuiverloon.
    • 38:25 Luke Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Gunter. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick. Chris Gunter delivers the ball, Shelton Martis manages to make a clearance.
    • 37:36 Chris Brunt produces a cross.
    • Correction - 36:35 Nathan Tyson challenges Shelton Martis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 36:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shelton Martis by Nathan Tyson. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 36:20 A cross is delivered by Joe Garner, Gianni Zuiverloon makes a clearance.
    • 35:37 The ball is delivered by Nathan Tyson, blocked by Gianni Zuiverloon. Paul Anderson decides to take a short corner.
    • 35:14 Jonathan Greening challenges Joe Garner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Cohen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 31:23 Graham Dorrans produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
    • 29:29 The ball is crossed by Nathan Tyson, clearance by Joe Mattock. Effort on goal by Dele Adebola from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
    • 26:19 Joe Mattock delivers the ball, Shot by Robert Koren. Blocked by Nathan Tyson. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line.
    • 21:39 Joe Garner challenges Chris Brunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Greening.
    • 21:16 Paul McKenna takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.
    • 19:27 Chris Brunt has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
    • Correction - 18:24 Unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick. Chris Cohen delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
    • 18:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Youssouf Mulumbu. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Cohen.
    • 16:48 The offside flag is raised against Luke Moore. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.
    • 16:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wes Morgan by Shelton Martis. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
    • 15:45 A cross is delivered by Jonathan Greening, blocked by Chris Gunter. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jonathan Greening, save made by Lee Camp.
    • 15:00 Joe Mattock crosses the ball, Paul Anderson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Greening from the left by-line, clearance by Joel Lynch.
    • 13:45 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Chris Brunt. Free kick taken by Paul McKenna.
    • 12:55 A cross is delivered by Nathan Tyson, blocked by Shelton Martis. Corner taken by Paul Anderson from the left by-line to the near post, Dele Adebola takes a shot. Save made by Scott Carson.
    • 12:31 Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Morgan.
    • Correction - 11:45 Foul by Joe Garner on Scott Carson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
    • 11:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Garner on Scott Carson. Direct free kick taken by Scott Carson.
    • 11:08 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Cohen, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
    • 11:04 The ball is swung over by Paul Anderson, clearance by Shelton Martis.
    • 7:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Olsson by Dele Adebola. Direct free kick taken by Scott Carson.
    • 4:58 Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Greening.
    • 2:37 Wes Morgan handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Chris Brunt, save made by Lee Camp. Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt to the near post, clearance made by Joe Garner.
    • 1:38 Nathan Tyson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
    • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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    Championship results

    15 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

    Home Team Score Away Team Time
    Barnsley 0-2 Coventry R
    Blackpool 1-1 Cardiff R
    Bristol City 1-0 Crystal Palace R
    Doncaster 1-1 Preston R
    Ipswich 0-0 Leicester R
    Newcastle 3-0 Reading R
    Nottm Forest 0-1 West Brom R
    Peterborough 1-1 Sheff Wed R
    Plymouth 1-1 QPR R
    Scunthorpe 3-2 Derby R
    Sheff Utd 2-0 Watford R
    Swansea 0-3 Middlesbrough R

    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 15 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Coventry 2 3 6
    2 Cardiff 2 4 4
    3 Newcastle 2 3 4
    4 Middlesbrough 2 3 4
    5 Sheff Utd 2 2 4
    6 Bristol City 2 1 4
    7 Leicester 2 1 4
    8 West Brom 2 1 4
    9 Derby 2 0 3
    10 Scunthorpe 2 -3 3
    11 Preston 2 0 2
    12 Sheff Wed 2 0 2
    13 Blackpool 2 0 2
    14 Doncaster 2 0 2
    15 Plymouth 2 0 2
    16 QPR 2 0 2
    17 Peterborough 2 -1 1
    18 Crystal Palace 2 -1 1
    19 Ipswich 2 -1 1
    20 Nottm Forest 2 -1 1
    21 Barnsley 2 -2 1
    22 Watford 2 -2 1
    23 Reading 2 -3 1
    24 Swansea 2 -4 0


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