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West Brom   1 - 3   Nott'm Forest

West Brom 1-3 Nottm Forest

West Brom 1-3 Nottm Forest (UK users only)

Superb second-half goals from Radoslaw Majewski and Chris Cohen sent Nottingham Forest second in the Championship with victory at West Brom.

Dexter Blackstock muscled his way past his marker to give Forest the lead as the hosts failed to fire early on.

After the break a spectacular volley from Majewski was quickly followed by a flowing team move for the third.

Roman Bednar slotted home to ignite faint hopes of a Baggies' comeback but it proved too little too late.

Roberto di Matteo's West Brom side had threatened first with Wes Morgan having to keep a careful watch on Jerome Thomas's jinking run before blocking his attempt to beat Forest keeper Lee Camp at the near post.

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The visitors missed a glimmer of an opening when Cohen screwed his shot wide from the edge of the box but were ahead soon after.

From Majewski's corner, Blackstock squirmed away from debutant Gabriel Tamas and guided a volleyed finish into the net off the inside of Scott Carson's post.

West Brom's response was muted with Thomas's tame long-range effort and Luke Moore's clever, but over-hit, through-ball the best they could muster.

With Paul McKenna and Guy Moussi asserting themselves in midfield, Forest gained the upper hand and the home side, straining hard to recover and retain possession, ended the half to a chorus of boos.

The home fans' mood darkened further after the break as Forest took the game out of reach.

Moussi won a ball on the edge of the box all too easily and Chris Gunther advanced down an unmanned right flank before crossing deep for Majewski to supply an explosive finish.

Three minutes later Moussi and Gunther again combined, allowing Cohen to put the visitors all but out of sight with a precise, low shot from 20 yards.

West Brom were belatedly fired into action when McKenna escaped with a booking after he planted his studs into Gianni Zuiverloon's shin.

Graham Dorrans robbed Morgan out on the left and a raking crossfield pass found Bednar, who slotted the ball beneath Camp to ruin his chances of a club record seventh consecutive clean sheet.

The Scotland international almost provided again when his floated cross found Jonas Olsson's head but Camp was down quickly to push the ball wide.

After more than a year out of action, Ismael Miller returned for West Brom from the bench but, despite a handball shout against Kelvin Wilson and a fierce long-range effort, could not inspire the comeback.


West Brom boss Roberto di Matteo:
"It's probably been the worst performance that we've had this season.

"We didn't play tonight which is very unusual for us. There were quite a lot of players that didn't perform to the level we know they can.

"It's a bad defeat against Forest, credit to them they played well."

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies:

"It's a very important three points and psychologically it's a very important win, but I genuinely still feel it's only three points at this stage of the season. It's no more.

"We had to come here and justify our position in the league.

"That is why I'm delighted that we've come here against a very good side and played some wonderful stuff.

"We're making very good progress but it's not over until the fat lady sings. There's a lot of games left and we've just got to make sure no complacency comes in."

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Friday, 8 January 2010

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Home Team Score Away Team Time
West Brom 1-3 Nott'm Forest FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Bednar 64
  • Blackstock 18
  • Majewski 53
  • Cohen 56

West Brom

Substitutes

Nott'm Forest

  • 01 Camp
  • 03 Shorey
  • 05 Morgan
  • 06 Wilson
  • 16 Gunter
  • 07 Anderson
  • 15 Cohen
  • 18 McKenna yellow card
  • 19 Moussi (Tyson 60)
  • 28 Majewski (Perch 78)
  • 23 Blackstock yellow card (Adebola 75)

Substitutes

  • 21 Smith,
  • 02 Perch,
  • 04 Chambers,
  • 08 McGugan,
  • 09 Adebola,
  • 11 Tyson,
  • 17 McGoldrick
Ref: ProbertAtt: 22,873
WEST BROM
NOTT'M FOREST

Possession

  • West Brom 48%
  • Nott'm Forest 52%

Attempts on target

  • West Brom 6
  • Nott'm Forest 6

Attempts off target

  • West Brom 5
  • Nott'm Forest 6

Corners

  • West Brom 10
  • Nott'm Forest 2

Fouls

  • West Brom 14
  • Nott'm Forest 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:15 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 90:00+5:53 Jonas Olsson produces a cross, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+5:38 The ball is crossed by Gianni Zuiverloon, James Perch manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+3:56 The ball is sent over by Roman Bednar, save by Lee Camp.
  • 90:00+3:34 Corner taken by Roman Bednar from the right by-line played to the near post, Kelvin Wilson makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+3:27 A cross is delivered by Gianni Zuiverloon, Paul Anderson manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+2:14 Chris Cohen fouled by Gabriel Tamas, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Shorey restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:57 Gabriel Tamas fouled by Dele Adebola, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
  • 90:00+0:31 Foul by Jerome Thomas on Nathan Tyson, free kick awarded. Chris Gunter takes the free kick.
  • 89:43 Roman Bednar has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 88:57 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line to the near post, Paul McKenna makes a clearance.
  • 88:48 Ishmael Miller takes a shot. Blocked by Kelvin Wilson.
  • 87:57 Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.
  • 86:58 Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Brunt, Lee Camp makes a save.
  • 86:46 Ishmael Miller takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.
  • 86:04 The ball is sent over by Jerome Thomas, save by Lee Camp.
  • 85:08 Dele Adebola has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 83:56 The referee blows for offside against Dele Adebola. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.
  • 83:11 The ball is crossed by Graham Dorrans, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.
  • 81:52 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the right by-line to the near post, save by Lee Camp.
  • 80:21 The ball is delivered by Jonas Olsson, save by Lee Camp.
  • Correction - 78:30 Robert Koren has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
  • 78:30 Robert Koren has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
  • 78:12 Foul by Roman Bednar on Lee Camp, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.
  • 77:28 Nicky Shorey manages to make a clearance.
  • 77:28 Substitution James Perch replaces Radoslaw Majewski.
  • 77:28 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt,
  • 75:56 Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.
  • 75:56 Substitution Ishmael Miller replaces Simon Cox.
  • 75:56 Chris Brunt takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post,
  • 75:31 Unfair challenge on Gabriel Tamas by Dele Adebola results in a free kick. Gabriel Tamas takes the free kick.
  • 74:07 Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.
  • 74:07 Substitution Dexter Blackstock goes off and Dele Adebola comes on.
  • 74:07 Simon Cox concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Gunter.
  • 73:09 Dexter Blackstock fouled by Graham Dorrans, the ref awards a free kick. Wes Morgan takes the free kick.
  • 69:16 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, Lee Camp makes a save.
  • 69:04 The ball is sent over by Graham Dorrans, Jonas Olsson takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.
  • 68:34 Gabriel Tamas takes the free kick.
  • 68:34 Booking Dexter Blackstock receives a caution.
  • 68:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Brunt by Dexter Blackstock.
  • 67:16 The assistant referee flags for offside against Graham Dorrans. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
  • 66:48 Paul Anderson delivers the ball, Radoslaw Majewski has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 65:26 Paul Anderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.
  • 64:47 Substitution Robert Koren on for Joe Mattock.
  • 63:58 Assist on the goal came from Graham Dorrans.
  • 63:58 GOAL - Roman BednarWest Brom 1 - 3 Nott'm Forest Roman Bednar gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-3 Nottm Forest.
  • 60:56 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Anderson by Graham Dorrans. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
  • 59:57 Substitution Guy Moussi goes off and Nathan Tyson comes on.
  • Correction - 57:18 Direct free kick taken by Gabriel Tamas.
  • 57:18 Free kick taken by Gabriel Tamas.
  • 57:18 Booking Paul McKenna receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • Correction - 56:55 Foul by Paul McKenna on Gianni Zuiverloon, free kick awarded.
  • 56:55 Paul McKenna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gianni Zuiverloon.
  • Correction - 55:17 GOAL - Chris CohenWest Brom 0 - 3 Nott'm Forest Chris Cohen scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 0-3 Nottm Forest.
  • 55:17 GOAL - Chris CohenWest Brom 0 - 3 Nott'm Forest A goal is scored by Chris Cohen from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 0-3 Nottm Forest.
  • 52:11 Assist by Chris Gunter.
  • 52:11 GOAL - Radoslaw MajewskiWest Brom 0 - 2 Nott'm Forest Radoslaw Majewski finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. West Brom 0-2 Nottm Forest.
  • 52:08 Chris Gunter delivers the ball,
  • 51:39 The ball is swung over by Gianni Zuiverloon, clearance made by Kelvin Wilson.
  • 48:39 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, Lee Camp makes a save.
  • 48:30 A cross is delivered by Graham Dorrans, clearance by Nicky Shorey.
  • 46:59 The ball is crossed by Paul Anderson.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • 45:01 Substitution Roman Bednar comes on in place of Luke Moore.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:15 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+2:42 Chris Brunt sends in a cross, save by Lee Camp.
  • 45:00+1:41 The assistant referee flags for offside against Luke Moore. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
  • 42:16 Paul McKenna fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 42:16 Booking Gabriel Tamas is shown a yellow card.
  • 42:09 Unfair challenge on Paul Anderson by Gabriel Tamas results in a free kick.
  • 41:05 Radoslaw Majewski takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Gianni Zuiverloon.
  • 40:50 Radoslaw Majewski takes a shot. Jonas Olsson gets a block in.
  • 40:44 The ball is sent over by Paul Anderson, clearance made by Gabriel Tamas.
  • 36:37 A cross is delivered by Nicky Shorey, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 35:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Radoslaw Majewski by Gabriel Tamas. Nicky Shorey restarts play with the free kick.
  • 35:51 Radoslaw Majewski fouled by Gabriel Tamas, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Shorey takes the free kick.
  • 31:32 Paul Anderson fouled by Gianni Zuiverloon, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Radoslaw Majewski from the free kick, save by Scott Carson.
  • 31:05 Chris Brunt crosses the ball, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.
  • 29:02 Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.
  • 29:02 Booking Booking for Joe Mattock for unsporting behaviour.
  • 28:38 Radoslaw Majewski fouled by Joe Mattock, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 27:20 Simon Cox produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 26:44 The ball is sent over by Graham Dorrans.
  • 26:29 Unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Chris Gunter results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Graham Dorrans.
  • 26:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Guy Moussi on Jerome Thomas. Graham Dorrans takes the direct free kick.
  • Correction - 25:13 Radoslaw Majewski takes a shot. Blocked by Gabriel Tamas.
  • 25:13 Radoslaw Majewski takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Carson.
  • 24:01 Unfair challenge on Wes Morgan by Luke Moore results in a free kick. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
  • 23:09 The ball is crossed by Chris Gunter, Effort on goal by Radoslaw Majewski from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 20:55 The referee blows for offside against Chris Cohen. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
  • 18:50 Jerome Thomas has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 17:30 The assist for the goal came from Radoslaw Majewski.
  • 17:30 GOAL - Dexter BlackstockWest Brom 0 - 1 Nott'm Forest Dexter Blackstock scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 0-1 Nottm Forest.
  • 17:08 Corner taken right-footed by Radoslaw Majewski to the near post,
  • 15:49 Chris Cohen has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 15:43 Nicky Shorey crosses the ball, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
  • 13:13 Foul by Luke Moore on Paul McKenna, free kick awarded. Paul McKenna restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:13 Centre by Jerome Thomas, Nicky Shorey makes a clearance.
  • 10:23 Corner taken by Chris Brunt played to the near post, clearance made by Paul McKenna.
  • 9:59 Corner from left by-line crossed in by Graham Dorrans, clearance made by Dexter Blackstock.
  • 9:48 Jerome Thomas takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wes Morgan gets a block in.
  • 8:47 Radoslaw Majewski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Dorrans. Free kick taken by Gabriel Tamas.
  • 8:25 The ball is crossed by Jerome Thomas, save made by Lee Camp.
  • 7:21 Luke Moore challenges Guy Moussi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.
  • 6:44 Radoslaw Majewski has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 5:56 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Anderson by Gianni Zuiverloon. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
  • 5:48 The ball is swung over by Jerome Thomas, Chris Cohen manages to make a clearance.
  • 3:10 Effort from outside the box by Graham Dorrans goes wide right of the target.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 8 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 24 25 51
2 Nottm Forest 25 18 46
3 West Brom 24 24 45
4 Cardiff 23 15 37
5 Leicester 22 4 37
6 Swansea 24 2 37
7 Sheff Utd 24 2 35
8 Blackpool 22 10 34
9 Crystal Palace 24 1 34
10 QPR 24 2 33
11 Middlesbrough 24 5 32
12 Bristol City 24 0 32
13 Watford 24 -4 32
14 Doncaster 23 2 30
15 Barnsley 22 -5 30
16 Preston 23 -3 29
17 Coventry 24 -9 28
18 Derby 24 -11 26
19 Ipswich 23 -7 24
20 Reading 24 -13 23
21 Scunthorpe 23 -19 23
22 Plymouth 23 -13 21
23 Sheff Wed 23 -14 19
24 Peterborough 24 -12 18


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