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Nottm Forest   1 - 0   Peterborough

Nottingham Forest v Peterborough United

Nott'm Forest 1-0 Peterborough

Rob Earnshaw's 13th-minute strike earned Nottingham Forest an 11th successive home win at the City Ground.

Chris Cohen's long ball was headed back across goal by Radaslaw Majewski for an unmarked Earnshaw to fire home.

Earnshaw could have had a second later while Peterborough, who did not arrive until after 1400 GMT because of transport problems, also had chances.

However, Forest held firm and Cohen had a long-range shot tipped onto a post and Garath McCleary also went close.

Peterborough's players were forced to travel to Nottingham in their own cars after the team coach failed to collect them at London Road.

They were then caught in congestion and Tommy Rowe was named skipper for the day after he was the only player in attendance when the team sheet was handed in.

The hosts' win means they remain eight points behind West Brom in the race for an automatic promotion place but they are now six points clear of fourth-placed Swansea, who could only draw against QPR.

The Posh remain four points adrift of Plymouth at the bottom of the Championship table.


Nottingham Forest assistant manager David Kelly told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It's a great result, a fantastic three points and a thoroughly good performance.

"The young players have come through and done really well. A thoroughly deserved three points.

"We've played some good football and it was a super goal."

Peterborough manager Jim Gannon:

"I was just very pleased with the way the lads went about their job and in the second half I thought we looked the better football team.

"Since I came to the club I have asked the players to be competitive and I've just tried to get the best out of them and show what they are made of.

"It's been all about credibility and pride."


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Saturday, 20 March 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Nottm Forest 1-0 Peterborough FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Earnshaw 13

    Nottm Forest

    • 01 Camp
    • 02 Perch (Chambers 21)
    • 05 Morgan
    • 06 Wilson yellow card
    • 16 Gunter
    • 07 Anderson
    • 15 Cohen yellow card
    • 19 Moussi
    • 28 Majewski yellow card (McCleary 75)
    • 10 Earnshaw (Adebola 87)
    • 23 Blackstock

    Substitutes

    • 21 Smith,
    • 04 Chambers,
    • 09 Adebola,
    • 11 Tyson,
    • 12 McCleary,
    • 14 Garner,
    • 17 McGoldrick

    Peterborough

    • 01 Lewis
    • 02 Gilbert (Green 46)
    • 05 Zakuani
    • 16 Little
    • 30 Griffiths (Reid 46)
    • 34 Geohaghan
    • 06 Lee
    • 14 Rowe
    • 18 Whelpdale
    • 22 Torres
    • 12 Mackail-Smith

    Substitutes

    • 13 McKeown,
    • 17 Day,
    • 23 Crook,
    • 25 Green,
    • 33 Simpson,
    • 31 Korentang,
    • 35 Reid
    Ref: HillAtt: 24,582
    NOTTM FOREST
    PETERBOROUGH

    Possession

    • Nottm Forest 52%
    • Peterborough 48%

    Attempts on target

    • Nottm Forest 7
    • Peterborough 8

    Attempts off target

    • Nottm Forest 6
    • Peterborough 4

    Corners

    • Nottm Forest 10
    • Peterborough 10

    Fouls

    • Nottm Forest 12
    • Peterborough 13
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:11 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+2:58 Tommy Rowe crosses the ball, Dexter Blackstock manages to make a clearance.
    • 90:00+2:25 Corner taken by Dominic Green from the left by-line, clearance made by Dexter Blackstock.
    • 90:00+2:12 Mark Little delivers the ball, blocked by Luke Chambers.
    • 90:00+1:02 Shot from deep inside the area by Garath McCleary goes over the bar.
    • 89:53 Chris Cohen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sergio Torres. Joe Lewis restarts play with the free kick.
    • 88:28 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dominic Green from the right by-line.
    • 86:19 Substitution Dele Adebola on for Robert Earnshaw.
    • 85:24 Garath McCleary sends in a cross, Gabriel Zakuani manages to make a clearance.
    • 84:44 Chris Gunter challenges Exodus Geohaghon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gabriel Zakuani restarts play with the free kick.
    • 83:04 Inswinging corner taken by Chris Cohen, clearance by Exodus Geohaghon.
    • 82:10 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sergio Torres, Unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson by Craig Mackail-Smith results in a free kick. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
    • 81:53 Shot from 25 yards from Sergio Torres. Wes Morgan gets a block in.
    • 80:53 Corner taken by Dominic Green, save by Lee Camp.
    • 80:25 Reuben Reid fouled by Wes Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Whelpdale.
    • 80:00 Chris Cohen produces a cross.
    • 79:02 Charlie Lee produces a cross, Dexter Blackstock makes a clearance.
    • 78:29 Free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
    • 78:29 Booking Caution for Chris Cohen.
    • 78:21 Chris Cohen challenges Sergio Torres unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 77:38 Paul Anderson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Joe Lewis.
    • 75:44 Chris Cohen takes the inswinging corner, Mark Little manages to make a clearance.
    • 75:34 Garath McCleary takes a shot. Save made by Joe Lewis.
    • 74:28 Substitution Garath McCleary comes on in place of Radoslaw Majewski.
    • 72:37 Chris Cohen takes a shot from outside the area and strikes the post.
    • 71:38 Foul by Radoslaw Majewski on Exodus Geohaghon, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mark Little.
    • 69:54 Corner taken by Sergio Torres from the left by-line, comfortable save by Lee Camp.
    • 68:27 Gabriel Zakuani has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Lee Camp.
    • 67:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Radoslaw Majewski by Exodus Geohaghon. Luke Chambers restarts play with the free kick.
    • 66:25 Guy Moussi takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 63:58 Tommy Rowe concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Gunter. Chris Cohen crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Mark Little.
    • 63:44 Centre by Robert Earnshaw, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.
    • 63:23 The ball is sent over by Tommy Rowe, save by Lee Camp.
    • 62:14 Radoslaw Majewski produces a cross.
    • 60:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Reuben Reid on Kelvin Wilson. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
    • 60:27 Kelvin Wilson takes a shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 59:58 Dominic Green challenges Chris Cohen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Radoslaw Majewski takes the free kick.
    • 59:07 The ball is sent over by Dominic Green, clearance by Wes Morgan.
    • 58:16 Chris Gunter produces a cross, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.
    • 57:16 Reuben Reid challenges Guy Moussi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kelvin Wilson.
    • 55:58 Wes Morgan takes a shot. Blocked by Gabriel Zakuani.
    • 55:30 Chris Cohen takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Chris Whelpdale.
    • 55:14 Chris Cohen takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Tommy Rowe manages to make a clearance.
    • 54:46 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Radoslaw Majewski from the left by-line, Exodus Geohaghon makes a clearance.
    • 51:35 Sergio Torres crosses the ball, Craig Mackail-Smith has a headed effort at goal, comfortable save by Lee Camp.
    • 51:13 Inswinging corner taken by Tommy Rowe from the left by-line, Kelvin Wilson manages to make a clearance.
    • 50:29 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dominic Green, Headed chance falls to Gabriel Zakuani, save by Lee Camp.
    • 50:01 Mark Little takes the free kick.
    • 50:01 Booking Kelvin Wilson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 49:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kelvin Wilson on Craig Mackail-Smith.
    • 47:43 Foul by Guy Moussi on Craig Mackail-Smith, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Charlie Lee.
    • 46:47 Corner taken short by Sergio Torres, The ball is swung over by Craig Mackail-Smith, Kelvin Wilson manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • 45:01 Substitution Reuben Reid comes on in place of Scott Griffiths.
    • 45:01 Substitution Kerrea Gilbert leaves the field to be replaced by Dominic Green.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:32 The half-time whistle blows.
    • 45:00+1:09 Radoslaw Majewski produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Save by Joe Lewis.
    • 44:42 Shot by Chris Whelpdale. Paul Anderson gets a block in.
    • 44:01 Shot from long range by Exodus Geohaghon goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 41:02 Sergio Torres takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Guy Moussi.
    • 39:44 Free kick taken by Gabriel Zakuani.
    • 39:44 Booking Radoslaw Majewski goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 39:37 Radoslaw Majewski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Griffiths.
    • 38:27 Chris Cohen delivers the ball, clearance made by Gabriel Zakuani.
    • 38:13 A cross is delivered by Paul Anderson, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.
    • 37:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Anderson on Tommy Rowe. Joe Lewis restarts play with the free kick.
    • 36:58 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Radoslaw Majewski, clearance by Charlie Lee.
    • 35:11 Effort from outside the box by Chris Cohen goes wide right of the target.
    • 34:52 The ball is swung over by Luke Chambers, Chance falls to Dexter Blackstock who heads at goal, save by Joe Lewis.
    • 32:31 Sergio Torres takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Chris Cohen.
    • 32:16 Tommy Rowe produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Save by Lee Camp.
    • 30:14 Effort from just outside the box by Chris Whelpdale goes over the bar.
    • 27:21 Inswinging corner taken by Tommy Rowe from the right by-line, Dexter Blackstock makes a clearance.
    • 25:14 Charlie Lee takes a shot. Comfortable save by Lee Camp.
    • 24:31 Shot from 12 yards by Craig Mackail-Smith. Save by Lee Camp.
    • 22:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Guy Moussi by Gabriel Zakuani. Wes Morgan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 21:47 Unfair challenge on Paul Anderson by Exodus Geohaghon results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kelvin Wilson.
    • 20:21 Substitution Luke Chambers joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Perch.
    • 19:02 Guy Moussi concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Lee. Gabriel Zakuani takes the free kick.
    • 18:33 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani.
    • 18:05 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen from the right by-line to the near post, Scott Griffiths makes a clearance.
    • 17:31 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, clearance by Kerrea Gilbert.
    • 17:17 Shot by Robert Earnshaw from 12 yards. Save made by Joe Lewis.
    • 15:23 Shot from outside the box by Paul Anderson goes wide right of the target.
    • 14:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Zakuani on Radoslaw Majewski. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
    • 14:08 Unfair challenge on Wes Morgan by Exodus Geohaghon results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Wes Morgan.
    • 12:15 Assist on the goal came from Radoslaw Majewski.
    • 12:15 GOAL - Robert EarnshawNottm Forest 1 - 0 Peterborough Robert Earnshaw finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-0 Peterborough.
    • 11:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson by Sergio Torres. Indirect free kick taken by Kelvin Wilson.
    • 10:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Anderson on Kerrea Gilbert. Joe Lewis takes the indirect free kick.
    • 10:13 Scott Griffiths crosses the ball, James Perch manages to make a clearance.
    • 7:33 Scott Griffiths concedes a free kick for a foul on Dexter Blackstock. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Cohen, comfortable save by Joe Lewis.
    • 6:15 Chris Whelpdale takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 5:13 Corner taken by Chris Cohen, Kelvin Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Zakuani. Joe Lewis takes the indirect free kick.
    • 4:29 Gabriel Zakuani concedes a free kick for a foul on Dexter Blackstock. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Cohen.
    • 2:45 The ball is sent over by Tommy Rowe, clearance made by Wes Morgan.
    • 0:00 The match begins.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 20 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 37 43 77
    2 West Brom 38 34 75
    3 Nottm Forest 38 21 67
    4 Swansea 38 6 61
    5 Leicester 36 11 60
    6 Cardiff 36 14 55
    7 Sheff Utd 38 3 53
    8 Doncaster 38 4 52
    9 Blackpool 38 6 51
    10 Middlesbrough 38 7 50
    11 Coventry 37 -7 50
    12 Barnsley 37 -10 49
    13 Reading 36 -3 48
    14 Preston 38 -8 48
    15 Ipswich 38 -6 47
    16 Bristol City 38 -12 46
    17 QPR 37 -5 45
    18 Derby 38 -11 44
    19 Watford 35 -6 42
    20 Scunthorpe 37 -23 41
    21 Sheff Wed 38 -18 40
    22 Crystal Palace 37 -2 39
    23 Plymouth 37 -17 34
    24 Peterborough 38 -21 30


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