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Nottingham Forest 2-1 Bournemouth

Nottingham Forest v Bournemouth
Bournemouth have never won at the City Ground, drawing three and losing four of the seven meetings there

Dougie Freedman's unbeaten start as Nottingham Forest manager stretched to five matches as they came from behind to beat promotion-chasing Bournemouth.

Andrew Surman fired Bournemouth into a third-minute lead from 25 yards as they looked to avoid a second successive defeat.

But Jamaal Lascelles shot through a crowded box to level before Henri Lansbury's free-kick sealed the win.

The Cherries are four points off the Championship's top two in fourth.

Eddie Howe's men had previously gone four league matches unbeaten to raise hopes of automatic Premier League promotion but back-to-back defeats have dented their bid.

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Freedman on Forest v Bournemouth

Forest on the other hand have now won four in five matches since Freedman replaced Stuart Pearce and have moved to within 12 points of the top six.

Surman's delicious curled opener after three minutes was the least Bournemouth deserved in the opening exchanges as they pressured the home goal.

Forest held firm though and levelled as Lascelles sent a shot from the edge of the area through a crowded box for his first goal since April.

The hosts took the lead on the stroke of half-time as skipper Lansbury converted a free-kick from 20 yards.

After the break Lascelles had a header cleared off the line and Lansbury curled another free-kick just over as Forest deservedly secured maximum points.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman: "It was a disciplined performance. We stuck to the game plan and it was a victory for determination and team spirit.

"I was delighted to see the boys bounce back after going behind. The start was tough for us, but I had no doubt in my mind that my players would come back."

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: "With the way we started the game, I am baffled as to how we lost.

"I was very pleased with the opening period and for long spells we were good. However, our decision making towards the end was poor and we became desperate at the end."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 1Darlow
  • 2LichajBooked at 33mins
  • 16Lascelles
  • 5Collins
  • 13Fox
  • 22Gardner
  • 27BurkeSubstituted forMancienneat 68'minutes
  • 10Lansbury
  • 38Osborn
  • 18AntonioSubstituted forVeldwijkat 90'minutes
  • 23BlackstockSubstituted forFryattat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Mancienne
  • 6Wilson
  • 7Fryatt
  • 14Veldwijk
  • 21Paterson
  • 24Vaughan
  • 29de Vries

Bournemouth

  • 31Boruc
  • 2Francis
  • 5Elphick
  • 3S Cook
  • 15A SmithSubstituted forDanielsat 66'minutes
  • 30Ritchie
  • 6Surman
  • 16MacDonaldSubstituted forRantieat 77'minutes
  • 20FraserSubstituted forPughat 66'minutes
  • 10Pitman
  • 13Wilson

Substitutes

  • 1Camp
  • 4Gosling
  • 7Pugh
  • 9Rantie
  • 11Daniels
  • 19Stanislas
  • 22Ward
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
20,637

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home25%
Away75%
Shots
Home15
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Bournemouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Bournemouth 1.

Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

Danny Collins (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matty Fryatt (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gary Gardner.

Steve Cook (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lars Veldwijk (Nottingham Forest).

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

Attempt blocked. Lars Veldwijk (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Lars Veldwijk replaces Michail Antonio.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Charlie Daniels with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Tokelo Rantie replaces Shaun MacDonald.

Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matty Fryatt replaces Dexter Blackstock.

Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Simon Francis with a cross.

Attempt saved. Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Michael Mancienne replaces Chris Burke because of an injury.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Eric Lichaj.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Charlie Daniels replaces Adam Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Marc Pugh replaces Ryan Fraser.

Attempt missed. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Andrew Surman following a corner.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Chris Burke.

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest).

Foul by Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth).

Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Burke (Nottingham Forest).

Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Wilson.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Michail Antonio tries a through ball, but Dexter Blackstock is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Burke with a cross following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Burke with a cross.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Middlesbrough33189650222863
3Ipswich33179754342060
4Bournemouth33178867373059
5Norwich33178864372759
6Watford331851066402659
7Brentford331841153431058
8Wolves3315994640654
9Nottm Forest331211105348547
10Blackburn331111114344-144
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15Reading33117153649-1340
16Charlton33815103443-939
17Birmingham33912123850-1239
18Brighton33813123842-437
19Bolton33107164153-1237
20Fulham33106174458-1436
21Rotherham33713133249-1734
22Millwall33710162951-2231
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