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Brentford vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Premier League result and reaction as Bees get back to winning ways

Brentford 3-2 Nottingham Forest: Toney scores on Premier League return as Bees secure all three points

Michael Jones
Saturday 20 January 2024 19:54 GMT

Brentford play host to Nottingham Forest in an intriguing encounter that could have ramifications on the relegation battle. Neither club has truly managed to distance themselves away from the bottom three and three points for either side today good turn out to be gold dust in the race to avoid the drop.

The Bees welcome back Ivan Toney following the forward’s eight-month ban for breaking the Premier League’s gambling rules. He will captain the side and manager Thomas Frank has backed the forward to regain his imperious form. Toney has been linked with a possible move away from Brentford during this window though he seems committed to helping the club out of their relegation trouble.

Forest, meanwhile, have the threat of sanctions looming over them for potentially breaching Profit and Sustainability rules. The club needs to distance themselves from the bottom three in case they get deducted points and they’ve made a bright start under Nuno Espirito Santo with wins over Newcastle and Manchester United.

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Full-time! Brentford 3-2 Nottingham Forest

90+10 mins: There goes the final whistle! Brentford clinch a thrilling contest and take the points. It’s a much needed win for Thomas Frank’s side and a perfect way for Ivan Toney to return to the team.

The Bees jump ahead of Nottingham Forest in the table and earn themselves a buffer over the relegation zone.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 19:31

Brentford 3-2 Nottingham Forest

90+5 mins: Forest have lost all their mojo inside the final third and are almost begging the ball to go into the back of the net. Brentford seem fairly comfortable.

Five minutes to go.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 19:25

Brentford 3-2 Nottingham Forest

90 mins: There’s 10 minutes of added time to play!

Mike Jones20 January 2024 19:21

Brentford 3-2 Nottingham Forest

84 mins: Forest striker Chris Wood has a shot deflected into the air and team-mate Danilo commits a foul as he tries to get on the end of it.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 19:15

Brentford 3-2 Nottingham Forest

74 mins: Brentford are being told to stay switched on as Neco Williams wins a corner for Forest. He swings it in himself but Toney win the first ball before Pinnock completes the clearance.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 19:06

Brentford 3-2 Nottingham Forest

71 mins: Into the final 20 minutes now and this game is massively alive. Forest feel harshly done by as they think Maupay handled the ball before the goal.

It didn’t look as though he did on the replays though.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 19:02

GOAL! Brentford 3-2 Nottingham Forest (Maupay, 68’)⚽️

68 mins: Maupay sends Brentford ahead!

Ivan Toney drops deep to receive the ball then sends it out wide to the right. The cross comes in to Neal Maupay who brings it under control, swivels then latches onto a left footed strike.

He fizzes it into the net and Brentford take the lead again!

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:59

Brentford 2-2 Nottingham Forest

67 mins: Mangala drills an effort towards goal after Brentford lose possession. He receives the ball after Wood lays off another Hudson-Odoi cross.

Mangala shoots but blazes the chance wide of the target.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:58

GOAL! Brentford 2-2 Nottingham Forest (Wood, 65’)⚽️

65 mins: Equaliser!

It’s Chris Wood again for Forest. Danilo recovers the ball on the edge of the box and slips it out wide to Hudson-Odoi who dinks a perfect cross into the box.

Wood rises to the ball and turns his headed effort into the back of the net!

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:56

Brentford 2-1 Nottingham Forest

63 mins: The good news for Forest is that they’re sticking in the game. They’ve not wilted and let Brentford dictate play but they need to sharpen up in the final third if they want to get back in this match.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:53

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