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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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Brentford 2-1 Nottingham Forest

60 mins: Brentford are flying now. They’ve got themselves ahead from a goal down and look keen to increase their lead. Neal Maupay has a sight at goal but can’t get a shot away.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:50

GOAL! Brentford 2-1 Nottingham Forest (Mee, 58’)⚽️

58 mins: Brentford take the lead! From the corner Ben Mee breaks free of Gonzalo Montiel and powers the ball into the back of the net with a strong header.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:49

Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest

57 mins: Brentford sweep forward on the break after Toney is cleaned out by Omobamidele. Lewis-Potter collects the ball and drives into the penalty area.

He should shoot but decides against it and looks instead to square the ball but Forest manage to turn it behind for a corner.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:48

Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest

54 mins: Hudson-Odoi runs at Brentford but is forced to offload the ball out wide to Danilo. He slips a pass into the box for Orel Mangala who flicks it towards goal and misses the target!

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:46

Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest

51 mins: Hudson-Odoi almost nicks the ball off Ethan Pinnock with the defender attempting to play out from back. The ball it poked out for a throw but Forest chuck it backwards and don’t make use of their decent position up the pitch.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:42

Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest

48 mins: Mathias Jenen whips a lovely free kick into the penalty area and places into a dangerous area. Forest defend it nicely, even managing to skirt the ball out to Callum Hudson-Odoi who drives up the pitch and looks to counter-attack.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:40

Second half! Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest

Which way will this one go?

The players head back out for the second half with no changes in personnel. Brentford get the match restarted and look to push forward down the left side of the pitch.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:36

HT Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest

(Action Images via Reuters)
Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:27

Half-time! Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest

45+4 mins: Both managers will head into the break pleased with their team’s work in the first half. It’s not been a free flowing game but there has been chances at either end.

Danilo’s opener was incredible and Toney’s free kick got the crowd going again. This match could still go either way.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:20

Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest

45 mins: Four added minutes to play in the first half.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:15

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