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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 1-1 Nottingham Forest

42 mins: There are a few boos from the Forest fans whenever Toney gets on the ball. He moeves out wide and takes a shot at goal from just inside the box.

It does not go well and the ball flies wide.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:13

Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest

39 mins: A clash of heads between Neal Maupay and Nicolas Domínguez means that play is stopped so they can be treated. Both players look fine to play on.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:12

Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest

36 mins: Shot! Nuno Tavares brings the ball down the inside left channel before cutting inside and letting fly with a decent effort. He strikes it well but send the shot straight at Flekken who clings onto the ball without too much trouble.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:08

Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest

33 mins: Nicolas Domunguez nips into the penalty area after Orel Mangala pulls the ball back for Forest. He tips it around a defender but can’t recover the ball before Mark Flekken scoops it up.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:06

Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest

30 mins: Brentford have turned up the tempo and are winning repeated corners. Forest have, so far, been up to the task of keeping them at bay.

Crossbar! The latest set piece is whipped over to the back post where Ivan Toney pulls the ball back into the middle. Keane Lewis-Potter drills a shot at goal, hits the underside of the bar and Forest get lucky as the ball bounces back into play.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 18:01

Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest

27 mins: The Bees win themselves a corner that gets lifted into the box. Keane Lewis-Potter glances the ball on but it drops to Chris Wood who belts it as far down the pitch as he can.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 17:57

Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest

24 mins: There’s a buzz around the stadium again. The Brentford fans believe they can go on and win this game and much of that comes down to Ivan Toney being the man to score.

Forest are playing nicely though, this is turning into a fine match.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 17:56

GOAL! Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest (Toney, 19’)⚽️

19 mins: Who else?!

Ivan Toney steps up to take the free kick. He drills is low around the wall and curls the ball into the near bottom corner. Brentford are level and Toney has his goal after eight months on the sidelines.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 17:50

Brentford 0-1 Nottingham Forest

18 mins: Mikkel Damsgaard weaves in from the right after a nice one-two and gets pulled down just outside the box by Orel Mangala.

This is a big chance for Brentford.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 17:48

Brentford 0-1 Nottingham Forest

15 mins: Block!

Brentford are forced to defend again after Chris Wood wins the ball deep in their half. He sends it across to Ryan Yates who shoots and sees his shot deflected into the path of Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Hudson-Odoi checks to the left, rolls the ball back onto his right foot then shoots but a Brentford shirt gets in the way and the hosts manage to scoop the ball clear.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 17:44

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