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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
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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 0-1 Nottingham Forest

12 mins: The Bees are starting to settle. They’re seeing more of the ball despite a high and intense press from Forest. Thomas Frank is issuing updated orders from the sidelines as his side look to build out from the back.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 17:42
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Brentford 0-1 Nottingham Forest

9 mins: Ryan Yates gets a shot away for Forest but pulls it wide of the far post. The visitors are certainly imposing themselves on this match now.

Brentford look slightly off the pace.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 17:39
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6 mins: That’s the worst possible start for Brentford. Forest have been brilliantly in the first 15 minutes of matches and are level with Spurs in scoring seven goals during this time in league games.

The Bees need to regroup now and come again.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 17:36
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GOAL! Brentford 0-1 Nottingham Forest (Danilo, 3’)⚽️

3 mins: Bang!

Forest take an early lead with a fantastic from Danilo. Brentford fail to properly clear their lines and can only nod the ball to Danilo on the edge of the box.

He controls it before smoking a volley into the bck of the net!

Mike Jones20 January 2024 17:34
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Kick off! Brentford 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest get the match underway and work the ball over to the left side of the pitch. Chris Wood brings it under control but loses possession immediately and Brentford smoke the ball back down the pitch.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 17:30
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Chris Wood has scored four goals in three Premier League appearances for Forest under Nuno, as many goals as he netted in all 22 league games under Cooper.

Meanwhile, Anthony Elanga has scored six and assisted four of Forest’s 24 Premier League goals this season.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 17:25
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Brentford have conceded 18 Premier League home goals this season, already matching their total number from last season.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 17:20
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Brentford vs Nottingham Forest

Only Arsenal, with nine, have scored more headed goals in the Premier League this season than Nottingham Forest’s eight. Brentford have conceded a league-high 10 goals from headers.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 17:15
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Forest have recorded eight points and scored 10 goals on the road in this campaign. They amassed eight points and scored 11 goals away from home in the entirety of last season.

Since their return to the Premier League last season, Nottingham Forest have conceded 29 goals in 12 away league games against London sides, an average of 2.4 per game. They lost 5-0 against Fulham on their last visit to the capital.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 17:10
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Forest could win successive Premier League away games for the first time since a run of four from March to April 1995.

They have not lost their opening league fixture of a calendar year since a 1-0 home defeat versus Barnsley in the Championship in 2017.

Mike Jones20 January 2024 17:05

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