West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Premier League result and reaction

West Ham 3-2 Nottingham Forest: Tomas Soucek’s late goal earned the Hammers all three points

Luke Baker
Sunday 12 November 2023 16:15 GMT

West Ham earned a crucial three points in their Premier League match against Nottingham Forest to end a run of three straight league defeats.

David Moyes’ side started the match in fine fashion as Lucas Paqueta slotted home to send them ahead three minutes into the game but Forest responded well through Taiwo Awoniyi’s first half equaliser.

The game threatened to spiral away from the Hammers as Anthony Elanga sent Forest ahead just after the hour mark but Jarrod Bowen levelled the game with a fine header two minutes later.

The deciding goal came two minutes from the end as Tomas Soucek turned the ball into the back of the net and secured the win for West Ham.

Relive all the action from the London Stadium below:


West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest

West Ham came from behind to beat Nottingham Forest 3-2 in a thrilling match at London Stadium. The hosts broke the deadlock inside three minutes when Paqueta made the most of a loose past from Dominguez to drive a low shot into the bottom corner. Areola denied Awoniyi's header from close range but could do nothing about Forest's leveller. Gibbs-White got the better of Emerson on the right before having his shot saved, but Awoniyi tapped in the rebound. There were then two goals inside 123 seconds. Elanga directed Aina's cutback into the corner to give Cooper's side the lead, only for Bowen to equalise soon after. He got on the end of a Ward-Prowse corner and powered his header into the top corner. Soucek crashed the bar and forced a smart stop out of Vlachodimos before scoring the winner. Ward-Prowse delivered another pinpoint corner, with Soucek's downward header beating the goalkeeper. After the international break, West Ham head to Burnley in the Premier League. As for Forest, they host Brighton. That's all for today, goodbye.

12 November 2023 16:08

West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest


12 November 2023 16:00

West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest

Substitution Lucas Tolentino Coelho de Lima Aaron William Cresswell

12 November 2023 15:58

West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest

Niakhate has a throw-in on the right and is encouraging players forward. However, his hopeful ball into the box is poor and Soucek heads it away. West Ham come forward on the counter through Paqueta, who looks for Ward-Prowse on the inside. His shot from outside the box is blocked.

12 November 2023 15:58

West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest

Gibbs-White is over a free-kick on the right and has options in the middle. However, his cross has too much height on it and Areola claims it.

12 November 2023 15:56

West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest

West Ham are shutting the doors on Forest and put another defender on the pitch before a Forest free-kick. Ogbonna is on for Kudus.

12 November 2023 15:55

West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest

Origi has possession on the edge of the box and has Gibbs-White to his right, but shifts the ball onto his left foot and blasts a shot towards the goal. However, his effort is straight at Areola, who pushes it over.

12 November 2023 15:54

West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest

Gibbs-White's corner in is high, but Zouma gets it away. Kudus rushes down the right and plays a pass inside to Paqueta, who has options rushing ahead of him. He attempts to find an option down the right, but Danilo gets back well to intercept.

12 November 2023 15:53

West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest

There will be seven minutes of additional time.

12 November 2023 15:52

West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest

Substitution Ibrahim Sangaré Divock Okoth Origi

12 November 2023 15:50

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