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Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace Live Commentary, 12/11/2022

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1 - 0
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CRY
M. Gibbs-White (54)
The City Ground

Commentary

That's all for today. Goodbye.
After the World Cup, Forest travel to Blackburn Rovers in the EFL Cup, with Palace hosting Fulham in the Premier League.
Gibbs-White struck the only goal of the game to secure Forest’s third win of the season and lift them off the bottom of the Premier League table. The former Wolves man reacted the fastest to bundle in the ball from close range after Johnson’s shot from a tight angle was pushed away. Given as offside, the decision was changed after a VAR check, with Guehi playing him onside. Johnson’s saved attempt and Gibbs-White’s goal seconds later were the only shots on target in the match, with Zaha missing a penalty in the first half. Tripped by Worrall inside the box, Zaha took responsibility for the spot-kick, dragging his attempt wide. Defending the lead, it was Forest who looked the most dangerous after scoring. Breaking on the counter, they should have had a second through Lingard. Receiving it on the edge, the former Manchester United man curled his shot wide. All three of Forest's wins this season have come at the City Ground, beating West Ham and Liverpool 1-0 before today's victory over Palace.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
90' + 6' Olise's cross from the left corner of the box is cleared away. Kept alive, the ball is knocked towards Ebiowei who cannot keep it on the pitch.
90' + 5' Late free-kick for Palace in a shooting position. Zaha is pushed to the floor by Johnson. Last chance of the match.
90' + 4' Yates encourages the crowd. He is pushed to the floor by Hughes who was trying to win the ball next to the corner flag. One minute remains.
90' + 3' Schlupp's throw-in is poor. Unchallenged, Aurier clears it away with his head.
90' + 2' Zaha has his shot blocked. With Yates down in the box, the referee allows the match to continue, with Olise then missing the target from the right.
90' Hughes sends the ball towards Ebiowei, with his cross blocked away for a corner.
89' Olise's cross is cleared away.
J. Schlupp
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
88' Schlupp stops a counter and receives a yellow card.
N. Williams
Renan Lodi
Nottingham Forest
86' Substitution at full-back for Forest. Lodi is replaced by Williams.
L. O'Brien
M. Gibbs-White
Nottingham Forest
86' Substitution for Forest. Gibbs-White is replaced by O'Brien.
86' An investive pass from Gibbs-White finds Surridge inside the box. The striker takes one touch before lashing it over.
O. Édouard
C. Doucouré
Crystal Palace
85' Final Palace change. Doucoure is replaced by Edouard.
83' Zaha's eight goals and assists in the Premier League this season have been worth 11 points to Crystal Palace – only Erling Haaland's goal involvements have been more valuable so far this term (21 goals + assists, 14 points). Could he make the difference in the final few minutes after missing a penalty in the first half?
S. Surridge
J. Lingard
Nottingham Forest
81' Substitution for Forest. Lingard is replaced by Surridge.
M. Ebiowei
E. Eze
Crystal Palace
78' Eze is replaced by Ebiowei for Palace.
W. Hughes
N. Clyne
Crystal Palace
78' Hughes replaces Clyne for Palace.
78' Lingard is offside after receiving the ball from Gibbs-White. He might be happy with the flag going up, with the midfielder missing the target, looking to chip it over the goalkeeper.
78' Forest's Dean Henderson has conceded more goals than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this season (30). He's averaging a goal conceded every 42 minutes in the competition this term, compared to an average of one every 97 minutes during his spells at Sheffield United and Manchester United. He has not had to make a save so far.
76' WIDE! Forest should have a second. Lodi slides it down the left to Gibbs-White who pulls the ball across the box. He finds Johnson who sets it back to Lingard, with the former Manchester United man curling it wide of the post. His head is in his shirt after missing the target.
74' From the free-kick, Gibbs-White's chipped cross is cleared to the feet of Worrall who drags his low attempt wide.
M. Guéhi
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
73' Guehi is booked after pulling the shirt of Johnson who was breaking away on the counter.
72' Olise's corner is cleared away with Forest countering. On the left, Lodi switches the play to Aurier, slowing the attack down with a poor pass. The right-back gets onto the end of the pass, but his cross is blocked.
J. Colback
C. Kouyaté
Nottingham Forest
71' Change in the Forest midfield. Kouyate is replaced by Colback.
70' Yates is back on the pitch.
68' Eze curls the ball towards Guehi. Up against Yates, the Forest man shuttles it away before the Palace captain's elbow connects with his face. The referee stops the play with Yates receiving treatment.
67' Palace have a free-kick in a crossing position after Eze's shirt is pulled by Freuler.
65' Forest are leading, but they are up against a side that is used to going behind. Palace have won more points from losing positions than any other side in the Premier League this season (12), while only Leicester (14) have dropped more points from winning positions than Nottingham Forest (12) so far this term.
J. Ward
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
64' Another yellow card. Substitute Ward receives it after crashing into Kouyate.
64' Lingard races towards the box before being tackled. He ignored Johnson who was making a run to the left of him.
63' Kouyate looks to slide the ball towards Gibbs-White down the left of the box. The former Wolves man looks to get onto the end of it, but the pass has too much pace on it with Guaita coming across to claim.
R. Yates
Yellow Card
Nottingham Forest
61' Yellow card for Yates. He slides in late on Schlupp around the halfway line.
J. Ward
T. Mitchell
Crystal Palace
60' Substitution for Palace. Mitchell. who is on a yellow card, is replaced by Ward.
J. Mateta
J. Ayew
Crystal Palace
59' Substitution for Palace. Ayew is replaced by Mateta in the attack.
56' Forest have a record of W2, D3, L2 when scoring the opening goal in the Premier League this season.
M. Gibbs-White
Goal
Nottingham Forest
54' GOAAALLLLLL! GIBBS-WHITE SCORES! 1-0 FOREST! After a VAR check, Gibbs-White’s goal stands. He reacts the quickest to Johnson’s parried attempt, taking a touch before putting the ball into the net. Originally given as offside, the goal now stands. Guehi was playing him onside. It's his second of the season, with Forest scoring in their last six Premier League home games
54' OFFSIDE! VAR CHECK REQUIRED! Gibbs-White thinks that he has given Forest the lead. Aurier sends the ball inside with Johnson’s shot from a tight angle palmed away. Gibbs-White reacts the quickest, poking it into the goal, but the flag goes up. There is a VAR check ongoing.
53' Zaha looks for Ayew on the right. Near the corner flag, he bursts inside, beating Lodi before smashing his attempt over.
52' Yates is in the action once again. He pulls the ball across to Lingard who is positioned on the outside of the box, but he cannot get onto the end of it.
51' Yates slides it down the right to Aurier, but the former Tottenham man sends a wild cross out for a goal-kick.
49' Ayew looks for Clyne who thinks they are playing a one-two. With the forward moving away from the ball, Kouyate comes away with it. On the counter, Gibbs-White receives it on the right, but his cross is blocked.
48' Gibbs-White sends a high cross into the box. Guaita is ready for it, collecting the ball under pressure.
47' Aurier attempts to connect with a cross from Yates. Unmarked, he misses the ball with an overhead kick.
46' Lodi is down holding his face. Eze is the culprit.
46' Forest get the second half underway. No goals so far.
Forest have a clear plan. Lingard and Johnson are positioned in the attack, with the players behind them looking to send the ball towards them on the break when the opportunity arises. It has worked on a couple of occasions, with Johnson shooting wide and Lingard getting Mitchell booked, but the Palace defenders are usually finding it quite easy to deal with - especially as the half went on. If they want to score, they must vary their attacking plan. As for Palace, they have had a lot of the ball, but have struggled to break down the opposition's defence. Zaha and Eze have looked bright in spells, but they too have been nullified.
Zaha missed the chance to give Palace the lead at the break after missing a penalty in the first half. After receiving the ball from Ayew who pulled it across from the right, the 30-year-old turned in the box before being tripped by Worrall. Taking responsibility for the spot-kick, Zaha sent Henderson the wrong way but dragged his attempt wide. There were no shots on target in the opening 45 minutes, with Forest’s best opportunity coming through Johnson. Latching onto Gibbs-White’s throughball, the forward’s shot across goal went just wide, with the incoming Lingard unable to get a touch onto it. Eze and Schlupp crashed strikes past the target for Palace.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: NOTTINGHAM FOREST 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
45' There will be one minute of additional time. There is some surprise around the ground, with Mitchell down injured for around four minutes earlier in the half. Both sets of fans chant about their unhappiness with the decision.
43' Gibbs-White looks to take a free-kick quickly, slipping it down the right. With Johnson making the run, Eze was ready for it, intercepting the ball.
Penalty Miss
42' WIDE! Zaha misses the penalty. Aiming for the bottom corner, the Palace man drags his shot wide. Henderson went the wrong way, with the whole of the left side open.
W. Zaha
Penalty Miss
Crystal Palace
41' Penalty Miss Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha
40' PENALTY! Ayew runs down the right before pulling the ball across the box to Zaha. Spinning inside the box, he is tripped by Worrall. Zaha will take the penalty.
38' Under pressure inside his own box, Guehi turns away from Gibbs-White who puts him under pressure, passing it to Mitchell who was ready for it on the left.
36' Lingard and Johnson are always looking to run beyond the Palace defence on the counter. This time Lodi plays a direct ball forward that is intercepted.
34' Mitchell is back on the pitch and will continue.
33' Gibbs-White and Lodi are over the free-kick. It is the latter who takes it, curling the ball well over the bar.
31' Mitchell is down after fouling Lingard. He is receiving treatment.
T. Mitchell
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
30' Bursting towards the box, Mitchell trips over Lingard who was moving at pace. On the edge, Forest players suggest that the Palace man was the last remaining defender and should be sent off, but the referee disagrees. He believes that Andersen was close enough to the Forest player. The left-back receives a yellow card.
28' Eze's inswinging corner is knocked away by Yates. The former QPR man gets it back, moving inside from the left before lashing an attempt wide.
27' Yates runs from deep looking to connect with Lingard's launched ball forward but the Palace defence deals with it. On the counter, Mitchell wins a corner.
26' Eze searches for Mitchell on the left, but his pass has too much pace on it, racing away for a throw-in.
24' Gibbs-White bursts through the middle of the pitch and looks to poke it towards Lingard, but Andersen slides in to intercept it. Johnson was unmarked on the right.
22' Gibbs-White's inswinging corner is knocked away by Andersen. Freuler then picks it up on the right. His first cross is pushed away by Guaita before his second is caught by the goalkeeper.
20' Eze controls the ball inside the box, looking for Zaha when laying it off. On the left, he finds Mitchell who squares it towards Schlupp. Rushing onto it, the midfielder smashes it over the bar.
18' Since scoring in consecutive Premier League games in September 2021, Lingard hasn't scored in any of his last 25 appearances in the competition (13 for Man Utd, 12 for Nottingham Forest). Lingard has also never scored in nine Premier League games against Crystal Palace, only facing Manchester City more often without finding the net (11).
16' WIDE! Forest go close. Gibbs-White slips it down the right to Johnson who is positioned on the right of the box. Driving the ball across the goal, his attempt goes just wide. Lingard slides across trying to turn it into the net, but the ball goes just past his foot and out for a goal-kick. Guaita may have got a touch on it.
15' Mitchell curls a cross from the left into the palms of Henderson who was ready for it.
14' Loud cheers from the Palace fans. Lingard wins possession off of Doucoure before laying it back to Yates. With men streaming forward, the midfielder looks back at Aurier but gets it wrong. Throw-in to Palace.
12' Lodi is waving his hand in the air. He thinks Olise should be punished for tripping him over around the halfway line.
10' Gibbs-White swings a deep cross into the box from the left but gets it all wrong. With men forward, the ball goes over everyone and out for a goal-kick.
8' Johnson looks for the early run of Lingard with a launched pass from deep, but Andersen is there to clear it away.
7' Yates and Mitchell come together on the right side of Palace's half. Mitchell pushes him in the back but is given a warning instead of a yellow card.
6' Palace have started this match brightly. They are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games against promoted sides (W4 D4) since a 2-0 loss at Leeds in February 2021.
4' End-to-end at the moment. From a corner, Eze and Zaha combine before the latter plays a one-two with Guehi. On the left of the box, Zaha's cross is pushed away by Henderson.
3' Lingard is an inch away from getting on the end of Aurier's pass down the right, but Guaita is there to claim it.
2' OVER! Zaha gets an early chance. The ball is poked towards him by Schlupp. Freuler slides in trying to get it before the Place man fires over from inside the box under pressure from Boly.
1' We are underway at the City Ground.
Crystal Palace have won just one of their last nine league games against Nottingham Forest (D3 L5), with this their first meeting since a 2-2 draw in December 2012.
As for Palace, Vieira makes six alterations to the team that lost on penalties to Newcastle. Johnstone, who kept a clean sheet in the cup, makes way for Guaita who takes his regular Premier League spot. In the defence, there is a change at centre-back, with Andersen coming in for Tomkins. Playing as wing-backs on either side of a three-man defence in the previous match, Clyne and Mitchell revert to full-backs in a defensive four. As a result, Ward is replaced by Schlupp, with the Ghanaian going into the midfield. He is part of a trio alongside Eze and Doucoure who are preferred ahead of Milivojevic and Hughes. Zaha, who scored and assisted against West Ham, also starts, leading the attack instead of Mateta.
Forest make five changes to the team that beat Tottenham in the EFL Cup. Rested during the week, Henderson returns in the goalkeeping position, replacing Hennessey. The defence remains the same, with two alterations in the midfield. After getting sent off during the week, Orel Mangala comes out of the team alongside O'Brien, with Kouyate and Freuler starting. In the attack, Gibbs-White and Johnson take the place of Awoniyi and Surridge who drop to the bench.
CRYSTAL PALACE SUBS: Joel Ward, Odsonne Edouard, Luka Milivojevic, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Will Hughes, Jairo Riedewald, Sam Johnstone, Malcolm Ebiowei, James Tomkins.
CRYSTAL PALACE (4-3-3): Vicente Guaita; Nathaniel Clyne, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell; Michael Olise, Cheick Doucoure, Jeffrey Schlupp; Jordan Ayew, Wilfried Zaha, Eberechi Eze.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST SUBS: Scott McKenna, Taiwo Awoniyi, Neco Williams, Sam Surridge, Wayne Hennessey, Steve Cook, Lewis O'Brien, Jack Colback, Dale Taylor.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST (4-3-3): Dean Henderson; Serge Aurier, Willy Boly, Joe Worrall, Renan Lodi; Remo Freuler, Cheikhou Kouyate, Ryan Yates; Jesse Lingard, Brennan Johnson, Morgan Gibbs-White.
As for Palace, they are out of the EFL Cup after being beaten on penalties by Newcastle United at St. James' Park. However, they are in good form in the Premier League. Leaving it late against West Ham, a 96th-minute winner from Michael Olise gave Patrick Vieira’s team their first away victory of the season last time out, with Palace winning three of their last four games in the league. Collecting 19 points from their first 13 games, Palace could go as high as sixth place with a win.
Forest will be in good spirits after goals from Renan Lodi and Jesse Lingard helped them beat Tottenham and move into the fourth round of the EFL Cup last time out. Drawing with Brentford in their previous Premier League match, Steve Cooper’s side are unbeaten in their last four home matches in all competitions, with their final game before the World Cup being their third at the City Ground in eight days. Bottom of the Premier League, winning two of their first 14 games, Forest will move out of the relegation zone if they secure three points and other results go their way. They have never lost a Premier League game against Palace (W2 D2), though this is the first such meeting since a 2-1 away win in April 1995.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary for the Premier League clash between Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace.