Nottingham Forest 2-1 Norwich City: Late winner for hosts

Nottingham Forest 2 - 1 Norwich City

  • 16" Jonny Howson
  • 85" Britt Assombalonga
  • 93" Michail Antonio

Ref: Andy Madley
Attendance: 24,783

Forest City Ground

Nottingham Forest returned to winning ways in the Championship with a 2-1 comeback victory over Norwich City at the City Ground on Saturday.

Tom Ince had the first chance of the match in the 10th minute, but his left-footed shot from the right side of the Norwich box went wide.

Then six minutes later, Norwich opened the scoring through Jonny Howson, who scored from inside the Forest penalty box after being teed up by Russell Martin.

Britt Assombalonga and Michail Antonio came close to equalising for Forest in the latter stages of the first half.

Norwich had a couple of early chances in the second half, before Assombalonga came close for Forest again.

Both sides had chances as the second half progressed but it was Forest who took one of theirs, Assombalonga turning in Matty Fryatt’s cross five minutes from full time.

There was yet more drama to come at City Ground, as Forest scored a late winner. Assombalonga was the architect of the goal as he released Michail Antonio to score in the third minute of injury time.

Statistics

Nottingham Forest

Norwich City

Possession

46.5%
53.5%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Nottingham Forest

  • Karl Darlow
  • Jamaal Lascelles
  • Jack Hunt
  • Michael Mancienne
  • Daniel Harding
  • Michail Antonio
  • Ben Osborn
  • Robert Tesche
  • Tom Ince
  • Matty Fryatt
  • Britt Assombalonga

Substitutes

  • Jamie Paterson
  • Dexter Blackstock
  • Danny Collins
  • Chris Burke
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Dorus de Vries
  • Eric Lichaj

Norwich City

  • John Ruddy
  • Russell Martin
  • Michael Turner
  • Martin Olsson
  • Carlos CuĂ©llar
  • Gary O'Neil
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Alexander Tettey
  • Jonny Howson
  • Cameron Jerome
  • Lewis Grabban

Substitutes

  • Kyle Lafferty
  • Jos Hooiveld
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Gary Hooper
  • Josh Murphy
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Declan Rudd

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