Nottingham Forest set Championship season record in win over Bournemouth

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Nottingham Forest set a Championship season record with their win over Bournemouth.

Nottingham Forest became the team with the lowest possession percentage in the Championship this season to win a game.

The side managed only 24 per cent of possession against Bournemouth, but still managed to hold on for an impressive 2-1 victory.

Here is a look at the records of teams this season which have won games in the division with the lowest possession percentage.

  MatchPossession Percentage
Forest Forest vs Bournemouth 24%
Cardiff Watford vs Cardiff 28%
Rotherham Rotherham vs Wolves 33%
Birmingham Birmingham vs Reading 34%
Huddersfield Reading vs Huddersfield 34%
Ipswich Ipswich vs Fulham 34%
Ipswich Brentford vs Ipswich 34%
Birmingham Forest vs Birmingham 35%

24 per cent is the lowest any team has had this season even those which have drawn or lost, with it equalled by Blackpool in a match against Fulham.

Forest won the game through goals from Jamaal Lascelles and Henri Lansbury, making it two wins out of two against Bournemouth this season.

Their impressive run under new boss Dougie Freedman continues, unbeaten in their last five games, winning four of them. The victory keeps them in ninth place, but they are 12 points off the play-offs.

Freedman told Forest's website: "That was a victory born out of desire and concentration – that’s why we got the win, and I’m ever so pleased. It looked like we enjoyed defending, closing down and getting amongst them.

"In the end we were the team that scored two goals, we were the team who had chances knocked off the line."

Forest were always going to need to find different ways to win games without the injured Britt Assombalonga, but it remains to be seen if they can get away with repeating displays like the one against Bournemouth week in and week out.

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