Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham: Cooper’s Forest secure win in first home match of the season

Nottingham Forest vs West Ham United
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Nottingham Forest strolled past West Ham United with a 1-0 win on Sunday at the City Ground. Both sides came from defeats in their previous league game. Forest were looking forward to meeting again, following a previous defeat to Newcastle United. The Hammers lost 2-0 in the last match they played against Manchester City. As the table looks today, Forest are in 10th place in the table and have 3 points while The Hammers sit in 19th with 0 points after 2 matches.

Forest started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with a goal from Taiwo Awoniyi just before halftime Both teams unable to deliver anything further, the score remained at 1-0 at full time.

Both teams used all available substitutes. Substitutions for Forest included Sam Surridge, Steve Cook and Cafu for Taiwo Awoniyi, Moussa Niakhate and Orel Mangala, repectively, The Hammers replaced Manuel Lanzini, Gianluca Scamacca and Maxwel Cornet with Pablo Fornals, Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen.

There were bookings for Scott McKenna, Dean Henderson, Brennan Johnson and Sam Surridge from Forest. For The Hammers, Declan Rice saw yellow.

Forest will next travel to Everton, while The Hammers will face Brighton & Hove Albion at home.

Technical card:
Nottingham Forest:Dean Henderson, Joe Worrall, Moussa Niakhate (Steve Cook, min.79), Scott McKenna, Neco Williams, Orel Mangala (Cafu, min.84), Lewis O’Brien, Harry Toffolo, Brennan Johnson, Jesse Lingard and Taiwo Awoniyi (Sam Surridge, min.72)
West Ham United:Lukasz Fabianski, Vladimir Coufal, Aaron Cresswell, Kurt Zouma, Ben Johnson, Jarrod Bowen (Maxwel Cornet, min.85), Said Benrahma, Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice, Pablo Fornals (Manuel Lanzini, min.68) and Michail Antonio (Gianluca Scamacca, min.68)
Stadium:the City Ground
Goals:Taiwo Awoniyi (1-0, min. 45)