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  • Date:12 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:City Ground
  • Attendance:19,411
  • McGoldrick (72) McGoldrick (90)

Live Commentary

92:09 +2.09

A goal is scored by David McGoldrick from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. Nottm Forest 2-0 Burnley.Robert Earnshaw provided the assist for the goal.


Lewis McGugan decides to take the corner short.


Paul Konchesky produces a cross, Michael Duff manages to make a clearance.


Jack Cork crosses the ball, Chris Iwelumo takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.


Andre Bikey leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Thompson. Wes Morgan challenges Chris Iwelumo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross Wallace produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Paul McKenna.


Luke Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Duff. Direct free kick taken by Tyrone Mears.


Chris Gunter on for Brendan Moloney.


Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan.


Lewis McGugan has a drilled shot. Brian Jensen makes a save.


Chris Iwelumo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wade Elliott.


The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Duff.


Ross Wallace produces a cross, Lee Camp makes a save.


A cross is delivered by Robert Earnshaw, clearance by Tyrone Mears.


David McGoldrick fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-0 Burnley.Lewis McGugan provided the assist for the goal.


Michael Duff receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Michael Duff challenges Lewis McGugan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lewis McGugan.


Guy Moussi goes off and Radoslaw Majewski comes on. David McGoldrick on for Marcus Tudgay.


Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan, Wes Morgan has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.


The ball is swung over by Garath McCleary, blocked by Daniel Fox.


Dean Marney takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.


Robert Earnshaw has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.


Booking for Daniel Fox for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Daniel Fox on Brendan Moloney, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Wes Morgan.


Ross Wallace joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Eagles.


Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. Save by Brian Jensen.


The ball is sent over by Brendan Moloney, clearance by Andre Bikey.


Chris Eagles gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Konchesky. Lee Camp takes the free kick.


Garath McCleary takes a shot. Brian Jensen makes a save.


The ball is delivered by Brendan Moloney, save by Brian Jensen.


Guy Moussi produces a cross, clearance made by Andre Bikey.


Robert Earnshaw takes a shot.


Tyrone Mears gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Chambers. Lewis McGugan has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Brian Jensen.


A cross is delivered by Lewis McGugan, Brian Jensen makes a save.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Earnshaw on Tyrone Mears. Brian Jensen takes the direct free kick.


Paul Konchesky goes into the book. Paul Konchesky concedes a free kick for a foul on Tyrone Mears. Direct free kick taken by Brian Jensen.


The ball is swung over by Paul Konchesky, clearance by Michael Duff.


The referee shows Andre Bikey a yellow card. Andre Bikey concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Earnshaw. Lewis McGugan takes the direct free kick.


Marcus Tudgay produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

46:03 +1.03

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Brian Jensen.


Centre by Brendan Moloney.


Lewis McGugan has an effort at goal. Save by Brian Jensen.


The ball is delivered by Guy Moussi, clearance by Michael Duff.


Corner taken by Lewis McGugan.


Marcus Tudgay concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Duff. Brian Jensen restarts play with the free kick.


Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daniel Fox.


Foul by Michael Duff on Lewis McGugan, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lewis McGugan.


Marvin Bartley receives a red card for serious foul play. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Chambers by Marvin Bartley. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.


Corner taken by Daniel Fox, save made by Lee Camp.


Chris Eagles produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Save made by Lee Camp.


Shot from long range by Garath McCleary goes wide of the left-hand post.


The assistant referee signals for offside against Nathan Delfouneso. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.


Paul McKenna fouled by Wade Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Chambers.


Wes Morgan challenges Marvin Bartley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wade Elliott takes the free kick.


Guy Moussi challenges Marvin Bartley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andre Bikey takes the free kick.


Daniel Fox produces a cross, save by Lee Camp.


The ball is crossed by Nathan Delfouneso, Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.


Lewis McGugan concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Marney. Daniel Fox takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Forest to monitor Lynch Nottingham Forest will check on Joel Lynch as they prepare to get their play-off challenge back on track against top-six rivals Burnley at the City Ground. Full-back Lynch failed to last the distance against Reading, limping out of Saturday`s incredible 4-3 defeat after 66 minutes due to a thigh problem. With Chris Cohen serving the second game of a three-match ban and Paul Anderson still receiving treatment for the rib injury he sustained against Leeds at the start of the month, boss Billy Davies will hope Paul McKenna can return to boost numbers in midfield. Club captain McKenna could come back into the reckoning after a two-match absence with a groin problem. Nine games without a win has seen Forest fall out of the play-off positions to eighth, four points adrift of a coveted top-six spot. Burnley could be boosted by the return of Jack Cork. The on-loan Chelsea midfielder, 21, returned to Stamford Bridge to undergo medical tests after suffering heart palpitations while on England Under-21 duty against Iceland on March 28. Cork subsequently missed Burnley's home defeat to Ipswich and the 4-0 reverse at Leicester. However, he has returned to Turf Moor and trained with Eddie Howe's squad ahead on Monday. Goalkeeper Brian Jensen made his first start since October at the expense of Lee Grant on Saturday and will hope to keep his place. Strikers Charlie Austin and Martin Paterson remain sidelined but midfielder Chris McCann is edging closer to a first-team return and left-back Danny Fox is available after a two-match ban.

Formation:442Manager: Billy Davies

Nottm Forest

Formation: 433Manager: Eddie Howe


  • Lee Camp
  • Brendan Moloney
  • Luke Chambers
  • Wes Morgan
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Garath McCleary
  • Paul McKenna
  • Guy Moussi
  • Lewis McGugan
  • Robert Earnshaw
  • Marcus Tudgay
  • SUBS
  • Karl Darlow
  • Dele Adebola
  • Chris Gunter
  • David McGoldrick
  • Kris Boyd
  • Radoslaw Majewski
  • Julian Bennett



Match Report

McGoldrick brace sinks Clarets David McGoldrick was the hero as Nottingham Forest re-ignited their play-off push with a 2-0 win at the expense of 10-man Burnley at the City Ground. The substitute's second-half double ensured Forest claimed their first win in 10 matches to move within one point of sixth-placed Leeds. Following a dull opening quarter, the game exploded into life when Chris Eagles spurned a clear cut opportunity to put Burnley in front. However, the visitors were reduced to 10 men after 32 minutes when Marvin Bartley was harshly red-carded for a rash challenge on Luke Chambers. That was all the motivation Forest needed and they dominated the game thereafter, with Lewis McGugan and Robert Earnshaw forcing Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen into action. Their persistence was rewarded when McGoldrick found the back of the net after capitalising on poor defending 17 minutes from time. And he wrapped up the win in injury-time with a first-time shot after being teed up by Earnshaw. Forest were automatic promotion challengers a couple of months ago but a winless run of nine games had seen them slip outside the play-off places and they made four changes to the line-up that suffered a 4-3 defeat to Reading on Saturday. The Clarets are another team who have fallen away recently and boss Eddie Howe responded to their 4-0 humbling at Leicester by making three changes. With both sides' defensive frailties on show at the weekend, it was understandable that neither team seemed keen to take a chance in the opening exchanges. From out of nowhere, though, Eagles should have put the visitors in front on the half-hour mark. The ball bobbled off Nathan Delfouneso's back and into the path of the on-rushing Eagles, whose shot was denied by the trailing legs of Forest keeper Lee Camp. The midfielder's failure to find the net took on added significance when Burnley midfielder Bartley received a straight red card for a rash challenge on Chambers two minutes later. The decision did appear to be rather harsh, although the hosts could not force the initiative and the score remained goalless at half-time. Marcus Tudgay struck narrowly wide, while Chambers narrowly failed to get on the end of McGugan's free-kick as Forest, buoyed by their one man advantage, came out all guns blazing after the interval. McGugan's 20-yard free-kick was magnificently palmed away by Brian Jensen and although it fell into the path of Earnshaw, the striker could only head against the crossbar. It seemed only a matter of time before the Burnley goal was breached and Jensen was called upon again to save at the feet of Earnshaw after he had brought down Paul McKenna's header over the top. However, their persistence finally paid off when McGoldrick opened the scoring in the 73rd minute. McGugan's drilled left-wing free-kick was insufficiently cleared by the Burnley defence and McGoldrick turned and slotted home. McGugan's fierce 20-yard strike brought another great save from Jensen but McGoldrick ensured the win in the third minute of injury time. With the Burnley defence stretched, Earnshaw broke away before squaring the ball to McGoldrick, who fired past Jensen.

Form Guide

  • Nottm Forest
  • VS
  • Burnley

Last Meetings

  • Burnley
  • 1 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 07/08/2010
  • Burnley
  • 5 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 14/03/2009
  • Nottm Forest
  • 1 - 2
  • Burnley
  • 13/09/2008
  • Nottm Forest
  • 1 - 0
  • Burnley
  • 23/04/2005
  • Burnley
  • 1 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 13/11/2004
  • Nottm Forest
  • 1 - 1
  • Burnley
  • 17/03/2004

Top Scorers

Nottm Forest

  • L McGugan 9
  • R Earnshaw 7
  • M Tudgay 5
  • D Blackstock 4
  • L Chambers 3
  • D Adebola 2
  • C Cohen 2
  • D McGoldrick 2
  • P Anderson 2
  • G McCleary 2
  • R Majewski 2
  • P McKenna 1
  • P Konchesky 1
  • N Tyson 1
  • K Boyd 1
  • W Morgan 1


  • J Rodriguez 12
  • C Iwelumo 11
  • C Eagles 4
  • R Wallace 3
  • D Marney 3
  • JF Cork 3
  • S Thompson 2
  • AS Bikey 2
  • M Paterson 2
  • C Carlisle 1
  • T Mears 1
  • B Easton 1
  • N Delfouneso 1


Nottm Forest

    • Total goals 95
    • Goals per game 52
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 97
    • Goals per game 54
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins