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  • Date:18 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:City Ground
  • Chambers (30) Chambers (30)
    Tudgay (45) Tudgay (45)
    McCleary (84)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:01 +3.01

Shot from 6 yards by Sean Scannell. Wes Morgan gets a block in.

92:01 +2.01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wes Morgan by Calvin Andrew. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

91:11 +1.11

Outswinging corner taken by Aaron Ramsey from the right by-line, Marcus Tudgay has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

87:00

Centre by Nathan Tyson.

86:25

Wilfried Zaha decides to take a short corner.

86:01

Short corner taken by Wilfried Zaha from the left by-line.

84:27

Garath McCleary finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Nottm Forest 3-0 Crystal Palace.Nathan Tyson provided the assist for the goal.

81:13

Sean Scannell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darren Ambrose. Outswinging corner taken by Aaron Ramsey, Garath McCleary on for Paul Anderson. Clearance made by Claude Davis.

80:50

Nathan Tyson produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Claude Davis gets a block in.

79:55

Darren Ambrose takes the outswinging corner, save by Lee Camp.

78:11

Corner taken by Chris Gunter, Ryan Bertrand has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

77:55

Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

77:22

Calvin Andrew is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Chambers.

76:38

Nathan Tyson replaces Lewis McGugan.

73:23

Aaron Ramsey joins the action as a substitute, replacing Radoslaw Majewski.

73:13

Radoslaw Majewski takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

70:34

Alassane N'Diaye concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Gunter. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

65:27

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan, Marcus Tudgay fouled by Darren Ambrose, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lewis McGugan from left wing.

65:23

Lewis McGugan crosses the ball, blocked by Claude Davis.

64:23

Paul Anderson takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

62:59

Pablo Counago leaves the field to be replaced by Calvin Andrew. Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, save by Lee Camp.

62:24

Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose to the near post, Patrick McCarthy takes a shot. Ryan Bertrand manages to make a clearance.

62:19

The ball is swung over by Nathaniel Clyne, blocked by Ryan Bertrand.

60:22

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan, Luke Chambers has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

59:43

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lewis McGugan, Shot by Luke Chambers from 6 yards. Save made by Julian Speroni.

58:54

Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. David Wright gets a block in.

56:56

Robert Earnshaw is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Claude Davis takes the indirect free kick.

56:32

Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

55:18

The ball is delivered by Lewis McGugan, Claude Davis makes a clearance.

54:19

Effort on goal by Wilfried Zaha from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

52:30

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

51:55

Patrick McCarthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Tudgay. Radoslaw Majewski restarts play with the free kick.

49:50

Alassane N'Diaye fouled by Luke Chambers, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Ambrose.

45:34

Marcus Tudgay scores a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 2-0 Crystal Palace.Assist by Guy Moussi.

45:01

(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Wilfried Zaha coming on for Andy Dorman.

40:34

Outswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line, clearance made by Claude Davis.

37:38

The ball is swung over by Chris Gunter, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.

34:24

Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. Blocked by Julian Speroni.

32:24

Patrick McCarthy is caught offside. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

32:03

Pablo Counago fouled by Wes Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Owen Garvan.

30:53

Luke Chambers finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Nottm Forest 1-0 Crystal Palace.Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line, assist by Lewis McGugan.

30:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan played to the near post, clearance by Claude Davis.

29:55

Lewis McGugan delivers the ball, Nathaniel Clyne manages to make a clearance.

28:52

Unfair challenge on Robert Earnshaw by Claude Davis results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Lewis McGugan from left wing, clearance made by Neil Danns.

28:12

Foul by Marcus Tudgay on Julian Speroni, free kick awarded. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.

25:58

Inswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan, save by Julian Speroni.

24:19

Effort on goal by Robert Earnshaw from 25 yards. Save by Julian Speroni.

22:56

Chris Gunter concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Ambrose. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

18:48

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Darren Ambrose, Lewis McGugan makes a clearance.

18:43

Owen Garvan produces a cross, Ryan Bertrand gets a block in.

15:54

Alassane N'Diaye concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis McGugan. Ryan Bertrand takes the direct free kick.

14:47

Shot from just outside the area by Nathaniel Clyne goes over the bar.

14:19

The ball is swung over by Chris Gunter, Neil Danns manages to make a clearance.

14:15

Lewis McGugan delivers the ball.

13:48

Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

12:57

The ball is delivered by Chris Gunter, clearance made by Claude Davis.

8:31

Robert Earnshaw takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

6:36

Shot by Lewis McGugan from 35 yards. Save by Julian Speroni.

4:53

Pablo Counago sends in a cross, Lee Camp makes a save.

3:15

Radoslaw Majewski concedes a free kick for a foul on Owen Garvan. Patrick McCarthy takes the direct free kick.

The game kicks-off.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The referee gets the second half started.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Duo return to boost Forest Nottingham Forest will check on captain Paul McKenna and striker Dele Adebola ahead of the visit of Crystal Palace. Midfielder McKenna has missed the last four matches with a groin injury while Adebola has been nursing the knee problem that forced him off in the defeat at Leicester on November 29 - the last time Forest played due to the snow and freezing weather conditions. Aaron Ramsey and Marcus Tudgay will hope to make their full debuts. The pair arrived at the club on loan three weeks ago. Arsenal midfielder Ramsey got a run-out as a second-half substitute against Leicester, while Sheffield Wednesday striker Tudgay was an unused sub at the Walkers Stadium. Both had been hoping to force their way into the starting line-up at Scunthorpe last weekend but the match, like the game against Bristol City the previous week, was postponed. Palace hope to welcome back Darren Ambrose and Alex Marrow. Ambrose has stepped up his training this week after missing the goalless draw against Hull with a leg injury and fellow midfielder Marrow is also close after sitting out the last two matches with an ankle problem. On-loan Hull defender Anthony Gardner returns to the squad as well, having been ineligible to face his parent club. There will be a change in attack after James Vaughan's loan spell from Everton came to an end last week. Calvin Andrew has returned from his loan at Millwall and could start, although Sean Scannell provides another option after making his first appearance of the season as a substitute against Hull following a knee injury.

Formation:442Manager: Billy Davies

Nottm Forest

Formation: 451Manager: George Burley

Crystal Palace

  • Lee Camp
  • Chris Gunter
  • Luke Chambers
  • Wes Morgan
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Paul Anderson
  • Guy Moussi
  • Radoslaw Majewski
  • Lewis McGugan
  • Robert Earnshaw
  • Marcus Tudgay
  • SUBS
  • Paul Smith
  • Kelvin Wilson
  • Nathan Tyson
  • Garath McCleary
  • Chris Cohen
  • Paul McKenna
  • Aaron Ramsey

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Match Report

Tudgay inspires invincible Forest Marcus Tudgay grabbed a debut goal as Nottingham Forest once again proved invincible at home as they hammered Crystal Palace 3-0. The Reds were last beaten in the league at the City Ground in September last year, a record stretching back 29 games, and a Crystal Palace side who had lost their previous four road trips never threatened to upset the form book. Centre-half Luke Chambers opened the scoring with a first-half header and Tudgay, making his first appearance since joining on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, grabbed the second moments after the break. Garath McCleary completed the scoring late on as Forest leapt back into the top half of the npower Championship and left the Eagles in the bottom three. The hosts set about Palace from the first whistle and livewire midfielder Lewis McGugan was twice denied by visiting keeper Julian Speroni in the opening stages, the Argentinian parrying his long-range snap-shot before beating out a fierce angled drive. Rob Earnshaw also fired over and had the ball pinched off his toes by Claude Davis as he was about to meet Chris Gunter's cross. Forest thought they had taken the lead after half an hour when Tudgay played in Earnshaw but the Welshman had bundled Speroni, as well as the ball, into the net. However, within two minutes they were ahead when Chambers rose highest to meet McGugan's corner with a firm header for his first goal of the season. With Palace on the ropes, Earnshaw could have immediately doubled the lead when he ran onto Radoslaw Majewski's through-ball but Speroni was quickly out of his goal and blocked the shot. Despite the constant pressure the Eagles held out until half-time, only to press the self-destruct button 35 seconds after the restart. Tudgay was allowed to latch onto a long clearance from Guy Moussi and Speroni found himself in no man's land as the striker lobbed the ball over him and into the net. Forest could have had more but for Speroni, who smothered Earnshaw's effort on the line and pulled off a stunning one-handed save from Chambers' volley. From the resulting corner Chambers planted a header narrowly wide before Speroni came to Palace's rescue again by beating away Paul Anderson's shot. Forest, in cruise control, were able to hand another late run-out to on-loan Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey as he builds up his fitness following his broken leg. A cute backheel from the Welsh youngster almost set up Nathan Tyson but his shot was deflected wide. But the third goal finally came when Tyson teed up his fellow substitute McCleary to fire home six minutes from the end.

Form Guide

    LDWDWL
  • Nottm Forest
  • VS
  • Crystal Palace
  • WWLWLD

Last Meetings

  • Nottm Forest
  • 2 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 23/03/2010
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 1
  • Nottm Forest
  • 24/10/2009
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 2
  • Nottm Forest
  • 28/10/2008
  • Nottm Forest
  • 0 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 04/10/2008
  • Nottm Forest
  • 3 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 13/03/2004
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 13/12/2003

Top Scorers

Nottm Forest

  • L McGugan 8
  • D Blackstock 4
  • R Majewski 2
  • P McKenna 1
  • R Earnshaw 1
  • C Cohen 1
  • D McGoldrick 1
  • P Anderson 1

Crystal Palace

  • J Vaughan 4
  • D Ambrose 3
  • O Garvan 3
  • PG Counago 2
  • N Danns 2
  • A Gardner 1
  • J Bennett 1
  • A Dorman 1
  • K Cadogan 1
  • W Zaha 1

Goals

Nottm Forest

    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 21
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 41
    • Goals per game 24
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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