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  • Date:10 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:City Ground
  • Attendance:21,405
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dexter Blackstock on Jonathan Parr. Jonathan Parr restarts play with the free kick. Dexter Blackstock is booked.

94mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Glenn Murray. Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick.

93mins

A cross is delivered by Andy Reid, Julian Speroni makes a save.

91mins

Centre by Greg Cunningham, Dexter Blackstock takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

89mins

Shot from just outside the area by Kagisho Dikgacoi goes over the bar.

87mins

The referee gives a free kick against Jermaine Easter for handball. Luke Chambers takes the free kick.

86mins

Lewis McGugan takes a shot from 20 yards. Save made by Julian Speroni.

85mins

Glenn Murray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

85mins

Foul by Dexter Blackstock on Patrick McCarthy, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

84mins

Garath McCleary crosses the ball, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.

82mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lewis McGugan, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Luke Chambers misses to the left of the goal.

82mins

Outswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan, clearance by Jonathan Parr.

82mins

Greg Cunningham produces a cross, Jonathan Parr gets a block in.

81mins

Jermaine Easter replaces Sean Scannell.

81mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Wilfried Zaha clears the bar.

80mins

A cross is delivered by Andy Reid.

78mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Reid from the right by-line, Lewis McGugan has a headed effort from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

77mins

Kagisho Dikgacoi comes on in place of Stuart O'Keefe.

75mins

Foul by Patrick McCarthy on Dexter Blackstock, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Lewis McGugan from the free kick.

72mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Stuart O'Keefe. Lewis McGugan on for Paul Anderson. Dexter Blackstock replaces Radoslaw Majewski. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Guy Moussi. Guy Moussi is booked. Sean Scannell crosses the ball in from the free kick.

69mins

Booking for Glenn Murray for unsporting behaviour.

69mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

68mins

The ball is sent over by Glenn Murray.

67mins

Glenn Murray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick.

66mins

Glenn Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guy Moussi. Greg Cunningham takes the direct free kick.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mile Jedinak on Andy Reid. Direct free kick taken by Andy Reid.

63mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Reid, Sean Scannell manages to make a clearance.

63mins

Garath McCleary crosses the ball, save made by Julian Speroni.

61mins

Sean Scannell fouled by Garath McCleary, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Parr takes the free kick.

60mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by David Wright goes wide left of the goal.

60mins

Luke Chambers is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by David Wright.

59mins

The ball is sent over by Greg Cunningham, Marcus Tudgay takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

56mins

Glenn Murray gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 0-1 Crystal Palace.Assist by Wilfried Zaha.

54mins

Wilfried Zaha fouled by Jonathan Greening, the ref awards a free kick. Sean Scannell takes the free kick. Wilfried Zaha is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Greg Cunningham goes into the referee's book. Booking for Jonathan Greening for unsporting behaviour.

51mins

Corner taken by Andy Reid from the left by-line, save by Julian Speroni.

51mins

Garath McCleary produces a cross, Nathaniel Clyne gets a block in.

50mins

Jonathan Greening produces a cross, save by Julian Speroni.

49mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Greening from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Glenn Murray.

49mins

Unfair challenge on Marcus Tudgay by Jonathan Parr results in a free kick. Andy Reid takes the free kick.

48mins

Effort on goal by Radoslaw Majewski from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

48mins

Chris Gunter produces a cross.

47mins

Mile Jedinak takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jonathan Greening.

46mins

Glenn Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Guy Moussi. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

46mins

Andy Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha. Direct free kick taken by Sean Scannell, Effort from 12 yards by Anthony Gardner. Save by Lee Camp.

43mins

Nathaniel Clyne delivers the ball, Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.

41mins

Unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Guy Moussi results in a free kick. David Wright takes the direct free kick.

37mins

Foul by Mile Jedinak on Greg Cunningham, free kick awarded. Mile Jedinak is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Andy Reid, Glenn Murray manages to make a clearance.

33mins

The ball is delivered by Garath McCleary.

33mins

Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.

29mins

Jonathan Greening is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Nathaniel Clyne restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

Foul by Anthony Gardner on Marcus Tudgay, free kick awarded. Andy Reid restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Jonathan Greening takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Nathaniel Clyne.

24mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Reid, clearance by Anthony Gardner.

23mins

Garath McCleary has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Julian Speroni.

20mins

Andy Reid is brought on as a substitute for Wes Morgan.

15mins

Jonathan Greening takes the inswinging corner, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.

15mins

Garath McCleary takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wilfried Zaha gets a block in.

14mins

Luke Chambers takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.

14mins

Guy Moussi has an effort at goal.

13mins

Corner taken by Jonathan Greening played to the near post, Glenn Murray manages to make a clearance.

13mins

Effort on goal by Paul Anderson from 18 yards. Blocked by Anthony Gardner.

11mins

Unfair challenge on Wes Morgan by Glenn Murray results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

8mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Greening by Glenn Murray. Jonathan Greening restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Radoslaw Majewski on Jonathan Parr. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

4mins

Wes Morgan fouled by Mile Jedinak, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.

4mins

Shot by Glenn Murray. Save by Lee Camp.

3mins

Chris Gunter sends in a cross, clearance by Anthony Gardner.

2mins

Centre by Marcus Tudgay, David Wright makes a clearance.

Match Preview

Cotterill to stick with same XI Manager Steve Cotterill could name an unchanged side when Nottingham Forest host Carling Cup semi-finalists Crystal Palace at the City Ground. Cotterill felt his team deserved more for their performance against Brighton last weekend, when an injury-time goal by Will Buckley gave the south coast club a 1-0 victory. Midfielder Andy Reid is available again after serving a one-match suspension. Dexter Blackstock is a step nearer to a return from a long-term knee injury after the striker played 76 minutes for the reserves in midweek. Full-back Joel Lynch (groin) and striker Ishmael Miller (foot) both missed the trip to Brighton through injury and it remains to be seen whether they will be involved as Forest look to halt a three-game losing run in the npower Championship. Jonathan Parr and Dekel Keinan have added to Crystal Palace's injury problems. Norwegian full-back Parr missed Tuesday night's defeat at Barnsley with a tight muscle and on-loan Cardiff centre-half Keinan had to go off at half-time after twisting his ankle. Left-back Dean Moxey (knee) and winger Sean Scannell (thigh) were already sidelined with the injuries they picked up during last week's famous Carling Cup win at Manchester United and face another couple of weeks out. Jonathan Williams (broken leg), Alex Marrow (ankle) and Lee Hills (knee) make up Palace's crowded treatment room as their hectic schedule - the Forest trip will be their fourth game in 10 days - catches up with them.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Cotterill

Nottm Forest

Formation: 451Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

  • Lee Camp
  • Chris Gunter
  • Wes Morgan
  • Luke Chambers
  • Greg Cunningham
  • Paul Anderson
  • Guy Moussi
  • Jonathan Greening
  • Radoslaw Majewski
  • Marcus Tudgay
  • Garath McCleary
  • SUBS
  • Paul Smith
  • Lewis McGugan
  • Andy Reid
  • Dexter Blackstock
  • Robbie Findley

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Match Report

Murray deepens Forest woes Glenn Murray condemned a misfiring Nottingham Forest to a fourth straight npower Championship defeat with his fifth goal of the as Crystal Palace secured a 1-0 triumph. The City Ground club remain firmly rooted in the relegation zone as their inability to score extended to a fourth consecutive league game. Despite enjoying the better of play in the first half, Steve Cotterill`s men were unable to make the breakthrough, with Murray`s pinpoint strike 10 minutes after the break proving sufficient to give the Eagles a much-needed first win in eight games. In a first period devoid of clear-cut chances, Murray carved out a solid opportunity with only four minutes played. With the ball pushed forward after Julian Speroni's long kick, Murray dug out a 25-yard drive that Lee Camp could only parry at full stretch. Forest responded through Paul Anderson, the ex-Hull trainee drilling with force at an unguarded Speroni, only for Anthony Gardner to make a brave block. Cotterill`s charges, restricted to long shots by the wary Palace defence, could have been celebrating in the 15th minute if not for the good work of Wilfried Zaha. Garath McCleary looked up to pick his spot from distance, but Zaha intercepted his ripping strike to diffuse the danger. The hosts suffered an early setback when Wes Morgan went down injured in the 20th minute, Andy Reid his replacement. Unabashed by the unforeseen change, McCleary summoned up another dangerous drive, this time after surging down the left wing, but Speroni was on hand to punch the ball clear. Eagles manager Dougie Freedman, who spent two seasons as a player at the City Ground, kept faith with the containment strategy after the break that had kept his side alive in the first half. With the onus on the Reds to push forward for a win that would propel them out of the relegation zone, Freedman's sole concern was avoiding a fourth consecutive league defeat on the road. Cotterill, therefore, placed the emphasis on exploiting set-pieces, and first half substitute Reid nearly caught Speroni unaware with a wildly swinging corner. But when Lee Camp's goal kick fell short to a lurking Zaha, the 19-year-old weaved down the right channel to pick out Murray in the penalty box. The former Brighton frontman twisted to put his weight behind a clinical strike which beat Camp to break the deadlock. With a first victory in eight games in sight, the Eagles continued to squeeze the home forwards into conceding possession. Lewis McGugan and Dexter Blackstock, making his first appearance since November last year, were introduced for Anderson and Radoslaw Majewski with 20 minutes remaining in a last throw of the dice. The tactical switch almost paid dividends in the 77th minute as McGugan rose to meet another inswinging Reid corner but he glanced narrowly over the crossbar. Zaha miscued high and wide as the game entered the final phases, with Forest captain Luke Chambers heading harmlessly off target at the other end. And Blackstock was denied a dream return to action when Speroni plucked his bullet header out of the air in added time. end M

Form Guide

    WLWLLL
  • Nottm Forest
  • VS
  • Crystal Palace
  • DLLDDL

Last Meetings

  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 3
  • Nottm Forest
  • 07/05/2011
  • Nottm Forest
  • 3 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 18/12/2010
  • 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

Top Scorers

Nottm Forest

  • M Tudgay 3
  • I Miller 3
  • R Findley 2
  • R Majewski 2
  • G Boateng 1
  • W Morgan 1
  • M Derbyshire 1
  • L McGugan 1
  • J Lynch 1
  • C Gunter 1

Crystal Palace

  • J Easter 3
  • G Murray 3
  • S Scannell 3
  • D Ambrose 2
  • P McCarthy 2
  • W Zaha 2
  • C Martin 1
  • J Parr 1

Goals

Nottm Forest

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 18
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 20
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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