Date: 1st January 2019 at 5:15pm
Written by:
Nottingham Forest
4 – 2
Leeds United

City Ground

Championship

1/01/2019 3:00 pm

Attendance: 29530

Referee: England

Nottingham Forest Leeds United
Colback (5, 69), Murphy (72), Osborn (76) Clarke (52), Alioski (64)
Pantilimon Peacock-Farrell
Darikwa
 
Ayling
Hefele 5 Jansson
Fox Phillips
 
Robinson
 
Douglas 78
Yacob Forshaw
Colback Harrison 45
Cash Hernandez
Antunes Carvalho Klich
Lolley 65 Alioski
Murphy 94 Roofe

Substitutes

Guedioura 5 Roberts 78
Osborn 65 Huffer
Steele Baker
Janko Davis
Yates Shackleton
Bastiao Dias Clarke 45
Appiah 94 Halme

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 13
6 On Target 7
6 Corners 8
13 Fouls 13
2 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 1
37 % 63

Following defeat to Hull City in the final game of 2018, Leeds United were looking to bounce back to winning ways in the opening fixture of 2019 against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

Despite the last defeat, the opening half of the Championship campaign has been very bright for manager Marcelo Bielsa’s side, and the performance against Hull only lacked goals from our point of view mainly but the hosts did cause a shock when they took the lead five minutes into the first half.

Leeds were more than in the game though and second-half goals from Jack Clarke and Ezgjan Alioski swung the advantage in our favour but that’s where it went slightly wrong.

Forest scored three times in seven odd minutes to take a 4-2 lead as the game came to an end and despite our best efforts, we couldn’t find a way back.

Disappointing, but given how the game played out few can doubt we were good value for a point and the players gave their all so I think manager Marcelo Bielsa will be taking the positives and we do remain top of the Championship table as Norwich slipped up again.

 

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