West Ham vs Nottingham Forest, live! Score, live updates, how to watch, stream, videos
West Ham desperately need a win to arrest their ongoing slide in the Premier League, but Sunday’s opponent, Nottingham Forest, will be full of confidence following a season-saving victory of their own last time out.
Since the Europa League group stage began, West Ham have won just one of seven PL games after starting unbeaten with three wins from their first four games. Furthermore, David Moyes’ men have taken just one point from three games immediately following Europa League action. The Hammers picked up a crucial 1-0 victory over Olympiacos on Thursday and now they need just one point from their final two games to advance to the knockout rounds. Back home in the Premier League, though, West Ham are down to 13th, six points off a likely European place in 7th.
As for Nottingham Forest, last weekend’s 2-0 victory over red-hot Aston Villa came as a bit of a surprise for a side that was winless in their last six PL fixtures. Though they have only won three times now this season, Steve Cooper’s side has also only been beaten four times (by an incredible list of top clubs — Arsenal, Manchester Untied, Manchester City and Liverpool). The draws can often be frustrating for a side in the bottom half of the table, but for Forest they could instead be indicative of something much better to come shortly.
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Forest are level just before the break. Sangare wins the ball back, feeds Morgan Gibbs-White and his shot is pushed out and Awoniyi is on hand to tap home.
That is a sensational stop. Toffolo whips in a lovely cross from the left which finds Awoniyi at the back post and his header looks certain to hit the back of the net but Areola saves and West Ham clear the loose ball. Brilliant save from Areola.
What a start for the Hammers as Dominguez gives the ball away and Paqueta runs towards goal and fires it into the bottom corner. Perfect start for West Ham. Worst possible start for Forest and Steve Cooper looks to to the heavens.