Nottingham Forest vs Brentford – Premier League: Live scores, updates
Nottingham Forest 0-0 Brentford – Premier League LIVE: Taiwo Awoniyi has have an early goal disallowed for hosts due to offside following a VAR check in Sunday’s sole top-flight encounter
Follow Mail Sport’s live blog for the latest scores, team news and updates from the City Ground where Nottingham Forest host Brentford in Premier League action.
Hickey denies Elanga
Despite his early booking Hickey has proven to be the equal of Elanga on the right flank, with the Scottish defender producing a solid challenge after the former Man United star had skipped past two of his teammates.
Brentford are growing into the game
Forest’s early dominance seems to have subsided here with Brentford seeing a lot more of the ball then they did during the early stages of the game.
Solid chances remain seemingly hard to come by for both teams however, with both sides yet to register a shot on target with the interval approaching.
Moussa Niakhate booked
Forest have their first yellow card of the afternoon after Niakhate is booked for bring down Jensen on Brentford’s right flank.
The free-kick is whipped in with pace but Murillo is again on hand to deny Brentford a goalscoring opportunity as he heads the ball out for a corner.
Mbeumo’s corner finds Ajer but he is unable to hit the target.
Chance for Lewis-Potter
That’s better from Brentford.
Lewis-Potter finds himself running onto a through ball in the Forest box but 21-year-old debutant Murillo does well to deny him a shooting opportunity and the ball goes out for the first Brentford corner of the afternoon.
The ensuing corner fails to meet its target and Forest clear their lines.
Chance for Elanga
Brentford’s only real chances as we reach the halfway point of the first half have been attempting to pressure Turner when the hosts play the ball back to the Arsenal goalkeeper.
Elanga again had an opporunity to put his side in front but was unable to keep his strike on target as we remain goalless.
Fans are in good voice
Brentford are second best across the park at the moment with Forest controlling possession in the early going and the crowd are in good voice supporting them at the City Ground.
A strong ball in from Sangare is denied but Forest recover the ball in the visitors’ half and continue recyling possession with Elanga at the heart of all of their attacking moves thus far.
Forest in control so far
Great feet from Hudson-Odoi as he moves inside from the left flank but the former Chelsea star’s switch is unable to find Elanga.
Forest have comfortably been the better side during this early period but can they press their advantage and take the lead?
Goal disallowed – Taiwo Awoniyi (Offside)
A strong throw from turner finds Elanga in acres of space at the half-way line. The Swede bombs forward and manages to win Forest their first corner of the game.
The corner is whipped in and Awoniyi latches onto a header at the back post and the ball is in the wet!
But the assistant’s flag is up and Forest are denied an early lead after consultation from VAR.
Awoniyi gets his first chance
Awoniyi attempts to get on the end of a long ball but Flekken responds quickly to stifle the attack from the hosts.
Brentford then launch an attack of their own but Lewis-Potter is unable to deliver his cross to the intended target.
Aaron Hickey booked early
Brentford are pressing high up the pitch in the early going, with Turner put under pressure from the off.
The American deals with the press well though, and as he kicks the ball downfield Hickey is booked for bringing down Elanga.
After a moment of silence to pay tribute to the recently deceased former Forest academy player Maddy Cusack the action gets underway at the City Ground.
Kick-off is just five minutes away!
Stay tuned for live updates from the City Ground with kick-off in the Premier League clash between Nottingham Forest and Brentford just five minutes away.
PGMOL confirm officials involved in VAR drama have been REPLACED
The fallout from the officiating controversy from Saturday’s clash between Tottenham and Liverpool continues to be felt today.
Darren England was on VAR duty at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium where he incorrectly assumed the original decision for Luis Diaz’s first-half finish had been for the goal to stand, with the mixup leading to the Reds being denied a legitmate opener.
PGMOL offered an apology to Liverpool following the incident and England, who had initially been set to serve as fourth official for today’s match, has been replaced by Craig Pawson.
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The teams are warming up
The teams are on the pitch at the City Ground as they conduct their final preperations for today’s game with kick-off now less than 25 minutes away.
Remember to stay right here for all the updates from kick-off at 2pm.
Brentford form guide
Having comfortably survived the drop in the club’s first season in the Premier League, Thomas Frank went one better in 2022-23 by guiding the club to a commendable 9th-placed finish.
The loss of last season’s top scorer Ivan Toney until January through suspension will no doubt have weaked the clubs offensive options but the Bees have once again enjoyed a solid, if unspectacular start to the campaign.
The Bees were undefeated in their first four Premier League outings but have since lost two on the bounce with Everton getting their first win of the season at the Gtech Community Stadium last weekend.
Last five games: W D D L L
Nottingham Forest form guide
After guiding Forest to Premier League safety in their return to the top flight last season, Steve Cooper again brought in several new additions throughout the summer in a bid to strengthen his squad.
Though they experienced several slumps in form, Forest recovered well during the run in and have continued their decent form into the current campaign.
An opening weekend defeat to Arsenal was followed up by a win over newly-promoted Sheffield United and a narrow defeat to Man United. The club followed that up with a win over Chelsea, draw with Burnley before being defeated by Man City last weekend.
Last five games: W L W D L
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