Forest beat Palace to equal record

Nottingham Forest beat Crystal Palace 2-0 to keep their promotion hopes alive with a club-record equalling 12th successive home league win.

Last Updated: 23/03/10 at 22:52 Post Comment

Morgan: Celebrates his goal for Forest

Morgan: Celebrates his goal for Forest

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Wes Morgan and substitute Nathan Tyson scored the goals as Billy Davies' side matched the figures for consecutive City Ground victories set under the legendary Brian Clough 30 years ago.

Palace were reduced in number when Matthew Lawrence was sent off for deliberate handball six minutes into the second half.

However, the south London club would have snatched a point soon afterwards but for the agility of Lee Camp. Darren Ambrose's free-kick was heading for the top corner but the Forest keeper tipped the ball over the crossbar.

The win moved the Reds to within five points of second-placed West Brom who host Coventry on Wednesday night, while Palace remain in the relegation zone.

Both sides made one change to their starting line-up. James Perch suffered an ankle injury at the weekend so Luke Chambers was recalled in defence for Forest. On his return to the City Ground, Palace boss Paul Hart brought in Stern John for Nick Carle.

The former Forest boss suffered an early setback when Danny Butterfield pulled up with an injury after just five minutes. Sean Scannell replaced him.

In a first-half of very few chances, Palace keeper Julian Speroni was called into action soon afterwards to tip Anderson's long-range effort around a post and Robert Earnshaw shot into the side-netting after allowing the ball to run away from him.

At the other end, Camp pushed a fiercely-struck Ambrose free-kick away for a corner.

It looked like the first 45 minutes would finish goalless until Morgan belied his position as a centre-half by stroking the ball into the top corner from outside the area following good work down the left-hand side by Anderson.

Some sloppy Palace play almost saw Forest extend their lead at the start of the second half. A long ball forward sent Dexter Blackstock clear but rather than shoot he opted to pass to his striker partner Earnshaw whose effort was blocked.

Lawrence received his marching orders after he misjudged the bounce of the ball and prevented Earnshaw from racing through on goal.

But Palace responded well to the sending off and only a fine save from Camp to deny Ambrose kept Davies' side ahead.

Tyson replaced Earnshaw in the 80th minute and after little more than 60 seconds he settled the game. Camp collected a cross and immediately released Anderson down the left before Tyson converted his cross from six yards out.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

There are no results at present.

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Birmingham 0 0 0
2 Blackburn 0 0 0
3 Blackpool 0 0 0
4 Bolton 0 0 0
5 Bournemth 0 0 0
6 Brentford 0 0 0
7 Brighton 0 0 0
8 Cardiff 0 0 0
9 Charlton 0 0 0
10 Derby 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0
12 Huddersfld 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0
14 Leeds 0 0 0
15 Middlesbro' 0 0 0
16 Millwall 0 0 0
17 Norwich 0 0 0
18 N Forest 0 0 0
19 Reading 0 0 0
20 Rotherham 0 0 0
21 Sheff Wed 0 0 0
22 Watford 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0

Updated Mon, 14 Jul 2014

Footer 365

Transfer news: Southampton sign Ryan Bertrand on season-long loan from Chelsea

Southampton have signed a replacement for Luke Shaw after capturing Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand on a season-long loan.

Indian Super League: Ex-Juventus and Monaco striker David Trezeguet joins FC Pune City

World Cup winner David Trezeguet has been unveiled as the latest Indian Super League signing, joining FC Pune City.

Transfer news: Everton sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for £28m

Everton had to overcome a late paperwork scare to finalise the signature of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.

Mail Box

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property