Nottingham Forest v West Ham LIVE: Premier League result, final score & reaction as Forest seal memorable win

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Nottingham Forest won their first Premier League home game for 23 years with a 1-0 success over West Ham.

The City Ground had not hosted a top-flight match since 1999 and Taiwo Awoniyi ensured it was a winning homecoming for Forest with his first-half goal. The striker, who until Saturday night was the club’s record signing this summer, bundled home from close range to become the first Forest player to score a Premier League goal since Chris Bart-Williams all those years ago.

It got them up and running after defeat at Newcastle on the opening weekend and, on this evidence, Steve Cooper’s men are going to be a welcome addition to the top flight.

However, they did have goalkeeper Dean Henderson to thank for keeping the three points as he saved Declan Rice’s second-half penalty. He also made several other saves while Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma both hit the underside of the crossbar for the luckless Hammers, with the latter also seeing an opening goal ruled out by VAR in the first half.

Follow all the reaction as Nottingham Forest beat West Ham Utd in the Premier League:

Nottingham Forest vs West Ham

  • FULL-TIME! Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

  • Forest win first home Premier League game since 1999

  • 64’ - MISSED PENALTY! Dean Henderson saves Declan Rice’s spot-kick (NOT 1-0 WHU)

  • 53’ - NO GOAL! Johnson has potential second goal for Forest ruled out for offside (NOT 1-0 WHU)

  • 45+2’ - GOAL! Awoniyi knees the ball home from close range (NOT 1-0 WHU)

  • 42’ - NO GOAL! VAR disallows Benrahma’s goal after an Antionio foul in the build-up (NOT 0-0 WHU)

Nottingham Forest FC 1 - 0 West Ham United FC

Tottenham snatch dramatic late draw with Chelsea in feisty London derby

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A new era at both clubs, a new outcome in this fixture, and some hilariously old-fashioned aggro.

A match that went against all form by finishing all square between Chelsea and Tottenham also culminated in the two managers squaring up to each other, although that almost felt an inevitable ending to an occasion that crackled with emotion and fury.

Thomas Tuchel was sent off after provoking Antonio Conte with the apparent firmness of his handshake, the absurdity of that sentence summing up what was a vintage piece of Premier League pantomime as it reaches its 30th anniversary.

Tottenham snatch dramatic late draw with Chelsea in feisty London derby

FT Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham

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This game had everything. A banging volley from Kalidu Koulibaly and a contentious equaliser that caused Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel to square-up.

Reece James scored again to send Tuchel celebrating Jose Mourinho-style down the touchline but Harry Kane levelled in the 96th minute.

Conte and Tuchel then both got sent off in a full-time handshake-related incident too.

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FT Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham

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Reece James has been directly involved in 15 goals in 28 appearances in the Premier League since the start of last season (6 goals, 9 assists), the most of any defender.

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FT Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham

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Two games into the season and Tottenham have already earned four points from losing positions. It’s impressive from Antonio Conte’s men.

Harry Kane came to the rescue today after a slow day at the office.

FT Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham

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Only Thierry Henry (43) has scored more goals in Premier League London derbies than Harry Kane (42) and only Jermain Defoe (15) has scored more 90th minute goals in the Premier League than the Tottenham forward (13).

Full-time: Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham

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90+7 mins: The match ends in a draw but the drama continues. Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel square off with each on the sidelines and have to be pulled apart.

Both managers are shown red cards which will have ramifications down the line. Another brilliant game comes to an end and the points are shared at Stamford Bridge.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham (90+6’, Kane)⚽️

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90+6 mins: Can you believe it?! Ivan Perisic swings a corner ball in from the right side and picks out Harry Kane. Kane flicks it on over to the back post and the ball hits Reece James before finishing in the back of the net.

Spurs have rescued a point!

Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham

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90+3 mins: James fouls Kane in a dangerous area and Tottenham have the chance to whip the ball into the box. Ivan Perisic is the man who floats in the cross but Chelsea get it clear and Bissouma’s follow up effort is deflected wide.

Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham

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90 mins: Six minutes of added time to play before the end of this game. That’s plenty of time for another goal. Can Spurs equalise again or will Chelsea extend their lead?

Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham

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86 mins: Conor Gallagher and Christian Pulisic are introduced with the injured N’Golo Kante and Raheem Sterling the men replaced.

Gallagher is into the action immediately. Havertz squares the ball to him and he lays it off to Mason Mount. Mount takes a touch and pulls his shot wide of the post.

Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham

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83 mins: N’Golo Kante goes down and seemingly does himself an injury. The medical staff are on the pitch for Chelsea and time is ebbing out of the game.

Thomas Tuchel looks set to make another change.

Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham

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80 mins: Yves Bissouma and Ivan Perisic are brought on by Antonio Conte to get through these final 10 minutes. Conte’s changes worked once, can Spurs get themselves another one?

Cesar Azpilicueta is also one, he’s replaced Jorginho for Chelsea.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham (77’, James)⚽️

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77 mins: Chelsea are back in front! Tottenham get caught in possession deep in their own half and N’Golo Kante comes away with the ball.

He then slide a perfect pass into the box for Raheem Sterling who draws Ben Davies out of position before laying it off to Reece James.

The space opens up for James on the right side of the penalty area and he blasts a first time effort into the back of the net!

Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham

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74 mins: Chance! Chelsea should be back in front! Reece James comes down the right wing as Chelsea step back onto the front foot. He delivers a perfect cross to Kai Havertz in the box but the forward volleys his effort wide of the right-hand post!

How’s he missed that one?

Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham

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71 mins: Antonio Conte’s celebrations in the dugout cause the Chelsea support staff to respond and there’s a bit of a barney that the referee has to deal with.

The goal is checked and stands but Thomas Tuchel and Conte are both shown yellow cards.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham (68’, Hojbjerg)⚽️

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68 mins: Spurs are level and it’s all kicking off! Harry Kane switches the play with a pass over to Son on the right side. He knocks the ball down to Dejan Kulusevski who brings the ball into the area and loses it to Jorginho.

Kulusevski pokes it away from the Chelsea man and Ben Davies takes over. He lays the ball off to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg who drills one at goal and beats Hugo Lloris from outside the box.

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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66 mins: Antonio Conte is issuing instructions wildly on the sidelines as Chelsea get into the box once more. Sterling flicks a cross over the six-yard area but can’t find a team-mate and Spurs boot it clear.

Kulusevski attempts to sweep down the right side but gets sandwiched between Koulibaly and Cucurella winning Tottenham a free kick.

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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63 mins: Chance! This is Spurs’ best opportunity of the game. It’s Hojbjerg, I think, who threads a pass through the Chelsea defence and plays in Harry Kane who spins off the shoulder to sneak in behind.

Kane carries the ball into the box and guides his effort across goal. He’s aiming for the far bottom corner but puts it wide by mere inches.

He can’t believe he’s missed there.

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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60 mins: Chance! Massive moment for Raheem Sterling.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek drives into the box from the right side and shifts inside. He goes past two, three defenders but can’t get a shot away from the middle of the penalty area.

The ball comes loose and Sterling collects it, he rolls the ball onto his right foot and blasts an effort over the crossbar!

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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57 mins: Antonio Conte goes to the bench and brings on Richarlison for his first outing in a Tottenham shirt. Ryan Sessegnon comes off which also may bring a change of system for Spurs.

Ben Davies will shift over to left-back and Spurs could move to a back four.

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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54 mins: Cucurella gets on the overlap and forces Romero into a sliding tackle to win a corner. It’s played short to Sterling whose pass into the middle is knocked away.

The ball comes back out to Mount who skews a crossing effort and fires the ball at Hugo Lloris. The goalkeeper is unsure whether the ball is dipping under the crossbar and has to flap it behind to avoid any embarrassment.

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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51 mins: Another free kick for Chelsea sees Reece James deliver another cross that is easily nodded clear by Spurs. The 22-year-old just hasn’t quite got his delivery right today especially for someone with such high standards.

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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48 mins: Save! Harry Kane has enough time on the ball to control it and flick a pass into the box that Son Heung-min gets on the end of. He’s quickly closed down but manages to prod a shot off that Edouard Mendy gets out with his left leg.

That’s better from Spurs.

Second half: Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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Kick off: Tottenham restart the match. Neither manager has made a change at half-time which is surprising especially for Spurs who so often looked second best in the first 45 minutes.

They need more control in the middle of the pitch to more easily transition from defence to attack.

HT Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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How will this game play out? Will Chelsea extend their lead and cruise to yet another victory against Tottenham or can Spurs get themselves back into the match and maybe push for a win?

HT Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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Kalidou Koulibaly is the first player to score his first Premier League goal for Chelsea in a game against Spurs since Michael Essien in March 2006.

HT Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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Kalidu Koulibaly gives Chelsea the lead with a blistering volley to record his first goal at Stamford Bridge.

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Half-time: Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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45+3 mins: Chelsea head into the break with a fully deserved lead. Tottenham have been very timid. They’ve focused on keeping Chelsea at bay instead of taking the attack to them.

Somehow they’re still in the game but Antonio Conte will need to change things for the second 45 minutes.

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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45 mins: Three minutes of added time to play at the end of the first half. Spurs are having a period on the ball but they’re not going anywhere with it.

The defenders push up to the halfway line but when Chelsea come out to meet them Ben Davies knocks the ball back to Hugo Lloris.

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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42 mins: Tottenham are thinking about half-time now. They need a reset and have to come out on the front foot in the second half. Chelsea have been allowed to dictate the state of this game.

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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39 mins: Havertz wins a corner for Chelsea and Mount walks over to take this one. He whips it in and Spurs nod the ball over to Son to kick start a counter-attack.

Son flies down the middle of the pitch and Reece James pulls him back. It’s a cynical foul and James picks up a yellow card.

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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36 mins: Chance! Mason Mount sends a pass down the middle to Raheem Sterling who brings it under control and holds of Ryan Sessegnon. He waits for help to arrive and passes the ball Kai Havertz.

Mount himself runs into space and is fed possession. He rolls the ball onto his right foot and fizzes a curling effort just over the crossbar.

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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33 mins: Tottenham are finding it extremely difficult to play out from the back and moved through the thirds. They’ve onyl had four touches in Chelsea’s penalty area and only 30% of possession.

It’s impressive work from Chelsea to keep them quiet.

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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30 mins: Sterling keeps switching side for Chelsea and is back on the left. He cuts inside of Eric Dier and has a go with his right-foot. Spurs have men back though and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg blocks the effort.

The ball bounces up onto his arm and Chelsea appeal for a penalty but nothing comes from it.

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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27 mins: The match restarts after a drinks break and the chance for both managers to get some more instructions into their players.

Spurs get the ball rolling again and Chelsea immediately push high. Sterling charges at Romero to close him down and the defender momentarily panics before sending the ball out for a throw in.

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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24 mins: It’s all Chelsea. They’re just simply passing it between Tottenham’s formation and are finding gaps with ease. Kante slides the ball over to James who plays it into the box for Loftus-Cheek. He looks to cut the ball back into the middle and Son is there to guide it behind for a corner.

James delivers the set piece and Kane flicks it over to the far side of the box. Koulibaly is waiting for the ball again but this time his volley is spooned well over the crossbar.

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

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21 mins: Work for Tottenham to do now. Chelsea have been the more dominant and aggressive team, they’ve taken the initiative away from Spurs and have a deserved goal.

Can Spurs respond?

GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham (19’, Koulibaly)⚽️

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19 mins: Oh my what a finish this is!

Kai Havertz blasts a low shot at goal that Hugo Lloris tips wide of the back post. Chelsea win the corner and Marc Cucurella whips it over to Kalidu Koulibaly.

The defender meets it on the volley and smokes a right-footed effort straight into the back of the net!

Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham

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18 mins: Intricate play between James, Loftus-Cheek and N’Golo Kante sees Chelse pile the pressure on over on the right side. James sends a couple of crosses into the box but the ball comes back to him each time. He then lays it off to Jorginho whose pass over to the left side of the penalty area is cleared by Emerson Royal.

Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham

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15 mins: Reece James delivers the set piece into the box but the whistle goes almost immediately as Chelsea hae a man offside in the box.

The Blues are starting to take control of the ball. They seeing most of possession with Spurs focused on defending and counter-attacking.

Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham

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12 mins: Cucurella swings a cross into the box from the left but Eric Dier is there to dink it over to the opposite wing. Ruben Loftus-Cheek brings it under control then lays it off to Reece James before Ryan Sessegnon hacks down the wingback to give Chelsea a free kick.

Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham

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9 mins: Ruben Loftus-Cheek drifts inside as Chelsea push up the pitch allowing Reece James to come around the back and swing in a cross.

Tottenham get it out as far as Marc Cucurella who whacks a left-footed effort from the edge of the box and can’t thread it through the cluster of bodies in the area.

Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham

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6 mins: Dejan Kulusevski has his first run at the Chelsea back line before sending the ball into the middle. The Blues give away a free kick after a half clearance and Son Heung-min curls his shot high and wide.

Spurs come again by sending the ball into the feet of Harry Kane. He’s allowed to turn and pick out Son in the box. The South Korean lets fly with another effort but this one is blocked by Thiago Silva.

Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham

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3 mins: Cristian Romero miscontrols the ball in the middle of the pitch and it gets poked up to Raheem Sterling. He lays the ball off to Marc Cucurella who guides it down the left wing to send Mason Mount bombing down to the side of the box.

Spurs get quickly into position and Mount runs into trouble without many options to play the ball into.

Kick off: Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham

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Chelsea get the match started and knock the ball back to Thiago Silva. He punts it long and Ryan Sessegnon watches it bounce safely behind for a goal kick.

Chelsea vs Tottenham

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Here come the players. This should be an entertaining match-up with the teams on a fairly level playing field.

Chelsea have had the best of recent meetings between these clubs. Will they do so again today?

Will Kane beat Aguero?

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Harry Kane needs two goals to break Sergio Agüero’s record of most Premier League goals for a single club: 184 for Manchester City.

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Chelsea vs Tottenham

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Warm-ups done. Raheem Sterling and Marc Cucurella get their first taste of Stamford Bridge as Chelsea players and could Richarlison make an appearance for Spurs?

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Nottingham Forest notch entertaining win over West Ham as Premier League returns to City Ground

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Nottingham Forest have more reasons than most to know that one goal can be enough. They have won two European Cups with 1-0 victories and, once again, they can savour the scoreline.

Even if Taiwo Awoniyi’s scrappy strike will not be remembered for as long as the greatest moments in Trevor Francis’ and John Robertson’s careers, he provided another moment in Forest history. After a 23-year absence from the top flight, the Nigerian got their first goal back in the Premier League, securing a maiden win this millennium.

As West Ham struck the woodwork twice, missed a penalty, had a header cleared off the line and a goal disallowed, Forest’s lone strike could have come in a thrashing. Yet if they rode their luck, they also made it.

Nottingham Forest notch entertaining win over West Ham on home Premier League return

Chelsea vs Tottenham

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Tottenham have earned four successive Premier League victories, the longest current winning run in the division.

They have won 99 Premier League London derby matches, and could be the third side to reach 100 victories after Chelsea and Arsenal.

However, Spurs only took one point in their five away London derbies last season, scoring just one goal.

Chelsea vs Tottenham

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Last season, Chelsea picked up more points away (40) than they did at Stamford Bridge (34).

The Blues have dropped points in their opening Premier League home fixture in four of the last seven seasons with three wins, two draws and two defeats in that run.

Chelsea vs Tottenham

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Tottenham have won only seven of their 60 Premier League matches against Chelsea with 20 draws and 33 defeats. Although it does feel as though Spurs can challenge the Blues today.

Chelsea won all four fixtures against Tottenham last season - both fixtures in the Premier League and each leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final.

Chelsea vs Tottenham

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More reaction to come from the City Ground but the focus moves over to Stamford Bridge where Chelsea are hosting Tottenham in the second of today’s Premier League fixtures.

FT Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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Steve Cooper is on the pitch fist pumping the Nottingham Forest fans who are loving it. I think they all enjoyed that one.

FT Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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A brilliant match comes to an end with Nottingham Forest taking the victory.

Full-time: Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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90+8 mins: Nottingham Forest have done it! They claim their first Premier League victory of the season. West Ham have been sunk at the City Ground.

The visitors improved in the second half and probably didn’t deserve to lose. Dean Henderson was exceptional in goal for Forest and the home side fully earned the three points.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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90+3 mins: Things are looking good for Nottingham Forest. The sting has gone from West Ham’s attacks and the crowd are in full voice backing their team.

They’re on the verge of claiming their first Premier League win in 23 years. Four minutes to go.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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90 mins: Seven minutes of added time to play. That’s factoring in the drinks break, a few VAR decisions and the usual efforts of time-wasting.

There’s still a chance for West Ham to equalise.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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86 mins: Steve Cook and Forest are throwing themselves at every cross that comes into the box. They’re dealing with everything brilliantly and Dean Henderson has been a steadying presence whenever he’s taken charge of the six yard area.

Less than five minutes plus stoppage time to go.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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83 mins: Off the line! A corner for West Ham is whipped over to Kurt Zouma who heads an effort to the near post. Neco Williams slips inside the upright and drops low to make the block!

Desperate times for Forest.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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80 mins: Time is running for West Ham to get an equaliser. Steve Cook’s introduction brings an experienced head into the Forest back line.

Can they close out the game?

Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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77 mins: Moussa Niakhaté has injured himself in blocking Said Benrahma’s shot and has to be replaced with Steve Cook for Nottingham Forest.

Sam Surridge is also on having replaced Taiwo Awoniyi.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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74 mins: After a drinks break at the City Ground, Dean Henderson is shown a yellow card for time-wasting before a long ball from the Hammers sees Scamacca collect the ball in the box.

He has Benrahma as an option but goes for goal and has his effort blocked.

Chelsea vs Tottenham line-ups

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Chelsea XI: Mendy, James, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, Loftus-Cheek, Kante, Jorginho, Cucurella, Mount, Havertz, Sterling

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Royal, Romero, Dier, Davies, Sessegnon, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Kulusevski, Kane, Son

Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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69 mins: Changes from David Moyes. Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals are taken off with Manuel Lanzini and Gianluca Scamacca brought on.

Will they get the equaliser or can Nottingham Forest see out this game?

Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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67 mins: West Ham continue to attack. They’ve missed the penalty but must feel as though they can still get back into this game.

Michail Antonio shifts his way into the box from the right before shooting and seeing his effort blocked - legitimately this time - by Scott McKenna.

SAVED! Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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65 mins: Incredible goalkeeping from Dean Henderson who leaps over to the right and clings on to Declan Rice’s effort. It was a poor, scuffed shot from Rice, too near to the goalkeeper and Henderson sends the City Ground cheering wildly as he keeps it out!

Penalty to West Ham!

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Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

64 mins: It’s a penalty, the referee is called over to the montior, looks at the replay and points to the spot. Declan Rice has the chance to level things for the Hammers.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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63 mins: Penalty shout! Said Benrahma weaves his way into the box from the left side and squares the ball over to Jarrod Bowen.

He shoots and forces a block out of Scott McKenna who sticks out his right arm and stops the effort from going in.

VAR is taking a look at this after the referee initially says no penalty... this is going to be overturned.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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60 mins: Off the woodwork! This is not Said Benrahma’s day. He’s already had a goal ruled out and another fine effort from the edge of the box beats the goalkeeper and crashes into the upright.

Dean Henderson then smothers the ball to end the attack.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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57 mins: That disallowed goal has pumped some wind back in Forest’s sails. They’re not pushing up the pitch and taking the attack to West Ham after seeing out 10 minutes of heavy pressure.

A corner ball is swung over to Niakhaté who turns his header towards goal and sees Fabianski jump to his left and pluck the ball out of the air.

NO GOAL! Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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54 mins: ...he was! VAR disallows the goal and it’s as you were.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 2-0 West Ham (53’, Johnson)⚽️

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53 mins: Have Nottingham Forest doubled their lead?!

The ball comes up the pitch to Brennan Johnson who guides the ball down to Taiwo Awoniyi before spinning into the box. Awoniyi threads the ball through the lines back to Johnson who guides it home.

Was Johnson offside when the pass was played though, West Ham think so...

Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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51 mins: Rice feeds the ball over to the right side where Coufal has pushed up the pitch. He slides it in behind where Fornals darts across to collect the ball before squaring it into the penalty area.

He tries to find a team-mate but Lewis O’Brien is there once again to clear it away.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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48 mins: West Ham have come sprinting out of the box here. Jarrod Bowen brings the ball down the right wing and takes on Scott McKenna.

He goes round one defender before Lewis O’Brien knocks the ball behind for a corner.

Fores then deal with the set piece.

Second half: Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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Kick off: Forest get the match back underway and boot the ball long. West Ham recover it in midfield before sending the ball down the left side. Pablo Fornals darts inside and blasts one at goal.

Off the bar! Fornals’ effort rattles into the woodwork and bounces into the six-yard box. Tomas Soucek is the first to react and heads it back at goal but Dean Henderson leaps to his right and palms the ball away with a strong right-hand.

Brilliant save! What a start to the second half.

HT Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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Following the conclusion of this game there is action from Stamford Bridge as Chelsea host Tottenham in the second game of this Sunday’s Premier League action.

Who will come out on top? Thomas Tuchel’s Blues or Antonio Conte’s Spurs?

We’ll bring you the team news for that one when it drops soon.

HT Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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At 25 years and 22 days, the average age of Nottingham Forest’s starting XI today is their youngest for a Premier League match since May 1993 against Ipswich Town (24y 250d), in what was Brian Clough’s 759th and final league game in charge of Forest.

HT Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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Nottingham Forest have their first Premier League goal in 23 years. It was a scrappy finish but Taiwo Awoniyi won’t care. He’s given Forest the lead at half-time.

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Half-time: Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham

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45+3 mins: An intense and brilliant first half at the City Ground comes to an end with Nottingham Forest taking a one-goal lead into the break.

Can Steve Cooper’s men hold on to their lead or will the Hammers bounce back in the second half?

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham (45+2’, Awoniyi)⚽️

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45+2 mins: How often does it happen? One goal chalked off and the opposition then goes on to score!

Harry Toffolo comes down the left wing before squaring it into the box where Jesse Lingard is wide open. Lingard scuffs his shot but it bounces to Taiwo Awoniyi who knees it into the back of the net!

NO GOAL! Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

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43 mins: Disallowed goal! Benrahma’s effort is chalked off. Antonio bundled into Mangala as Rice cut inside with the ball. The referee took a look at the incident and decides that he’s interfered with play.

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 0-1 West Ham (42’, Benrahma)⚽️

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42 mins: A counter-attack from West Ham sees Declan Rice play in Said Benrahma who guides it home with a cool right-footed effort.

But did Michail Antonio foul Orel Mangala in the build-up? VAR is taking a look.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

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41 mins: Save! A throw in is chucked into the West Ham box and finds Brennan Johnson who flicks the ball on. Neco Williams arrives at the back post and shoots!

Lukasz Fabianski sprints over to the near post and manages to block it.

Great save from the West Ham goalkeeper.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

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41 mins: Close! Aaron Cresswell brings the ball down the left wing before laying it off to Said Benrahma. He shoots from just outside the box and his effort is deflected over to Michail Antonio.

Antonio squeezes away from two defenders and hooks the ball to the back post. It’s a half shot/half pass. The shot misses the target and the pass just evades Jarrod Bowen at the back post.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

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38 mins: The heat seems to be having an effect now. The rapid tempo of the early stages has given way to calm, precise passes and crosses from the wide areas.

Steve Cooper will be happy with what he’s seeing. Forest are giving it a good go against West Ham but there have been chances at bother ends.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

14:36 , Michael Jones

35 mins: Forest thread the ball in between Ben Johnson and Vladimir Coufal as Taiwo Awoniyi darts in between the two defenders. He whips over a cross but the flag is up as he just strays offside.

At the other end of the pitch Said Benrahma twists and turns his away into the box before moving to the outside of Joe Worrall and dinking the ball over to Jarrod Bowen.

Bowen tries to control it but the ball strikes his knee, bounces loose and Forest boot it clear.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

14:33 , Michael Jones

32 mins: Pablo Fornals chips the ball into the Forest box for Soucek who’s made another piercing run. O’Brien shields the ball and is hit from behind by the West Ham midfielder who pushes him into Henderson.

The ball comes loose and Soucek attempts to recover it but Forest clear the lines before the whistle goes for that foul on O’Brien.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

14:30 , Michael Jones

29 mins: Chance! Patient build-up play down the left side for Nottingham Forest sees them work the ball up the pitch and probe for an opening into the box.

Toffolo manages to squeeze it into the area for Brennan Johnson who turns towards goal and sends a side-footed effort into the hands of Fabianski.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

14:26 , Michael Jones

26 mins: Chance! West Ham have grown into the game and are seeing more of the ball now. Aaron Cresswell jogs forward and whips a first time cross into the far side of the area.

Tomas Soucek makes a run from deep, wins the header and nods it into the six yard box where Henderson drops low to smother it safely.

The team take the first drinks break of the match due to how hot the weather temperature is today.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

14:24 , Michael Jones

23 mins: Vladimir Coufal loses the ball high up the pitch and Forest pick out Awoniyi up the pitch on the inside left channel. He drives at Kurt Zouma and has Brennan Johnson ahead of him waving wildly for the pass.

Awoniyi holds on to it too long and when his pass eventually comes across it’s too close to Fabianski who easily scoops up the ball.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

14:21 , Michael Jones

20 mins: West Ham win a corner that Bowen curls into the middle of the box. Kurt Zouma looks to be the target but Dean Henderson is sharply off his line and flaps it away where the ball bounces out for a throw in.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

14:17 , Michael Jones

17 mins: Chance! Said Benrahma collects the ball and cuts in from the left side of the pitch. He brings the ball into a central area before having a shy at goal.

Dean Henderson leaps to his left and keeps it out with a strong hand but almost pushes the ball to the waiting Tomas Soucek. Harry Toffolo is switched on to the danger and squeezes between the midfielder and the ball before nudging it out of play to safety.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

14:14 , Michael Jones

15 mins: Chance! Nottingham Forest are causing real problems with crosses into the penalty area. Neco Williams whips one in from the right wing and Taiwo Awoniyi is perfectly positioned in between Kurt Zouma and Ben Johnson.

The striker wins the header and whips it agonisingly wide of the left-hand post.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

14:12 , Michael Jones

12 mins: Jesse Lingard pushes up the pitch and receives the ball before driving at Declan Rice. Rice is caught on the wrong side of the ball and brings Lingard down trying to recover it. That tackle earns him a yellow card.

The resultant free kick is hung up to the far side of the box and West Ham fail to deal with it properly. Scott McKenna sends it back to Orel Mangala who flicks a first time cross back into the area. Jarrod Bowen tries to clear it and leaps above Moussa Niakhate but his header knocks the ball back towards his own goal.

Lukasz Fabianski is switched on though and manages to tip the ball onto the crossbar and behind for another Forest corner.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

14:09 , Michael Jones

9 mins: Michail Antonio shows his poise and power by chesting the ball down from a Lukasz Fabianski long ball. He spins towards goal and shifts in front of Lewis O’Brien who is drawn into a foul.

Close! Aaron Cresswell takes the free kick for West Ham and curls his shot just wide of the back post.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

14:06 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Forest’s corner comes to nothing but it’s been a decent start from the home side.

Declan Rice goes through Awoniyi just outside the West Ham box and gifts Forest a free kick in a dangerous area. Neco Williams is over the set piece. He goes for goal and hoofs it high and wide.

Not his best effort that one.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

14:03 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Dean Henderson’s clearance drops for Lewis O’Brien in the middle of the pitch and he plays it to Harry Toffolo on the left wing.

Toffolo slides a short pass behind the West Ham defence where Taiwo Awoniyi arrives and wins a corner for the home side.

Kick off: Nottingham Forest 0-0 West Ham

14:01 , Michael Jones

West Ham get the ball rolling for this Sunday’s Premier League action. They work it over to the right side of the pitch but the ball goes straight out of play for a Nottingham Forest throw in.

Nottingham Forest vs West Ham

13:56 , Michael Jones

Here come the teams!

The players head out of the tunnel at the City Ground and the Forest fans give them a great reception. Who’s going to come out on top in this one?

Nottingham Forest or West Ham Utd?

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