Nottingham Forest 1-2 Bristol City: Robins’ Daniel Bentley wins

Nottingham Forest 1-2 Bristol City: Robins' Daniel Bentley wins
Goalkeeper Daniel Bentley builds Man of the Match display to lead Bristol City to victory

Bristol City increased the pressure on Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamucci, their best start to the championship season with a win in the City Ground.

Robbins took a 2-0 lead in the 22nd minute when Andreas Wayman finished and Nahki Wells’ half-volley gave them their fourth win in four games.

Before the break Luke Freeman had a 25-yard thumping strike against his former club – from that point between City goalkeeper Daniel Bentley Forrest and the first league point of their campaign.

The former Brentford man was in inspiration to preserve Bristol City’s 100% record.

After Alex Maiten’s header had already been tipped in the third minute against the bar, Jack Coleback and Lyle Taylor defeated the 27 – year – old from a pointless range.

Arguably his best defense came from a long-range shot from Cyrus Christie, which split into the top corner before Bentley could somehow stop with one hand.

The hosts made 21 attempts on goal – 13 of which came in a one-sided second half – but the defeat put them 22nd on the table.

Forrest’s poor start to the 2020-21 season was the result of the previous campaign’s disastrous conclusion, which led them to the Swansea City play – off spot on the final day.

Lamouchi’s team has not won 10 championships – losing the last six – a run that has beaten Bristol City 1-0 since July 1.

In contrast, Dean Holden tops his list of goals scored, the only team in the second tier to boast of a great start.

Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi:

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“Yes, there were positive signs today – but not enough, because the result is negative once again. It’s one more day, one more game, one worse result, the same mistakes.

“After the second [Bristol City] The goal we started playing. We got back into the game and the second half was just the opposite. I don’t know why we only play when we need a response, not from a minute.

“We need to be vigilant, we need to take responsibility. Of course, the manager is more responsible than everyone else. The second half was great, so we need to click; we need to get out of this bad situation.”

Bristol City boss Dean Holden told BBC Radio Bristol:

“We got two great goals again, then we changed a little bit and the pace of the game changed. We knew they were going to throw us 2-1 in the second half, so we had to stick with it, and we did it, fairly.

“Four wins from four is very difficult in any division and the players give everything. Dan Bentley was incredible in the second half and some of the profits he made were huge gains.

“Every single thing that Forrest threw at us got us on our way, and I’m glad it happened, because there can be such times in any successful season.”

Lineups

Not Forest

  • 30Samba
  • 2Christie
  • 6Embe So.
  • 24Blacket
  • 44Ionna ou
  • 31SpeciesInstead ofSowat 68 ‘Minutes
  • 8Callback
  • 17StrengthenInstead ofTaylorat 68 ‘Minutes
  • 15Freeman
  • 11AmiobiInstead ofda Costa Jiaat 58 ‘Minutes
  • 7Grabban

Substitutes

  • 9da Costa Jia
  • 12Smith
  • 20Dawson
  • 21Sow
  • 22Yates
  • 27Darikwa
  • 33Taylor

Bristol City

  • 1Bentley
  • 26Winer
  • 23Moore
  • 5Aw Sun.Booked in 43 minutes
  • 2Hunting39 min
  • 10PattersonInstead ofBrentat 77 ‘Minutes
  • 30Buckinson
  • 14Wayman
  • 25Row
  • 7MartinInstead ofDiadioat 80 ‘Minutes
  • 21WellsInstead ofSemenioat 68 ‘Minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dasilva
  • 9Diadio
  • 11O’Dowd
  • 12O’Leary
  • 18Semenio
  • 29Brent
  • 43S. Sesgnan

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