Nottingham Forest 1-2 Bristol City: Daniel Bentley Stars wins in Robbins

Nottingham Forest 1-2 Bristol City: Daniel Bentley Stars wins in Robbins
Goalkeeper Daniel Bentley performs a man-of-the-match performance to help Bristol City win

Bristol City increased the pressure on Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamochi with a win at City Ground that extended his full start to the championship season.

Within 22 minutes, Robbins was 2-0 up, with Andreas Women’s finish and Nahaki Wales ’half-volley putting them on course for their fourth win in four matches.

Luke Freeman then halved the deficit with a superb 25-yard strike against his former club before the break – and at the same stage only city goalkeeper Daniel Bentley stood between One and his first league points of the campaign.

The former Brentford man was in an inspiring form as he made a string of fine savings to maintain Bristol City’s 100% record.

Already instructing a third-minute Alex Mite header against the bar, both Jack Colebeck and Leil Taylor were thwarted by the 27-year-old from the point-blank range.

His best defense, of course, came from Cyrus Christie’s long-range shot, which Bentley somehow determined for the top corner before turning it with a one-handed stop.

Overall, the hosts made 21 attempts on goal – 13 of which were unilateral during the second half – but the defeat leaves them in the 22nd table.

One’s poor start to the 2020-21 season follows the disastrous conclusion of a previous campaign, which saw him reach the play-place F on the final day by Swansea City.

Lamochi’s side have not won 10 Championship matches – losing each of the previous six – which is July 1, when they beat Bristol City 1-0.

In contrast, Dean Holden sits at the top of the table and watches his scoring goals, with the opening second team reading being a great start.

Nottingham Forest Boss Sabri Lamochi:

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

“After another [Bristol City] Goal We started playing. We got back into the game and the other part was the opposite. I don’t know why we only play when we need a reaction, not a minute.

“We need to wake up. We need to take responsibility. Of course, the manager’s responsibility is greater than anyone. The second part was a lot better, so we just need to click; we need to get out of this very bad situation.”

Bristol City boss Dean Holden told BBC Radio Bristol:

“We got two very good goals again, then we switched off a bit and the pace of the game changed. At 2-1 we knew what they were going to throw at us in the second half so we had to face it and we did, to be fair. .

“Winning four out of four is hard to ask in any department and the players are giving everything. Dan Bentley was incredible in the second half, some of the saves he made were big savings.

“Everything in the forest threw us off, we managed to get ourselves that way, and I’m really glad it happened because such a time can come in any successful season.”

Line-ups

Notm Forest

  • 30Samba
  • 2Christie
  • 6May So.
  • 24Blackett
  • 44Ionou
  • 31SpeciesSubstitute forSowOn 68 ‘Minutes
  • 8Callback
  • 17SlightlySubstitute forTaylorOn 68 ‘Minutes
  • 15Freeman
  • 11AMOBSubstitute forDa Costa JayaOn 58 ‘Minutes
  • 7Grabban

Substitute

  • 9Da Costa Jaya
  • 12Smith
  • 20Dawson
  • 21Sow
  • 22Yates
  • 27Darikava
  • 33Taylor

Bristol City

  • .Bentley
  • 26Weiner
  • 23Moore
  • 5MawsonBooked in 43 minutes
  • 2HuntBooked at 39 minutes
  • 10PattersonSubstitute forChewingOn 77 ‘Minutes
  • 30Beckinson
  • 14Women
  • 25Rowe
  • 7MartinSubstitute forDidhisOn 80 ‘Minutes
  • 21WalesSubstitute forSemenyoOn 68 ‘Minutes

Substitute

  • 3Dasilva
  • 9Didhis
  • 11O’Dowda
  • 12O’Leary
  • 18Semenyo
  • 29Chewing
  • 43S. Sessagnan

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