Radoslaw Majewski's second-half hat-trick moved Forest six points clear of the Championship relegation zone.

Majewski's first was the pick of his three goals as he hit a superb volley past Julian Speroni after connecting with Guy Moussi's pinpoint pass.

On 72 minutes, Majewski collected Garath McCleary's pass before swivelling and firing a low shot home.

Chris Gunter's pass provided the set up for the third goal, with Majewski once more turning and firing past Speroni.

Majewski and Dexter Blackstock had early chances, before Owen Garvan responded for Palace by driving powerfully across Lee Camp's goalmouth, while Glenn Murray rounded off a promising end to the first half for the hosts by blasting narrowly over the bar.

However Palace's good work before half-time failed to carry over the break as Forest took the lead in the 53rd minute.

Majewski found himself perfectly placed to connect with Guy Moussi's pass and smash beyond Speroni with a wonderful goal.

Palace manager Freedman opted to shuffle his pack as his side failed to respond to Majewski's goal, Chris Martin replacing Scannell and David Wright leaving the field for Jonathan Williams on the hour mark.

But those changes had no impact as winger McCleary deceived the Palace defence to supply Majewski, who turned before shooting home for his second goal.

The Pole completed his hat-trick following a move that echoed the build-up to his second goal, collecting Gunter's slide-rule pass before swiveling and firing confidently across Speroni.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Crystal Palace

  • 01 Speroni
  • 02 Clyne
  • 03 Wright (Williams - 62' )
  • 05 McCarthy Booked
  • 21 Moxey
  • 04 Parr
  • 08 Dikgacoi
  • 10 Garvan
  • 11 Scannell (C Martin - 62' )
  • 16 Zaha Booked
  • 17 Murray (Easter - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 34 Price
  • 07 Ambrose
  • 20 Williams
  • 19 Easter
  • 35 C Martin

Nott'm Forest

  • 01 Camp
  • 03 Cunningham
  • 04 Chambers
  • 16 Gunter
  • 33 Lynch
  • 11 Reid (Elokobi - 89' )
  • 19 Moussi
  • 22 Guedioura Booked
  • 28 Majewski
  • 12 McCleary (Wootton - 81' Booked )
  • 23 Blackstock (Tudgay - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Smith
  • 02 Wootton
  • 05 Higginbotham
  • 26 Elokobi
  • 20 Tudgay
Ref: Langford
Att: 14,928

Match Stats

Shots

5 11

On target

0 7

Corners

7 3

Fouls

11 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:01

Owen Garvan takes a short corner.

90:00 +1:49

The ball is crossed by Jermaine Easter, clearance by Joel Lynch.

90:00 +0:52

Patrick McCarthy takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the right of the goal.

90:00 +0:26

Owen Garvan fouled by Adlene Guedioura, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Moxey.

89:15

Chris Gunter has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

88:13 Substitution

Substitution Andy Reid leaves the field to be replaced by George Elokobi.

87:55

Jermaine Easter is caught offside. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

87:32

Foul by Radoslaw Majewski on Jonathan Parr, free kick awarded. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.

86:19 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Tudgay joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dexter Blackstock.

86:19

Patrick McCarthy challenges Guy Moussi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick.

85:52

Corner taken by Owen Garvan played to the near post, Joel Lynch manages to make a clearance.

84:53

Indirect free kick taken by Owen Garvan.

84:53 Booking

Booking Booking for Scott Wootton.

84:45

Scott Wootton concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Martin.

83:53

Jermaine Easter produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area and hits the post.

83:08

The referee blows for offside. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

81:27

Chris Gunter provided the assist for the goal.

81:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Radoslaw Majewski - C Palace 0 - 3 Nott'm For Radoslaw Majewski finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-3 Nottm Forest.

81:02

Dean Moxey concedes a free kick for a foul on Dexter Blackstock. Indirect free kick taken by Joel Lynch.

79:43 Substitution

Substitution Scott Wootton comes on in place of Garath McCleary.

79:43

Foul by Greg Cunningham on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. Kagisho Dikgacoi restarts play with the free kick.

78:55

Owen Garvan produces a cross.

78:29

Short corner taken by Owen Garvan from the right by-line.

76:32

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter by Joel Lynch results in a free kick. Owen Garvan takes the indirect free kick.

76:02 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine Easter comes on in place of Glenn Murray.

74:59

Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.

74:59 Booking

Booking Adlene Guedioura goes into the book.

74:56 Booking

Booking Patrick McCarthy is given a yellow card.

73:59

Andy Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Martin.

73:19 Booking

Booking Wilfried Zaha is cautioned.

72:55

Greg Cunningham fouled by Wilfried Zaha, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick.

71:27

Assist by Garath McCleary.

71:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Radoslaw Majewski - C Palace 0 - 2 Nott'm For Goal scored by Radoslaw Majewski from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-2 Nottm Forest.

71:00

Garath McCleary takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

66:42

Dean Moxey challenges Dexter Blackstock unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is crossed by Andy Reid, Joel Lynch takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.

65:26

Dexter Blackstock concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Moxey. Patrick McCarthy takes the indirect free kick.

64:56

Effort from the edge of the box by Dean Moxey goes wide of the right-hand upright.

64:17

Inswinging corner taken by Owen Garvan from the right by-line, clearance made by Garath McCleary.

63:49

Effort on goal by Dexter Blackstock from a long way out goes over the bar.

62:58

Short corner taken by Andy Reid from the right by-line. A cross is delivered by Andy Reid, Owen Garvan makes a clearance.

62:46

The ball is crossed by Radoslaw Majewski.

61:08 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Williams on for David Wright.

61:08 Substitution

Substitution Chris Martin is brought on as a substitute for Sean Scannell.

59:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against Sean Scannell. Free kick taken by Greg Cunningham.

58:21

Chris Gunter fouled by Wilfried Zaha, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

57:59

A cross is delivered by Sean Scannell, Luke Chambers makes a clearance.

57:08

The ball is delivered by Wilfried Zaha, clearance made by Guy Moussi.

56:59

A cross is delivered by Owen Garvan, Luke Chambers makes a clearance.

54:12

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan, Lee Camp makes a save.

54:06

The ball is delivered by Nathaniel Clyne, clearance by Luke Chambers.

52:15

Assist on the goal came from Guy Moussi.

52:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Radoslaw Majewski - C Palace 0 - 1 Nott'm For A goal is scored by Radoslaw Majewski from deep inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-1 Nottm Forest.

51:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Guy Moussi on Glenn Murray. Free kick crossed left-footed by Owen Garvan from left channel, clearance by Guy Moussi.

49:57

Garath McCleary sends in a cross, blocked by Owen Garvan. Andy Reid decides to take the corner short.

47:50

Greg Cunningham crosses the ball.

46:51

Unfair challenge on Radoslaw Majewski by David Wright results in a free kick. Luke Chambers takes the free kick.

45:07

Jonathan Parr fouled by Dexter Blackstock, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:38 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Gunter on Jonathan Parr. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

44:59

Unfair challenge on Joel Lynch by Glenn Murray results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

39:33

A cross is delivered by Wilfried Zaha, save made by Lee Camp.

38:28

The ball is delivered by Garath McCleary, clearance by Dexter Blackstock.

37:12

Shot by Glenn Murray from outside the box goes over the target.

36:47

The ball is sent over by Sean Scannell.

36:11

Andy Reid decides to take the corner short.

35:39

Shot by Andy Reid from 20 yards. Blocked by Dean Moxey.

33:42

Owen Garvan produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

32:42

Dexter Blackstock fouled by David Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Greg Cunningham restarts play with the free kick.

31:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adlene Guedioura by Glenn Murray. Free kick taken by Luke Chambers.

30:06

Radoslaw Majewski has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

28:32

Floated corner taken from the right by-line by Owen Garvan.

28:27

Wilfried Zaha produces a cross, clearance by Luke Chambers.

27:54

Short corner taken by Owen Garvan.

25:16

A cross is delivered by Andy Reid, clearance made by Kagisho Dikgacoi. Glenn Murray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

23:39

The ball is delivered by Greg Cunningham. The ball is sent over by Chris Gunter, clearance by Dean Moxey.

20:51

Centre by Nathaniel Clyne, Luke Chambers makes a clearance.

19:20

Unfair challenge on Owen Garvan by Adlene Guedioura results in a free kick. Jonathan Parr takes the free kick.

18:27

Chris Gunter delivers the ball.

14:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha by Adlene Guedioura. Free kick crossed left-footed by Owen Garvan from left wing, clearance by Dexter Blackstock.

12:17

The ball is sent over by Owen Garvan.

10:13

Chris Gunter concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Zaha. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

10:00

Radoslaw Majewski sends in a cross, Dean Moxey manages to make a clearance.

9:47

The ball is delivered by Andy Reid, Dean Moxey manages to make a clearance.

8:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dexter Blackstock by Wilfried Zaha. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andy Reid from right channel, Dean Moxey manages to make a clearance.

8:06

A cross is delivered by Greg Cunningham, Dexter Blackstock takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

5:59

Andy Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne. Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.

4:23

Long range effort by Radoslaw Majewski goes wide right of the target.

3:14

Owen Garvan concedes a free kick for a foul on Dexter Blackstock. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Reid.

1:33

The ball is sent over by Chris Gunter, save by Julian Speroni.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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