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Nott'm Forest 1-2 Norwich City: Canaries into top six after win at Forest

Timm Klose
Timm Klose has scored three goals in three games for Norwich

Timm Klose's second-half double lifted Norwich City into the Championship play-off places at the expense of Nottingham Forest with a 2-1 win at the City Ground.

City, who inflicted Forest's first home defeat since they lost to Brentford in April, had to come from behind to secure the points.

Lewis Grabban crashed home a Joao Carvalho chipped pass to put Forest in front on five minutes.

Despite the best efforts of Onel Hernandez, who hit a post, and Marco Stiepermann, who missed with the goal gaping, that was how it stayed until the second half.

On the hour, Klose headed in a Moritz Leitner free-kick to level and, with time ticking down, the Switzerland international then nudged a rebound from Jordan Rhodes' shot past Costel Pantilimon for his third goal in as many games.

This was Forest's first defeat in all competitions since their 2-1 away loss at Brentford on 1 September, and was the result of Aitor Karanka's side failing to build on their early momentum as the Canaries forced their way back into the game.

They drop to eighth, two points behind Blackburn in sixth.

In-form Forest forward Joe Lolley, who had three goals in his past four games, struck the crossbar soon after Grabban's early goal, but the shift in possession and chances was noticeable after the break.

City striker Rhodes imposed his presence on the game, keeping Pantilimon busy, and Klose's timely brace ensured a return to winning ways and a first defeat against the Canaries for Reds boss Karanka.

Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It's disappointing. We scored an early goal, we hit the bar and then we went down.

"In the second half we couldn't find our intensity. We finished the game completely disorganised and could have conceded a third or fourth.

"I know the crowd is so demanding, but they need to understand the players need help. We have to try and keep calm. In those bad moments, that it is when they need the support."

Norwich City boss Daniel Farke told BBC Radio Norfolk:

"They are one of the favourites for promotion and it's such a tough place to go, a sell-out crowd, it's tough to beat them.

"We started poorly in the game and I got the feeling they were on the front foot, how we turned the game completely says a lot about our mentality and our togetherness.

"We always speak about being a threat from set-pieces, our offensive players are delivering goal, and I'm pleased that Timm Klose has delivered a goal. Even the centre-backs are scoring now."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 1PantilimonBooked at 50mins
  • 27Darikwa
  • 44Hefele
  • 4Fox
  • 11Osborn
  • 8WatsonBooked at 71mins
  • 6Colback
  • 31Bastião DiasSubstituted forSoudaniat 86'minutes
  • 10Antunes CarvalhoBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCashat 61'minutes
  • 23LolleySubstituted forCupido Goncalvesat 70'minutes
  • 7Grabban

Substitutes

  • 2Soudani
  • 5Guédioura
  • 14Cash
  • 15Steele
  • 19Cupido Goncalves
  • 20Dawson
  • 21Janko

Norwich

  • 1Krul
  • 37Aarons
  • 6ZimmermannBooked at 45mins
  • 15Klose
  • 12Lewis
  • 27Tettey
  • 10Leitner
  • 25HernándezSubstituted forBuendíaat 76'minutes
  • 18StiepermannSubstituted forVrancicat 80'minutes
  • 36CantwellBooked at 90minsSubstituted forTrybullat 90+4'minutes
  • 11RhodesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Godfrey
  • 8Vrancic
  • 17Buendía
  • 19Trybull
  • 32Srbeny
  • 33McGovern
  • 34Thompson
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
29,427

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away19
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away12
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Norwich City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Norwich City 2.

Attempt missed. Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Tom Trybull replaces Todd Cantwell.

Attempt saved. Jamal Lewis (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Todd Cantwell.

Booking

Jordan Rhodes (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Norwich City).

Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Todd Cantwell (Norwich City).

Ben Watson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Todd Cantwell with a cross.

Foul by Jamal Lewis (Norwich City).

Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jamal Lewis (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hillel Soudani (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Hillel Soudani replaces Gil Dias.

Jordan Rhodes (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Hefele (Nottingham Forest).

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Norwich City 2. Timm Klose (Norwich City) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Attempt saved. Jordan Rhodes (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Emiliano Buendía with a cross.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Matthew Cash.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Lewis Grabban.

Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Moritz Leitner with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Ben Watson.

Attempt blocked. Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Michael Hefele.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Mario Vrancic replaces Marco Stiepermann.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Michael Hefele.

Attempt saved. Marco Stiepermann (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Emiliano Buendía replaces Onel Hernández.

Delay in match Onel Hernández (Norwich City) because of an injury.

Booking

Ben Watson (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Watson (Nottingham Forest).

Maximillian Aarons (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Middlesbrough13742167925
2Sheff Utd138142215725
3West Brom1373331181324
4Leeds1365223111223
5Derby136341714321
6Norwich136341716121
7Blackburn135621616021
8Wigan136251516-120
9Nottm Forest134721815319
10Bristol City135441714319
11Sheff Wed135442020019
12Brentford134632015518
13Aston Villa134632120118
14Birmingham133821412217
15Swansea134541210217
16QPR135261119-817
17Stoke134451719-216
18Bolton134451116-516
19Reading133371821-312
20Rotherham133371020-1012
21Preston132471925-610
22Millwall132471422-810
23Hull132381120-99
24Ipswich131661120-99
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