Nottingham Forest 3-1 Leeds United

27 Aug

Pajtim Kasami


Pajtim Kasami has played in all of Forest’s five Championship fixtures so far this season

Pajtim Kasami and Damien Perquis scored their first goals for Nottingham Forest as the hosts maintained their 100% home record with a deserved victory over Leeds United.

Kasami’s calm sidefooted volley from a corner put the Reds ahead at the break.

And Perquis made it 2-0 with a downward header from another corner.

Kalvin Phillips’ superb free-kick gave Leeds hope but, after a nervy spell, Oliver Burke’s fourth goal this season wrapped up victory in injury time.

Burke scored with a delightful low finish from a tight angle to lift the tension among the home fans and take Forest’s goal tally to 11 goals from three games at the City Ground.

Leeds barely threatened until the final 10 minutes but could easily have found themselves level, with Marcus Antonsson forcing a fine low save from goalkeeper Stephen Henderson and Phillips volleying over.

However, Forest were good value for their victory following a solid first-half which saw Chris Cohen, Henri Lansbury and Kasami on top in the central midfield battle.

Perquis’ header doubled the lead given to them by Kasami’s strike and seemed to have ensured the win.

The Reds then briefly lost their way after a sweet 20-yard effort from substitute Phillips had made it 2-1, but Burke’s late, late finish took them up to sixth place in the Championship.

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 3, Leeds United 1.

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 3, Leeds United 1.

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luke Ayling.

Goal! Nottingham Forest 3, Leeds United 1. Oliver Burke (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Eric Lichaj.

Attempt missed. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.

Attempt saved. Marcus Antonsson (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kemar Roofe.

Kyle Bartley (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Hildeberto Pereira.

Foul by Marcus Antonsson (Leeds United).

Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matthew Cash replaces Apostolos Vellios.

Goal! Nottingham Forest 2, Leeds United 1. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Marcus Antonsson (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pajtim Kasami (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Pablo Hernández.

Foul by Charlie Taylor (Leeds United).

Pajtim Kasami (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matt Mills replaces Damien Perquis because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Damien Perquis (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Damien Perquis (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

Goal! Nottingham Forest 2, Leeds United 0. Damien Perquis (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ben Osborn with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Kyle Bartley.

Substitution, Leeds United. Kemar Roofe replaces Hadi Sacko.

Attempt missed. Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips.

Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution, Leeds United. Kalvin Phillips replaces Ronaldo Vieira.

Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United).

Hildeberto Pereira (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Wood (Leeds United).

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