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  • English Npower Championship
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • City Ground
  • Attendance: 19,672
Nottm ForestNottm ForestvBurnleyBurnley
2
  • Blackstock, 59
  • Sharp, 76
0

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Match ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Burnley 0.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Burnley 0.

90+3 mins:Foul by Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest).

90+3 mins:Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Hand ball by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

90+2 mins:Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+1 mins:Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest).

90+1 mins:Daniel Lafferty (Burnley) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Dean Marney (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89 mins:Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

89 mins:Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Foul by Junior Stanislas (Burnley).

87 mins:Alan Hutton (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

81 mins:Substitution, Burnley. Danny Ings replaces Ross Wallace.

81 mins:Attempt missed. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

80 mins:Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

80 mins:Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

76 mins:Goal! Nottingham Forest 2, Burnley 0. Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

74 mins:Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Adlčne Guédioura replaces Lewis McGugan.

74 mins:Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

73 mins:Substitution, Burnley. Junior Stanislas replaces Martin Paterson.

70 mins:Foul by Chris McCann (Burnley).

70 mins:Lewis McGugan (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

66 mins:Offside, Nottingham Forest. Danny Collins tries a through ball, but Danny Collins is caught offside.

66 mins:Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Guy Moussi replaces Simon Gillett.

65 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

65 mins:Substitution, Burnley. Sam Vokes replaces Brian Stock.

65 mins:Michael Duff (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64 mins:Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

64 mins:Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Offside, Nottingham Forest. Billy Sharp tries a through ball, but Billy Sharp is caught offside.

61 mins:Attempt saved. Charlie Austin (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

59 mins:Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Burnley 0. Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

59 mins:Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Chris Cohen replaces Henri Lansbury.

58 mins:Foul by Chris McCann (Burnley).

58 mins:Lewis McGugan (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andy Reid with a cross.

52 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

50 mins:Foul by Lewis McGugan (Nottingham Forest).

50 mins:Daniel Lafferty (Burnley) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

50 mins:Martin Paterson (Burnley) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Offside, Burnley. Charlie Austin tries a through ball, but Charlie Austin is caught offside.

47 mins:Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

47 mins:Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Offside, Burnley. Chris McCann tries a through ball, but Chris McCann is caught offside.

46 mins:Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

46 mins:Chris McCann (Burnley) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Nottingham Forest 0, Burnley 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Burnley 0.

45+1 mins:Attempt missed. Brian Stock (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45 mins:Corner, Burnley.

45 mins:Attempt missed. Daniel Lafferty (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

44 mins:Attempt saved. Martin Paterson (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

41 mins:Chris McCann (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

41 mins:Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

41 mins:Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Foul by Martin Paterson (Burnley).

39 mins:Simon Gillett (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

38 mins:Brian Stock (Burnley) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Foul by Brian Stock (Burnley).

36 mins:Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Attempt missed. Chris McCann (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Grant.

33 mins:Attempt saved. Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Billy Sharp with a cross.

28 mins:Corner, Burnley.

28 mins:Foul by Lewis McGugan (Nottingham Forest).

28 mins:Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

24 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

24 mins:Attempt saved. Lewis McGugan (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

23 mins:Foul by Brian Stock (Burnley).

23 mins:Lewis McGugan (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

20 mins:Daniel Lafferty (Burnley) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Martin Paterson (Burnley) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

18 mins:Corner, Burnley.

14 mins:Corner, Burnley.

14 mins:Corner, Burnley.

13 mins:Foul by Daniel Harding (Nottingham Forest).

13 mins:Ross Wallace (Burnley) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Foul by Simon Gillett (Nottingham Forest).

11 mins:Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick.

6 mins:Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

2 mins:Attempt missed. Charlie Austin (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • City Ground
  • Attendance: 19,672
Nottm ForestNottm ForestvBurnleyBurnley
2
  • Blackstock, 59
  • Sharp, 76
0

match report

Dexter Blackstock's first home goal in over seven months helped Nottingham Forest return to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Burnley at the City Ground.

The Reds went into the game following back-to-back defeats to Ipswich and Hull, but Blackstock, who last scored at the City Ground in a 2-0 win over Portsmouth at the end of April, set them on their way to victory.

His strike partner Billy Sharp sealed all three points in the 76th minute, keeping his cool after he was put through on goal by Andy Reid.

Burnley made a bright start and created the better first-half chances, despite Forest having more of the ball during the opening 45 minutes.

Charlie Austin had an early opportunity. The Clarets striker found space down the left side of the penalty box, but showed no sign of the composure that has seen him score 21 times so far this season and his effort joined the Burnley fans in the Bridgford End.

The visitors were having a lot of joy down the right and Martin Paterson's shot clipped the outside of a post midway through the first half following Kieran Trippier's deep cross.

Forest's first real chance came just after the half hour mark when Blackstock powered a header straight at goalkeeper Lee Grant.

Immediately at the other end, there was another close shave for Sean O'Driscoll's side when Chris McCann fired narrowly wide from a similar position to Austin's earlier chance.

O'Driscoll would have been relieved to get his players into the dressing room still on level terms and the hosts were much improved after the break.

McGugan volleyed over from Reid's cross early in the second half before Blackstock broke the deadlock. The striker had a lot of work to do with Reid's deep cross but he leapt brilliantly to loop his header over Grant.

It took a superb save from Camp to preserve the lead as Burnley sought an immediate reply. The Northern Ireland international got down well to his left to block when Austin seemed certain to score.

Forest had another let off midway through the second half when substitute Sam Vokes headed inches wide as Camp and his defenders stood statuesque.

But Sharp sealed the victory following good defensive work by Alan Hutton.

The on-loan Aston Villa full-back sparked a swift Forest counter attack and Reid slipped in Sharp behind the Burnley defence and he finished confidently when one-on-one with Grant.

team line-up

1Lee Camp
3Daniel Harding
32Elliott Ward
29Alan Hutton
5Danny Collins
11Andy Reid
22Henri Lansbury59
10Lewis McGugan74
4Simon Gillett66
23Dexter Blackstock
24Billy Sharp

substitutes

12Karl Darlow
26Daniel Ayala
8Chris Cohen59
7Adlčne Guédioura74
28Radoslaw Majewski
21James Coppinger
6Guy Moussi66

referee

Mark Heywood

team line-up

1Lee Grant
4Michael Duff
3Daniel Lafferty
2Kieran Trippier
5Jason Shackell
6Chris McCann
8Dean Marney
7Ross Wallace81
22Brian Stock65
10Martin Paterson73
23Charlie Austin

substitutes

9Sam Vokes65
11Junior Stanislas73
18Joseph Mills
20Marvin Bartley
14Danny Ings81
15David Edgar
12Brian Jensen

referee

Mark Heywood

match stats

possession %5247
shots on target42
shots off target37
corners55
tackles won00
offsides22