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  • English Npower Championship
  • 12 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • City Ground
  • Attendance: 22,777
Nottm ForestNottm ForestvPeterboroughPeterborough
2
  • Halford, 28
  • Ward, 83
1
  • Wootton, 60

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Match ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Peterborough United 1.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 2, Peterborough United 1.

90+4 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90+4 mins:Foul by George Boyd (Peterborough United).

90+4 mins:Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Foul by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

89 mins:Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Guy Moussi replaces Radoslaw Majewski.

87 mins:Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Sean Brisley.

86 mins:Substitution, Peterborough United. Grant McCann replaces Joe Newell.

85 mins:Jonathan Greening (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

85 mins:Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

83 mins:Goal! Nottingham Forest 2, Peterborough United 1. Elliott Ward (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Radoslaw Majewski.

83 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

81 mins:Attempt missed. Daniel Harding (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

81 mins:Offside, Peterborough United. Dwight Gayle tries a through ball, but Dwight Gayle is caught offside.

80 mins:Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jonathan Greening replaces Henri Lansbury.

79 mins:Attempt missed. Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

78 mins:Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest).

78 mins:Davide Petrucci (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

75 mins:Foul by Davide Petrucci (Peterborough United).

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

75 mins:Davide Petrucci (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72 mins:Attempt missed. George Boyd (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

69 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

67 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

66 mins:Foul by Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest).

66 mins:Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Attempt saved. George Boyd (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

62 mins:Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

62 mins:Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Foul by Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United).

62 mins:Daniel Harding (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

60 mins:Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Peterborough United 1. Scott Wootton (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Boyd.

59 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

57 mins:Substitution, Peterborough United. Jaanai Gordon-Hutton replaces Kane Ferdinand.

57 mins:Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

55 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

53 mins:Attempt saved. Elliott Ward (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Chris Cohen with a cross.

53 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

52 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

51 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

47 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

46 mins:Foul by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

46 mins:Scott Wootton (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Nottingham Forest 1, Peterborough United 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Peterborough United 0.

45+1 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

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

44 mins:Attempt saved. George Boyd (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

43 mins:Attempt missed. Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

41 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

41 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Simon Cox with a cross.

40 mins:Attempt missed. Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Cohen with a cross.

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

37 mins:Joe Newell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Foul by Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United).

33 mins:Elliott Ward (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Attempt missed. Davide Petrucci (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

28 mins:Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Peterborough United 0. Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.

27 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

26 mins:Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

26 mins:Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

23 mins:Foul by Scott Wootton (Peterborough United).

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

18 mins:Attempt missed. Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Harding with a cross.

16 mins:Foul by George Boyd (Peterborough United).

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

15 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

13 mins:Foul by Davide Petrucci (Peterborough United).

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

12 mins:Attempt saved. Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

11 mins:Offside, Nottingham Forest. Simon Cox tries a through ball, but Simon Cox is caught offside.

7 mins:Offside, Peterborough United. Dwight Gayle tries a through ball, but Dwight Gayle is caught offside.

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

5 mins:Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Hand ball by Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest).

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 12 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • City Ground
  • Attendance: 22,777
Nottm ForestNottm ForestvPeterboroughPeterborough
2
  • Halford, 28
  • Ward, 83
1
  • Wootton, 60

match report

Alex McLeish claimed his first win as Nottingham Forest manager with a deserved 2-1 victory over Peterborough.

Greg Halford headed the home side in front, but on-loan Scott Wootton levelled things up before Elliott Ward powered home from a corner in the last 10 minutes to hand Forest victory.

It was a quiet start with Forest skipper Chris Cohen the only man to make any inroads, although Karl Darlow was the first keeper called into action as he gathered Dwight Gayle's speculative effort.

Forest should have taken the lead as some good play down the left released Dan Harding and his cross found Radoslaw Majewski, who skied the ball over from eight yards.

But they did go ahead in the 27th minute as Greg Halford rose and got a powerful header to a Henri Lansbury corner which looked to have been cleared off the line, but the referee's assistant gave the goal. There were few complaints from the visitors.

Posh could have been level moments later as Davide Petrucci found himself in plenty of space on the edge of the box, but he snatched at his shot and sent it wide.

Billy Sharp had two chances to double the home side's lead as he first shot wide from Cohen's cross and then got a header to Simon Cox's cross, which Robert Olejnik did brilliantly to save down low.

Olejnik was called into action early in the second half as Cohen hit a long raking pass, which Cox almost got on the end of but the goalkeeper rushed out and smothered.

Cohen was again the provider moments later as his cross was met by the head of Ward, but the ball looped into the arms of Olejnik.

Darren Ferguson brought on 17-year-old Jaanai Gordon-Hutton after 57 minutes in an attempt to spur on his side, who were having plenty of possession but failing to do anything with it.

However, the equaliser came three minutes later as George Boyd's corner hit Lansbury and fell kindly for Wootton who hammered home from close range.

The home side should have taken the lead moments later as Cox played the ball across the box, but Majewski shot wide when it looked easier to score.

Seven minutes from time McLeish's men grabbed the winner as Majewski swung in a corner which Ward powered home with his head.

team line-up

12Karl Darlow
36Gonzalo Jara
32Elliott Ward
3Daniel Harding
15Greg Halford
22Henri Lansbury80
8Chris Cohen
4Simon Gillett
28Radoslaw Majewski88
24Billy Sharp
19Simon Cox

substitutes

6Guy Moussi88
31Dimitar Evtimov
14Jonathan Greening80
10Lewis McGugan
27Matt Derbyshire
38Jack Blake
18Brendan Moloney

referee

Eddie Ilderton

team line-up

1Robert Olejnik
31Scott Wootton
4Sean Brisley87
19Mark Little
23Davide Petrucci
6Michael Bostwick
17Joe Newell86
18Kane Ferdinand57
14Tommy Rowe
34Dwight Gayle
10George Boyd

substitutes

28Jaanai Gordon-Hutton57
11Grant McCann86
44Nathaniel Mendez-Laing87
30Michael Richens
3Craig Alcock
20Nathaniel Knight-Percival
13Joe Day

referee

Eddie Ilderton

match stats

possession %5049
shots on target44
shots off target82
corners96
tackles won00
offsides22