Football PL 23/24: West Ham v N Forest
‘Premier League – Matchday 12: West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest’. action from London Stadium – London, England.
1:0 – Lucas Paqueta
1:1 – Taiwo Awoniyi
1:2 – Anthony Elanga
2:2 – Jarrod Bowen
3:2 – Tomas Soucek
West Ham United came from behind to beat Forest 3-2 in a thrilling match at the London Stadium. The hosts broke the deadlock inside three minutes when Paqueta made the most of a loose past from Dominguez to drive a low shot into the bottom corner. Areola denied Awoniyi’s header from close range but could do nothing about Forest’s leveller. Gibbs-White got the better of Emerson on the right before having his shot saved, but Awoniyi tapped in the rebound. There were then two goals inside 123 seconds. Elanga directed Aina’s cutback into the corner to give Cooper’s side the lead, only for Bowen to equalise soon after. He got on the end of a Ward-Prowse corner and powered his header into the top corner. Soucek crashed the bar and forced a smart stop out of Vlachodimos before scoring the winner. Ward-Prowse delivered another pinpoint corner, with Soucek’s downward header beating the goalkeeper.
WEST HAM (4-3-3): Alphonse Areola; Vladimir Coufal, Kurt Zouma, Nayef Aguerd, Emerson; Tomas Soucek, Edson Alvarez, James Ward-Prowse; Mohammed Kudus, Jarrod Bowen, Lucas Paqueta.
FOREST (4-3-3): Odysseas Vlachodimos; Ola Aina, Moussa Niakhate, Murillo, Harry Toffolo; Ibrahim Sangare, Orel Mangala, Nicolas Dominguez; Morgan Gibbs-White, Taiwo Awoniyi, Anthony Elanga.