Swansea vs N Forest
Sky Bet Ch’ship
3:00pm Saturday 14th September
The Liberty Stadium
As a late winner struck for Nottingham Forest in the Liberty Stadium swansea lost their unbeaten record.
Substitute Semedo, on loan from Benfica, struck his first Forest goal five minutes from the time to extend his side’s unbeaten run to eight games.
Lewis Grabban, a thorn at the side during of Swansea, broke down the ideal flank and shook off the interest of Matt Grimes to roll on the ball and he made no mistake.
It had been longer than Forest deserved from a Swansea side, that remain top of the Sky Bet Championship however could have secured their very best start to a year with a sixth win.
When Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba hesitated on the chunk swansea were gifted a historical opener near profiting, and also Borja Baston came.
But Forest chopped after 16 minutes throughout the Swansea defence and then were the better side for big areas of the first half.
The cross of Yuri Ribeiro was flicked by joao Carvalho into the path and the striker of Sammy Ameobi.
Forest went even closer when Ameobi’s cross was cleared up to Ben Watson 20 yards out.
It was switched by the midfielder headed the ball back into the box and the stretching Grabban .
Samba Sow also slit wide and Swansea’s frustration at failing to construct pressure was evident as Mike van der Hoorn and defenders Jake Bidwell tried efforts.
Michael Dawson reacted to obstruct Borja’s effort in the post 2 moments, although the Forest goal was not threatened on either occasion.
After the interval and Grabban latched to Bersant Celina pass to install Carvalho to get a chance which Woodman kicked away at his near post, forest stayed glowing.
Celina was substituted when Andre Ayew headed Bidwell’s cross wide then lapse and Swansea gained some momentum.
However, Woodman was into the rescue to trick Joe Worrall’s volley around a post and Sow’s attempt was back after making his debut for Wales from international duty, obstructed by Joe Rodon from the corner.
Ayew was becoming a growing influence on the competition before winning and he tested Samba using a very low drive.
Forest continued to stand Grabban functioning and firm and unselfish attitude eventually sealed the points.
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