The match between Nottingham Forest & Manchester City started with full attacking forces
Double change from Forest – Aurier and Lodi off, Chris Wood and Toffolo on. The latter is a straight swap, the former sees Neco Williams go to right back, a four at the back shape, and Wood up top. 4-2-4 from Steve Cooper?
They’re certainly going for it now!On as a substitute, Chris Wood scores an equaliser for Forest with their first shot on target. Was he onside?
Following a fraught and lengthy VAR check for a possible offside, his goal … stands. Oof!That had been coming from City’s long list of wasted chances.
The news that Wood was onside gets a roar almost as big as the goal, and Steve Cooper wheels off in celebration.
Manchester City are yet to make a substitution, and are only now bringing on Julian Alvarez.
A sliding tackle outside the box brings a City free kick and Ilkay Gundogan whips it towards the top corner.
It’s getting there, too, if not for a superb one-handed stop from Keylor Navas. Great stop. What a signing
Orel Mangala replaces Jonjo Shelvey in Forest’s midfield, by the way.Manchester City should be far more comfortable here, and not just because of Haaland’s two missed sitters.
They’ve had at least three free headers from corners that haven’t found the back of the net, and Rodri just was able to head back across goal from another corner but the ball was cleared.
The more City waste good openings, the more confidence Forest will get of nicking a goal and extending their unbeaten run here.They’ve not been adventurous, or even had a shot, but they’re still firmly in this game.
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