Junior Stanislas sinks Nottingham Forest as Bournemouth is easy to win


After Nottingham Forest signed with two successive wins before the international break, they started again with back-to-back 2-0 defeats after Bournemouth dismissed them at Vitality Stadium on Tuesday.Junior Stanislas found the net in every half as the Cherries made their way to the automatic promotion spots, but it’s not a result that does much for Forest, who remains on the edge of the zone. relegation.

Chris Hughton has made three changes to his starting lineup here, following the Oakwell debacle on Saturday. That meant, at least at first, that Sammy Ameobi, Harry Arter and the less spotted Gaeten Bong at left-back start.

Life is not easy at the moment for Hughton however, with his injury issues leaving him with just around 20 senior players to form the squad that headed to Dorset; Lewis Grabban, Joe Worrall, Michael Dawson, Alex Mighten and Tyler Blackett are all currently missing, while Luke Freeman has not traveled either.

You can now add Bong to the list. He stopped in the warm-up with a hamstring problem and Yuri Ribeiro was drafted, after all.

Hughton’s fortune did not change once the match itself started. An admittedly sublime pass from playmaker David Brooks got Forest in all sorts of trouble at the back in three minutes; Scott McKenna was not in position, Tobias Figueiredo had flat feet and Cyrus Christie was unable to follow Stanislas. He ran on the pass and applied the finishing touches.

It could have been rather worrying, both in that Forest had picked up where they left off after conceding two late goals at Barnsley on Saturday and their promotion-seeking hosts were just after plundering four against Reading on same day.

At least at first, Forest seemed to be finding their feet. Lyle Taylor had a perfectly timed run to meet a Cyrus Christie cross after a promising stint, but he couldn’t keep his head under the bar. Sammy Ameobi and Christie himself also tested Asmir Begovic remotely, but in truth after that it was one-way traffic in favor of the hosts.

Indeed, the Cherries could have killed the game before the break when McKenna heroically scrambled a Stanislas effort as it seemed to the world the deficit was about to stretch.

This deficit widened shortly after the restart. Perhaps there was an element of unhappiness in the way it happened, but Bournemouth didn’t care.

Captain Jack Colback was tried by referee Simon Hooper for shooting target man Dominic Solanke inside the box – although from that point of view it seems questionable – and Stanislas converted without hesitation, despite Colback’s furious calls.

Forest had a few sniffles on goal with the home team comfortable and apparently releasing his foot from the gas pedal. Ameobi pricked the fingertips of Asmir Begovic, who previously had little to go, and Yates should have found the net when he headed for an inviting cross from substitute Anthony Knockaert.

No one can blame Jason Tindall’s men for the points, and as they step onto the table they come back to the drawing board for Hughton and co.


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