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Match Recap: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Leeds United

More misery for The Whites...

Nottingham Forest v Leeds United - Premier League
Gnonto was once again Leeds’ only spark.
Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images

Leeds United’s poor Premier League record at The City Ground continued as Nottingham Forest ran out 1-0 winners.

Despite a bright start from the away side, they gifted their opponents the lead in typical fashion as Struijk gave away a silly foul at the by-line, despite his marker being shown to be offside in the build-up. Gibbs-White took the free-kick, with Struijk’s clearance landing in the path of Brennan Johnson’s whose volley flew into the bottom left corner.

Luis Sinisterra had a couple of decent chances fall to him, the first being well-saved by Navas when he picked up a loose ball on the edge of the box and somehow managed to manoeuvre his way into the penalty area.

The next came at point-blank range when Harrison’s looping ball found Gnonto, whose ball across the face of goal should’ve been buried by Sinisterra, only to be skied over the bar.

Gnonto found himself creating from the left again on 37 minutes when his cut-back into the box was scuffed by Bamford, breaking for Ayling who didn’t manage to bend the ball around the keeper’s far post.

Navas denied Ayling again a few minutes later when Harrison’s cross opened up a great opportunity for Ayling to either head the ball back across goal or toward the far corner. It was difficult to tell what he was going for, but Navas did well to tip the ball away from danger.

Now, when I say that there is nothing to report from the second half, I mean it. Nada. Nothing. It was a poor showing from Leeds in the second 45’ as they failed to break down the Forest block and now face a potentially treacherous week up against Manchester United twice in a week.