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Championship Side Shock Arsenal In Six-Goal FA Cup Thriller

English FA Cup Report: Nottingham Forest v Arsenal, 7 January 2017

By SL International - Jan 07, 2018 07:59 PM

English FA Cup

Result: Nottingham Forest 4-2 Arsenal

Date: 7 January 2018

Venue: City Ground

Nottingham Forest shocked Arsenal after beating the English Premier League side 4-2 in an FA Cup, third round match at the City Ground on Sunday.

It was a cagey start to the match from both sides with neither team able to maintain a sustained period of pressure due to poor decision making in the final third.

Nottingham, though, began to settle in front of their home fans and took the lead in the 20th minute following a thunderous long range effort from Eric Lichaj that almost broke through the net, 1-0.

Three minutes later Arsenal hit back when Per Mertesacker was quickest to latch onto his initial attempt which came back off the woodwork and tapped the ball home from close range, 1-1.

Just after the half hour mark Nottingham nearly scored their second goal when Ben Brereton broke behind the Arsenal defence, but he was not able to beat keeper David Ospina in a one-on-one.

Nottingham did take the lead for a second time a minute before the break after a powerful shot from the edge of the box by Eric Lichaj found the back of the goal, 2-1.

Despite coming into the second half a goal behind Arsenal still struggled to find their rhythm.

The first decent chance of the second half fell to the home side in the 61st minute when Ben Brereton met an inch perfect cross into the box, but he fired over from 14-yards out.

Nottingham did find their third goal four minutes later thanks to a penalty goal from Ben Brereton after a foul inside the box by Arsenal’s Rob Holding, 3-1.

Arsenal, though, were not going to go down without a fight and pulled a goal back in the 79th minute after a mistake by Jordan Smith allowed Danny Welbeck an easy tap in, 3-2.

The result was put beyond doubt in the 86th minute after another penalty goal, this time from Kieran Dowell after Mathieu Debuchy committed a foul inside the box, 4-2.

The match did end on a bit of a sour note for Nottingham who were reduced to ten men in the 90th minute following a red card for Joe Worrall.


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7 Jan 2018 18:00 The City Ground English FA Cup Round 3
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20’ Eric Lichaj

44’ Eric Lichaj

64’ Ben Brereton

85’ Kieran Dowell

23’ Per Mertesacker

79’ Danny Welbeck

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ibrahimm Joined: 08 Jan 2018
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ibrahimm Jan 08, 2018 03:33 PM
english fa have no good rule at all that is why england have bad team when you dont encourage old coach after the ban of 4 matches still yet refree still made the same mistakes by counting double kick on penalty spot i m stoping watching english football as from yesterday or else they reverse the match and the refree got punished
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KNOWLEDGE JR Joined: 25 Aug 2016
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KNOWLEDGE JR Jan 08, 2018 10:56 AM
This must surely be Aserne Wenger's last season at the Emirate stadium. He has reach his sell by date.
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KNOWLEDGE JR Jan 08, 2018 10:54 AM
This must surely be Aserne Wenger's last season at the Emirate stadium. He has reach his sell by date.
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Faysal Jan 08, 2018 07:45 AM
Ya neh mr bean must resign
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timelessmessi Jan 07, 2018 10:51 PM
Great Britain top 8 club in the premear leage are very very ordinary I don't know what makes them think by buying quality players makes them the best clubs in the world you will never have that in the top two in Spain 1 draw crisis a lose catastrophic 3 lose in a raw or 1 trophy on season U done go it's like La liga is weak standard set by club and supporters is above to any English club
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mfundini Jan 07, 2018 09:54 PM
I failed to understand Wenger's selection in this game. Not even half of the experienced players from the team? I know we have a heavy schedule ahead of us,but having half senior players was worth it. Now we've only got to play for the top 4 since our Trophy has slipped in our hands. This is really a disgrace to us hobestly,Wenger needs to vacate his position,he has none more to offer...
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blackmeteor Jan 07, 2018 08:50 PM
Time for new blood at our Gunners, starting with Old Man Wenger
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Boris Becker Jan 07, 2018 08:45 PM
Yhooo
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smo Jan 07, 2018 08:19 PM
Arsenal will forever be useless, same like Liverpool..

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