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  • Writer's picturePhilip Ian Murray

After 5 PL defeats - a win!

Ivan Toney was back and leading out the team at Gtech Community Stadium against Nottingham Forest, who like us was getting dragged into the relegation zone. Things didn't go as planned as we let in a goal in only the 3rd minute after two pathetic clearances by Janelt on the edge of our penalty area. It would have been nice if Flekken had made some sort of attempt to save the ball. Then a mazy run by Damsgaard led to a free kick just outside their box. There was only one person who could take this and up stepped Toney. Whilst the ref wasn't looking he sneakily moved the ball a few feet to the right to get a better angle. Then he ran up and placed it beautifully into the corner of the net for our equaliser in the 19th minute. It was 1-1 at half time. In the second half we took the lead with a Mee header from a Jensen corner, but they fought back to equalise when Mee failed to mark Wood who scored in the 65th minute. Fortunately a great turn and shot by Maupay (who was much more mature today than his usual petulant self) three minutes later got our winning goal. Despite 10 minutes of added-on time we won 3-2. Overall, we played better than Tuesday and gave the ball away less. We were stronger in the challenge but were still out-muscled, especially Damsgaard and that led to the cross for their second goal. Lewis-Potter had several chances that he should have done better with (and he hit the underside of the bar in the first half). The star of the show was Ivan Toney with a world-class performance, that included his goal, hold-up play and unbelievable passes. Now over the next 5 games we just have Man City to play twice, Liverpool and Spurs.



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