Nottingham Forest 3-1 Huddersfield Town: As it happened
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16:2016 days ago

That's all from us for today as Forest underline their promotion potential with victory over Huddersfield.

There is another full fixture list to look forward to in midweek - keep following VAVEL.com for news, previews, live commentaries and reports from the Championship run-in.

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Nottingham Forest now look odds-on for a play-off spot, as they overtake Fulham on goal difference and move into fourth place with the victory. They are now seven points inside the play-offs with seven games to go.

Huddersfield are now in real trouble. Results elsewhere put them in the bottom three ahead of the game and that's where they will remain for now. With seven games left to save their season, there weren't too many positives to take from this.

16:1416 days ago

FULL-TIME: Nottingham Forest 3-1 Huddersfield Town

The late goal does little to change the story of the match, as Nottingham Forest pick up three crucial points.

Lewis Grabban did what he does best by bagging a double, with Ryan Yates also scoring against a frustrated Huddersfield side who finished with 10 men.

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GOAL! Nottingham Forest 3-1 Huddersfield Town

90+7' Grant emphatically beats Samba from the spot.

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PENALTY!

90+6' A chance for Huddersfield to get something from the game as Worrall collides with Campbell and the referee points to the spot.

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90+3' Big chance for a fourth as Mighten surges on the end of a Da Costa cross from the left, but Lossl gets in the way of the substitute.

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90+2' Lamouchi makes his final two substitutions for Forest as Bostock and Mighten come on for Lolley and Watson.

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90' Six minutes have been added on, and Huddersfield will want them to go quickly now.

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RED CARD!

89' Things get even worse for Huddersfield as their frustration shows. Bacuna slides straight into the back of Da Costa unnecessarily, there is no attempt to get the ball and he's been shown a straight red.

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GOAL! Nottingham Forest 3-0 Huddersfield

85' That finishes it! Lolley's corner is stabbed in by Yates at the near post and the three points are truly in the bag for Forest now.

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84' Smith Rowe passes to Toffolo and the full-back decides to go for goal himself wide on the left, slashing it a mile off target. At the other end Lossl blocks the shot of Carvalho one-on-one.

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81' Grant waits at the byline to try to lay the ball into the path of Smith Rowe, but the pass is intercepted.

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79' Smith Rowe puts a cross in and Figueiredo initially slips but manages to recover before it reaches Campbell.

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77' Chalobah finds some space in the box to connect with Bacuna's corner, but he can't direct the cross on target.

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76' Bacuna takes the free kick as well, and Samba gets a strong left hand out to claw it away.

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75' Bacuna looks to get on the ball after his introduction and wins a foul as Lolley brings him down on the edge of the box.

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74' At the same time there's another one for Huddersfield as Bacuna comes on for Duhaney.
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73' Those two substitutions are now made by Lamouchi, with Ameobi and Silva the two players to come off for Da Costa and Carvalho.

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70' Lots of changes here. Campbell replaces Willock and Stankovic comes on for Stearman for Huddersfield. Da Costa and Carvalho are waiting to come on for Forest.

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68' Grant is now down and appears to have taken a knock. While he gets checked the two sides will have their second-half drinks break.

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67' Grant finds no room to shoot as Forest throw defenders at him. He's had a quiet afternoon up top with little service.

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66' Yates plays Grabban behind the defence again but Stearman stands up well to him, and Lolley follows up with a rasping strike just wide.

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63' Ameobi brilliantly plays in Grabban who has a chance for the hat-trick, but he knocks it wide of the far post.

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62' Smith Rowe makes a quick impact with a run and slips in Grant, whose shot is stopped by Samba. It does squirm under the keeper but Worrall taps it behind and there's a foul by Huddersfield from the corner.

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61' Yates finds himself free at the back post to get on the end of a cross but he always seems to be in an awkward position stretching for it and he can't get the connection required to hit the target.

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60' Double change made by Cowley. Chalobah and Smith Rowe will both come on, replacing Hogg and Pritchard respectively.

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59' O'Brien has a go from 30 yards and it takes a slight deflection. Samba flaps at the resulting corner but Huddersfield can't take advantage.

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55' Very nice work from Lolley to skip past Hogg and advance down the middle before finding Ameobi, who lets rip from the edge of the box with a shot that flies wide of the post.

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54' Pritchard has a shot blocked and Duhaney's cross is then claimed by Samba with no fuss as Huddersfield try to get themselves back into the game.

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OFF THE BAR!

50' O'Brien can find no way to turn past the ever-dependable Cash and the best he can get is a corner. It almost results in a goal though as Pritchard's cross is flicked on by King and hits the bar!

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GOAL! Nottingham Forest 2-0 Huddersfield

46' Grabban strikes again! Just 50 seconds after the restart, he's played through on goal by Ameobi and he composes himself before picking his spot in the corner.

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46' There's a half-time change for Forest as Yates - the one player to drop out of the team from last week - comes on for Johnson.

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HALF-TIME: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Huddersfield

Forest started strongly with Sammy Ameobi hitting a post, but Huddersfield were probably edging it until Lewis Grabban struck with a sweet volley just before the break.

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45+1' O'Brien manages to ping a ball in from the left but Grant is an inch from it and nobody else is there to follow up.

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45' King and Toffolo keep returning passes down the left but neither can find the space to put in a cross. Three minutes have been added on.

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44' Forest skipper Watson has been shown a yellow card for a foul on Pritchard.

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GOAL! Nottingham Forest 1-0 Huddersfield

43' What a volley! A Forest corner is cleared to Worrall and his cross from the touchline to the back post finds the striker, whose first-time effort couldn't have been struck any sweeter as it flies past Lossl.

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40' Willock makes advances and gives the ball to Duhaney to cross, but Forest make the clearance and King then commits a foul.

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39' King puts Ribeiro's cross behind for a corner. Lolley lays the ball off for Silva to cross and Ameobi rises highest but can't steer on target.

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37' Figueiredo goes into Pritchard too heavy as he competes for the ball, giving away a free kick. The big men get forward as Toffolo stands over it but nobody can get their head on the delivery.

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33' Pritchard wins another Town corner as Ribeiro blocks the cross, but the home side easily clear.

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31' King is caught late by Johnson and the referee will have a few words to calm the game down a bit.

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30' Stearman hurls himself at the resulting corner, the defender got a touch and Huddersfield will have another.

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29' Clever free kick from Huddersfield as Pritchard flicks the ball onto Grant on the right of the box. He looks to cross into the middle but Ameobi gets in the way.

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27' Cash has a piledriver from distance blocked, and his subsequent throw into the box isn't met by Ameobi. The visitors counter but Pritchard's attempted through ball is poor.

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25' Huddersfield have kept the ball well since the restart but O'Brien gives away a foul against Cash.

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23' Time for the first drinks break.

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21' Johnson makes a good run to receive the ball in behind but the chance is wasted as he whips it straight into the side netting.

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21' Forest move the ball quickly and Ameobi receives the ball at the angle of the box. He chooses to go for goal instead of look for passing options and the tame effort gives Lossl no problems.

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20' O'Brien intercepts a pass and Pritchard advances into the penalty area. Watson blocks his path with an outstretched leg and he wants a penalty, but the referee isn't interested.

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18' Grabban wins a throw for Forest and Cash looks to launch it into the area, but Lossl comes out to catch it.

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16' Huddersfield get a repeat corner after Watson gets the only touch to a dangerous delivery. From the follow-up, O'Brien is caught offside.

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15' Pritchard beats the wall and hits the target with the effort, and Samba takes no chances in punching it behind for a corner.

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14' Watson runs through the back of Pritchard but the advantage is played. Huddersfield move forward down the left until Toffolo is upended by Cash at the expense of a free kick on the edge of the box.

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11' Toffolo beats two defenders down the left and his cross falls to opposite full-back Duhaney. He lays the ball off to Pritchard but his shot is blocked.

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9' The short corner is swung in by Pritchard but cleared and Forest break. They win a free kick just inside their own half for a Toffolo foul, although Cash isn't happy as he felt the advantage should have been played with the counter still in progress.

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8' Willock works space to cross after a good run and Forest head the ball behind for the first corner of the game.

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7' This time it's Johnson who gets in behind down the right wing but his cross doesn't find a teammate. Huddersfield looking vulnerable down their left side.

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6' Lolley is given too much space and time down the right again but another dangerous ball is this time cleared by King.

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OFF THE POST!

4' So close! Grabban flicks the ball on for Lolley down the right and he crosses back into the centre of the box. Grabban slips but Ameobi is there to thump at goal, only for it to smack off the post and to safety.

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4' Forest with most of the early possession but Huddersfield have had the first couple of attacks, although a throw in the final third comes to nothing.

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Kick-off!

1' The home side get the game underway.

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The teams are out at an overcast City Ground. Forest are in their traditional red, Huddersfield in their dark blue change kit.

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Final thoughts

Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley wants a response following last week's defeat to Wigan, as he told Sky Sports:

"We're hoping for an improved performance. We were disappointed with our levels last Saturday. We'd worked very hard going into the Wigan game but we didn't perform on the day and we have to accept that has come our way.

"Like we've done numerous times this season already, we have to respond to the disappointment that we had."

14:0817 days ago

Final thoughts

Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi said to Sky Sports: "There is no time to enjoy, no time to complain, just to focus on the 90 minutes and try to get maximum points."

13:5717 days ago

Championship result

The final whistle has been blown in the lunchtime kick-off at Ashton Gate, with Sheffield Wednesday picking up a 2-1 win over Bristol City.

Connor Wickham headed the Owls into an early lead and Massimo Luongo fired in a second before Nahki Wells pulled a goal back, but it wasn't enough for the Robins.

The result sees yet another play-off challenger slip up and makes today an even bigger opportunity for Nottingham Forest - they will be seven points clear of seventh place if they can win.

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Head-to-head

Huddersfield came out on top when the two sides last met in December, with skipper Christopher Schindler and Steve Mounie scoring in a 2-1 win at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Forest were the winners in the last clash at the City Ground though, winning 2-0 in April 2017.

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Terriers in the relegation zone

Yesterday's action was not so kind on Huddersfield Town, who slipped back into the bottom three as their rivals find form.

Wigan defeated Blackburn, Charlton beat QPR and Middlesbrough got the better of Stoke to climb up the charts, with Hull's draw at Birmingham edging them above the Terriers on goals scored.

That means they go into this game in 22nd, and the two sides below are still fighting too with Luton beating Swansea and Barnsley getting a point against Millwall.

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Forest aim to cement play-off spot

The weekend's results have been relatively kind to Nottingham Forest, who are currently fifth.

Fulham's defeat at Leeds means they can leap above the Cottagers with victory today, although a top-two place would still look quite unlikely.

They have a four-point buffer to the chasing pack which they can extend here, after Cardiff defeated Preston while challengers Blackburn and Swansea both lost.

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Team news: Huddersfield Town

There are three changes for Huddersfield as they look to improve on last week's defeat of Wigan and escape the relegation zone.

Demeaco Duhaney makes only his third appearance at right-back in place of Danny Simpson, who will be leaving the club at the end of the month.

Andy King and Alex Pritchard replace Juninho Bacuna and Emile Smith Rowe. Fraizer Campbell makes a return from injury on the bench.

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Team news: Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest have made just one change as they look for a win which would take them above Fulham into fourth place in the Championship table.

Ben Watson returns from injury to replace Ryan Yates in the only difference to the team which started their draw with Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.

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Line-ups: Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield: Lossl; Duhaney, Stearman, Schindler, Toffolo; Hogg, O'Brien, King; Pritchard, Grant, Willock.

Subs: Coleman, Bacuna, Chalobah, Kachunga, Campbell, Quaner, Stankovic, Smith Rowe, Daley.

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Line-ups: Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest: Samba; Cash, Figueiredo, Worrall, Ribiero; Watson, Silva; Johnson, Lolley, Ameobi; Grabban.

Subs: Smith, Da Costa, Carvalho, Bostock, Jenkinson, Dawson, Yates, Walker, Mighten.

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An hour to go!

There's an hour until kick-off in the final Championship match of the weekend, as Nottingham Forest welcome Huddersfield Town.

Team news is to come imminently...

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Match preview

Ahead of the game, check out our full match preview here.
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Cowley confident of response

Huddersfield manager Danny Cowley is confident of a response following their disappointing restart against Wigan. He said: “We’ve prepared really well, and I trust in them (the players) as people. When we have had bad days we’ve always responded. We worked hard this week to try and find the right response come Sunday.

"I have huge faith in myself, Nicky (Cowley, assistant), the management team and the players. We are determined. I’ve got the most trust I’ve had in this group since I’ve been at the football club.

"There's no hiding place from last Saturday. We take the criticism. We will keep it close and use it to drive us.

"We want to show a true representation of us on Sunday."

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Lamouchi backs Forest 'quality'

Looking ahead to the game, Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi said: “We have had a good week, I have liked the attitude from the players with quality. We have to keep going, after the draw at Sheffield, and we have to focus on Sunday.

“Huddersfield will be a difficult game to play, we have to start in the right way, we need to focus in the best way to concede the minimum and take the maximum points.

“They have some good players but we do as well. We have to focus on us; we are confident, very focused and we have quality."

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Predicted line-ups

Nottingham Forest: Samba; Cash, Figueiredo, Worrall, Ribeiro; Yates, Watson; Lolley, Silva, Ameobi, Grabban.

Huddersfield: Lossl; Duhaney, Stankovic, Schindler, Toffolo; O’Brien, Chalobah; Willock, Bacuna, Grant; Campbell.

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Team news: Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield are hopeful that strikers Steve Mounie (quad) and Fraizer Campbell (achilles) will both be fit after missing out last weekend.

Emile Smith Rowe had illness ahead of that Wigan game and Juninho Bacuna suffered cramp during it, but both are fine for this week. Tommy Elphick (knee ligaments) remains a long-term absentee.

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Team news: Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest reported no injury concerns ahead of the game, with both Samba Sow (knee) and Ben Watson (knock) back available again.

One unavailable player will be loan winger Adama Diakhaby, who is ineligible to play against his parent club.

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Terriers in trouble

The points will be just as important for Huddersfield, who are right in the eight-team battle at the bottom with a second successive relegation a real possibility.

They will need to improve on their first performance after the restart, after losing 2-0 at home to relegation rivals Wigan last week.

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Forest need to hold play-off spot

Nottingham Forest remain in the play-offs but with a host of sides pushing to break into the top six, three points will be very important here.

They missed out on two in stoppage time on their return to action last weekend, as Sheffield Wednesday came back for a 1-1 draw.

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Kick-off time

Nottingham Forest vs Huddersfield Town will be played at the City Ground, Nottingham, with kick-off at 2.15pm.

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Welcome along to VAVEL.com's live coverage of the Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town. My name is Stephen Ibbetson and I'll be your host for the game with pre-match analysis, team news and live updates.

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