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SWANSEA CITY 5 - 1 FOREST - Sat Jan 23, 2021 (FA Cup)

Date:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 (3:00 PM)

Opponent:
Swansea City

Home/Away:
Away

Ground:
Liberty Stadium

Game Type:
FA Cup

Round:
4

Score:
1-5 (Lost)

Half-time: 0-2
Attendance:
0

Referee:
Kevin Friend

Season:
2020-21


Forest/Opp Tier:
2/2

NEXT GAMES:

League Tier 2:
Barnsley

GAME COUNT:

FA Cup:
401 (of 401)
Competitive:
5557 (of 5574)
Total:
7305 (of 7322)

Sources:
Nottingham Forest Official Site (Link)


Review:
I'm not sure what we expected, but once Anthony Knockaert scored to bring it back to 1-2, we actually had some hope today. Up until then, and just five minutes afterwards, we were all at sea and about as likely to make the 5th round as Cheltenham. With ten changes from the loss at Boro in the week, we started poorly (again) let in a poorly defended goal (again), went further behind (again) had a glimmer of hope then went further behind (again) and lost our composure (again). We're a team that doesn't look happy on a pitch, that doesn't seem to want to support each other, and the proof is on the face of the players. We don't have any playmakers, focal points or goal scorers. Sure we went 7 unbeaten, but that seems like a long time ago and we were VERY lucky.

Misc Stats:
Due to Coronavirus regulations, the game was played behind closed doors and the official attendance was 0.
If a draw, the game would have gone to extra time and then penalties.
The fifth round draw was made at the same time as the fourth round draw and we would have played Manchester City or Cheltenham if we had won.
The last time we conceded 5 goals was in a League Cup third round game against Arsenal in September 2019. (We lost 5-0).


FOREST
Manager: Chris Hughton
Prior form: DDDWWL (Old to recent)

Goals:
Anthony Knockaert (56)
SWANSEA CITY
Manager: Steve Cooper
Prior form: LWWDWW (Old to recent)

Goals:
Liam Cullen (7)
Matt Grimes (29)
Matt Grimes (61)
Liam Cullen (67)
Oliver Cooper (84)

Lineup:
Num Pos Player
1GKFreddy Woodman
5DFMarc Guehi (66)
2DFRyan Bennett
22DFJoel Latibeaudiere
23MFConnor Roberts (76)
3MFRyan Manning
14MFConor Hourihane (66)
8MFMatt Grimes goal goal (65)
21FWYan Dhanda
15FWWayne Routledge (20)
20FWLiam Cullen goal goal
Subs
42Lewis Webb
24Jake Bidwell (66)
44Ben Cabango
26Kyle Naughton
31Oliver Cooper goal (66)
6Jay Fulton (65)
41Jordan Garrick (76)
10Andre Ayew
9Jamal Lowe (20)