Swansea vs N Forest
Sky Bet Ch’ship
3:00pm Saturday 14th September
The Liberty Stadium
As a late winner struck for Nottingham Forest in the Liberty 19, swansea dropped their unbeaten record.
Substitute Semedo, on loan from Benfica, struck his very first Forest goal five minutes from time to extend his side’s unbeaten run to eight games.
Lewis Grabban, a thorn at the side during of Swansea, broke down the right flank and shook the interest of Matt Grimes to roll on the ball and he made no mistake from six yards.
It had been not any less than Forest deserved against a Swansea side, who remain high in their Sky Bet Championship but could have procured their best start to a season with a sixth win from seven matches.
Swansea were gifted an early opener when Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba hesitated on the ball near profiting and also Borja Baston came.
But Forest were the better side for parts of the first half and chopped through the Swansea defence.
Joao Carvalho flicked Yuri Ribeiro’s cross into the path and the striker compelled a full-length rescue from Freddie Woodman of Sammy Ameobi.
Forest went much closer when Ameobi’s cross was cleared as far as Ben Watson 20 yards out.
The midfielder switched it onto the Swansea crossbar.
Samba Sow also slit broad and Swansea’s frustration at failing to build pressure was clear as defenders Jake Bidwell and Mike van der Hoorn attempted risky efforts.
The Forest target wasn’t threatened on each event, but Michael Dawson reacted to obstruct Borja’s effort in the post two minutes.
After the period and Grabban latched on to Bersant Celina’s back pass to install Carvalho to get an opportunity which Woodman kicked away at his near post forest remained glowing.
Celina was substituted then lapse and Swansea gained some momentum that was overdue when Andre Ayew led Bidwell’s cross narrowly wide.
But Woodman was into the rescue and Joe Rodon back after making his debut for Wales from international duty, obstructed Sow’s effort from the subsequent corner.
Ayew was becoming a growing influence on the competition and he tested Samba before winning the kick which found the Forest goalkeeper punch clear under pressure.
Forest continued to stand firm and Grabban functioning and unselfish attitude finally sealed the points.