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Premier League: Manchester United defeats Nottingham Forest after recovering from a 0-2 deficit

MANCHESTER. Manchester United had a spectacular comeback against Nottingham Forest.

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MANCHESTER. Manchester United had a remarkable comeback against Nottingham Forest. Manchester United was vastly superior ball possession (68%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

Joe Worrall received a red card (67′)​. This red card was one of the reason why Nottingham Forest lost the match.

The match was played at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Stuart Attwell with the support of Constantine Hatzidakis and Harry Lennard. The 4th official was Michael Salisbury. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 17 degrees Celsius or 62.6 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 75%.​

Match Statistics

Manchester United was in firm control of the ball 68% while Nottingham Forest was struggling with a 32% ball possession.

Manchester United was more aggressive with 85 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 9 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Manchester United won the match.

Manchester United shot 19 times, 9 on target, 9 off target. Regarding the opposition, Nottingham Forest shot 10 times, 4 on target, 5 off target.


Manchester United received 4 yellow cards (Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, André Onana and Bruno Fernandes). On the other side, Nottingham Forest received 4 yellow cards (Serge Aurier, Morgan Gibbs-White, Ola Aina and Cheikhou Kouyaté).

Also, Nottingham Forest didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (67′).

After this contest, Manchester United has 3 points to occupy the 13th place in the standings. while Nottingham Forest stays with 3 points (11th).

Match Events

  • 2'

    Taiwo Awoniyi

    Morgan Gibbs-White

  • 4'

    Willy Boly

    Morgan Gibbs-White

  • 17'

    Christian Eriksen

    Marcus Rashford

  • 44'

    Serge Aurier

  • 45'

    Morgan Gibbs-White

  • 46'

    Victor Lindelöf

    Raphaël Varane

  • 52'


    Bruno Fernandes

  • 57'

    Moussa Niakhaté

    Scott McKenna

  • 58'

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka

  • 61'

    Jadon Sancho

    Anthony Martial

  • 62'

    Ola Aina

  • 67'

    Joe Worrall

  • 70'

    Cheikhou Kouyaté

    Brennan Johnson

  • 76'

    Bruno Fernandes (Penalty)

  • 81'

    Anthony Elanga


  • 81'

    Chris Wood

    Taiwo Awoniyi

  • 82'

    Marcus Rashford

  • 85'

    Scott McTominay


  • 89'

    André Onana

  • 90'

    Bruno Fernandes

  • 90'

    Cheikhou Kouyaté

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Manchester United will play away with Arsenal on the 3rd of September with a 20-12 head to head record in favor of Manchester United (10 draws).

Nottingham Forest will play away with Chelsea on the 2nd of September with a 3-0 head to head record in favor of Chelsea (2 draws).

Manchester United: Formation and Lineups

Manchester United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Erik ten Hag chose to play with the following team: André Onana (6.6), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (7.1), Raphaël Varane (6.2), Lisandro Martínez (6.8), Diogo Dalot (7.0), Casemiro (7.6), Christian Eriksen (7.4), Antony (7.8), Bruno Fernandes (9.1), Marcus Rashford (7.1) and Anthony Martial (6.7).

Manchester United could not rely on the presence of Scott McTominay (injured).


Manchester United made 3 changes: Raphaël Varane for Victor Lindelöf (46′), Anthony Martial for Jadon Sancho (61′) and Antony for Scott McTominay (85′).

Top player: Bruno Fernandes

Probably the most impressive player in Manchester United was Bruno Fernandes.

His rating is (9.1) with 1 goal, 67 passes (77% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 10. He performed 11 crosses.

Nottingham Forest: Formation and Lineups

Nottingham Forest started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

On the other side, Steve Cooper played with: Matt Turner (7.6), Willy Boly (7.6), Joe Worrall (6.4), Scott McKenna (7.0), Serge Aurier (6.4), Ryan Yates (6.8), Danilo (5.9), Ola Aina (6.8), Brennan Johnson (7.1), Morgan Gibbs-White (7.8) and Taiwo Awoniyi (7.2).

Nottingham Forest could not rely on the presence of Moussa Niakhaté (injured).


Nottingham Forest made 4 changes: Scott McKenna for Moussa Niakhaté (57′), Brennan Johnson for Cheikhou Kouyaté (70′), Danilo for Anthony Elanga (81′) and Taiwo Awoniyi for Chris Wood (81′).

Top player: Morgan Gibbs-White

The player who no doubt impressed Nottingham Forest the most was Morgan Gibbs-White.

His rating is (7.8) with 29 passes (72% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5. He performed 5 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premier League

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