15/10/2004 Wolves
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Andy Reid scored a spectacular winner for Forest this evening as they beat Wolves 1-0 in front of the Sky cameras.

In fact the last time Forest won, the Sky cameras were at the City Ground to see the Reds beat West Ham 2-1, perhaps Joe Kinnear should have a quiet word with Sky and get them down to the ground more often.

Andy Reid and Marlon King shone for Forest and they battled for this victory, and had Reid not been sent off in the second half he would certainly have won the man of the match award, which, in the end, went to King.

Another candidate for man of the match was Paul Gerrard, whose early save when one-on-one with Miller, kept Forest in the game. He then pulled off a fantastic penalty save after taking Marlon King's advice and going right as Newton took the spot kick.

Forest had taken the lead in the 41st minute after a superb move involving 13 passes, saw Andy Reid fire in a delightful goal from the edge of the penalty area. Forest had played some superb football for the goal, but Wolves were guilty of giving them all the space they needed.

Reid then got his marching orders in the 52nd minute, when, trying to clear up his own error, he brought down Cooper.

I have no argument it was a penalty, but the sending off was absolutely ludicrous. Reid clearly made a play for the ball and failed to reach it. To say this was serious foul play is joke and the idiots that make these rules need to review them as soon as possible.

Thankfully though a natural justice took place and Paul Gerrard pulled off the save of the game to prevent Newton scoring from the spot.

From this point on it was pretty much backs-to-the-wall stuff for Forest as Wolves tried to take advantage of their numerical supremacy. They failed dismally and the three points remained at the City Ground.
Forest Man-of-the-Match:


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No. Player Scored Cards
22  GERRARD       
29  HJELDE       
15  IMPEY       
14  JESS  Substituted    
JOHNSON  Substituted    
REID    1  
11  KING       
24  ROBERTSON  Substitute (On for 9 )    
DAWSON  Substitute (On for 14 )    


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