Fulham 5 – 0 N Forest

The pressure increased on Nottingham Forest employer Steve Cooper as his side suffered a 4th successive defeat in a humiliating 5-0 loss at Fulham.

Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis remained in the stands at Craven Home for the depressing loss that leaves Cooper with simply one win from his last 11 video games.

Forest yielded two times in 4 first-half minutes as Alex Iwobi tapped home in the 30th minute with Raul Jimenez smashing in the 2nd.

Nottingham Forest's Danilo appears dejected after his side concede a fifth goal
Nottingham Forest’s Danilo appears dejected after his side yield a 5th objective

The set both scored once again in the 2nd half as Jimenez skillfully backheeled home 9 minutes after the reboot before Iwobi completed at the back post in the 73rd minute.

Forest’s headache in west London intensified late on as Fulham captain Tom Cairney completed coolly, with Cooper holding his hands up apologetically to the helpful Forest fans at the last whistle.

Steve Cooper approaches the Nottingham Forest fans at full-time after defeat to Fulham
Steve Cooper apologised to the Nottingham Forest fans at full-time

Forest, who had simply one shot on target in the terrible defeat, stay simply 6 points above the transfer zone, while Fulham go up to 12th.

How Forest were humiliated at Fulham

Steve Cooper cuts a frustrated figure during the 5-0 defeat at Fulham
Cooper cuts a disappointed figure throughout the 5-0 defeat at Fulham

Cooper made 5 modifications for the see to Fulham looking for a ending a three-game losing run however it did not have actually the effect needed in a sorry first-half screen.

Fulham controlled the ball and after Andreas Pereira had actually struck the post from a free-kick the home side ultimately took a should have lead in the 30th minute through Iwobi.

Willian, on his 300th Premier League look, provided a charming cross to the back post that Iowbi tapped home into the bottom corner for his 2nd league objective of the season.

Then simply 4 minutes later on Fulham doubled the lead thanks to Jimenez’s scientific newbie surface inside package as he ran onto Pereira’s creative through-ball to smash previous Forest goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos.

Fulham's Raul Jimenez celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Joao Palhinha
Fulham’s Raul Jimenez scored two times in the 5-0 win

The visitors stopped working to summon an action as they ended the very first half without a shot on target and it was not a surprise to see Cooper make a double half-time replacement as Morgan Gibbs-White and Ryan Yates began for Nicolas Dominguez and Ibrahim Sangare.

However the modifications had no impact as Fulham included a 3rd in the 54th minute with Jimenez getting his 2nd. He when again linked with Pereira to round Vlachodimos and completed inventively with a charming backheel into the empty internet.

Iwobi then got his 2nd in the 73rd minute as he completed very first time from Harry Wilson’s cross to the back post.

The Forest fans continued to shout Cooper’s name instantly after the Nigerian’s objective however things became worse for the taking a trip assistance as they saw their side yield a 5th in the 86th minute.

Cairney discovered acres of area through the Forest defence to quickly score and intensify Forest’s anguish to leave Cooper in a tough area as he apologised to his fans at Craven Home at full-time.

Steve Cooper approaches the Nottingham Forest fans at full-time after defeat to Fulham
Cooper holds his hands up after the defeat

Opta statistics: Fulham attain a PL initially in club’s history

  • Fulham have actually now scored 3+ objectives in 3 successive Premier League matches for the very first time (3 v Wolves, 3 v Aston Rental property & & 5 v Nottingham Forest).

  • Willian made his 300th Premier League look, ending up being the very first Brazilian gamer to reach this landmark.

  • Raul Jimenez has actually now scored 3 objectives in his in last 4 Premier League looks, the very same quantity as he handled in his previous 47.

  • The 5-0 defeat was the 10th time that Nottingham Forest have actually yielded 5+ objectives in a single match in the Premier League.

  • Fulham’s Alex Iwobi scored his very first Premier League brace on what was his 234th look. He scored as numerous objectives on Wednesday night as he performed in the totality of last season in the competitors (2 ).

What’s next?

Fulham are back in action on Sunday when they host West Ham in the Premier League, kick-off 2pm. The following weekend, they take a trip to Newcastle on Saturday December 16, kick-off 3pm.

Nottingham Forest travel to Wolves on Saturday in the Premier League, kick-off 3pm. They will then include on Friday Night Football on December 15 when they host Tottenham, survive on Sky Sports with kick-off at 8pm.

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