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Tottenham 2-0 Nottingham Forest: Spurs are back!

Richarlison scored late in the first half, and Kulusevski added another goal after the break at the City Ground, securing a 2-0 victory over Nottingham for Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham.

Tottenham has managed to claw their way back into the top four race by securing a second consecutive victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. Postecoglou’s men controlled most of the match despite going down to 10 men.

Yves Bissouma received a red card for a dangerous tackle with 20 minutes remaining, but Tottenham managed to hold on for their second consecutive win. The team is now tied on points with fourth-placed Manchester City.

Forest, on the other hand, continues to struggle, being winless in their last six games and having only one victory in their last 13 matches. The pressure on manager Steve Cooper is increasing as they sit five points above the relegation zone, with their position potentially worsening depending on results from other struggling teams this weekend.

Tottenham vs Nottingham: How the game developed

Constant boos from the home fans marked the return of Tottenham forward Brennan Johnson to Forest, and his evening ended with a head injury after 32 minutes, prompting a sympathetic round of applause from the stands.

Tottenham dominated possession and concluded the first half with a strong finish. Kulusevski’s cross found Richarlison, who cleverly evaded his marker and headed home from five yards. Richarlison scored his third goal in the last two games after a nearly three-month goal drought.

Forest’s Willy Boly missed a clear chance to equalize early in the second half by firing over from close range. This prompted a period of sustained pressure from Forest, with Guglielmo Vicario making a sprawling save to deny Gibbs-White’s shot.

Forest believed they had equalized when Anthony Elanga scored in the 58th minute, but VAR disallowed the goal for offside against the former Manchester United forward. But Tottenham extended their lead in the 65th minute after a mistake by Forest keeper Turner. Kulusevski capitalized on Turner’s weak clearance, dancing into the area and drilling a powerful shot that beat Turner’s attempted save at the near post.

Bissouma received a red card in the 70th minute for a high tackle on Ryan Yates after the referee consulted the pitchside monitor. Forest pressed in vain in the closing stages, with Neco Williams’ deflected effort narrowly missing the target and forcing Vicario to make a superb save from Harry Toffolo’s header.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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