AFC Bournemouth went into the game with former two-time European Cup winners Nottingham Forest with an undefeated home record to defend. AFC Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall named the same XI that started the second half against Reading, with one exception. Right-back Jack Stacey had picked up a knock in that game so was replaced by Adam Smith.
Smith returned to the squad after previously missing the Reading game, along with Philip Billing, after being close contacts of Norway international Joshua King who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Billing also returned to the squad but was an unused substitute.
After the game, Tindall told the Daily Echo…
“It was important that we started the game well against a Nottingham Forest team we knew would sit behind the ball and make it difficult for us.
“With the opening goal after three minutes, it was just the start we needed and wanted.
“I’m delighted with how we played, certainly got the first 60 minutes. I thought we were outstanding.
“We created a number of chances and then you think we probably should have had more than just the two goals for the first 60-minute performance.”
Man of the match against Forest
"It's been playing on my mind recently seeing everyone scored, and I haven't."
Junior Stanislas was delighted to get his first goal of the season tonight, as Bournemouth secured another victory.
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Proud moment making my 350th appearance for the club tonight. Delighted with the win and clean sheet. That day at Preston only seems like yesterday though. Hopefully the journey can continue for a while yet 🍒❤️ pic.twitter.com/pmyiiZOHG6
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Written by billythekid
Never thought we looked in danger of losing the game and gave a good professional performance.
Started off the first half playing a good passing and flowing game and got the early goal.
Second half we again got the early goal this time from the penalty spot, a tight decision for the referee, foul in or out of the box, he pointed to the spot.
Forest came more into the game as they needed to being 2-0 down and our side defended well not really giving Forest any clear cut opportunities to really trouble our keeper.
We could and should have had a third penalty but this time it was not given, maybe because of the tight decision earlier? Only the referee knows that answer.
Three more points and still undefeated at home, so a good few days for AFCB and our manager.
Finally a two half performances! Towards the end, we got a bit lax and gave them some hope but even then defensively we looked good and defended as a team. Plenty of energy in that performance, great pressing without the ball and often got it back pretty quickly. Not too much to complain about and judging by some of our play in the second half ( showboating ! ) the team is full of confidence, which is great to see.
Well done JT and the lads ! Still in the promotion hunt and still undefeated at Dean Court.
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