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Nottingham Forest vs West Ham LIVE! Premier League Match Stream, Latest Team News, Lineups, TV & Predictions

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The first Premier League game at the City Ground since May 1999 took place this afternoon, setting the tone for the opening game at home to newly promoted Nottingham Forest after finally completing 23 years in the top flight. One of English football’s most iconic old stadiums has been set up to serve. Exiled in the championship playoffs.

Steve Cooper’s heavily changed side were pushed aside on opening day at Newcastle after a tough start to return to this level, but with a raucous home support behind them and further out the door. It looks like it’s been signed, so it could be another proposal…every day. They will look for a statement performance against West Ham, which reigning champions Manchester City easily dealt with to start the campaign.

David Moyes’ transfer progress has been relatively slow, but the Hamers can now line up with both new arrivals Gianluca Schamakka and Maxwell Cornette in the East Midlands. Follow West Ham Featuring expert analysis by Simon Collings at City Ground.

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west ham team

Start of XI: Fabianski, Kfar, Zuma, Cresswell, Johnson, Soucek, Rice, Bowen, Ben Rama, Fornals, Antonio

sub: Cornetto, Skamakka, Ranzini, Downs, Areola, Coventry, Randolph, Ashby


Nottingham Forest team

Start of XI: Henderson, Worrall, Niakete, McKenna, Williams, O’Brien, Mangala, Tofolo, Lingard, Johnson, Awonyi

sub: Biancone, Cook, Mbe So, Hennessy, Surridge, Meiten, Cafu, Lyle Taylor, Hammond


Line-up on the way

Official team news from City Ground arrives within 10 minutes.

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Great scenes in and around the sunny City Grounds that are sure to be a truly memorable day for Forrest fans (they will no doubt be craving for victory) regardless of the final scoreline.

They’ve been waiting for over 20 years to return to the Promised Land, defying all odds and expectations in their final semester under Steve Cooper to make sure they enjoy every bit of it.

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Forest’s first home Premier League match since Chris Bert Williams scored the lone goal for Ron Atkinson’s struggling side on 16 May 1999 in a 1-0 win over East Midlands rivals Leicester what a wonderful day it was.

Tricky Trees finished last place that season and have never returned to the top since, spending a three-year stint between 2005 and 2008.

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Lingard set for a nasty Hammers reunion

The main signer in that group is undoubtedly Jesse Lingard, who made a big splash after leaving Manchester United earlier this summer and deciding to join Forest on a lucrative one-year contract. Gave.

In the process, he turned down a permanent return to West Ham, where he had starred on loan a few seasons earlier.

David Moyes admitted he was surprised by Lingard’s decision, claiming the Hummers “pushed the boat out” to seal the deal.

The England midfielder is set to receive a rough reception from traveling fans this afternoon, something many of them clearly feel is a purely financially motivated choice. is set to wave a Monopoly banknote in his direction to express his anger towards him.

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Here’s the full list of Forrest’s summer signings, in case anyone clearly lost count at this point…


Forest Continue Drastic transfer overhaul

Cheikhou Kouyate’s free transfer and Emmanuel Dennis’ £20m deal see Forest count a staggering 15 new signings since being promoted for just under £110m .

The championship play-off winner is set to sign Brighton striker Neil Maupay in a £15million deal, reportedly for Lyon midfielder Hussem Auer, and Eintracht Frankfurt. Chasing Jibril Saw in

Is this a case of too much change on Steve Cooper’s part, or too quick of a change? Or is such drastic surgery needed to give them a chance to keep fighting this season? is it?

Time will tell.

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Standard Sports’ Simon Collings has arrived at the City Ground…


With this latest summer heatwave continuing, temperatures are now soaring to around 33 degrees Celsius, it will be another scorching day in the East Midlands.

As with all other matches this weekend, there will be a drink break in each half to ensure players have plenty of fluids.