Nottingham Forest go top with win against Stoke, Fulham close gap on leaders as they beat Wigan at home


Nottingham Forest temporarily went top of the Championship as they beat Stoke City on Friday night.

Forest came from behind to win 3-2 at the Bet365 Stadium against Nathan Jones’ side who are still searching for their first win of the season.

Nottingham Forest went top of the Championship

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Nottingham Forest went top of the Championship

In the Championship‘s other game on Friday, Fulham beat Wigan 2-0 to close the gap to the play-off places.

Lee Gregory gave Stoke the ideal start at home when he put them 1-0 up after just 10 minutes as they were searching for a much needed three points to take pressure off the manager.

That lead lasted 25 minutes before Joe Lolley pounced on a Jack Butland mistake to equalise.

Sammy Ameobi scored the second goal for Nottingham Forest

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Sammy Ameobi scored the second goal for Nottingham Forest

Sammy Ameobi put Forest ahead two minutes after the break before Lewis Grabban scored a third after 61 minutes.

James McClean gave the home side some hope as he got one back five minutes from the end but it could not spark the comeback they needed.

Stoke could find themselves bottom of the Championship by the end of the weekend if Huddersfield pick up a point.


Forest are flying high at the top of the table with five wins, three draws and one defeat from their opening nine games.

Fulham got themselves back on track with their first win in four games as they beat Wigan 2-0 at home.

Fulham beat Wigan on Friday night

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Fulham beat Wigan on Friday night

Joe Bryan opened the scoring just after the half-time break before Tom Cairney sealed the result in the 82nd minute.

Results:

Fulham 2-0 Wigan

Stoke 2-3 Nottingham Forest



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