Nottingham Forest 0-1 Burnley: Zeki Amdouni scores the winner

Zeki Amdouni
Zeki Amdouni scored his first goal for Burnley since joining in the summer

Substitute Zeki Amdouni scored a last-minute winner as Burnley edged past Nottingham Forest to reach the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Swiss international Amdouni delightfully controlled Josh Brownhill’s pass before firing past Matt Turner for the winning goal and one of only two shots on target in the entire competition.

This gave Vincent Kompany’s team their first victory of the season and knocked four-time winners Forest out of the competition at the first hurdle.

With 11 minutes added, Steve Cooper’s side pushed for an equalizer to take the match to penalties, but Burnley held on to put their name in the hat for the next round.

Debutant Wilson Odobert could have added a second late on to the goal, but the French teenager’s low shot was palmed away by Turner’s save.

Overall it was a rather lackluster contest – Cheikhou Kouyaté fired over from the edge of the box for the hosts and visiting skipper Brownhill curled narrowly as neither team managed to shooting on target in a mediocre first half.

Burnley’s best chance of the second half fell to debutant Jacob Bruun Larsen, who latched onto Brownhill’s cross ball but dragged his shot wide.

Forest skipper Ryan Yates could have won with 12 minutes remaining but sent his flying header the wrong side of the post from 10 yards.

Nathan Redmond was lively in his first start for the club and showed some eye-catching touches in the final third, but could not provide a finish to match his approach play.

On several occasions, the former Besiktas winger made a mad dash towards the edge of the box, but then pushed his shot horribly wide.

Despite this victory, Kompany will be concerned by an apparently serious injury to defender Hjalmar Ekdal, who was transported on a stretcher following a collision in the area.

Summer signings Aaron Ramsey and Vitinho have also limped out of Burnley with injury concerns to sort out ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match against Tottenham at Turf Moor.

Vincent Kompany, Burnley coach: “Based on our performance we would have always been happy to get what we deserve, a result and a clean sheet. A good win for the guys and another round.

“Zeki has a real goal threat, I hope it’s just one of many. That’s an exciting thing about our team, there’s potential for the future too.

“A [injury] I think it will be bad, it looked like it. I will take any positive news about Ekdal. We hope Vitinho is not too bad. It looks like a knee for both, for Ekdal we hope it won’t be too bad. He was in a lot of pain. This match certainly had a cost.”

Steve Cooper, Nottingham Forest Manager: “We got what we deserved in terms of result. There is no need for details today, there is a need for the basic fact that we did not reach our performance levels collectively and individually.

“It wasn’t a great game, it was 0-0 but I didn’t think we were going to concede. Technically we were miles from goal today.

“It’s something we have to look at, people will say we’ve made some changes, but whether you’ve played the last few games or not you have to be ready to play. There’s no reason for players to don’t step into the field with performance levels.”


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Training 5-3-2

  • 1Turner
  • 29MontielReplaced byGibbs-Whitehas 71′minutes
  • 24AurierBooked at 86 minutes
  • 19Niakhate
  • 30Boly
  • 7N WilliamsReplaced byToffolohas 70′minutes
  • 22yates
  • 12Nascimento dos SantosReplaced byAguilerahas 90+1′minutes
  • 8KouyateReserved at 45 minutesReplaced byJohnsonhas 72′minutesReserved at 85 minutes
  • 11DrinkReplaced byAwoniyihas 88′minutes
  • 21Elanga


  • 9Awoniyi
  • tenGibbs-White
  • 15Toffolo
  • 18Felipe
  • 20Johnson
  • 34Horvath
  • 35Hwang Ui-jo
  • 41Aguilera
  • 43Aina


Training 4-3-3

  • 49muricBooked at 90 minutes
  • 22da SilvaReplaced byAl Dakhilhas 35′minutes
  • 18EkdalBooked at 52 minutesReplaced byCullenhas 59′minutes
  • 2O’Shea
  • 3Taylor
  • 15RedmondReplaced byAmdounihas 78′minutes
  • 8BrownhillBooked at 66 minutes
  • 21A RamseyReplaced byBankhas 51′minutesReserved at 90 minutes
  • 7Gudmundsson
  • 9RodriguezReplaced byTo favorhas 78′minutes
  • 34Bruun LarsenReplaced byOdoberthas 78′minutes


  • 1Trafford
  • 4Cork
  • tenManual
  • 16Bank
  • 17To favor
  • 24Cullen
  • 25Amdouni
  • 28Al-Dakhil
  • 47Odobert

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