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Burnley 1-2 Nottingham Forest: Tricky Trees confirm safety

Nottingham Forest beat Burnley at Turf Moor on the final day to seal their status as a Premier League club.


Chris Wood scored twice early on to put Forest in a commanding position and although Josh Cullen’s deflected shot made it interesting late on, Forest were deserved winners.

The victory sees Forest end the season on 32 points and in 17th place, one place above the relegation zone. Burnley finish the season on 24 points and have suffered their worst-ever home season in terms of wins and their lowest points tally in a 38-game top-flight season.

Elanga, Gibbs-White and Hudson-Odoi the future

The trio of forwards underneath Chris Wood caused chaos with their direct runs, crosses into the box and shots from distance. Whether it is Wood, Awoniyi or someone else up top to finish the chances off, Forest have to get the ball to Elanga, Gibbs-White and Hudson-Odoi as much as possible next season and beyond. That trio are their future and if Forest sort things out at the back, they have the attacking quality to make sure they score and create the goals which will see them finish well above the drop zone next season.

Player ratings - Burnley vs Nottingham Forest

How to watch Burnley vs Nottingham Forest live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 11am ET Sunday (May 19)
TV Channel: Peacock Premium
Online: Premier League on Peacock

Burnley vs Nottingham Forest final score: 1-2

Cullen; 72' Wood 2', 19'

Cullen’s deflected shot pulls one back - Burnley 1-2 Nottingham Forest (72nd minute)

Josh Cullen’s deflected shot goes in and has given them hope of getting something out of this game.

Cullen gets Burnley on the board v. Forest
Josh Cullen pulls a goal back for Burnley as Nottingham Forest now lead 2-1 at Turf Moor.

Muric denies Gibbs-White

What a save from Muric as Gibbs-White curls a stunner towards the top corner. Brilliant stop.

Elanga curls just over

The Swedish winger cuts inside but his curling shot is just over the bar. Forest well on top.

Wood again! - Burnley 0-2 Nottingham Forest (19th minute)

A shot towards goal hits Wood and goes in. VAR is checking for offside but Wood is on. Forest are flying!

Wood's brace puts Forest 2-0 ahead of Burnley
Chris Wood doubles his tally as Nottingham Forest take a two-goal lead against Burnley at Turf Moor.

Wood puts Forest ahead early - Burnley 0-1 Nottingham Forest (2nd minute)

Nottingham Forest are basically up but you can start prepping the Premier League badges on their kits for next season. Elanga does superbly out wide and whips in a cross to the back post which Wood taps home.

Wood puts Nottingham Forest in front of Burnley
Chris Wood is in the right place, at the right time as he taps in Nottingham Forest's first goal of the match against Burnley early in the first half at Turf Moor.

Burnley lineup

Muric; Assignon, O’Shea, Esteve, Taylor; Brunn Larsen, Cullen, Berge, Odobert; Foster, Amdouni

Nottingham Forest lineup

Sels; Montiel, Boly, Murillo, Aina; Sangare, Danilo; Elanga, Gibbs-White, Hudson-Odoi; Wood

Burnley focus, team news

The Clarets have really missed exciting young winger Luca Koleosho over the last few months and they just haven’t had enough spark in attack all season long. Muric has made some big saves in goal after coming in for Trafford in recent weeks but both goalkeepers have made huge mistakes which cost Burnley dear.

OUT: Nathan Redmond (hamstring), Aaron Ramsey (knee), Jordan Beyer (thigh), Ameen Al-Dakhil (undisclosed) | QUESTIONABLE: Luca Koleosho (knee)

Nottingham Forest focus, team news

Nuno Espirito Santo finally has all of his attacking players fit and he has a lot of options to choose from. Hudson-Odoi, Elanga and Wood have been excellent in recent weeks, while Morgan Gibbs-White is a big reason why Forest are staying up as he’s taken his game to the next level. Awoniyi could start this game as he is back from injury.

OUT: Neco Williams (thigh)