Leeds v Forest: Last five meetings at the City Ground

The City Ground hasn’t been a memorable away day for Leeds fans. The last time the Whites won there was in 2011 when Simon Grayson’s side put four past Forest, days after the death of the great Gary Speed.

We take a look back at the past five meetings between the two sides at the City Ground….

27th August 2016, Forest 3-1 Leeds

Leeds starting XI: Green, Ayling, Bartley, Cooper, Taylor, Bridcutt, Hernandez, Vieira, Sacko, Wood, Antonsson

Oli Burke ran the show in his final appearance for Forest as the Scotland international scored hosts third to putt Leeds in to 21st  in the table at the conclusion of the first month of the season.

Pajtim Kasami opened the scoring on 16 minutes as he slotted a Henri Lansbury corner in to the top corner.

Forests’ second goal came in similar fashion as they scored from another corner thanks to Damien Perquis’ header on the 71st minutes.

Kalvin Phillips pulled one back for Leeds with seven minutes remaining with a brilliant free kick before Burke finished the game off by slotting the ball under Rob Green from a tight angle.

27th December 2015, Forest 1-1 Leeds

Leeds starting XI: Silvestri, Wootton, Bellusci, Cooper, Taylor, Cook, Bridcutt, Murphy, Byram, Dallas, Wood

Leeds were lucky to come away with a point from the City Ground as Sam Byram scored late on for Steve Evans’ side.

Nelson Oliveira opened the scoring after a mix up between Marco Silvestri and Giuseppe Bellusci allowed the striker to have an open goal.

Forest would go on to regret a string of second half chances before Byram fired low in to the bottom left hand corner to equalise for Leeds.

Evans’ side could have easily come away with three points had Mirco Anttenuci got a better connection with Scott Wootton’s low cross with moments to go.

20th December 2014, Forest 1-1 Leeds

Leeds starting XI: Silvestri, Byram, Cooper, Pearce, Warnock, Cook, Bianchi, Mowatt, Adryan, Sharp, Antenucci

Leeds were also lucky to come away with a point the year before as Matty Fryatt had two goals wrongly disallowed for Forest.

Fryatt had one ruled out in the first half for offside as he turned in Antonio’s low driven cross.

The former Leicester striker then got on the score sheet as he turned in Michael Mancienne’s header from a corner on the stroke of half time.

Billy Sharp then pulled Leeds level from the penalty spot after Sam Byram was judged to have been fouled inside the area.

Fryatt then had another ruled out for offside after he latched on to a looping ball and fired the ball passed Silvestri.

29th December 2013, Forest 2-1 Leeds

Leeds starting XI: Kenny, Peltier, Lees, Zaliukas, Pearce, Pugh, Brown, Murphy, Austin, McCormack, Smith

Ross McCormack thought he had rescued a point for Leeds with seven minutes remaining but Matt Derbyshire equalised within a minute to give Forest all three points.

Greg Halford opened the scoring for Forest after 23 minutes as he met Andy Reid’s long free kick and headed past Paddy Kenny.

Reid hit the post in the second half before McCormack slotted the ball into the empty net following Lascelles’ poor clearance.

Moments later Derbyshire fired into the top left corner from 20 yards out, giving Kenny no chance and gained Forest all three points.

26th December 2012, Forest 4-2 Leeds

Leeds starting XI: Kenny, Byram, Lees, Tate, Drury, Green, Austin, Brown, Thomas, Becchio, Diouf

It was a Boxing Day to forget for Leeds as they lost 4-2 at the City Ground with Billy Sharp scoring twice for Forest.

Paul Green opened the scoring as he poked the ball into an empty net from yards out of the Forest goal.

Sharp then converted a penalty before half time after he was brought down by Tom Lees. The forward then rounded Paddy Kenny 10 minutes after half time to put Forest in front.

Rodolph Austin then turned put a cross in his own net before Dexter Blackstock made it four.

Davide Somma scored a consolation late on and the defeat left Warnock’s Leeds in 9th place.

Reporter | Matthew Beedle