Nottingham Forest 0-1 Tottenham LIVE! Kane goal – Premier League match stream, latest score and updates today
Unchanged Tottenham will look to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season as they travel to face newly-promoted Nottingham Forest this afternoon. Despite claiming seven points from their opening three games, complete performances have so far eluded Spurs, with Harry Kane getting them out of trouble against both Chelsea and Wolves.
Antonio Conte has remained upbeat about those displays though, insisting his side cannot be expected to cruise through every match. He’ll be hoping for a more fluid performance in the East Midlands as a busy fixture run commences, with Djed Spence returning to the matchday squad against the team for whom he starred on loan last term.
Big-spenders Forest will believe they can cause the visitors real problems though, with their only home match of the season so far bringing all three points against West Ham. Record signing Morgan Gibbs-White is handed his full debut today as Ryan Yates also comes in. Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below, including expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at the City Ground!
20 mins: Forest are asking plenty of questions of this Tottenham defence now, forcing a corner that is just about dealt with before a vicious long-range strike from Lewis O’Brien has to be parried away by a diving Lloris.
Composed but risky from Perisic as he then guides a header back to his goalkeeper with Spurs under huge pressure.
18 mins: End-to-end stuff now at the City Ground. It’s been a really entertaining start to this contest.
Forest’s latest attack is repelled after busy work from Lingard, while Son quickly feeds Kane at the other end.
The England skipper cuts inside and attempts to bend a strike into the far corner, but it whistles beyond the post.
15 mins: Close again from Spurs!
Perisic stands up Williams, delivering an enticing cross that is headed clear.
Pinball ensues on the edge of the Forest box, until Son smashes an effort narrowly over the crossbar.
13 mins: Almost 2-0 to Spurs as Kane is played in by a wonderful threaded Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg pass, but Joe Worrall gets back to make a superb recovery challenge.
A vital intervention from the Forest captain.
Dan Kilpatrick at the City Ground
Kane reaches another milestone with his 200th Premier League goal, and he has Kulusevski to thank.
The obvious pass was to Ivan Perisic but instead Kulusevski reversed the ball to Kane, who finished from the edge of the box.
Great decision making by the Swede.
9 mins: Forest have not been at all deterred by that setback, with Johnson clearly the danger man.
His latest shot is blocked, while there was a dangerous ball fizzed across the six-yard box a few moments ago, plus a foolishly heavy challenge by Emerson Royal.
Johnson again coming forward now as Tottenham struggle to deal with the significant threat posed by the Welsh international.
GOAL! Nottingham Forest 0-1 Tottenham | Harry Kane 6′
6 mins: Tottenham score with their first attack of the afternoon!
Their counter looks to have been broken up, but Forest concede possession sloppily in midfield and the visitors are away again.
It’s a fine pass from Dejan Kulusevski into Kane, whose low shot trickles beyond Dean Henderson and into the bottom corner.
The Forest goalkeeper was unsighted by his own defender in Scott McKenna.
What a start for Conte’s men, wholly against the run of play so far.
4 mins: Johnson looks to be away down the Forest right, but is denied by the offside flag.
Tottenham breaking forward for the first time in the early stages…
3 mins: This is quite some early tempo from Forest, roared on by a raucous home crowd in the East Midlands sunshine.
Brennan Johnson causes all sorts of problems with a great run and Gibbs-White ends up blazing a hopeful effort well over the crossbar.
Tottenham need to ride this early wave and settle into the game.
2 mins: A very fast start from the hosts, with Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris twice called into action early, punching away a free-kick after Davinson Sanchez’s foul on Jesse Lingard before smothering a right-wing cross from Neco Williams.