Just one victory for City in last 21 years against Nottingham

Manchester City will face Nottingham Forest in the Premier League this week. Surprisingly, Nottingham Forest has lost just twice in the last five meetings against Manchester City. Another amazing fact about this fixture is that Manchester City has defeated Nottingham Forest just once in the last 21 years.

With Manchester City being one of the best clubs in the world and Nottingham Forest being a bottom-half team in the Premier League, the head-to-head record between these teams sounds pretty interesting.

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest is a professional football club based in West Bridgford, Nottingham, England. Founded in 1865, Forest has played their home games at the City Ground since 1898. They are one of just six English teams to lift the UEFA Champions League. In fact, they have won the UCL on two occasions, in 1978/79 and 1979/80. They have more european silverware than Manchester City.

Head-to-Head Records

The reason behind Manchester City beating Nottingham Forest just once in the last 21 years is that these clubs have faced each other just four times since March 30, 2002. In the last five matches, Manchester City has won the match on two occasions, and Nottingham Forest has won once.

In the last meeting between these teams, Nottingham Forest managed to take a point away from Manchester City in the Premier League 2022/23 season. The reason behind this decent record of Nottingham Forest against Manchester City is that Nottingham Forest was relegated from the Premier League in 1999, and it took them 23 years to gain promotion back to the Premier League.

The latest meeting between these teams before Nottingham Forest gained promotion to the Premier League was in 2009, where Manchester City was defeated 3-0. Since Forest’s arrival in the Premier League, these sides have faced each other twice, with Man City winning one match with a massive scoreline of 6-0, and the other ending in a 1-1 draw.


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