Premier League Ivan Toney marks return with Brentford goal in Forest win

Ivan Toney marked his return from an eight-month ban with a goal as Brentford beat Nottingham Forest 3-2 at Gtech Community Stadium.

The centre-forward, whose last Bees appearance came at Liverpool on May 6, netted a clever free-kick to equalise for his side after Danilo put Forest ahead inside five minutes.

Ben Mee headed home to put the west Londoners ahead in the second half, before Chris Wood did the same thing to level for the visitors on 65 minutes.

But an incredible spin and volley from Neal Maupay settled the game, as the Bees won for the first time since December 2. With just three minutes on the clock, Forest were ahead. Vitaly Janelt and Mee both attempted to clear but, as the ball dropped to Danilo on the edge of the area, the midfielder took a touch and volleyed into the back of the net, just like he did at Gtech Community Stadium last season.

But a brilliant run through the Forest backline from Mikkel Damsgard won a free-kick on the very edge of the penalty area – and there was only one man that was going to take it, with 20 minutes on the clock. Toney stepped up, curled the ball around the wall and into the bottom corner, before going over to his boss to celebrate.


Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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