Premier League Darwin Nunez scores dramatic late winner away at Nottingham Forest

Darwin Nunez scored a 99th-minute winner to give Liverpool a dramatic 1-0 victory away at Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on Saturday.

The striker returned from injury to net in the final seconds at the City Ground to extend the Reds’ lead at the top of the standings.

After the visitors went close on a number of occasions throughout the afternoon, Nunez stepped off the bench in the second half and flicked in Alexis Mac Allister’s cross to clinch the three points.

In a rather drab opening quarter of an hour, former Red Divock Origi came closest to a goal with his long-range hit that flew just wide.At the other end, a Luis Diaz shot took a deflection off Andrew Omobamidele and found the side-netting. Forest came close again in minute 23, launching a counter-attack after Mac Allister could not flick Harvey Elliott’s cut-back towards goal. Origi sent Anthony Elanga through on goal but he was thwarted by the legs of Caoimhin Kelleher in a one-on-one situation.

A pair of opportunities then fell Diaz’s way. The first, off a rebound from Clark’s scuffed shot, was stopped by a last-ditch block from Murillo, while the Colombian later dragged an effort wide from an encouraging position inside the Forest penalty area.

In the final moments of the half, no-one in Liverpool purple was in position to meet Cody Gakpo’s header back across goal when Mac Allister lifted a ball into the box.The visitors’ pressure continued – Nunez’s touch nearly went off Murillo into his own net from a corner but Matz Sels was alert to palm away the goalwards flick.

And Liverpool’s perseverance was rewarded right at the end. Mac Allister picked up possession after a corner was half-cleared and his delivery into the box was nodded low beyond Sels by Nunez, sparking wild scenes in the away end.

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

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