How Forest denied Bournemouth vital winForest handed striker Wood a debut following his arrival from Newcastle on Friday, while Bournemouth's five changes included a first appearance for new signing Dango Ouattara. Morgan Gibbs-White tested Cherries goalkeeper Neto during a bright start from the visitors before Yates' 13th-minute header was disallowed on review. Team news Bournemouth's new signing Dango Ouattara went straight into the starting line-up following his £20m move from Lorient. The 20-year-old winger was one of five changes made by head coach Gary O'Neil. Jack Stephens, Joe Rothwell, Adam Smith and Jordan Zemura also started. Jack Stacey, Chris Mepham, Marcos Senesi, Lewis Cook and Philip Billing were the players replaced.
He had a goal-bound effort blocked on the line by Forest captain Joe Worrall before delivering another threatening centre which was nodded narrowly wide by Ryan Christie. Jaidon Anthony gave Bournemouth the lead in the first half with a composed finish Forest were forced into a change in the 45th minute when 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Danilo came on for his debut in place of the injured Yates. Cooper's men pushed for a way back into the game in the second period but were initially struggling to create any clear chances. Gibbs-White fired straight at Neto following a well-worked corner routine before Surridge eventually broke Bournemouth's resistance.
Nottingham Forest started new signing Chris Wood following his loan move from Newcastle. The striker was one of three changes made by boss Steve Cooper, with Wayne Hennessey and Willy Boly also coming into the side. Dean Henderson, Scott McKenna and Gustavo Scarpa made way. Bournemouth had not registered a top-flight goal or point since November 12 but grew into the game.
Clawing the draw back leaves Steve Cooper’s unbeaten in their last four Premier League games (2W-2D-1L in five since returning from the World Cup break). WATCH FULL MATCH REPLAY Latest Premier League news Follow @AndyEdMLSHow to watch Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest live, stream link and start timeKick off: 10am ET, Saturday TV Channel/Online: Stream via Peacock PremiumKey storylines & star playersThis is a huge match for both teams, as Forest begins a run of six matches mostly against bottom-third sides and Bournemouth has in-form Brighton and Newcastle next. Bournemouth’s leaned on veterans Lloyd Kelly, Jefferson Lerma, and Phillip Billing, but will hope for new attacking blood like Dango Ouattara to deliver some flair to the side.
Bournemouth 1-1 Nottingham Forest: Substitute Sam Surridge scores against former club to earn visitors pointSubstitute Sam Surridge scored a late equaliser to deny former club Bournemouth an overdue Premier League win as Nottingham Forest snatched a 1-1 draw at the Vitality Stadium. Jaidon Anthony's first-half finish looked set to end the Cherries' four-game losing streak in the top flight to ease the pressure on head coach Gary O'Neil. But striker Surridge, who began his career with the Dorset club, poked home Brennan Johnson's cross from close range seven minutes from time after replacing debutant Chris Wood.
That’s five games without a win for Bournemouth and just one win their last 11 PL games, after Sam Surridge snuck in behind the Bournemouth defense and tapped home Brennan Johnson’s cross on 83 minutes. Nottingham Forest (21 points) find themselves just outside the messy muck one place above, in 13th.
Unmarked striker Kieffer Moore somehow directed a close-range header over from a Jordan Zemura cross before Anthony ended their lengthy drought in the 28th minute, aided by the club's new arrival. Burkina Faso forward Ouattara, signed from French club Lorient on Thursday for £20m, burst away from Renan Lodi on the right before crossing for Anthony to take a touch and find the far corner with a confident strike across Wayne Hennessey. Marauding left-back Zemura was causing the away side constant problems.
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Forest has been looking a lot better of late, only losing once since the calendar hit November. Its won two-straight and will like its chances of riding in-form Morgan Gibbs-White past Bournemouth. That said, Taiwo Awoniyy and Ryan Yates could miss out while star Dean Henderson is definitely out. Ripe for the taking? Bournemouth team news, injuries, lineup optionsOUT: Marcus Tavernier (thigh), David Brooks (thigh), Ryan Fredericks (other), Junior Stanislas (other), Dominic Solanke (knee), Lewis Cook (knee)Nottingham Forest team news, injuries, lineup optionsQUESTIONABLE: Taiwo Awoniyi (groin), Ryan Yates (head/face).
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