Nottingham Forest move from relegation zone with vital win against Fulham

 Nottingham Forest on Tuesday moved from the Premier League relegation zone after a vital victory against Fulham.

Three goals in the first-half gave Nottingham Forest a vital 3-1 victory over Fulham in their battle to stay away from the Premier League relegation zone this season.

The hosts were irrepressible in the first period with Callum Hudson-Odoi opening the scoring after just nine minutes.

Chris Wood doubled Forest’s advantage in the 19th minute.

Shocked by Forest’s two goals, Fulham manager, Marco Silva made three substitutions, which included Alex Iwobi but things got worse for the visitors before the half-time as the outstanding Morgan Gibbs-White made it 3-0 for the hosts in stoppage time with a clinical finish.

Fulham, however, reacted well in the second-half and scored a goal via Tosin Adarabioyo.

Both teams hit the woodwork but, despite a few jitters, Nottingham Forest held strong to move to 25 points, three ahead of Luton Town who occupy the last relegation place.

The likes of Burnley and Sheffield United sit in the 19th and 20th positions.

Nottingham Forest were left deep in trouble when they were docked four points in March for breaching Premier League financial rules.

But they have responded impressively to that setback with a draw against Crystal Palace last Saturday, followed by Tuesday’s win over Fulham, courtesy of a barnstorming first half.