Nottingham Forest suffered a 4-0 defeat to Leicester City on Friday night at the King Power Stadium, giving the Foxes their first victory of the year.
Despite signing 22 players worth a total of €161.95 million in the just completed summer transfer window, Forest has lost its five conservative games, only managed one win, lost six games, drew one, and won one.
Garbey Barnes, Patson Daka, and James Madison—who notched a hat trick—are all on the scoresheet for Leicester City.
Both clubs are situated on the same point of four, in positions 19 and 20, respectively. The most goals allowed this year have come from Leicester City (22) and Nottingham (21).
Four Nigerians were in action last night, which is amazing. For Leicester City, Wilfred Ndidi got the start, and Kelechi Iheanacho, who just had a birthday, was a late replacement.
In the 62nd minute of Forest’s second-worst defeat of the year, Dennis Emmanuel came on for Taiwo Awoniyi.
An association football team called Nottingham Forest Football Club is headquartered in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England.
The football club was established in 1865, and from 1898, home matches have been held at the City Ground on the banks of the River Trent.
One of two English teams to win the European Cup/UEFA Champions League back-to-back, Forest is one of four English clubs with multiple titles in the competition.
To honor their two European Cup titles, Forest has two stars above their club crest. The Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system, is where the team participates.
Record Breaking Signings
Nottingham Forest of the English Premier League set a market record by adding 21 players during the 2022 summer transfer window.
Nottingham Forest completed their 21st Premier League purchase on the last day of the transfer window. A total of 19 signings in one window was the previous record, which was held by Dundee United in the window of 2000 and Livingston in the window of 2001.
The summer transfer window ended on September 1. Nottingham Forest, a Premier League team, broke the previous mark for the most players added in a single transfer window with the addition of 21. After a 23-year hiatus, Forest has rejoined the league and seems dedicated to the struggle for survival.
Players like Jesse Lingard from Manchester United and Renan Lodi from Atletico Madrid have been added to the roster.
For the time being, their most costly purchase of the season was Morgan Gibbs-White, a 22-year-old standout for Wolverhampton Wanderers. They spent 26.5 million pounds on him.
According to Transfermarkt, Crystal Palace broke the previous Premier League record for the most signings in a single transfer window with 17 during the summer of 2013.
Dundee United and Livingston each signed 19 players in the summers of 2000 and 2001, but Forest has already surpassed that total.
In order to repurpose its team, Forest, who made it to the Championship playoffs, invested almost 150 million pounds.
Steve Cooper Might See Exit Soon
Only eight games have been played in the Premier League thus far this year, yet three managers have already lost their jobs.
Following his team’s 2-0 loss to West Ham, which put them in the relegation zone, Wolves manager Bruno Lage became the third managerial casualty of the season.
In his first season in charge, the Portuguese secured a 10th-place finish, but they had won only one of their previous 15 Premier League games.
Before Lage, Scott Parker and Thomas Tuchel had already been fired by Bournemouth and Chelsea, respectively.
And it’s quite doubtful that this season won’t see the firing of additional managers.
With odds of 1/5, Oddschecker presently rates Steve Cooper of Nottingham Forest as the overwhelming favorite to step down as manager next.
Forest’s season has gotten off to a terrible start, with only four points from their first eight games leaving them at the bottom of the standings.
Ralph Hasenhuttl, the manager of Southampton, comes in at 8/1, and Brendan Rodgers, the manager of Leicester, at 10/1.
While the Foxes had just one point prior to Monday’s significant triumph over Forest, Hassenhutl’s Saints had suffered three straight losses.