Fulham holds on to beat Nottingham Forest 3-2. The hosts took the lead early in the first half, with Awoniyi thumping a header in from a corner.
Fulham couldn’t turn their threat into a goal before the break, but three goals in six minutes in the second half turned the game on its head.
Adarabioyo equalised with a header, and Palhinha curled in a delightful finish before Reed added a third on the half-volley.
O’Brien pulled one back following a quick counter, but Forest couldn’t find a late equaliser.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST STARTING XI (3-4-1-2): Dean Henderson; Willy Boly, Steve Cook, Scott McKenna; Neco Williams, Ryan Yates, Remo Freuler, Renan Lodi; Morgan Gibbs-White; Brennan Johnson, Taiwo Awoniyi.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST SUBS: Emmanuel Dennis, Wayne Hennessey, Cheikhou Kouyate, Lewis O’Brien, Guilian Biancone, Jesse Lingard, Harry Toffolo, Joe Worrall, Sam Surridge.
FULHAM STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno; Kenny Tete, Tosin Adarabioyo, Tim Ream, Issa Diop; Harrison Reed, Joao Palhinha; Bobby De Cordova-Reid, Andreas Pereira, Willian; Aleksandar Mitrovic.
FULHAM SUBS: Daniel James, Shane Duffy, Carlos Vinicius, Tom Cairney, Luke Harris, Nathaniel Chalobah, Neeskens Kebano, Kevin Mbabu, Marek Rodak.
AWONIYI SCORES! Gibbs-White swings in the resulting corner, and Yates rises above Adarabioyo in the middle to help it on. Awoniyi is there for Forest and he thumps his header into the ground, under Leno and into the back of the net. 1-0 Forest!
ADARABIOYO EQUALISES! There’s some pushing and shoving in the box as Willian swings the corner in, but Adarabioyo doesn’t get involved in it. He drifts away from his marker to get a free header and thumps it into the far bottom corner. 1-1!
PALHINHA SCORES! And just like that, Fulham lead! It’s a beautiful hit from the midfielder, who is hovering on the edge of the D. He steps onto it, firing his first-time shot past Henderson. He stretches but can’t get close to it as it hits the top corner. 2-1 Fulham!
REED SCORES! Forest are falling apart here! They lose it on the halfway line, and Mitrovic’s through ball down the left catches them out. De Cordova-Reid squares it into the box where Reed runs onto it and hits the low shot first time, slotting it past Henderson into the far bottom corner. 3-1 Fulham!
O’BRIEN PULLS ONE BACK! It’s much better from Forest, as they cut Fulham wide open with a series of one-touch passes. Lingard lifts it over the top to Johnson, who drills a low cross in from the right. Adarabioyo blocks it, but it bounces off his heel straight to O’Brien, and he whips his shot over Leno into the back of the net. 3-2!
So, what’s next?
Fulham has their first win on the road this season, which lifts them to sixth in the table.
Their next game, after the international break, is against Newcastle United.
Meanwhile, That’s four losses on the bounce for Forest, who stay in 19th.
They face a struggling Leicester City next time out.