The first Premier League fixture at the City Ground since May 1999 takes place this afternoon, with one of English football’s most iconic old stadiums set to provide some atmosphere for newly-promoted Nottingham Forest’s opening home match since finally ending their 23-year top-flight exile via the Championship play-offs.
Steve Cooper’s much-changed side were brushed aside at Newcastle on the first day in a tough start to life back at this level, but are likely to be a different proposition with a raucous home support behind them and with further signings coming through the door seemingly every day. They will look for a statement performance against West Ham, who were easily handled by reigning champions Manchester City to kick off their campaign.
Transfer progress has been comparatively slow for David Moyes, but the Hammers could line up with both new attacking recruits Gianluca Scamacca and Maxwel Cornet in the East Midlands. Follow Nottingham Forest vs West Ham with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below, featuring expert analysis from Simon Collings at the City Ground!
How to watch Nottingham Forest vs West Ham
TV channel: In the UK, today’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage beginning at 2pm BST on the former and 1pm on the latter.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the game online via the Sky Go app.
Welcome to Nottingham Forest vs West Ham LIVE coverage!
Good morning and a very warm welcome to Standard Sport’s latest LIVE coverage of the early stages of this 2022-23 Premier League season!
Full coverage of the high-profile London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham to come later this afternoon, but first our focus is on events at a sunny City Ground, which hosts top-flight football for the first time since 1999.
Newly-promoted Nottingham Forest will hope to harness the power of a passionate home crowd at one of English football’s most famous old stadiums to get their campaign off and kicking, having been brushed aside at Newcastle on opening day.
But they are in for a tough test against a West Ham side also itching to get off the mark after being predictably seen off by reigning champions Manchester City last weekend.
Kick-off in the East Midlands is at 2pm BST, so follow along for match build-up, latest team news and live updates, featuring expert analysis from Simon Collings at the City Ground!