Nuno Espirito Santo suffers defeat in debut Nottingham Forest game as Dominic Solanke scores hat-trick

Dominic Solanke delivered an epic last-minute hat-trick to secure Bournemouth’s 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest, spoiling Nuno Espirito Santo’s debut as manager at the City Ground. Despite Willy Boly’s controversial first-half red card, Forest had fought back to equalize, but Solanke’s late header sealed the win for the Cherries. Nuno will be pleased with his team’s performance, but as he inherits a relegation battle, Forest may find themselves in the bottom three if results don’t go their way. On the other hand, Bournemouth is thriving, winning for the fifth time in six matches and elevating to mid-table. Solanke’s matchball-worthy performance marks a career milestone for him. Despite the disappointment, Forest’s resilient display with 10 men and Chris Wood’s equalizing header were commendable efforts. But ultimately, Solanke’s heroics earned Bournemouth the hard-fought victory.