Forest rides luck, beats West Ham 1-0 for 1st EPL win



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NOTTINGHAM, England — Nottingham Forest rode its luck before marking its first home game in the Premier League in 23 years with a 1-0 win over West Ham. A scrappy goal by offseason signing Taiwo Awoniyi in first-half stoppage time settled a match played in a party atmosphere at the City Ground. It earned Forest its first points since returning to the top flight but West Ham's players will wonder how they left without at least a draw. Declan Rice had a 65th-minute penalty saved, Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma both hit the underside of the crossbar and Benrahma had a goal ruled out after video review.

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