Nottingham Forest earned an important three points on Sunday afternoon in the Sky Bet Championship as they brushed aside Huddersfield Town 3-1 at the City Ground.
In all truth, it could have been a clean sheet for the Reds bar a very soft penalty right at the end of the game but, even so, Sabri Lamouchi will be very pleased with what he saw.
Once again, Lewis Grabban reminded us of how clinical he can be at this level with two well-taken goals, whilst Joe Lolley’s exuberance on the pitch was blatant for all to see as he put in another stellar performance.
One man that also caught the eye somewhat, though, was Sammy Ameobi and here we’re breaking down some of his crucial stats from the game:
Ameobi contributed significantly at both ends during the game, in an energetic performance out wide for the Reds.
He was on the field for 73 minutes and by that time Forest were cruising, with him earning an assist during his afternoon’s work.
Having four shots but only one on target perhaps highlights the area of his game he still needs to work on and, if he could add the ruthless nature of a Grabban, he would really elevate himself to an even higher level. In fairness, his shot that hit the post couldn’t really have been struck any nicer, but he’ll still want to add more goals in the coming games.
Frustration ensued at one point as Grabban declined to square the ball as Ameobi rushed into the box and the winger turned away in disgust. Had he not, he might well have been able to get a toe on the end of a whistling Joe Lolley effort that ended up going wide.
He’ll want to avoid that again but his desire and determination to get forward and cause Huddersfield problems, as well as his superb clearance from a goal-bound Karlan Grant strike, made him one of the unsung heroes of the day.