Nottingham Forest beat rivals Derby County at the City Ground this afternoon thanks to a Lewis Grabban goal in the second half.
GET IN THERE! 🔴🌳
Full-time: #NFFC 1-0 Derby (Grabban 56')
Report and reaction to follow from The City Ground… pic.twitter.com/C9l5zSWdoh
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) November 9, 2019
Sabri Lamouchi’s side went into the game as favourites but they struggled to create clear chances in what was a feisty, scrappy opening 45 minutes.
However, they were superb after the break, playing with an increased intensity and the Rams looked vulnerable at times.
So, Forest will feel they merited the opening goal, even if it came in strange circumstances with Jayden Bogle inexplicably giving Grabban the ball in a fantastic position and he made no mistake with an assured finish.
Will Nottingham Forest win promotion?
Whilst the hosts had to cope with late pressure, they defended resolutely and picked up a deserved the win to move joint-second ahead of the rest of the fixtures this weekend.
As you would expect, Forest fans were delighted at this result which means so much more than three points given it came against their east Midlands rivals.
Here we look at the comments below…
Get in!! Massive win!! 😃😃😃😃😃
— Richard Corton (@Corks44) November 9, 2019
Great result, three valuable points, normally struggle against these mediocre mid table teams 😁
— Nick Banks (@NickBanksNMB1V) November 9, 2019
Class performance from every player
— Christopher Weaver (@WeaverChweaver) November 9, 2019
YEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSS!!! Totally deserved, take that you sorry sheep! 💪🏻👍🏻👏🏻⚽️🔴⚪️❤️
— Henrik NFFC Johansen (@henjohansen1) November 9, 2019
Totally deserved that, 11 heroes out there today rather than a sole man of the match #NFFC
— jason andrews (@jasonandrews930) November 9, 2019
— Adam Scorer (@adam_scorer) November 9, 2019
— Dayz (@bbyDayz) November 9, 2019