Nottingham Forest could not follow up their cup exploits against Arsnenal in midweek and fell to a defeat against high flying Aston Villa at the City Ground this evening.
The Reds were made to pay for a poor performance overall and it was Villa striker Scott Hogan who got the winning goal, nodding home in the first half to give Steve Bruce’s men the lead they needed to hang on and take a valuable three points.
It was manager Aitor Karanka’s first game in charge of his Forest side and he will have been disappointed with some of what he saw, although the Spaniard will no doubt be keen to draw some of the positives from the game and take them forward with him into the coming weeks.
Following the game and as is becoming the norm this season in the Midlands, plenty of Forest fans took to Twitter to give their thoughts on the performance and result against Villa, and a lot of the comments do not make pretty reading for the men in charge at Forest.
Here’s what the Reds fans had to say…
Poor poor poor
— Mark Davies (@markdavies69) January 13, 2018
That’s why Villa are in top 6 and Forest won’t be… Totally lack of heart and soul, too light players compared to pure class like snodgrass…????
— Henrik NFFC Johansen (@henjohansen1) January 13, 2018
I can see some positives from this game. There were a lot of passes in towards goal with nobody in position to recieve then. Spending some time together with the new manager should be able to get the offense working as a more cohesive unit.
— Fresno Forest (@FresnoForest) January 13, 2018
Second half we was atrocious. Got to play two up front next time when we are at home.
— Terry Salter (@LeftTicket) January 13, 2018
Pathetic effort #nffc clueless, boys against men
— B8S (@batesy7891) January 13, 2018
Not a great performance today, players look like they are playing to proove to stay at club. Villa came and dis what they were told to do. AK will defo do a clear out I can see for sure 4 going at least. Onwards we go ????????
— Ash_Forest Red Army (@Forest_Fan_Ash) January 13, 2018
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