Radoslaw Majewski's second-half strike earned Nottingham Forest victory over Blackpool and gave Steve Cotterill his second win in two games as Reds boss.

Polish midfielder Majewski rammed home the winner on the half-volley after the hosts failed to deal with a long throw.

Wes Morgan had headed Forest ahead but Blackpool levelled when Kevin Phillips fired home from 25 yards.

Majewski restored the lead and Forest held on despite having Guy Moussi sent off late on for two cautions.

Moussi's dismissal ensured a nervy final eight minutes for Cotterill, who had masterminded a midweek win over previously unbeaten Middlesbrough .

But Forest were good value for their three points in an entertaining game.

The visitors started impressively and enjoyed the majority of the possession but chances were at a premium early on.

Luke Chambers headed the first noteworthy opportunity over from a dangerous Lewis McGugan free-kick and the centre-half then volleyed narrowly wide.

Visiting chances then became increasingly frequent as Ishmael Miller saw his deflected effort saved by home goalkeeper Matt Gilks.

And Forest deservedly took the lead when McGugan crossed after his corner was cleared and Morgan rose to head in.

The goal seemed to awaken the Tangerines and Phillips made it 1-1 at the interval with a fine strike that beat Lee Camp.

But, despite that setback, Forest continued to have the upper hand with Chambers once again going close.

And although Thomas Ince hit the post, Majewski struck to give Forest the points that move them up a place to 19th in the Championship table.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 03 Crainey
  • 05 Eardley (Evatt - 58' )
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 16 Ferguson
  • 37 Shelvey
  • 09 K Phillips
  • 12 Taylor-Fletcher
  • 36 Ince (Sutherland - 83' )
  • 39 McManaman (Bruna - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 29 Howard
  • 06 Evatt
  • 04 Southern
  • 24 Sutherland
  • 11 Bruna

Nott'm Forest

  • 01 Camp
  • 04 Chambers
  • 05 Morgan
  • 16 Gunter Booked
  • 33 Lynch
  • 10 McGugan
  • 14 Greening (Moloney - 61' )
  • 19 Moussi Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 28 Majewski
  • 09 Miller (Derbyshire - 61' Booked )
  • 20 Tudgay

Substitutes

  • 21 Smith
  • 27 Moloney
  • 11 Reid
  • 08 Derbyshire (Reid - 84' )
  • 24 Findley
Ref: Waugh
Att: 13,520

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

5 7

Corners

6 7

Fouls

5 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:52 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +4:02

Gerardo Bruna takes the inswinging corner, save made by Lee Camp. Kevin Phillips has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.

90:00 +3:55

The ball is crossed by Craig Sutherland, clearance made by Luke Chambers.

90:00 +3:10

A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey.

90:00 +2:46

Centre by Jonjo Shelvey, clearance by Brendan Moloney.

90:00 +2:36

Craig Sutherland produces a cross, Chris Gunter makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:15

Stephen Crainey crosses the ball.

90:00 +1:19

The ball is sent over by Stephen Crainey.

90:00 +1:09

Stephen Crainey takes a shot. Lewis McGugan gets a block in.

90:00 +1:03

Alex Baptiste crosses the ball, clearance by Luke Chambers.

90:00 +0:55

Jonjo Shelvey produces a cross, blocked by Andy Reid.

89:00

Gary Taylor-Fletcher crosses the ball, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.

87:21

Alex Baptiste delivers the ball, Shot from deep inside the area by Kevin Phillips clears the bar.

87:14

Jonjo Shelvey sends in a cross, clearance by Luke Chambers.

85:17

Jonjo Shelvey takes a corner.

81:59

Alex Baptiste takes the free kick.

81:59 Substitution

Substitution Matt Derbyshire leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Reid.

81:59 Substitution

Substitution Callum McManaman goes off and Gerardo Bruna comes on.

81:59 Substitution

Substitution Craig Sutherland replaces Thomas Ince.

81:59 Dismissal

Dismissal Guy Moussi is sent off.

79:44

Lewis McGugan takes the inswinging corner, save by Matthew Gilks.

78:30

Brendan Moloney takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

78:07

Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.

75:59

Guy Moussi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Thomas Ince.

75:59 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Guy Moussi for unsporting behaviour.

75:50

Wes Morgan provided the assist for the goal.

75:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Radoslaw Majewski - Blackpool 1 - 2 Nott'm For Radoslaw Majewski scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackpool 1-2 Nottm Forest.

75:33

Thomas Ince takes a inswinging corner.

75:18

Thomas Ince takes a shot from close in that bounces off the post.

74:32

Thomas Ince takes a shot. Kevin Phillips gets a block in.

73:40

Outswinging corner taken by Radoslaw Majewski from the right by-line. Radoslaw Majewski takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

73:21

Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Phillips.

73:14

Matt Derbyshire delivers the ball, Alex Baptiste gets a block in.

72:37

Effort on goal by Jonjo Shelvey from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

72:16

The ball is swung over by Callum McManaman, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.

70:13

Alex Baptiste produces a cross, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.

69:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher by Chris Gunter. Free kick taken by Jonjo Shelvey.

69:14

The ball is sent over by Radoslaw Majewski, save by Matthew Gilks.

68:40

Corner taken short by Lewis McGugan.

68:07

Chris Gunter crosses the ball, Brendan Moloney takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.

66:59

Lewis McGugan challenges Stephen Crainey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

66:22

Alex Baptiste takes the free kick.

66:22 Booking

Booking Chris Gunter booked for unsporting behaviour.

66:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Ince by Chris Gunter.

65:18

Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

64:55 Booking

Booking Matt Derbyshire goes into the referee's book.

62:27

Thomas Ince produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

61:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Baptiste on Matt Derbyshire. Chris Gunter crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jonjo Shelvey manages to make a clearance.

60:33 Substitution

Substitution Brendan Moloney on for Jonathan Greening.

60:33 Substitution

Substitution Matt Derbyshire comes on in place of Ishmael Miller.

59:08

Jonjo Shelvey fouled by Jonathan Greening, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

58:23

Gary Taylor-Fletcher challenges Chris Gunter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

57:15

Corner taken by Thomas Ince from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jonathan Greening.

57:15 Substitution

Substitution Ian Evatt is brought on as a substitute for Neal Eardley.

52:36

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line, Headed effort from close range by Luke Chambers goes wide left of the goal.

52:28

Marcus Tudgay crosses the ball, clearance by Craig Cathcart.

50:44

Centre by Luke Chambers, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.

48:35

The ball is delivered by Callum McManaman, save by Lee Camp.

47:34

Neal Eardley challenges Lewis McGugan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Gunter.

45:15

The official flags Ishmael Miller offside. Matthew Gilks takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:42

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Callum McManaman.

45:00 +0:37

Foul by Ishmael Miller on Neal Eardley, free kick awarded. Matthew Gilks takes the direct free kick.

42:16

Assist by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

42:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Phillips - Blackpool 1 - 1 Nott'm For Goal scored by Kevin Phillips from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackpool 1-1 Nottm Forest.

41:35

Barry Ferguson takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

39:48

Alex Baptiste fouled by Ishmael Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

38:29

Lewis McGugan provided the assist for the goal.

38:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Wes Morgan - Blackpool 0 - 1 Nott'm For Wes Morgan finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Blackpool 0-1 Nottm Forest.

38:08

Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan,

37:51

The ball is sent over by Luke Chambers, Marcus Tudgay takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.

31:21

Stephen Crainey delivers the ball, clearance made by Wes Morgan.

31:11

The referee gives a free kick against Radoslaw Majewski for handball. Alex Baptiste takes the direct free kick.

29:30

The ball is crossed by Neal Eardley, save made by Lee Camp.

28:57

Ishmael Miller takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

27:28

Jonathan Greening gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Thomas Ince. Jonjo Shelvey takes the direct free kick.

25:42

Marcus Tudgay challenges Jonjo Shelvey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Baptiste takes the direct free kick.

25:22

The ball is crossed by Neal Eardley, save by Lee Camp.

25:10

Radoslaw Majewski concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Crainey. Alex Baptiste takes the direct free kick.

23:29

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan played to the near post, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.

23:12

The referee blows for offside against Kevin Phillips. Free kick taken by Jonathan Greening.

21:46

Header from deep inside the area by Wes Morgan goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

21:21

Kevin Phillips concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Morgan. Direct free kick taken by Lewis McGugan.

19:03

Inswinging corner taken by Thomas Ince, save by Lee Camp.

18:08

Wes Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Crainey from left channel, clearance by Chris Gunter.

17:11

The ball is swung over by Stephen Crainey, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.

16:18

Guy Moussi concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Free kick crossed left-footed by Thomas Ince, clearance made by Chris Gunter.

15:09

The offside flag is raised against Kevin Phillips. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

13:25

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Phillips. Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick.

11:29

Radoslaw Majewski takes a shot.

9:12

Jonathan Greening challenges Thomas Ince unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.

7:58

The referee gives a free kick against Barry Ferguson for handball. Joel Lynch takes the direct free kick.

7:17

Marcus Tudgay is ruled offside. Jonjo Shelvey takes the indirect free kick.

7:01

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Phillips. Jonathan Greening takes the free kick.

6:25

Lewis McGugan sends in a cross, Matthew Gilks makes a save.

4:52

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ishmael Miller. Alex Baptiste takes the direct free kick.

4:39

Neal Eardley delivers the ball, clearance made by Joel Lynch.

2:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ishmael Miller by Stephen Crainey. Lewis McGugan takes the free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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