Ten-man Nottingham Forest held on to reach the second-round of the Capital One Cup with victory over Tranmere.

Winger Michail Antonio made it two in as many matches after heading home Chris Burke's 12th-minute delivery.

Summer signing Antonio almost scored again when he nodded Eric Lichaj's delivery against the woodwork.

And the Reds held on against their League Two opponents despite Michael Mancienne's second yellow card after a late foul on midfielder Jason Koumas.

Nottingham Forest assistant manager Steve Wigley told BBC Radio Nottingham:

Wigley on Forest v Tranmere

"I thought we were very good in the first half. We were in a proper cup tie, we felt Tranmere Rovers were going to stretch us.

"The lads came out the blocks quick, we got into them, got crosses into the box and probably deserved a second goal. At 1-0 it's always going to be a case of a few scary moments.

"Obviously, once Michael got sent off it became a battle and about organisation but we're very pleased overall."

On Mancienne's red card: "I was really disappointed. I thought the first booking was a terrible decision because he couldn't get out of the way. The second one there was no arguments because his foot was up."

Edwards on Tranmere v Forest

Tranmere manager Rob Edwards told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"The players got themselves going tonight, in terms of their game and their confidence.

"The team looked together and it was an encouraging night, but we lost and I don't like losing.

"The players are frustrated but we've got lots of football coming ahead."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Tranmere Rovers

  • 01 Williams
  • 02 Holmes
  • 17 Woodards
  • 08 Koumas
  • 05 Ihiekwe
  • 25 Hill
  • 11 Bell-Baggie (Bruna - 74' )
  • 23 Gill (Power - 84' )
  • 10 Richards
  • 09 Odejayi
  • 12 Rowe (Stockton - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Power
  • 14 Laird
  • 16 Stockton
  • 19 McDonald
  • 20 Ramsbottom
  • 22 Bruna
  • 24 Gumbs

Nottingham Forest

  • 01 Darlow
  • 02 Lichaj (Grant - 88' )
  • 03 Harding
  • 38 Osborn Booked
  • 25 Hobbs Booked
  • 13 Fox
  • 27 Burke
  • 04 Mancienne Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 09 Assombalonga
  • 21 Paterson (Hunt - 57' )
  • 18 Antonio (McLaughlin - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Collins
  • 07 Fryatt
  • 14 Veldwjik
  • 17 Hunt
  • 26 Evtimov
  • 30 McLaughlin
  • 37 Grant
Ref: David Webb
Att: 4,374

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

1 2

Corners

8 5

Fouls

8 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Nottingham Forest 1.

90:00 +5:14 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Nottingham Forest 1.

90:00 +3:00

Stephen McLaughlin (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +2:58

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

90:00 +1:08

Attempt saved. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

89:49

Attempt missed. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

88:55

Attempt missed. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

87:56

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Harding.

87:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jorge Grant replaces Eric Lichaj.

86:10

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

84:25

Attempt missed. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

83:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Max Power replaces Matt Gill.

83:02

Jack Hunt (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:02

Foul by Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers).

82:03

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

80:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Stephen McLaughlin replaces Michail Antonio.

78:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces James Rowe.

77:33

Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

75:44

Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

75:44

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Gerardo Bruna replaces Abdulai Bell-Baggie.

68:39

Attempt missed. Jack Hunt (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

63:01

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Harding.

62:31

Dan Woodards (Tranmere Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

61:30

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Chris Burke.

58:32

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jack Hobbs.

56:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jack Hunt replaces Jamie Paterson.

55:52

Foul by Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest).

55:52

Eliot Richards (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:45

Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:45

Foul by Matt Gill (Tranmere Rovers).

52:55 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest) for a bad foul.

52:48

Foul by Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest).

52:48

Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Nottingham Forest 1.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Nottingham Forest 1.

44:06 Booking

Booking Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

44:03

Foul by Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest).

44:03

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:25

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Dan Woodards.

40:17

Foul by Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest).

40:17

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:19

Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:19

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

36:10

Foul by Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest).

36:10

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:34

Attempt missed. Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

34:32

Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:32

Foul by Matt Gill (Tranmere Rovers).

33:42

Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:42

Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

32:15 Booking

Booking Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

32:08

Foul by Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest).

32:08

James Rowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:10

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

26:51

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Michael Mancienne.

26:21 Booking

Booking Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

26:00

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:59

Foul by Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest).

24:30

Attempt missed. Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

23:47

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Harding.

23:11

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Eric Lichaj.

21:47

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

19:17

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Dan Woodards.

19:02

Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

16:49

Attempt missed. Matt Gill (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

15:31

Foul by Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest).

15:31

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:10

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

11:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Nottingham Forest 1. Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Chris Burke.

10:38

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

9:17

Chris Burke (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:17

Foul by Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers).

8:40

Foul by Daniel Harding (Nottingham Forest).

8:40

James Rowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:10

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Eric Lichaj.

1:06

Attempt saved. Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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