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Leeds United 0-2 Nottingham Forest

Matt Derbyshire

Two early goals from Matt Derbyshire earned Nottingham Forest a win at Leeds that moves them within a point of the play-off places.

Derbyshire found the corner after collecting a pass from debutant Stephen McLaughlin after only 91 seconds.

The striker scored a second after 15 minutes when he drove in after Scott Wootton failed to clear.

Ross McCormack went closest to pulling one back with a free-kick that flew narrowly wide.

Derbyshire was given just a sixth start for Forest this season and wasted no time in finishing from former Derry midfielder McLaughlin, who had a loan spell at Bristol City earlier this season.

The 28-year-old then seized on Wootton's error to finish for his fourth goal in three matches.

McCormack just missed with a free-kick shortly before half-time and Luke Murphy's shot deflected off Noel Hunt and straight to goalkeeper Dorus de Vries after the interval.

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Nottingham Forest caretaker boss Gary Brazil on 2-0 win at Leeds.

De Vries palmed away another free-kick from McCormack that glanced off the wall, Danny Pugh's cross bounced away off the bar and Forest's substitute goalkeeper Dimitar Evtimov saved from Matt Smith's header late on.

A first away win since 11 February and a second consecutive victory maintain Forest's hopes of a top-six finish, while Leeds are 16th after a sixth defeat in eight matches.

Leeds manager Brian McDermott:

"We definitely need to look at bringing players in and making changes to the squad. I have a list of targets and we have to try and do the deals.

"I will have a meeting with [owner] Massimo [Cellino] when he returns this week.

"We have seen that kind of performance too many times this season and it is something we have to address in the summer. We have to make sure the squad is up for the challenge of next season."

Nottingham Forest caretaker manager Gary Brazil:

"[Derbyshire] has done really well on the training ground and I think he has a very positive mentality which is vitally important for any striker.

"He runs into spaces behind the opposition's back four which is encouraging for us because it frightens the life out of the opposition. He is performing at a very high level.

"I was very pleased with our performance. After going two up we handled everything Leeds could throw at us and defended like men. I was very impressed and proud of them."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 30Butland
  • 22Wootton
  • 15WarnockSubstituted forPughat 71'minutes
  • 17Brown
  • 4LeesBooked at 20mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 6Murphy
  • 8Austin
  • 44McCormack
  • 10HuntSubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
  • 18TongeSubstituted forMowattat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14White
  • 16Pugh
  • 20Smith
  • 26Poleon
  • 28Stewart
  • 33Cairns
  • 36Mowatt

Nottm Forest

  • 29de VriesSubstituted forEvtimovat 80'minutes
  • 15Halford
  • 3Harding
  • 24VaughanSubstituted forGreeningat 54'minutes
  • 16Lascelles
  • 5Collins
  • 30McLaughlin
  • 38Osborn
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 12MackieBooked at 39mins
  • 21PatersonSubstituted forJaraat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Henderson
  • 14Greening
  • 18Jara
  • 20Tudgay
  • 26Evtimov
  • 28Majewski
  • 39Abdoun
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
20,517

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home25
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 0, Nottingham Forest 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Nottingham Forest 2.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dimitar Evtimov.
Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Pugh with a cross.
Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest).
Attempt missed. Jason Pearce (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ben Osborn.
Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Lees.
Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rodolph Austin with a headed pass.
Attempt missed. Tom Lees (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Danny Collins.
Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Pugh.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Gonzalo Jara replaces Jamie Paterson.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Dimitar Evtimov replaces Dorus de Vries because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Dorus de Vries (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Danny Collins.
Attempt blocked. Michael Brown (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rodolph Austin.
Matt Smith (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Michael Tonge because of an injury.
Delay in match Michael Tonge (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Danny Pugh replaces Stephen Warnock because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Michael Tonge (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Scott Wootton.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Stephen Warnock (Leeds United) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Matt Smith (Leeds United) because of an injury.
Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Scott Wootton (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass following a set piece situation.
Stephen Warnock (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Dangerous play by Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Matt Smith replaces Noel Hunt.
Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.
Offside, Nottingham Forest. Ben Osborn tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Michael Brown (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Dorus de Vries (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dorus de Vries.
Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
Noel Hunt (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jonathan Greening (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jonathan Greening replaces David Vaughan.
Foul by Noel Hunt (Leeds United).
Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Noel Hunt (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Murphy.
Attempt missed. Luke Murphy (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rodolph Austin.
Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest).
Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Noel Hunt.
Attempt blocked. Stephen Warnock (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rodolph Austin.

Second Half

Second Half begins Leeds United 0, Nottingham Forest 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Leeds United 0, Nottingham Forest 2.
Foul by Tom Lees (Leeds United).
Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Luke Murphy (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rodolph Austin.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester4328963693
2Burnley44251453489
3Derby44249113081
4QPR442210121576
5Wigan432010131570
6Brighton441715121266
7Nottm Forest44161711765
8Ipswich44171413665
9Reading431713131064
10Blackburn44161612564
11Bournemouth44171215-163
12Watford431515131760
13Middlesbrough43141613958
14Bolton43131614-255
15Sheff Wed44131417153
16Leeds4415821-1053
17Huddersfield44131120-850
18Charlton43111220-2345
19Doncaster44111122-2844
20Millwall44101420-2944
21Birmingham43111022-1343
22Blackpool44101321-2743
23Barnsley4491223-3039
24Yeovil4481323-2637
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