EFL Cup
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Nottingham Forest 1-0 Fleetwood Town: Tiago Silva sends hosts through

Tiago Silva celebrates
Tiago Silva joined Forest in the summer from Portuguese club Feirense

Summer signing Tiago Silva scored his first Nottingham Forest goal to edge the Championship side past Fleetwood and set up a meeting with fierce East Midlands rivals Derby County in round two of the Carabao Cup.

After a goalless first half, Silva collected John Bostock's pass and cut inside his marker before firing into the roof of the net.

Fleetwood had chances to level but could not find a way past Brice Samba.

The Forest keeper saved from Paul Coutts, Ross Wallace and Wes Burns, while Conor McAleny fired wide.

Joey Barton's League One side also went closest in the first half when Samba, making his debut after arriving from French Ligue 2 side Caen, clawed away Peter Clarke's header from a corner.

But Forest started the second half the stronger side and saw Sammy Ameobi glance a header over the bar not long before Silva's winner.

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Samba
  • 16Jenkinson
  • 3Figueiredo
  • 4Worrall
  • 2RibeiroBooked at 90mins
  • 28SilvaBooked at 44mins
  • 21SowSubstituted forJohnsonat 65'minutes
  • 13BostockBooked at 83mins
  • 43AppiahSubstituted forCashat 76'minutes
  • 14Mir
  • 19Ameobi

Substitutes

  • 6Milosevic
  • 11Cash
  • 18Robinson
  • 40Johnson
  • 45Richardson
  • 48Mighten
  • 49Muric

Fleetwood

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Cairns
  • 2CoyleBooked at 90mins
  • 6Souttar
  • 4Clarke
  • 3Andrew
  • 15Coutts
  • 16RossiterSubstituted forWallaceat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 27BigginsSubstituted forMcAlenyat 63'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 7Burns
  • 17Madden
  • 22HunterSubstituted forMorrisat 53'minutesBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 10McAleny
  • 11Morris
  • 23Wallace
  • 28Sowerby
  • 29Sheron
  • 31Crellin
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
7,432

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home21
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

  3. Booking

    Yuri Ribeiro (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Booking

    Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Nottingham Forest. Tiago Silva tries a through ball, but Yuri Ribeiro is caught offside.

  6. Booking

    Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Sammy Ameobi (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

  9. Post update

    Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town).

  11. Post update

    Offside, Nottingham Forest. Sammy Ameobi tries a through ball, but Yuri Ribeiro is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Nottingham Forest).

  13. Post update

    Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest).

  15. Post update

    Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Yuri Ribeiro (Nottingham Forest).

  17. Post update

    Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Peter Clarke with a headed pass.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor McAleny.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) header from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Danny Andrew with a cross.