EFL Cup
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Nottingham Forest 3-0 Derby County: Clinical finishing sees Reds thrash Rams

Joe Lolley header
Joe Lolley helped set up Forest's first goal and headed in their second at the City Ground

First-half goals from wingers Albert Adomah and Joe Lolley set Nottingham Forest on their way to thrash arch rivals Derby County in the Carabao Cup.

Adomah opened the scoring at the City Ground after Rafa Mir flicked on Lolley's corner into the path of the Ghana international, who tucked the ball in at the back post.

The goalscorer then turned provider 10 minutes later when his well-timed cross met fellow winger Lolley, who powered his header past Derby's Ben Hamer to double Forest's lead.

The Rams' night went from bad to worse as Curtis Davies' clearance ricocheted in off substitute Joao Carvalho in the closing stages of the game.

Phillip Cocu's side had an equal share of the possession throughout the game, but failed to register a single shot on target.

The Dutchman, who tasted the East Midlands derby for the first time, handed debuts to Louie Sibley and Morgan Whittaker as he made 10 changes from Saturday's 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion.

Winger Whittaker had a chance to give the visitors the lead but his shot inside the penalty area was cut out by a last-ditch challenge by Forest skipper Joe Worrall.

Victory for Forest means Sabri Lamouchi's side remain unbeaten in six games in all competitions, while Derby have not won any of their past four fixtures.

Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi:

"It is not only about the derby or the atmosphere, our fans were just fantastic today.

"I said to the players that they are lucky; that we are all lucky to be able to enjoy this night and this game.

"Derby is always a difficult game to play. But it was a very good performance and very good result.

"I wanted to win this game, not only for our fans but because I know it is important. The atmosphere was important."

Derby County manager Phillip Cocu:

"We face each other two more times in the league and it is up to us to give an answer to this and a good feeling to our fans.

"It was not [a gamble], because Forest's team was the same. They are also in the middle of a very busy schedule, with only a few days to recover. You cannot play every game like this, it is impossible.

"But it was not all young players who played, we had experienced in the team with [Graeme] Shinnie and Curtis Davies.

"We have to look at the bigger picture. We have some injuries and we have to adapt on occasions; we have to be careful with the players, to keep them fit.

"We have to see this as a good experience for players."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 30Samba
  • 11Cash
  • 3Figueiredo
  • 4WorrallSubstituted forChemaat 83'minutes
  • 2Ribeiro
  • 40JohnsonSubstituted forCarvalhoat 57'minutes
  • 13Bostock
  • 17Semedo
  • 23LolleySubstituted forSilvaat 68'minutes
  • 14Mir
  • 37Adomah

Substitutes

  • 7Grabban
  • 10Carvalho
  • 16Jenkinson
  • 19Ameobi
  • 28Silva
  • 36Chema
  • 49Muric

Derby

  • 12Hamer
  • 23Holmes
  • 33Davies
  • 16Clarke
  • 48BuchananBooked at 28mins
  • 4ShinnieBooked at 79minsSubstituted forBirdat 83'minutes
  • 17Evans
  • 49WhittakerSubstituted forMitchell-Lawsonat 70'minutes
  • 40SibleySubstituted forMarriottat 58'minutes
  • 7PatersonBooked at 49mins
  • 20Bennett

Substitutes

  • 6Keogh
  • 10Lawrence
  • 14Marriott
  • 21Roos
  • 38Knight
  • 41Bird
  • 43Mitchell-Lawson
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
26,971

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 3, Derby County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 3, Derby County 0.

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

Foul by Matthew Clarke (Derby County).

Foul by Chema Rodríguez (Nottingham Forest).

Mason Bennett (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Buchanan with a cross.

Foul by Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest).

Duane Holmes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

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

Foul by Duane Holmes (Derby County).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Chema Rodríguez replaces Joe Worrall.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Max Bird replaces Graeme Shinnie.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Tiago Silva tries a through ball, but Rafa Mir is caught offside.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Matthew Cash.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 3, Derby County 0. João Carvalho (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Graeme Shinnie (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Yuri Ribeiro (Nottingham Forest).

Yuri Ribeiro (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Graeme Shinnie (Derby County).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Paterson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Curtis Davies.

John Bostock (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mason Bennett (Derby County).

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jayden Mitchell-Lawson replaces Morgan Whittaker.

Attempt missed. Mason Bennett (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Tiago Silva replaces Joe Lolley.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Albert Adomah (Nottingham Forest).

Delay in match because of an injury Mason Bennett (Derby County).

Foul by John Bostock (Nottingham Forest).

Jack Marriott (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yuri Ribeiro (Nottingham Forest).

George Evans (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jack Marriott replaces Louie Sibley.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. João Carvalho replaces Brennan Johnson.

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