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Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County: Lewis Grabban scores winner for hosts

Lewis Grabban scores for Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest have won successive Championship games, with Lewis Grabban scoring in both matches

Lewis Grabban took advantage of a Derby County error to give Nottingham Forest victory over their local rivals at the City Ground.

Right-back Jayden Bogle's loose pass across the face of his own penalty area gifted possession to striker Grabban, who fired in first time past Kelle Roos for his seventh goal of the season.

An even first half had ended goalless, with both sides creating chances to score the opener.

But Forest's greater intensity at the start of the second period saw them take control of the contest and they held onto their one-goal lead, despite the visitors going close with two close-range shots from Jack Marriott.

Derby have now failed to win on any of their past eight visits to the City Ground in all competitions, with their most recent victory coming in September 2012.

A win in Saturday's early kick-off - and on manager Sabri Lamouchi's birthday - lifted Forest to within two points of Championship leaders West Bromwich Albion, who later stretched the gap back to five by beating Hull.

Derby started brightly and forged the best chance of the first period when Bogle's surging run set up Tom Lawrence, whose tame effort was saved by Brice Samba.

Roos kept out two well-struck attempts from Sammy Ameobi at the other end for the hosts, who were much improved after the break and held off some late Derby pressure to secure all three points.

Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi:

"It was an emotional game and for that reason, maybe the first half wasn't the best.

"The second half was much better. They made a big mistake and our striker, Grabbs, played a fantastic game one more time with great finishing, like killer finishing. That is what we wanted to see from him.

"Before the international break to play an important game like this, it's important to be compact, focused and committed.

"At the end, I think we deserved this victory."

Derby manager Phillip Cocu:

"In the big games, in many games but especially in games like this, a detail, a mistake, bad judgement or sometimes class can make the difference.

"Today, the mistake of Jayden cost us the result. That is tough because I think we played quite a good game.

"We had good presence and played good football over a large part of the game.

"We tried everything to get the equaliser and we were close. We just didn't have the luck to score."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 30Samba
  • 11Cash
  • 3Figueiredo
  • 4Worrall
  • 2Ribeiro
  • 8WatsonBooked at 31mins
  • 23LolleySubstituted forAdomahat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 22Yates
  • 28SilvaSubstituted forJohnsonat 90'minutes
  • 19AmeobiSubstituted forCarvalhoat 72'minutes
  • 7GrabbanBooked at 69mins

Substitutes

  • 10Carvalho
  • 14Mir
  • 18Robinson
  • 36Chema
  • 37Adomah
  • 40Johnson
  • 49Muric

Derby

  • 21Roos
  • 37BogleBooked at 28mins
  • 33Davies
  • 16ClarkeSubstituted forEvansat 15'minutes
  • 25Lowe
  • 4ShinnieSubstituted forWaghornat 84'minutes
  • 5BielikBooked at 60mins
  • 14Marriott
  • 23HolmesSubstituted forPatersonat 72'minutes
  • 10LawrenceBooked at 70mins
  • 19Martin

Substitutes

  • 2Wisdom
  • 7Paterson
  • 8Dowell
  • 9Waghorn
  • 11Jozefzoon
  • 12Hamer
  • 17Evans
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
29,314

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Derby County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Derby County 0.

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

Ryan Yates (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Albert Adomah (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

Krystian Bielik (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Brennan Johnson replaces Tiago Silva.

Attempt saved. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Evans with a cross.

Foul by Curtis Davies (Derby County).

Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Albert Adomah.

Attempt blocked. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Marriott.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Albert Adomah replaces Joe Lolley.

Foul by Krystian Bielik (Derby County).

Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Martyn Waghorn replaces Graeme Shinnie.

Graeme Shinnie (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Yuri Ribeiro.

Offside, Derby County. Kelle Roos tries a through ball, but Jamie Paterson is caught offside.

Jayden Bogle (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by João Carvalho (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jayden Bogle with a headed pass.

Jayden Bogle (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Watson (Nottingham Forest).

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Graeme Shinnie.

Krystian Bielik (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Derby County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Tobias Figueiredo tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jamie Paterson replaces Duane Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. João Carvalho replaces Sammy Ameobi.

George Evans (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest).

Booking

Tom Lawrence (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).

Yuri Ribeiro (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1West Brom1696129171233
2Preston1694331171431
3Leeds169432191231
4Swansea168532216629
5Nottm Forest158432013728
6Fulham167542417726
7Sheff Wed167452114725
8Bristol City156722421325
9Brentford167362113824
10QPR167362630-424
11Charlton166462219322
12Hull166462321222
13Birmingham167181621-522
14Cardiff155642322121
15Millwall165651922-321
16Derby165651821-321
17Reading155371920-118
18Blackburn165382024-418
19Huddersfield164481824-616
20Wigan164391324-1115
21Luton1642102230-814
22Middlesbrough162771321-813
23Stoke1632111729-1211
24Barnsley161691633-179
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