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Summary

  1. Forest's Benalouane scored only goal after just 74 seconds
  2. Forest beat Derby for first time in seven league meetings
  3. Victory lifts Forest to within one place and point of the Rams
  4. Derby without a win in four games in all competitions

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By Tom Garry

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  1. Owen Phillips

    BBC Sport at the City Ground

    Frank Lampard

    Owen Phillips

    BBC Sport at the City Ground

    Manager Frank Lampard says Derby County must rediscover their "quality" after a run of just three league wins in 12 games

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  2. See you tomorrow

    Nottingham Forest's Yohan Benalouane celebrates goal

    Thanks for joining us tonight. That's a wrap.

    We'll be back tomorrow for more live football and there's plenty to look forward to on Tuesday, from the Premier League to the Checkatrade Trophy semi-finals.

    In the meantime, you can find all your latest football news across the BBC Sport website and app. - enjoy!

  3. Gone in 74 seconds

    FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    Forest hit quick and made it count.

    You can read my colleague Owen Phillips' full match report from the City Ground by clicking on the link below.

    Benalouane wins East Mids derby for Forest

    Yohan Benalouane's winner for Nottingham Forest against Derby came after just 74 seconds at the City Ground

    Yohan Benalouane scores the only goal of the game in the second minute as Nottingham Forest beat Derby County.

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  4. Coming up tomorrow

    FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    As well as the start of a full mid-week Premier League programme, tomorrow we'll have four Championship matches coming your way, plus individual games in League One and League Two.

    In the second tier, QPR host Leeds, while fans of Forest and Derby will have an eye on Bristol City's game against Birmingham, with both of those clubs in the play-off mix too.

  5. 'Derby not good enough'

    FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    Craig Ramage

    Former Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby

    "Forest were nervous at the end but Derby were not good enough to capitalise on it.

    "Derby needed people to force themselves upon the game.

    "Look at Lolley tonight for Forest, he picks the ball up and drives. He worries the opposition and creates space for others. Derby didn't have that."

  6. O'Neill hails Forest determination

    FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    Forest boss Martin O'Neill tells Sky Sports:

    "We showed a great deal of determination. Sometimes you can set out tactics, have a lot of plans... But you know what, eventually, it was phenomenal determination to saw us through tonight.

    "I'm delighted for the lads in the dressing room and the fans.

    "If you'd said to me, after two minutes of the game, that that'd be the end of the scoring, I'd have never believed you.

    "We needed to win the game and we need to win a few more games too. We're fighting. We're behind. Every slip-up is immense at this stage of the season, but every victory helps enormously."

  7. 'Performance typical of O'Neill'

    FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    Brian Laws

    Ex-Forest defender on BBC Radio Nottingham

    "Overall it was a deserved three points for Forest.

    "They were at it, the team played so hard and for each other. It was a Martin O'Neill performance, it typified him."

  8. How has that changed the table?

    FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    Top nine

    That win for Forest moves them to within just one point and one place of their East Midlands rivals.

    The Reds climb over Birmingham City, who go to Bristol City tomorrow night.

  9. Rams not on a roll

    FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    Tonight's result leaves Derby without a win in four games in all competitions.

    Are they slipping up at precisely the wrong time of the season?

    They'll bid to bounce back at Aston Villa on Saturday. What a big game that'll be, with both sides desperately needing to win.

  10. Forest 'right in the mix' - Watson

    FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    Forest's Ben Watson adds:

    "It was important to come out of the blocks quickly.

    "We knew, if we won this, it'd put us right in the mix. We've done that.

    "Every one of us put a shift in and we knew it was going to be hard work but now it's on to the next one."

  11. Reaction: 'We'll keep fighting'

    FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    Nottingham Forest's Jack Colback (left) fouls Derby County's Mason Bennett

    Forest's Jack Colback tells Sky Sports:

    "We knew we had to win. The gap was there. We had to win.

    "We've done the job tonight. It wasn't pretty but we got the three points.

    "We had to give them [the fans] that win. Now we're there or thereabouts. The whole group believes that we can do it. We'll keep fighting."

  12. Post update

    FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    Owen Phillips

    BBC Sport at the City Ground

    "You can't hear yourself think at the City Ground at the moment.

    "Plenty of old school scarf waving going on long after the final whistle and the noise hasn't relented a good couple of minutes after five minutes of tense added time.

    "Three home wins in a row since Martin O'Neill lost his first game in charge. Back-to-back defeats for Frank Lampard's side."

  13. Post update

    FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    The two sets of players square up to each other after the whistle goes, but it's nothing too serious, and it quickly calms down. Frank Lampard says a few calming words to his players.

    In the stands though, the home fans are going bezerk. It's a massive win for them.

  14. FULL-TIME

    Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    Nottingham Forest celebrate goal

    Forest get the points against their local rivals and they could be three very, very big points in the race for the play-off places!

  15. YELLOW CARD (Derby)

    Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    Fikayo Tomori is booked for Derby, and Forest will run the clock down even more, to take a free-kick, 40 yards from the Derby goal.

  16. Post update

    Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    The Forest fans are singing, waving their scarves in the air. They think the job's done.

    Nottingham Forest fans
  17. Post update

    Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    Derby just haven't been able to build up any really sustained pressure.

  18. Post update

    Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    Ben Osborn comes off, as Molla Wague comes on to try and help the hosts see out this win.

  19. Post update

    Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    Forest win a free-kick in their own half and that will help them wind the clock down a bit more...

  20. Post update

    Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

    There'll be a minimum of five additional minutes...

    Nottingham Forest's Yohan Benalouane battles with Derby County's Jack Marriott