An impressive performance on Trentside saw the Reds extend their winning run to 2 games with a comfortable 3-points on Bank Holiday Monday.
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Chris Hughton’s Reds faced QPR at the City ground as Ex-Forest manager Mark Warburton led his team to the City Ground from West London.
A penalty shout came early on for the Reds’ as Ryan Yates was brought down in the box 10 minutes into the game. Keith Stroud saw nothing wrong with the challenge as play continued Yates came close with a header from a corner that was cleared off the line by the R’s defence.
Rob Dickie also came close for QPR at the other end as Brice Samba made the save from the header. The Reds’ made a bright start and looking positively to create chances and move forwards on a sunny Trentside afternoon. Krovinovic also came very close as his right-footed rocket from outside the box nearly found the bottom corner but Dieng kept the shot out with a jaw-dropping save.
The Red’s continued to heap pressure onto Mark Warburton’s QPR as they looked the more likely team to grab the lead in the first half. Against the run of play, Johansen came very close to opening the scoring for the R’s but smacked it wide of Brice Samba’s left-hand post.
It was Alex Mighten who fired Chris Hughton’s men in front from point-blanc range from Ameobi’s ball across goal just before half time, giving the Red’s a deserved lead at half time.
Half-Time: Nottingham Forest 1-0 QPR
Krovinovic came close again early on in the second half as another strike from outside the box flew just over the crossbar. Ameobi’s curling shot was parried out and Mighten struggled to make the rebound as the Red’s looked to score more.
Man Utd loanee James Garner came agonisingly close to doubling Forest’s lead from a 28 yard free kick, Dieng made a brilliant save as the ball flew towards the top corner. Lewis Grabban did manage to double the Red’s lead with a sublime strike from outside the box that flew into the top corner… not a trademark Grabban goal and definitely one that will stand out for the veteran striker, a brilliant finish!
James Garner scored a 3rd goal for the reds with a direct free kick from a near impossible angle. Another brilliant strike from a crossing position gave the Red’s a 3rd goal as the Red’s continued their brilliant display on the banks of the River Trent.
QPR picked up a consolation with a Dykes header however The Red’s had continued an impressive, attacking, free-flowing game and picked up a comfortable 3 points for the second game on the bounce.
Full-Time: Nottingham Forest 3-1 QPR
Man of The Match: James Garner
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