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Summary

  1. Nottm Forest: De Vries, Lichaj, Mills, Hobbs, Pinillos, Mendes, Lansbury, Williams, Vaughan, Ward, Oliveira.
  2. Derby: Carson, Christie, Keogh, Hendrick, Martin, Russell, Shackell, Johnson, Weimann, Thorne, Warnock.
  3. Share your derby memories using #myfirstderby

Live Reporting

By Owen Phillips

All times stated are UK

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Over and out

FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

A much-needed win for Forest thanks to Nelson Oliveira's first-half goal which brought their first victory in nine games. And it would be hard to argue that it wasn't deserved, even for Derby fans. The Rams mustered just one shot on target after the interval and the Reds had the better chances in the first half too.

Derby's first loss in 11 games is hardly time to panic. And we all know that form goes... in a derby game.

Goodnight all.  

Nelson Oliveira strikes Forest's winner against Derby
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Manager reaction

FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman told BBC Radio Nottingham: 

"We showed the same amount of commitment we have in the last few games but this time we took a chance when it came. 

"We showed what we were all about for the first 15 minutes and then we gave a real disciplined performance. 

"We had chances too and it was a well-deserved victory. The crowd played a huge part in getting us over the line in the last ten minutes. We are a good side in a a difficult moment but we stuck at it."

Dougie Freedman
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FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

STATS: Here's a look at all the key statistics behind #NFFCvDCFC this evening at the City Ground

STATS: Here's a look at all the key statistics behind #NFFCvDCFC this evening at the City Ground

Manager reaction

FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Derby County head coach Paul Clement told BBC Radio Derby:

"We're to blame for not getting the right result tonight for the way we played. We lost a bit of identity.

"We were unable to create the chances we have in recent games, which was disappointing. It's a reality check for everybody. What we'll need to do now is reflect on it and get back to our way against Cardiff."

FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

"This could be the catalyst that Dougie Freedman's been waiting for" - Brian Laws. #nffc

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FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

I knew #myfirstderby would lose! That's what they do - poor old Derby is what my wife will say

FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Craig Ramage

Former Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby

It hurts. I feel for the Derby fans behind the goal too. The fluency wasn't there and we didn't have midfield runners. They just didn't have the legs and looked jaded and tired.

FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Brian Laws, former Nottingham Forest defender and BBC Radio Nottingham summariser, said the Forest "gameplan was spot on and it was a thoroughly deserved win". 

"Forest's energy levels were first class and they pressed really high up. It made them play the ball a bit longer.

"The levels of fitness and commitment outshone Derby. Where was the second-half onslaught that we were expecting?"

FT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Forest fans are running on to the pitch in celebration, a few seem to have got a bit too close to the Derby players.

They seem to be clearing off the playing area now but it's far from ideal. It's understandable of course but it shouldn't happen.

FULL-TIME

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

It's all over. Dougie Freedman looks chuffed to bits and mightily relieved. They did a brilliant job on their in-form rivals.

Henri Lansbury
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Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

It comes to nothing and we are in to the final minute Derby piling forward but the ball goes to Dorus de Vries. That should be it.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Another Derby corner. Goalkeeper Scott Carson has come up.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

The second corner is cleared and Forest race clear. Ryan Mendes wins a throw in. Sensible play by the wide man. 

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Corner for Derby in the first minute of added time is whipped in by Tom Ince. The Rams appeal for handball, but it's only another corner. Head coach Paul Clement has not looked a happy man in the second half. 

Paul Clement
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Forest' third and final substitution sees goalscorer - maybe matchwinner - Nelson Oliveira replaced by Dexter Blackstock. Injury time is just starting. And there will be four minutes.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Just over two minutes to go and Derby finally bring a save from Dorus de Vries, It's a good attempt at a diving header from Darren Bent but his effort has little power in it and is easy for the Forest keeper.

YELLOW CARD (Christie)

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Cyrus Christie
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Cyrus Christie becomes the latest player to go in to the book. The first Derby player and the fourth overall. It's been a frustrating second half for the visitors. They have not had a shot on target after the break.

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Ryan Mendes
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That was nearly 2-0 and you would think game over. But Scott Carson makes a smart save to deny Ryan Mendes from about eight yards 

"That might have just been the moment" says Fray as Mendes has an effort saved from inside the area. 84 gone. Still 1-0 to #nffc

SUBSTITUTION

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Darren Bent. An old-fashioned goalscorer if ever there was one is now on and chasing an equaliser. Derby could do with something special from the ex-England striker. I forgot to tell you about Jacob Butterfield coming on for Johnny Russell too a few minutes back. That's all Derby's changes made now. 

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Craig Ramage

Former Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby

This will be a lifeline for Dougie Freedman if Forest can hold on to this result.

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Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

#myfirstderby come on you reds 1-0 up we can keep this going surely who put ball in derbys net nelson oliviera

#myfirstderby come on you reds 1-0 up we can keep this going surely who put ball in derbys net nelson oliviera

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Slick play from Forest now on their left flank sees Ben Osborn play a lovely one-two and slide in a cross which is cleared away. The best form of defence and all that.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Some great footwork by Tom Ince brings an equally fine bit of defending by David Vaughan, which sees the Forest man win a crucial tackle in the box. Ince has looked lively out on the left.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Just 15 to go. Forest sitting back a bit more again now. Plenty of numbers behind the ball. Is it park the bus time?

YELLOW CARD (Oliveria)

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Tom Ince gets a welcome challenge from Nelson Oliveria, with the striker racing back and completely wiping out the winger with a hopelessly clumsy attempt to win the ball.

SUBSTITUTION

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Jonathan Williams
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Forest bring on Liam Trotter to replace Jonathan Williams. He's been energetic and influential in the midfield area. Like for like.

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But Chris Martin's effort sails harmlessly over the bar. 

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Derby have a free-kick in a dangerous position 25 yards from goal after a silly challenge by Henri Lansbury.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Forest create the first good chance of the second half and it's all down to left-back Daniel Pinillos, who skips away from a couple of challenges bustles in to the box and sends over an inviting low cross - which Stephen Warnock does brilliantly to keep away from Ryan Mendes at the back post. 

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Craig Ramage

Former Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby

It's all backwards - Derby need to get it forwards and forwards with a bit of purpose. They're better than this.

SUBSTITUTION

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Maybe this will spark things back in to life. Former England Under-21 international Tom Ince comes on for Jeff Hendrick. More trickery and creativity needed by the Rams.

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It's not a sell-out tonight, with 25,114 inside the City Ground. It's a shame it's not full. The game is drifting a bit at the moment and the crowd noise reflects that.

SUBSTITUTION

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Jamie Ward is replaced by Ben Osborne. Osborn scored the winner at the iPro Stadium last season, of course. Ward gets a good round of applause from both sets of fans. That's a rarity in these parts. A whole-hearted player who gave a typical performance and was a popular Derby player.

He could easily have had a goal tonight. Would have been far less likely to be clapped off by Rams fans then.

Osborn on for Ward. Another late goal anyone? #nffc

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Derby's Bradley Johnson tries an ambitious curler from the left-hand angle off the 18-yard box, but is well off target. The Forest fans enjoyed that.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

The pattern has changed in the second half. Derby are by no means having all the possession and the Reds are looking confident and eager to get a second rather than sit back and invite too much pressure. No chances of note for either side yet though.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Craig Ramage

Former Derby midfielder on BBC Radio Derby

I think Bradley Johnson looks tired. I thought he had a tired first half. He's not getting up and down the pitch.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Forest suddenly start knocking the ball around nicely but with Jamie Ward finding some space on the right, Henri Lansbury overhits his pass.

Moments later, with George Thorne down on the deck after a midfield collision with Lansbury, Nelson Oliveira shoots over the bar. Thorne is okay. Good news. He's had some dreadful luck with injuries in recent times.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Paul Clement
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Not much occurring so far in the second half. Derby head coach Paul Clement and Forest counterpart Dougie Freedman are both patrolling their technical areas and shouting their orders. They'll be as tired as anyone.

KICK-OFF

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Up and running again at the City Ground. Derby get us going. No substitutions. 

HT: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

#bbcfootball Forest rightly so in lead at HT, Derby being wasteful, the Rams have been great til today, underestimating Forest, tut tut...