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Summary

  1. Full-back Olsson nets late winner
  2. Derby stay fifth in Championship
  3. Forest won reverse fixture 1-0 in November

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By Andrew Aloia

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Over and out from the East Midlands

FT: Derby County 1-0 Nottingham Forest

A superb finish for his first Derby County goal ensures that Marcus Olsson becomes part of East Midlands derby folklore.

It was the winner against Nottingham Forest, in an otherwise lacklustre game between these near neighbours.

It is a valuable three points for fifth-placed Derby, who move to within two points of Hull City in fourth.

Forest came up with the grand total of one shot on target, making it a miserable end to a week that started with Dougie Freedman getting the sack.

Read Owen Phillips' full report from the iPro Stadium here.

For today, that's it from us.

FT: Derby County 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Derby County captain Richard Keogh tells Sky Sports: "Marcus scored a great goal and both teams played well.

"We have to keep working hard now. If we keep playing like that, we'll see where we go."

Derby remain fifth in the table but are now only six points behind second-placed Middlesbrough.

FT: Derby County 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Richard Keogh
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Derby County's goalscorer Marcus Olsson tells Sky Sports: "It was a great feeling scoring that goal. The atmosphere has been great and we are happy to get the three points."

FULL-TIME

Derby County 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Marcus Olsson comes up with the winner in the East Midlands derby. Now that is one memorable way to score your first goal for Derby.

Marcus Olsson
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Derby County 1-0 Nottingham Forest

The corner comes to nothing. Whistles ring out across the iPro Stadium as home fans want this one to end.

Derby County 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Jamie Ward with a snapped effort at goal for Nottingham Forest. Lacks power of any description and Scott Carson collects.

Dexter Blackstock won a fine header to set it up and now wins a corner for Forest.

Derby County 1-0 Nottingham Forest

We are into the first of five minutes of injury time.

Derby's George Thorne throws his body into a fine block-tackle. That looked crucial to deny Ben Osborn just inside the area.

Derby County 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Into the final minute of normal time.

Home fans making plenty of noise, Nottingham Forest making no inroads.

Derby County 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest have just three minutes of normal time remaining to salvage something. What they need to do is get a shot on goal. Just saying.

SUBSTITUTION

Derby County 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Dexter Blackstock comes into the action with seven minutes remaining, replacing Ryan Mendes.

The tempo has cranked up. With a free-kick, Derby go close as Chris Martin has a header deflected over for the Rams. Corner comes to nothing.

Derby County 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Tempers flare in a big way as Scott Carson is clattered coming to collect the corner.

Players rush in after Matt Mills pushes Richard Keogh. A yellow card seems fortunate for Mills.

And Keogh goes in the book as well. So both captains then.

SUBSTITUTION

Derby County 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Derby's Jake Buxton gets a standing ovation from home fans as he comes in for his first league action for a year. He replaces Jason Shackell.

And Buxton is back there to help defend a corner.

GOAL (Olsson)

Derby County 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Marcus Olsson
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Nottingham Forest look as if they had all angles covered as Derby play the ball around the edge of the box.

But the ball breaks at the top of the area and Tom Ince plays a fine ball in for Marcus Olsson, who picks his spot superbly and places his effort inside the far post, beyond the diving figure of Dorus de Vries.

Steve Hodge: "Mendes has been a little bit lazy in tracking the full back (Olsson). It's cost us big time there." #nffc

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

A breather at the iPro Stadium as Derby defender Jason Shackell gets some treatment.

The bosses get messages to their players, who also get a drink of water. Exciting stuff... not.

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Owen Phillips

BBC Sport at iPro Stadium

Derby's Tom Ince has looked as likely as anyone to create or score a goal, but a few near things have been characteristic of a game that has still barely produced anything other than a couple of half-chances.

The home crowd are sensing their team are getting on top, but we are still waiting for the game to offer more than plain old endeavour and commitment. It needs to hurry up.

Tom Ince
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Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Tom Ince trying to pickpocket Nottingham Forest.

He pounces on some confusion in defence and wins the free-kick on the left wing. A poor delivery lets the Rams down.

SUBSTITUTION

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest with their second change. On-loan Cardiff striker Federico Macheda makes way for Oliver Burke.

SUB: Oliver Burke replaces Macheda. Steve Hodge: "He's had two games in which he's had to work and work. Another good shift today" #nffc

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Derby's Johnny Russell plays a wonderful ball out to the left and the ball is hit into the box first time by Marcus Olsson. 

Michael Mancienne needing to get a touch to clear for Nottingham Forest. Fine movement by Olsson on the edge again. Russell showing he is a danger.

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

First shot on goal. I repeat, we have a shot on goal.

Derby's Tom Ince is the man with the effort. Forest goalkeeper Dorus de Vries deals with it easily.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Derby County with the first change, Johnny Russell replacing Bradley Johnson.

For Nottingham Forest, Jamie Ward makes his return to the iPro Stadium - where he spent four and a half years as a player - replacing Chris Cohen.

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Ryan Mendes and Chris Cohen trying to create something among themselves on the right. Space, however, is not opening up for the Forest pair.

The ball is knocked into the centre, where Derby mop up on the edge of the area. 

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Derby County's Jeff Hendrick gets a toe on a loose ball and directs it to Tom Ince just where he likes it - with room to run into.

The winger pulls the trigger. Shot blocked.

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Stop-start game at the moment. 

Tackles flying in. Yellow cards and a few pointers being handed out by the referee.

YELLOW CARD

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest's Ryan Mendes is next to be cautioned. It must be said, that was a while coming.

First yellow for Forest now. Mendes booked for a late challenge on Olsson near Derby box. "He's going nowhere!" says Steve Hodge. #nffc

YELLOW CARD

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Derby full-back Jamie Hanson is the first to go into the book with for his challenge on Ben Osborn. Crunching.

Forest with a free-kick from the left. It's drifted in but Gary Gardner sends his header wide.

Jamie Hanson booked. It was a bad tackle, to be fair. #dcfcfans

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Jeff Hendrick
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A look at the history books says that we can look forward to at least some goalmouth action in the second half.

In the last 22 meetings, there has not been a goalless draw.

And when it comes to Derby, there was the drama at Rotherham last week where the Millers rescued a draw with THREE late goals.

Don't let the lack of shots on goal fool you...

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Derby County have started brightly. Bradley Johnson with a snap effort and he pulls it just wide from 20 yards.

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Derby County with their first corner of the game.

It comes in dangerously from Tom Ince, crucially Michael Mancienne gets a touch when a Derby tap-in looked on the cards.

KICK-OFF

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Derby County get action back under way at the iPro Stadium.

HT: Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Darren Wassall
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Harry Redknapp has got straight down to business as Derby County advisor to head coach Darren Wassall, heading into the dressing room for half-time.

Burnley marching on?

Saturday's Championship action

Sam Vokes
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Looking ahead to this afternoon's games...

While their rivals have faltered, Burnley have gone merrily along picking up win after win to go well clear at the top of the Championship.

The Clarets host mid-table Wolves, while Brighton will move back up to second if they win at struggling MK Dons.

At the wrong end of the table, Bolton begin life after the departure of manager Neil Lennon with a trip to Bristol City - who are themselves after points to move clear of relegation trouble.

Legends one and all

HT: Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

It's a serious business at the iPro today. Seriously serious. But a very special pre-match involving the greatest of the great to grace the shirts of both teams was a little less pressurised as we built up to the game. Confused?

Well, BBC Sport played #TheUltimateDerby on Thursday, with two legends sides, selected and managed by former players, given the full-on Football Manager treatment by the computer game experts.

Steve Bloomer rolled back the years, scoring his first goal in 102 years but it was not enough to stop the Rams losing 2-1 to their Forest Legends counterparts. Martin O'Neill got the winner and there was inevitable controversy with a red card, a late penalty claim and plenty of talking points.

It was a cracking game and oodles of fun. Check it out at your leisure. It's well worth it. 

HT: Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Some views from our BBC local radio commentary teams on a goalless first half...

HT Derby 0-0 Forest. Largely uneventful, unless you really like fouls/free-kicks. Neither goalkeeper tested. #dcfcfans #bbcfootball

Steve Hodge: "The reaction from the home fans tells the story. In terms of game management it's been perfect." #nffc

HALF-TIME

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Darren Wassall and Paul Williams
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No shots on goal. A good tally of meaty tackles. No yellow cards.

All in all, for all the plots and sub-plots to this game, it has so far produced nothing.

By the look of the two bosses on the sideline, they will have plenty to say at the break.

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

This edition of the East Midlands derby has so far failed to reach any great heights.

We are yet to see a shot on goal, with the game limited to a half-chance here and there as we close in on half-time.

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Corner number four for Nottingham Forest.

Best delivery of the day from Chris Cohen but Jason Shackell gets it away. A dangerous ball in, well cleared.

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Owen Phillips

BBC Sport at iPro Stadium

The atmosphere is really warming up. The Derby fans were a pretty disgruntled bunch after a sloppy start full of misplaced passes and forced errors, but the last 10 minutes have been much better from them.

The Rams are threatening more, looking sharper and their supporters are responding.

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Tom Ince has a go from a long way out. It would have been a spectacular goal, but the effort from the Derby County winger fizzes over Dorus de Vries' crossbar.

Ince just tried to force something from nothing there. Options limited all around him after receiving the from George Thorne.

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Gary Gardner
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Gary Gardner with a whole lot of leg as he goes through Derby's Marcus Olsson. A few tackles starting to fly in.

Forest now with a free-kick in a good position.

Here we go! Tempers starting to flare on the field and the touchline after a couple of tasty tackles. #dcfcfans #bbcfootball

Crunching tackle from Gardner. Home fans on their feet but he won the ball. Mendes then wins a FK half way into Derby's half. #nffc

Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest

George Thorne and Ryan Mendes
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The tempo of this match has settled somewhat.

Nottingham Forest, however, look to hit on the break. But the attack stops at Ryan Mendes' feet on the halfway line.