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Summary

  1. FT: Forest 2 (Clough, O'Neill) Derby 1 (Bloomer)
  2. Derby's Ron Webster sent off before O'Neill winner
  3. Match between club legends simulated on Football Manager
  4. Ex-players Brian Laws and Craig Ramage acted as managers

Live Reporting

By Owen Phillips and Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

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Until Saturday...

FT: Nottingham Forest 2-1 Derby

Forest celebrate
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Well that's it from us, after what's been a hectic but very fun few hours. Hope you've enjoyed following #TheUltimateDerby with us - Nottingham Forest fans probably more so than Derby fans, given the final scoreline.

John McGovern has picked up another trophy - one to rival the two European Cups that Forest won? Possibly not.

As for Derby, expect big ramifications from this defeat...

It's all over. And so - you expect - is Craig Ramage's reign in charge at Derby County. #dcfcfans #theultimatederby twitter.com/bbcderbysport/…

Join BBC Radio Derby, BBC Radio Nottingham and the BBC Sport website on Saturday at 12:30 GMT, when Derby and Nottingham Forest go head-to-head for real, for three Championship points and local bragging rights.

Until then, farewell.

FULL-TIME

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Derby

It's all over. Derby can count themselves pretty unfortunate not to get a draw from that. The 10 men could easily have had a late penalty. Stirring and gripping stuff in equal measure.

PENALTY APPEAL

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Derby

A huge penalty shout as the game enters injury time. Forest left-back Stuart Pearce is lucky to get away with that after smashing into Raich Carter.

That will be talked about for years. Massively, massive call.

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Derby

Free-kick, and a chance for Derby to load the box but Viv Anderson, who has been immense, heads the ball clear and Tony Woodcock immediately breaks forward and forces a fine save from Colin Boulton.

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Derby

Brian Laws
BBC Radio Nottingham

This was Brian Laws' reaction to Martin O'Neill's goal a few moments ago. Will it be Forest's winner against 10-man Derby?

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Derby

Derby immediately start to go long having seen their attempts to shut up shop fail almost instantly. Six to play and an increasingly irritated Craig Ramage turns to the fans: "The ref has ruined the game."

Nothing much is being created and there are big gaps at the back.

O'Neill puts Forest in front

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Derby

Ref has ruined this game. #TheUltimateDerby #dcfcfans twitter.com/bbcderbysport/…

A few complaints from the Derby contingent about the decision to send off Ron Webster, followed by a possible offside goal.

One to look at again on the highlights show later...

GOAL (O'Neill)

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Derby

Huge controversy with that goal. Martin O'Neill looked offside as he raced through and scored at the second attempt when his first shot came back off the bar. 

Brian Laws is out of his dugout and taunting Craig Ramage.

Look at what it means to O'Neill...

Martin O'Neill
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SUBSTITUTIONS

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Big delay while Craig Ramage and Brian Laws both make their final changes. Derby bring on Dave Mackay in defence and switch Roy McFarland to right-back. Kevin Hector, a forward, makes way.

Forest replace Trevor Francis with Martin O'Neill. Forest really going for it with the extra man advantage.

Derby down to 10 men

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

RED CARD for Derby's Webster. Considerable break as @CraigRamage70 works out what 3 at the back is #TheUltimateDerby

RED CARD for Derby's Webster. Considerable break as @CraigRamage70 works out what 3 at the back is #TheUltimateDerby

RED CARD (Webster)

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Ron Webster
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Derby defender Ron Webster gets his marching orders for his second caution.

YELLOW CARD (Nish)

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

David Nish was the eighth man to get a caution just before that chance by the way, the Derby defender cynically bringing down Trevor Francis out wide. Frantic does not even begin to describe the action. 

The subs have really made an impression for both sides.

Get involved: #TheUltimateDerby

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Andrea Silenzi
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Roy's keen: Breaking news! Unfortunately Andrea Silenzi's international clearance didn't come through in time to make the team.

Yes, we can confirm Andrea Silenzi - Forest striker of the 1990s - didn't make it into the legends squad.

Should have been included for the hair alone...

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Forest substitute Tony Woodcock intercepts a backpass but shoots straight at Derby keeper Colin Boulton. Gilt. Edged. Chance.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Archie Gemmill shows why we are still awaiting another goal. He's had a bustling evening in the middle of the pitch but has just made a real mess of a chance after bursting into the box. The Scot somehow spooned the ball over from eight yards. What a chance.

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Roy Keane
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A rampaging run from Roy Keane leads to nothing for Forest on the break. Derby are having the better of things, but the pace of Stan Collymore in behind is a big threat.

The game is crying out for a bit of composure in the final third.

YELLOW CARDS (Anderson, Webster)

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Viv Anderson joins the list of players in the notebook for Forest, as does Ron Webster for Derby. It's definitely spiky.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

The managers are not about to fail wondering what might have been. Forest boss Brian Laws also makes a double change, bringing on Ian Bowyer for the booked John McGovern, and Tony Woodcock for Nigel Clough.

Laws was overheard muttering that Clough hadn't done enough.

"McGovern, get him off!" Lawsy hooks the captain along with Clough for Bowyer and Woodcock. #TheUltimateDerby 1-1

"McGovern, get him off!" Lawsy hooks the captain along with Clough for Bowyer and Woodcock. #TheUltimateDerby 1-1

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Within seconds Bobby Davison almost scores. He managed more than 100 goals for the Rams but was denied by Peter Shilton after beating Kenny Burns. Talk about an instant impact.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

A double change for Derby. Craig Ramage brings on Bobby Davison up front and Raich Carter to play on the right wing. Steve Bloomer, the goalscorer, and Stefano Eranio make way.

Bloomer and Eranio off, Davison and Carter on. @CraigRamage70 is ringing the changes for Derby... #TheUltimateDerby

Bloomer and Eranio off, Davison and Carter on. @CraigRamage70 is ringing the changes for Derby... #TheUltimateDerby

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

"Roy McFarland is having a stormer!" - Craig Ramage there, sucking up to the man who sold him 22 years ago . . . #TheUltimateDerby #dcfcfans

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

A delicious ball in from Forest winger John Robertson could easily have led to a goal, but the cross evades everyone. Deserved a goal that.

KICK-OFF

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Back under way again. Des Walker goes into the book almost immediately for a foul on Steve Bloomer.

HT: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

We haven't seen much from Forest striker Stan Collymore so far. It's unusual for him to be quiet for an entire game.

There are plenty of options on the bench for both teams, but no half-time changes as the sides come back out. Seven subs named and three changes allowed.

Get involved: #TheUltimateDerby

HT: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Jamie O'Dowd: We'll nick this lads, keep it tight at the back. If we lose I'll just ctrl+alt+dlt and try again.

Ah, we don't play by those rules here, Jamie. Not when there's local pride at stake.

The second half is just a few moments away.

The view from the dugouts

HT: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Craig Ramage and Brian Laws
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Some views from both bosses, who have been speaking to BBC East Midlands Today about the first half...

Forest manager Brian Laws: "We've been all over Derby and we've had a lot of chances, but not scored as many as we should have."

Derby manager Craig Ramage: "A little bit of a tactical change, we got back into it and hopefully now in the second half they'll be pulling the ball out of the net a bit more."

The real derby...

Saturday: Derby v Nottingham Forest (12:30 GMT)

Remember, this is part of the build-up to Saturday's East Midlands derby between Derby and Nottingham Forest.

Kick-off is at 12:30 GMT - follow the game live on BBC Radio Derby, BBC Radio Nottingham and our live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Derby
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Nottingham Forest
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HT: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

#TheUltimateDerby

Because of the increased media interest in this contest, there's going to be a slightly longer half-time interval than normal.

We're likely to get going again in about 10-15 minutes.

HT: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

#TheUltimateDerby

Craig Ramage & Brian Laws will give you their half-time thoughts on @bbcemt shortly #dcfcfans #theultimatederby

Watch the programme live by clicking on the play button at the top of the page.

Ramage rewarded

HT: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Derby boss Craig Ramage is felling pretty chuffed with his own tactical genius and seeing his side draw level at 1-1 just before the break.

Ramage said: "Putting Kevin Hector closer to Steve Bloomer has worked a treat.

"He took his goal brilliantly and we can build on that. We needed to make that change, because we were nice and pretty without threatening that much."

Get involved: #TheUltimateDerby

HT: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

David Hopkins: Steve Bloomer still deadly at 142 years of age. Form is temporary, class is permanent.

Darren Doherty: Bloomerrrrrrrr! #TheUltimateDerby #ramagein

Steve Bloomer's equaliser late in the first half has perked up those Derby fans.

Still all to play for - how do you see the second half going? Send us your thoughts using #TheUltimateDerby on Twitter.

Laws wants more

HT: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Brian Laws
BBC Radio Nottingham

Nottingham Forest boss Brian Laws says he is generally happy with the way things are going but wants more from his forwards.

"The creativity and possession have been great," Laws said. "But we have to do better with our finishing.

"I have no complaints about the offside goal, but we should have made more of our chances."

A feisty derby

HT: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Think it doesn't mean as much to computer players? There were 25 fouls in the first half. #TheUltimateDerby

HALF-TIME

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Relentless stuff so far, with flashes of quality. Forest have had eight shots on target to Derby's three. 

Derby have made a crucial one count to level things up, moments after Nigel Clough could have made it 2-0. All to play for, as they say.

Bloomer equalises for Derby

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

#RamageOut may have been trending but Craig's tactical change to 4-4-2 worked wonders. #TheUltimateDerby

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby County

Steve Bloomer may have more than 300 goals for Derby, but it's his first in 102 years. That's one long barren spell.

Here's what his stats say. A 20 rating (out of 20) for finishing - not to be sniffed at. No wonder he's valued at £51m...

Steve Bloomer
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GOAL (Bloomer)

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Derby

Steve Bloomer
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The tactical change works a treat. Steve Bloomer and Kevin Hector combined perfectly and Bloomer rolls back the years to slot the ball wide of Peter Shilton. That's evidence as to why he scored more than 300 goals for the club.

DISALLOWED GOAL (Clough)

Roy Keane played the ball through and Nigel Clough finished low into the corner. But midway through the celebrations, the former Derby County boss is flagged offside.

YELLOW CARD (Gemmill)

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby

Archie Gemmill goes into the book too. Nothing too nasty. Repeated fouling again.

Archie Gemmill
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Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

Kenny Burns goes close. Free header from a corner, but his near-post effort sails over.

Meanwhile, Derby go to a more traditional 4-4-2. Craig Ramage is concerned that all the possession football is leading to nothing.