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Nottingham Forest 0-2 Huddersfield Town

Philip Billing
Denmark youth international Philip Billing has made six appearances for Huddersfield this season

Nottingham Forest's 13-match unbeaten run in the Championship came to an end as they lost at home to Huddersfield.

The Terriers went ahead on 14 minutes when Forest defender Matt Mills turned Tommy Smith's low cross past keeper Dorus de Vries and into his own net.

Forest striker Nelson Oliveira had three good chances to level the scores.

But Philip Billing secured victory with six minutes remaining, scoring his first professional goal with a stunning long-range strike.

Huddersfield had lost their last four games in all competitions but head coach David Wagner inflicted Forest's first league defeat since mid-November.

Oliveira had scored six goals in Forest's fine run but narrowly missed the target with two efforts from the edge of the area before forced visiting goalkeeper Jed Steer to deflect another shot past the post.

Forest had not conceded a goal in their last four league games and Mills was unfortunate to break the deadlock as he failed to clear the danger from Smith's centre.

Huddersfield remain 17th in the table while Forest stay 10th and are now nine points off the play-offs.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman:

"Over the last three or four months, we have been playing at our maximum and we need to get back to that.

"We normally press opposition sides in little moments and that is what Huddersfield did very well today.

"It was as good a display as I have seen from an opposition side at the City Ground this season, so we will give them credit for that. But we will bounce back from this."

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner:

"We know we are always able to score goals, we are dangerous as an attacking side and we knew we would have a chance if we could keep a clean sheet.

"But it is one thing to speak about this and it is another entirely to do out there and do it.

"In the second half in particular, this was one of the best performances we have seen since I have been here. All around, we deserved the win and it was a good day for us."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1de Vries
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5MillsBooked at 82mins
  • 4Mancienne
  • 3Jokic
  • 32TescheSubstituted forBlackstockat 81'minutes
  • 22GardnerSubstituted forGrantat 58'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 24Vaughan
  • 19WardSubstituted forBurkeat 57'minutes
  • 17Oliveira
  • 38Osborn

Substitutes

  • 8Cohen
  • 23Blackstock
  • 25Hobbs
  • 26Evtimov
  • 29O'Grady
  • 35Burke
  • 37Grant

Huddersfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Steer
  • 2SmithBooked at 73mins
  • 5Hudson
  • 33Lynch
  • 15Husband
  • 29BillingSubstituted forWhiteheadat 88'minutes
  • 6HoggBooked at 72minsSubstituted forCranieat 90+3'minutes
  • 17BunnSubstituted forDempseyat 90+2'minutes
  • 10Matmour
  • 18Lolley
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 3Davidson
  • 4Whitehead
  • 13Murphy
  • 14Cranie
  • 22Dempsey
  • 28Manu
  • 36Bojaj
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
19,984

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Huddersfield Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Huddersfield Town 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Martin Cranie replaces Jonathan Hogg.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Kyle Dempsey replaces Harry Bunn.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jorge Grant (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Bojan Jokic.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Dean Whitehead replaces Philip Billing.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Dorus de Vries.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Karim Matmour (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Nottingham Forest 0, Huddersfield Town 2. Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by James Husband with a cross.

  12. Booking

    Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Dexter Blackstock replaces Robert Tesche.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

  17. Post update

    Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

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1Hull30185747192859
2Middlesbrough29176639162357
3Burnley311511548262256
4Brighton301511440301056
5Sheff Wed311411649331653
6Derby311312640271351
7Birmingham3113993830848
8Ipswich3113994039148
9Cardiff31111373833546
10Nottm Forest31101293127442
11Preston31101292929042
12Wolves311010114042-240
13Brentford31117134248-640
14QPR31912103738-139
15Reading31910123333037
16Leeds30812102934-536
17Huddersfield3198144244-235
18Fulham30711124750-332
19Blackburn29613102527-231
20MK Dons3187162542-1731
21Bristol City31710142748-2131
22Rotherham3175193655-1926
23Charlton31510162656-3025
24Bolton31412153052-2224
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