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Nottingham Forest 0-3 Brentford

Lasse Vibe
Denmark international Lasse Vibe has eight Championship goals this season

Brentford eased their relegation fears and ended a four-match losing run with victory at a poor Nottingham Forest.

After a drab first half the Bees went ahead when Lasse Vibe pounced on an awful mix-up between Kelvin Wilson and keeper Dorus De Vries to poke in.

Nico Yennaris smashed home from Jake Bidwell's corner before Sergi Canos swept in a fine first-time shot.

Forest's misery was compounded when Eric Lichaj was sent off after picking up two yellow cards in four minutes.

Brentford had collected just seven points in 2016 before kick-off - the lowest tally in the Championship - but maintained their good recent record at the City Ground with a third win in four visits.

Forest captain Henri Lansbury's return as a second half substitute, after almost three months out with a knee ligament injury, provided the only cheer on a miserable afternoon for the hosts.

The Reds rarely threatened and have now failed to score in eight of their last 12 matches, with just two goals in their last seven home games.

The win moved Brentford nine points clear of the bottom three and up a place to 17th, level on points with Forest who dropped to 16th.

Nottingham Forest manager Paul Williams:

"I am really disappointed with the performance and the reaction to the fans to that performance is entirely valid.

"We did not put them under pressure. We did not get in their faces. I would not say I feel let down. They are human beings like everyone else.

"I will be looking for a reaction from this side, because that is the least the fans deserve. Can I explain it? Not really. We were second best from minute one. I thought Brentford were here for the taking and we had told the players that.

"I really do apologise to the fans for that performance. I will have a look at our preparation and see if it was too much and we will look at how we prepare for the next game now."

Brentford boss Dean Smith:

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Smith on Nottingham Forest v Brentford

"Every win is a big win and our previous performances had merited far more than we had got. I thought it was a deserved win.

"We were defensively organised and allowed them very few chances - and Forest got very frustrated because of that.

"We capitalised on their indecision at the back, we got the first goal and that gave us renewed confidence after that.

"We have been on a bad run and they want to put that right. That was the kind of character we were always going to need."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 1de Vries
  • 2LichajBooked at 77mins
  • 5MillsBooked at 61mins
  • 4MancienneSubstituted forWilsonat 25'minutes
  • 3Jokic
  • 22Gardner
  • 24Vaughan
  • 8Cohen
  • 15Mendes da GraçaSubstituted forLansburyat 55'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 18MachedaSubstituted forBurkeat 64'minutes
  • 38Osborn

Substitutes

  • 6Wilson
  • 10Lansbury
  • 13Fox
  • 23Blackstock
  • 26Evtimov
  • 32Tesche
  • 35Burke

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 2ColinSubstituted forClarkeat 86'minutes
  • 6DeanBooked at 86mins
  • 29BarbetBooked at 60mins
  • 3Bidwell
  • 12McCormackBooked at 20mins
  • 28Yennaris
  • 15Woods
  • 18JudgeBooked at 58mins
  • 7SaundersSubstituted forCanosat 70'minutes
  • 20RodríguezSubstituted forVibeat 44'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 21Vibe
  • 22O'Connell
  • 24Gogia
  • 36Clarke
  • 47Canos
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
19,444

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Brentford 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Brentford 3.

Attempt saved. Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Osborn.

Attempt saved. Jake Bidwell (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergi Canos.

Offside, Brentford. Harlee Dean tries a through ball, but Sergi Canos is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Oliver Burke (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Osborn.

Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford).

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 0, Brentford 3. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lasse Vibe.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Josh Clarke replaces Maxime Colin because of an injury.

Booking

Harlee Dean (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

Harlee Dean (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match David Button (Brentford) because of an injury.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. David Vaughan tries a through ball, but Henri Lansbury is caught offside.

David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) for a bad foul.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

Lasse Vibe (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nico Yennaris (Brentford) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bojan Jokic.

Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sergi Canos replaces Sam Saunders.

Attempt saved. Oliver Burke (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Vaughan.

Booking

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 0, Brentford 2. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by David Vaughan.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Oliver Burke replaces Federico Macheda.

Foul by Kelvin Wilson (Nottingham Forest).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley392113563333076
2Middlesbrough38227951252673
3Brighton391915554371772
4Hull38209954233169
5Sheff Wed391714857362165
6Derby391713952371564
7Cardiff39161495142962
8Ipswich391611124644259
9Birmingham381511124237556
10Preston391414113836256
11QPR391215124946351
12Wolves391213144651-549
13Reading381212144343048
14Leeds381114133847-947
15Blackburn391113153838046
16Nottm Forest391113153439-546
17Brentford38137185159-846
18Huddersfield39129185254-245
19Bristol City391110184062-2243
20Rotherham39126214663-1742
21Fulham39914165965-641
22MK Dons39910203353-2037
23Charlton39811203670-3435
24Bolton39414213669-3326
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