Early strike helps Forest beat Derby

Nottingham Forest moved to within three points of the Championship play-off spots and a point of Derby County as Yohan Benalouane's second-minute goal settled the East Midlands derby.

Benalouane reacted smartly from close range after the Rams failed to deal with a Joe Lolley free-kick.

Martyn Waghorn wasted a glorious opportunity to level when one-on-one as Derby controlled possession.

Victory took Forest to eighth - just a place behind Derby.