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The fans really pushed us on

2 January 2019

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Daryl Murphy said the Nottingham Forest fans drove them on to the three points against Leeds United yesterday.

The Reds came back from 2-1 down to triumph at The City Ground and Murphy credited the fantastic backing from the sold-out crowd for playing their part.

Speaking after the game, he said: “We were at home and we needed to take the game to them. I thought the fans were brilliant today, they really pushed us on.

“Even when things weren’t going our way, they got right behind us until the end and that makes a big difference for us on the pitch, that atmosphere, and thankfully we got the three points.”

Murphy scored the third goal to put Forest back in front and said it was a great all-round performance against a very strong Leeds side.

He said: “It was a very good afternoon against a very good side. I know they were down to 10 men but you can see why they are top of the league. The way they play, the way they move the ball and create chances but we needed that. We needed the three points, especially at home and we got it thankfully.

“We knew what we needed to do. They went down to 10 men and ended up leading the game. I think we showed a lot of character to come back.

“We knew we would get chances as there was a lot of space and it was just a case of taking them and thankfully we took a few of them.”

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