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Forest Rewind in association with Football Index - Reds' derby day delight

23 March 2020

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In association with Football Index, we take a look back at Nottingham Forest's visit to Derby County on 17th January 2015...

Derby County 1-2 Nottingham Forest

(Lansbury o.g. 16'; Assombalonga 75', Osborn 90')

Forest: de Vries, Kane, Hobbs, Wilson, Lichaj, Gardner, Lansbury, Osborn, Tesche (Lascelles 90'), Assombalonga, Antonio (McLaughlin 81')

Derby: Grant, Christie, Keogh, Buxton, Forsyth, Bryson, Mascarell, Hughes (Hendrick 45'), Russell, Martin, Ward (Bent 76')

January 2015 brings back memories of one of Forest's greatest East Midlands derby victories as academy graduate Ben Osborn scored an injury-time winner at Pride Park.

The midfielder, who was a menace to The Rams all game, fired an unstoppable effort past Lee Grant on 92 minutes, completing the most dramatic of turnarounds.

Derby had taken a first-half lead through a Henri Lansbury own goal before Britt Assombalonga scored a 75th-minute equaliser.


Post-match reaction

Forest manager Stuart Pearce: "For the team to deliver a performance like that, it puts a marker down for the rest of the season.

"It's a nice result but it has to be a result that acts as a catalyst and sees us have a good run between now and the summer hopefully, because we have the nucleus of a decent squad here.

"It's important that we now move forward from here and follow it up with another good result in the next game."


Derby head coach Steve McClaren: "I can't fault the first-half performance. We were focused, played when we had to, dominated and restricted them to set-plays. They were playing opportune football.

"We didn't deserve to lose. I think a draw would have been about right. Everybody would have gone away satisfied with a draw. When they equalised, I would have taken the draw.

"But we showed our inexperience at the end, thinking that with 30 seconds left we should go and try to win it. We lost all shape and got punished."

Championship results

Brighton 0-1 Brentford

Fulham 2-1 Reading

Leeds 1-1 Birmingham

Middlesbrough 2-0 Huddersfield

Millwall 1-3 Ipswich

Norwich 3-2 Cardiff

Rotherham 0-2 Bournemouth

Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Bolton

Watford 5-0 Charlton

Wigan 1-1 Blackburn

Wolves 2-0 Blackpool

UK number one

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars teamed up to release 'Uptown Funk' which spent six weeks at the top of the charts before it was knocked off by Ellie Goulding's 'Love Me Like You Do'.

At the cinema...

The Clint Eastwood-directed film American Sniper was released in the UK, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, and told the story of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle who was sent to Iraq to protect his brothers-in-arms.

Other films released at the time included The Wedding Ringer, Still Alice, Vice and Paddington.


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