|Nottingham Forest:||Britt Assombalonga, Sam Morsy, Marcus Bettinelli, Marcus Tavernier, George Saville, Duncan Watmore, Paddy McNair, Jonny Howson, Dael Fry, Anfernee Dijksteel and Marc Bola|
|Middlesbrough:||Sammy Ameobi, Brice Samba, Cyrus Christie, Joe Worrall, Samba Sow, Ryan Yates, Cafu, Yuri Ribeiro, Alexander Mighten, Scott McKenna and Lewis Grabban|
|Stadium:||the City Ground|
|Goals:||Britt Assombalonga (0-1, min. 14), George Saville (0-2, min. 50) and Loic Mbe Soh (1-2, min. 90)|
Middlesbrough beat Nottingham with a thumping 2-1 victory on Wednesday at the City Ground. Nottingham Forest had been hopeful of continuing their run after winning their previous two matches in the competition. The most recent was against the Millwall at home (3-1), the other to Preston North End away (1-0). Middlesbrough, on the other hand, were beaten 1-0 in the previous match against Birmingham City. As the table looks today, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough currently occupy 20th and 7th spots in the league, with 25 points and 39 points respectively after 25 matches.
It was an impressive opening from Middlesbrough, following a goal from Britt Assombalonga in the 14th minute to see out the first half 1-0.
Middlesbrough started the second half on an intensified spirit, beginning with early goal from George Saville in the 50th minute. However, Nottingham Forest just before the final whistle hit back via a Loic Mbe Soh goal, sealing a resounding 2-1 victory for the away side.
Nottingham Forest brought on Lyle Taylor, Anthony Knockaert, Joe Lolley and Loic Mbe Soh for Samba Sow, Alexander Mighten, Sammy Ameobi and Ryan Yates. Middlesbrough brought on Marvin Johnson and Djed Spence, to replace Duncan Watmore and Marcus Tavernier.
The referee booked six players. Samba Sow, Lyle Taylor and Anthony Knockaert from Nottingham saw yellow cards and Yuri Ribeiro sent off with a red, as well as for Middlesbrough Sam Morsy and Jonny Howson saw yellows.
Nottingham Forest will next play Coventry City away, with Middlesbrough facing Blackburn Rovers at home.