Nottingham Forest 3-1 Queens Park Rangers: Nottingham Forest earn hard-fought win over Queens Park Rangers

Chris Hughton's team earn 48 points in the campaign
Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon

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Technical card:
Nottingham Forest: Charlie Austin, Stefan Johansen, Chris Willock, Dominic Ball, Osman Kakay, Lee Wallace, Sam Field, Seny Dieng, Rob Dickie, Ilias Chair and Yoann Barbet
Queens Park Rangers: Sammy Ameobi, Alexander Mighten, Tyler Blackett, Joe Worrall, Brice Samba, Ryan Yates, Scott McKenna, Filip Krovinovic, Lewis Grabban, James Garner and Cyrus Christie
Stadium: the City Ground
Goals: Alexander Mighten (1-0, min. 44), Lewis Grabban (2-0, min. 63), James Garner (3-0, min. 69) and Lyndon Dykes (3-1, min. 90)

Queens Park Rangers fell to an away defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Monday. Both Forest and QPR arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Forest were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run, following a 1-0 victory against Cardiff City. QPR had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 3-0 victory against Coventry City. Following today’s result, Forest and QPR currently occupy 15th and 12th spots in the table, with 48 points and 53 points respectively after 40 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Forest, thanks to Alexander Mighten giving Forest the lead just before half-time

Forest continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Lewis Grabban at the 63 minute mark. The momentum was now with Forest, who then scored again through a goal from James Garner, on 69 minutes to establish a 3-0. QPR in turn, then responded just before the final whistle increasing their lead with an effort from Lyndon Dykes and seeing the game end 3-1.

For Forest, Glenn Murray, Luke Freeman and Jack Colback, came on for Dominic Ball, Chris Willock, Sam Field and Charlie Austin. QPR brought on Lyndon Dykes, Albert Adomah, Faysal Bettache and Charlie Kelman, to replace Dominic Ball, Chris Willock, Sam Field and Charlie Austin.

There were bookings for Ryan Yates, Filip Krovinovic and Cyrus Christie from Forest. For QPR, Stefan Johansen saw yellow.

Forest will next travel to Bristol City, while QPR will face Sheffield Wednesday at home.

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