Nottingham Forest maintained their unbeaten run in all competitions with a 1-0 win against league leaders Swansea City in the Championship.
It’s the first time that the Reds have secured back-to-back wins away from home since October 2018 under the management of Aitor Karanka. The Reds still haven’t lost since the opening day of the season against West Bromwich Albion.
Having not won at the Liberty Stadium since December 2009, the Reds would’ve thought that they were in for a tough afternoon against the league leaders.
In truth, the Reds produced one of their best performances of the season so far. They dominated for large periods of the game and thoroughly deserved all three points.
It was Alfa Semedo’s strike with just under five minutes of normal time remaining which secured the three points. This came after a superb lung-busting run from Lewis Grabban down the right-hand side.
Following the win, Nottingham Forest players have been sharing their delight on social media.
John Bostock, Joe Worrall, Matty Cash, Brice Samba and Joe Lolley from the current squad all shared messages following the game on Twitter:
What a win! I smell something special brewing. Our travelling fans were incredible once again #nffc
— John Bostock (@JohnJBostock) September 14, 2019
Brilliant win against the league leaders. Thankyou to the travelling fans, fantastic support throughout the game. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did ❤️👊 #NFFC @NFFC pic.twitter.com/czKqSUPt9H
— Joe Worrall (@JoeWorrall5) September 14, 2019
Great win on the road today 👏🏼 #nffc pic.twitter.com/ghQ511OO24
— Matty Cash (@mattycash622) September 14, 2019
There we goooo 🔴⚪️🌳 !!! 4 hours trip, 85th minute winning goal… #TheLongerTheBetter #thatswhatshesaid 👀😂 #NFFC
— Samba brice (@samba_brice) September 14, 2019
Superb win 👏🏻
— Joe Lolley (@JLolley23) September 14, 2019
Goalscorer Semedo celebrated opening his account for the Reds by sharing a photo of his celebration on Instagram. The 22-year-old midfielder will be hoping that he can add to his tally over the season.
There’s no doubt that Sabri Lamouchi’s side looked to have reaped the benefits of having a two-week international break to work on the training ground. The Reds only had two players away on international duty, meaning that the majority of the squad got time to rest.
The Reds now have to ensure that they back up this victory with another three points against Barnsley at the City Ground. Lamouchi was keen to point out that his side are yet to win two games in a row.
If they manage to end that run, then there’s a good chance the Reds will find themselves in the play-off places next weekend.