Nottingham Forest thumped QPR 4-0 to continue their impressive Championship form. Goals from Tobias Figueiredo, Lewis Grabban, Joao Carvalho and Alfa Semedo ensured a rout.
Ex-Reds boss Mark Warburton saw his side lose their concentration, with Forest scoring three times in the last 10 minutes of the contest.
It was a workmanlike performance from Sabri Lamouchi’s team. Forest jumped to fourth in the league and one more goal would have seen them leapfrog Fulham into third.
One man who continues to catch the eye is lively Portuguese performer Tiago Silva.
After a mesmerising display against Derby prior to the international break, he showcased his versatility at QPR, dropping deeper in the place of suspended midfielder Ryan Yates.
Silva’s array of passing was a joy to behold, whilst he also showcased his ability to break up play from a central position.
Signed from Feirense in the summer, some supporters had questioned what he brings to the team during his first few Championship games.
He is now one of the most important players in the team and Lamouchi will undoubtedly be trying to build a team around him.
Forest fans were certainly impressed with his showing at Loftus Road. They jumped on Twitter to congratulate the maestro on a majestic performance:
Tiago Silva with what could have been the most disgusting performance I’ve ever seen. He was everywhere.
— Baz (@HarryyS98) November 27, 2019
Carvalho was class, so have to mention him given some of the criticism he's received lately. Tiago Silva and Ben Watson the two main men tonight, though. Outstanding. Semedo back and Sow surely returning soon. Nice to have so many quality options in the middle of the park. #nffc
— NFFC (@NottinghamRed99) November 27, 2019
— Geoff Cameraman (@n55ffc) November 27, 2019
Perfect game for Tiago Silva tonight. They will be expansive and will try to play. Give plenty of time for Tiago to get on the ball. Play in the pockets. Create space. . #nffc
— CityGroundShelfSide (@CityGroundShelf) November 27, 2019
Tiago Silva is pure filth, absolute baller
— Lowey (@LoweyNFFC) November 27, 2019
— Scött Höwkins (@NffcScott) November 27, 2019
Luis Figo would be proud
— ReissNFFC (@ReissNFFC) November 27, 2019
Tiago Silva…. baller 🔥🔥🔥 #nffc
— Dave Ball (@d_p_ball) November 27, 2019
João Carvalho and Tiago Silva are ridiculously good at football 😍
— Harry Joule (@harryjoule) November 27, 2019
Tiago Silva’s work rate is unreal 👏🏻👏🏻 #nffc
— Jordan Harland (@jordanharland92) November 27, 2019