Nottingham Forest under-23 head coach Andy Reid reacted last night as Andre Gray extinguished a mini Derby County revival.
After taking four points from the division’s top two teams; hopes had been raised that a great escape could be accomplished by the Rams.
Tom Lawrence opened the scoring last night to send Pride Park into relative pandemonium.
Shortly after half-time though Mark Warburton’s men were back on level terms when Chris Willock volleyed home.
Derby’s big problem all season has been drawing too many games and they looked set to suffer a similar fate here.
Only this time, things got worse.
Some strong defensive work from Albert Adomah send Willock running away down the right-wing.
His strong delivery met the head of Ilias Chair but head header bounced off the post straight to Gray who had his back to goal.
Two keepy-uppys, a swivel and an unstoppable volley later, Kelle Roos was picking the ball out of his net in stoppage time.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Gray had scored past the commentator’s son in the under-11 cup final given the low-key nature of his summary.
Remember there is a serious love in over at Sky Sports when it comes to Wayne Rooney’s Derby County, however.
What did Forest coach Reid say about the winning goal?
This result went down well over at Forest given that Mark Warburton spent time on Trentside. It’s ironic that QPR defeated them late on, given the Bobby Zamora debacle all those years ago.
Reid knows a thing or two about scoring good goals, with the former Forest man renowned for his long-range efforts when he was a player.
He took to Twitter, to sum up, the marvellous strike in seven words after Derby were stunned at a cold Pride Park.