Nottingham Forest have stunned many after beating Arsenal 1-0 in the FA Cup – but Jamie Carragher seemingly knew Steve Cooper had this in his locker.

This was one of those magic City Ground nights as Forest dumped Arsenal out of the FA Cup in the third round.

Lewis Grabban scored the only goal of the game, firing home from close range as Ryan Yates put in a sumptuous cross.

Forest held firm to claim the win, and few can really say that Cooper’s men didn’t deserve that.

With a meeting against rivals Leicester City to come, this has the potential to be a truly great cup run for Forest fans.

Beating Arsenal only adds to the belief that Forest are on their way back up under Cooper, who has totally changed Forest’s season.

Former Liverpool star and current pundit Jamie Carragher has taken to Twitter to react to Forest’s win, focusing on Cooper’s work.

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal: The Emirates FA Cup Third Round
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Carragher branded Cooper a ‘top coach’, praising the start he has made at Forest.

We’re approaching four months of Cooper in charge at Forest, and it could barely have gone any better.

18 games, nine wins, six draws and just three defeats. Cooper has completely changed the energy and style of play at Forest; a far cry from the Chris Hughton era.

With Carragher and many more queuing up to praise Cooper after beating Arsenal, the Welshman is earning the praise he deserves.

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