Nottingham Forest set up an FA Cup quarter-final against Liverpool with a 2-1 win over Huddersfield at the City Ground last night.

The Reds fell behind when Tom Lees capitalised on some nervy defending from a corner kick.

Forest weren’t to be denied though and goals from Sam Surridge and Ryan Yates before half-time ensure a memorable victory.

The Reds were largely impressive throughout the clash against The Terriers.

One man in particular who shone arguably brighter than anyone else was Yates.

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Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town: The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round
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His performances in recent weeks have been gearing up towards this and he was truly magnificent against Huddersfield.

For context, Carlos Corberan’s team hadn’t lost for 18 matches prior to last night.

His team’s last defeat came on November 27th when Middlesbrough won 2-1 in West Yorkshire.

Yates delivered a masterclass and Corberan tried a number of options to combat the Forest star.

He failed with every roll of the dice, with the 24-year-old showcasing exactly why Steve Cooper rates him so highly.

Yates claimed a goal and an assist on a truly heroic night at the City Ground.

He capped a steady performance with the Man of the Match accolade and will now hope to keep his place against Liverpool.

Yates was brilliant and now he’ll hope to fire Forest up

The FA Cup run this season has been remarkable and the contest against Liverpool looks like being special.

For Yates the challenge is quite simple; keep producing performances of this ilk and permanently silence his critics.

Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town: The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round
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The Reds midfielder has often had some inconsistencies creep into his name but against Huddersfield, he was the best player on the park.

As a young player, of course, there will come times when things don’t quite come off for him.

On Monday he was truly sensational though and his winning goal will live long in the memory.

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