By Dan Long
Last Updated: 09/11/19 2:37pm
Lewis Grabban celebrates with Joe Lolley after putting Nottingham Forest ahead
Lewis Grabban seized on a calamitous defensive error to earn Nottingham Forest the East Midlands derby spoils in a 1-0 win against Derby at the City Ground on Saturday.
The two rivals reached half-time all square after a breathless opening 45 minutes, in which Tom Lawrence had the best chance to put Phillip Cocu’s Rams ahead after just five minutes.
But Forest’s pressure finally paid off after the break when Grabban scored his seventh goal of the season after Jayden Bogle’s glaring error as the visitors attempted to play out from the back (56).
Sabri Lamouchi’s Forest move into fourth in the Championship table as a result of the victory, while Derby continue to languish down in 15th.
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After the final international break of 2019, Nottingham Forest travel to Ashton Gate to face Bristol City on Saturday November 23, while Derby host Preston the same afternoon. Both fixtures get underway at 3pm.