Nottingham Forest enjoyed a narrow 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers at the City Ground on a day where relegation rivals picked up big points.
The Reds took the lead in the 25th minute through Alex Mighten. His effort took a deflection and looped into the Rovers net.
Adam Armstrong hit the post on the stroke of half-time but Forest managed to stand firm.
Blackburn were handed a massive chance to equalise with 17 minutes remaining when Keith Stroud awarded them a penalty.
Brice Samba proved the hero though, diving to his right to keep out Armstrong’s effort.
Following a massive three points, we looked at the performance and marked the players out of 10.
Brice Samba – 9
Saved a penalty, won a clean sheet and the Congolese star is edging back to his very best.
Cyrus Christie – 7.5
Started slowly, but grew into the game and the statistics suggest he was nowhere near as bad as some on Twitter suggested.
Tobias Figueiredo – 8
Superb again at the back and showcased exactly why he has won Chris Hughton’s faith back.
Joe Worrall – 7.5
His defending was excellent but his usually good passing radar was badly off.
Yuri Ribeiro – 7
Had a decent game up against Blackburn’s attacking options and looks to be first-choice once again.
Cafu – 7
Forest lost some of their spark in midfield when he went off which tells a story in itself.
James Garner – 7.5
Could have scored when he glancing header hit the bar and was once again impressive throughout.
Anthony Knockaert – 7.5
Was at fault for Blackburn winning the penalty but his delivery was once again fantastic. His free kick caused the chaos which led to the goal.
Filip Krovinovic – 7
A strong performance from the Croatian who goes about his business with relative ease.
Alex Mighten – 7.5
Wasn’t strong enough in the opening 20 minutes and needed to hold the ball up better. Grew into the contest and deserved his goal.
Glenn Murray – 7
Could have added to his tally with a shot which fizzed just wide. Looks to be a good signing for the Reds.
Lyle Taylor (Murray, 59) – 6
Ryan Yates (Cafu, 69) – 6
Luke Freeman – (Mighten, 69) – 6
Tyler Blackett (Knockaert, 87) – N/A
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