Sep 28, 2013 at 12.15pm UK at ​City Ground
Nott'm ForestNottingham Forest
DerbyDerby County
Hobbs (41')
Harding (57'), Abdoun (74'), Mackie (77'), Cohen (83')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Keogh (12'), Forsyth (93')
Keogh (79')

Result: Nottingham Forest edge past Derby County

Nottingham Forest claim victory in the East Midlands derby against Derby County in their Championship clash at the City Ground, thanks to a goal from Jack Hobbs.

Nottingham Forest have beaten Derby County 1-0 in their Championship match at the City Ground this afternoon.

The home side started the game strongly with Radoslaw Majewski forcing Lee Grant to tip his powerful effort round the post.

Craig Bryson had Derby's first attempt of the match and was unlucky to see his long-range effort miss the target.

After Eric Lichaj had seen a powerful effort deflect over, Forest took the lead form the resulting corner. Defender Jack Hobbs met Andy Reid's precise delivery with a firm header that gave Grant no chance.

Jamie Mackie had a great chance to double the lead for Forest before the break but was denied from point-blank range by Grant.

The home side continued to dominate after the break and on the hour mark Darius Henderson found himself unmarked inside the box but failed to find the target.

A free kick given on the edge of the box gave Will Hughes a good shooting chance for Derby, however his shot lacked any power to worry Karl Darlow.

Forest were gifted the chance to score their second of the match after Richard Keogh conceded a penalty for a foul on Chris Cohen and received his second booking of the match. Henderson stepped up to take the kick but Grant dived to his right to push the strike wide of the post.

Conor Sammon missed a gilt-edged opportunity to score for Derby when he struck his injury-time effort straight at Darlow, before Reid saw his own strike parried by Grant as Forest held on to claim victory over their Midland rivals.

Forest boss Billy Davies during the match against Watford on August 25, 2013
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