Nottingham Forest vs Derby County: Live Stream TV Updates and How to Watch Sky Bet Championship 2019 (1-0)
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FULL-TIME: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County (Grabban 57')

Forest win the second and their second East Midlands Derby of the season - and their third in a row. End-to-end in the first half, Forest grew into their own as the second half began, capitalising off Bogle's horrific pass to Grabban who scored the decisive goal. Until that point both defences were rock solid.

Derby simply didn't take their chances, a Lawrence effort inside five minutes the best of the lot but they also had plenty to their name as they chased the game in the last 15 minutes.

Forest temporarily move to 4th whilst Derby stay 15th. 

Added time

FOUR minutes added and a third and final change for good measure.

Fresh legs

85' Fresh legs to help Forest through


Last visiting change

84' Cocu's last throw of the dice.

Huge Derby chance

78' Massive opportunity for Derby to get level but it's squandered! Bogle gets to the far post and knocks a ball down for Marriott who has either side of Samba at his beckon. Instead he fires straight at the Forest keeper.

Derby change

72' And then Derby make their second as Bristol City loanee  and former Forest midfielder Jamie Paterson replaces Holmes who couldn't crack the case this afternoon.


Forest sub

72' First Forest change of the game.

Capacity crowd

70' A near sell-out at the City Ground. 20 minutes to go, Grabban and Lawrence have just entered the book for either side.


Could be two!

67' Golden opportunity for the Reds to get a second. Lolley's effort on goal was turned past the post by Grabban who was completely unaware of the flight of the ball as it struck his back.


Deserved lead, Derby not impressing

60' Forest have been by far the better side in this half and capitalise on a defensive error. They nearly did so again a few moments later and now Bielik has gone into the book for a foul on Cash.

The City Ground is rocking.


57' It's an absolute howler from Jayden Bogle who gifts the ball to Lewis Grabban on the edge of the box with no one but Roos in front of him. Of course there was no doubt the Forest talisman would open the scoring with that kind of chance.

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Forest looking good

50' The home side have started the brighter of the two and win yet another corner from Silva's cross at the byline.

There's a Holmes and Watson playing in this game which is superb, also.

Second half

46' The second half is underway as Mull of Kintyre rings out across the City Ground.


HALF-TIME: Nottingham Forest 0-0 Derby County

This has everything you'd expect from a big derby game bar goals; superb atmosphere, crunching tackles and end-to-end action to name but a few.

Forest have had more chances, and corners to match, but Derby the better. In fact the visitors should've led after five minutes when Lawrence had a shooting opportunity inside the box which was denied by Samba.

Roos kept busy

45' Ameobi, not the first time, tests Roos from the edge of the box. Nothing doing for either side so far.

Forest unlucky

37' Excellent corner to Figueiredo is nodded across towards Watson at the far post who can't reach it. Close.

Derby chance

35' End-to-end period of the game culminates in Marriott firing wide of the far post from the edge of the box.

Feisty game

31' Flying challenges everywhere you look at the moment, truly living up to the Derby Day stereotype. Watson booked for a challenge on Lawrence a moment ago.

Grabban over

25' Grabban works some room on the edge of the Derby box but fires over.

Wasted Forest opportunity

19' Tiago Silva does so well to win a free-kick from 25-yards but it's blasted over.

Positional switch-up

17' Confirmation of how Phillip Cocu has shuffled the pack after less than 20 minutes.

Early Derby change

15' The visitors have been forced into an early change after an injury to Clarke.

Forest chance

12' Lolley's low corner causes problems for Derby's defence but they recover well to block Watson's effort as the midfielder was running onto the end of a loose ball from 12-yards.

What a save

5' Huge save from Samba for Forest. Lawrence was teed up in the box but the keeper was down quickly and made no mistake!

Forest chance

4' Silva with the first shot of the day for the hosts from distance, but this flies well wide.


1' And we're underway!

Impeccably observed

A tremendous tribute from both sets of supporters displaying flags and banners commemorating those who fought and died for our freedom. In the heat of Derby Day it can be easy to forget that some things are bigger than football. This is, well done to everyone in the City Ground this lunchtime.

Here come the teams!

The teams are on their way out for the East Midlands Derby on a cloudy afternoon at the City Ground. A period of silence to pay tribute to those who tragically fell in the First World War will follow as part of the annual remembrance commemorations. 

Not long to go

Only ten minutes now until we get underway on the banks of the Trent!


Dawson out

Expected to be in today's squad, club captain Michael Dawson misses out for the hosts whose defensive dilemma goes on.

Ready for action

Forest and Derby are set and ready to go for the first East Midlands grudge match of the league season.

Derby lineup

Derby County: Roos, Shinnie, Bielik, Lawrence, Marriott, Clarke, Martin, Holmes, Lowe, Davis, Bogle.

Forest lineup

Nottingham Forest: Samba, Cash, Figueiredo, Worrall, Ribeiro, Watson, Yates, Silva, Ameobi, Lolley, Grabban.

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Team news

Forest have lost a heap of defenders to injury since the start of the season, Tendayi Darikya is out for the remainder of the campaign while the likes of Carl Jenkinson and Michael Hefele are not available. Another defender, Yohan Benalouane scored the winner in last season's East Midlands Derby at the City Ground but he too misses out.

They will be bouyed by the return of club captain and centre-back Michael Dawson, however.


Scott Malone is missing for the visitors after suffering a knock in their win against Middlesbrough, whilst Tom Huddlestone will still remain sidelined.

Resurgent Rams

Three wins in their last five see Phillip Cocu's side on the rise up the Championship table, after a previous ten league games that had seen only two victories.

Like Forest, however, the Rams have lost recent games in frustrating fashion, a 3-0 away defeat at Charlton the worst of the two before a 2-0 loss at Hull that won't be remembered fondly.

Form wise, these two outfits are evenly matched.

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Tricky form for the tricky trees

Forest are 5th in the Championship going into Saturday's clash, although their position isn't as desirable as their form.

Despite winning last time out at Luton, the Tricky Trees have only won one other of their last five, a narrow 1-0 triumph at home to Brentford.

Two losses in three days to Hull and Wigan towards the end of last month may have filled the Reds' supporters with doubt for Saturday's derby, if not for their victory last weekend.

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Saturday’s match will be the second meeting between the two sides this season, with Forest thumping their fierce rivals 3-0, also at home, in the Carabao Cup.

Kick-off time

The East Midlands Derby will be played at the City Ground in Nottingham. The kick-off time is 12:30 GMT.


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