Nottingham Forest 3-1 Huddersfield Town: Forest move up to fourth after comfortable win 
Lewis Grabban scoring his second goal of the day in Forest's 3-1 win against Huddersfield Town (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Sabri Lamouchi's Nottingham Forest side easily dispatched  Danny Cowley's Huddersfield Town 3-1, as Forest pick up a valuable three points whilst leapfrogging Fulham to fourth place in the Sky Bet Championship, as the Terriers drop into the bottom three. 

Both sides matched each other with a 4-2-3-1 in a game which featured a lot of action on both ends of the pitch.

Battle Down the Wing

Early doors the battle between Forest's Matty Cash and Joe Lolley against Huddersfield's Harry Tofollo and Chris Willock provided plenty of entertainment, with both full-backs looking to run beyond their own wingers. 

Notably, Tofolo pressed onto Cash a lot early on - leaving plenty of space for Lolley to exploit on the counter attack.

As early as three minutes into the game, Lolley attempted to tee up Lewis Grabban, with the cross instead falling to Sammy Ameobi instead, who gave the Terriers a warning sign by hitting the post. 

Terriers Penalty Claim Waved Away

As the clock struck 20, the lively Alex Pritchard was brought down in the box by Ben Watson, with referee David Webb not deeming the late lunge from Watson to warrant a penalty.  

Grabban In The Goals

Grabban beat Jonas Lössl on his near post with an impressive volley to put Forest 1-0 up before half-time and would go on to score again in the second half. 

Despite trailing at half-time, Huddersfield edged the hosts on possession, enjoying 53% of the ball in what was a fairly even first half. Karlan Grant managed their only shot on target in the first half, as he beat Brice Samba on his far post, but his effort was cleared over the bar by Ameobi. 

Grabban bagged his second of the day only two minutes into the second half, as Ameobi picked out a defence splitting pass which left Grabban one on one with Lössl - dispite his best efforts, he couldn't stop Grabban's hard and low strike. 

His second goal of the evening was his 19th of the season in the league this season. 

Substitutes Changing The Game?

Huddersfield's Juninho Bacuna made way for Demeaco Duhaney and threaten the Forest goal with a free-kick which Samba managed to get a hand towards. 

Forest's Ryan Yates replaced the 19 year old Brennan Johnson and added more misery on Huddersfiled as he scored from a corner delivered by Lolley, making it 3-0 to the hosts.

Seeing Red 

The Terriers finished with 10 men after Juninho Bacuna was shown a straight red card for unnecessarily fouling Nuno Da Costa in the 88th minute.

Despite this, Huddersfield managed to win a controversial penalty decision as Joe Worrall brought Fraizer Campbell down inside the box. Grant dispatched the penalty, leaving Samba rooted to the spot. 

Forest Climb The Table

The three points have seen Forest reach fourth in the table on 64 points as they look to lock in their position in the play-offs for the end of the season. 

Huddersfield, however, have now slipped into the bottom three, with goal difference separating them from Hull City, with both sides boasting 42 points. 

Forest will look to take this momentum into their next game as they clash against 12th place Bristol City. Huddersfield will be looking to get back on track as they travel to St Andrews to face Birmingham City.

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