Nottingham Forest vs Reading: LIVE stream and score updates in EFL Championship (4-0): Forest cruising versus shambolic Royals
Sam Surridge of Nottingham Forest scores a goal to make it 1-1 during the FA Cup match between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town at the City Ground, Nottingham on Monday 7th March 2022. (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


18:002 months ago

FT Forest 4-0 Reading

What a victory for Steve Coopers men!

A real second half show did the trick, as a brace from Keinan Davis was added to by a Ryan Yates stunner and a goal off of the bench from Sam Surridge.

The Reds will be disappointed and worried about the conditions of Max Lowe and Steve Cook going forward, but the points stay in the Midlands on an otherwise perfect day for Nottingham Forest.

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17:532 months ago

90' Forest 4-0 Reading

A bit of a dampener for Forest, as Steve Cook is forced to withdraw through injury.
17:472 months ago

89' Forest 4-0 Reading

This Nottingham Forest team are something special.


17:402 months ago

80' Forest 4-0 Reading: FOREST GOAL!


The super subs combine!

Xande Silva whips in a beauty for Sam Surridge who fires home first time!

17:392 months ago

78' Forest 3-0 Reading: SUBS!

A change for either side as Barker replaces Hoilett for Reading and Xande Silva comes on for Brennan Johnson.
17:362 months ago

75' Forest 3-0 Reading: GOAL FOREST!

Its three for The Reds!

Forest build up beautifully to set up Yates, who batters home a scorcher from 25 yards!

17:312 months ago

70' Forest 2-0 Reading: SUB!

A standing ovation for Keinan Davis as he is replaced by Sam Surridge, to a chorus of "sign him up" from The City Ground.
17:292 months ago

67' Forest 2-0 Reading: CLOSE!

Big let-off for Horvath, who has been superb apart from there.

A lacklustre kick out falls to Drinkwater, who fires wide of the open goal from range.

17:232 months ago

62' Forest 2-0 Reading: GOAL FOREST!

It's Davis at the double, and what a goal is is!

Davis picks up the ball in midfield and slaloms his way past two players into the box, before firing it in off of the post! Unreal!

17:172 months ago

57' Forest 1-0 Reading: SUB!

Ejaria replaces Rinomhota for the visitors.
17:112 months ago

51' Forest 1-0 Reading: CLOSE!

Garner whips in a beauty from the free-kick that barely evades Davis and Scott McKenna.
17:102 months ago

50' Forest 1-0 Reading: YELLOW!

Cafu has Morrison on toast with a lovely flick, before the Reading captain goes into the book with his subsequent challenge.
17:092 months ago

47' Forest 1-0 Reading: SHOT!

Cook has an audacious go on the volley, but it sails into the crowd.
17:052 months ago

46' Forest 1-0 Reading

And Reading get us back underway for the second half.
16:502 months ago

HT: Forest 1-0 Reading

The whistle brings a close to the first 45.

A sumptious, rapid-fire goal from Keinan Davis gives Forest the lead at the break.

16:442 months ago

43' Forest 1-0 Reading: CHANCE!

Really good chance to level the score. Josh Laurent heads a sitter wide.
16:422 months ago

41' Forest 1-0 Reading: SUB!

And there is that change. Cafu comes on in Lowe's place, and Jack Colback will take up a spot at left wing-back.
16:412 months ago

39' Forest 1-0 Reading

Looks like Lowe is going to be taken off in the aftermath of that as he gets treated.
16:402 months ago

39' Forest 1-0 Reading: SAVE!

Meite causes some problems on the right and shoots from a tight angle, but Horvath parries it behind.
16:342 months ago

34' Forest 1-0 Reading: CHANCE!

Forest press forward, but can't quite work an opening. Davis bursts into the area, but fires off target from a tight angle.
16:332 months ago

32' Forest 1-0 Reading: YELLOW!

Colback goes into the book for a challenge on Ince.
16:272 months ago

26' Forest 1-0 Reading: SAVE!

Reading just starting to wake up a bit now. Horvath pulls off a very good save to deny Morrison.
16:162 months ago

15'Forest 1-0 Reading

McIntyre sends a ball down the line for Ince, but Cook mops up. Reading look breathless.
16:112 months ago

9' Forest 1-0 Reading: Yellow!

Former Forest man Tom Ince goes into the book for dissent.
16:062 months ago

4' Forest 1-0 Reading

McIntyre brings down Spence on the right of the box, and James Garner's dangerous ball falls to Brennan Johnson who fires wide.
16:032 months ago


1' 19 seconds is all it took!

Worrall knocks it down the line for Djed Spence, who cuts the ball back for Keinan Davis, who turns and smashes it home from close range!

16:012 months ago


1' The game is underway!
15:592 months ago

Kick-off looming!

We are just moments minutes away from kick-off at The City Ground.
15:232 months ago

Forest landmark

Todays game is Steve Coopers 30th in charge of Nottingham Forest.

The Welshman has statistically made a better start to life at the club than any Forest manager this century.

15:092 months ago

Reading team: Laurent returns!

Southwood (GK), Yiadom, McIntyre, Morrison, Dann, Drinkwater, Laurent, Rinomhota, Hoilett, Ince, Meite

Subs: Nyland (GK), Abrefa, Dele-Bashiru, Ejaria, Barker, Joao, Clarke

15:032 months ago

Forest team: Horvath starts!

Horvath (GK), Spence, Worrall, Cook, McKenna, Lowe, Yates, Colback, Garner, Johnson, Davis

Subs: Samba (GK), Figueirdo, Cafu, Lolley, Silva, Mighten, Surridge

14:502 months ago

Team news soon!

We are just 10 minutes away from the team news being announced.
21:092 months ago

Who is the man in the middle?

Nick Greenhalgh and Robert Merchant
Fourth Official : Geoff Eltringham
21:042 months ago

Predicted line-ups

Nottingham Forest: Horvath, Worrall, Cook, McKenna, Spence, Lowe, Yates, Colback, Garner, Johnson, Davis

Reading: Southwood, Yiadom, Morrison, Dann, McIntyre, Drinkwater, Rinomhota, Ince, Swift, Hoilett, Joao

These line-ups were kindly selected by our good friend Callum Castel-Nuovo, you can catch his preview for the game here.

20:592 months ago

Horvath or Samba?

Steve Cooper has a welcome headache ahead of kick-off regarding his goalkeeping department.

Ethan Horvath was given a chance to shine during Brice Samba's three-match suspension, and made good on his chance with some impressive showings, earning him a start in the Huddersfield win when Samba was available again.

But, with Reading seen as a beatable opponent, tomorrow may present the perfect opportunity to give Samba a chance to redeem himself and get back in the team, despite Horvath's fantastic recent form.

20:542 months ago

Score prediction

Now I am certainly not a gambling man, but with the continued successes of Steve Cooper's side, mixed in with Reading's poor recent form, topped off with a visit to a ground they haven't won at in 9 nine years? I'm opting for a clean, professional 2-0 Forest win.
20:492 months ago

What time is the game?

The game will kick off at 15:00/3pm BST.

Unfortunately, the game is not available on television, meaning the only way to watch the action is through iFollow for viewers outside of the UK and Ireland.

20:442 months ago

Key player: Reading

Lucas Joao has scored six goals in his last nine league appearances, all before the 25th minute. If the forward is fit enough to play in this fixture, Forest will look to nullify any threat from the Portuguese striker.
20:392 months ago

Key player: Nottingham Forest


Ryan Yates has scored two injury-time equalisers for Forest in the last four league games as well as scoring the winner against Huddersfield in the FA Cup last time out. 

20:342 months ago

Forest vs Reading history

The two sides have met a total of 51 times in all competitions.

The stats favour the hosts, who have been victorious 20 times. The fixture has ended level 14 times, and Reading have succeeded a total of 17 times against The Reds.

The first time these two teams met was in a two-legged FA Cup tie way back in February 1903. The first leg was a 0-0 draw, but Forest won 6-3 in the next.

20:292 months ago


Reading will come into the game off the back of consecutive defeats to Blackpool (4-1) and Millwall (1-0), leaving them five points ahead of the drop zone. Additionally, The Royals are seeking their first win at The City Ground since November 2013.
20:242 months ago

Nottingham Forest

Forest will be coming into this game on a high, after booking their place in the last eight of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Huddersfield last time out, as well as being undefeated in their last five league matches.
20:192 months ago

Welcome to’s coverage of the EFL Championship match: Nottingham Forest vs Reading Live Updates!

Welcome to VAVEL! My name is Louis Wheeldon, and I will be your host for todays game. Join us right here on VAVEL for live updates, pre-game analysis and live news.
20:192 months ago

Todays game will be played at The City Ground

Located in Nottingham, England, todays venue was erected in 1898 and has a capacity of 30,445 people.