Nottingham Forest put on a sublime performance as they produced one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in the Championship. Brennan Johnson scored from the penalty spot after Daniel Furlong was sent off in the 19th minute before Ryan Yates doubled their advantage in the 23rd minute. Jack Colback made it three in the second minute of stoppage time before Sam Surridge made it four with the last kick of the game.
Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper: “For a 4-0 win at home a lot of good things need to happen. The thing that pleased me the most was the focus going into the game. We felt hard done by at Luton and we’re not a team to feel sorry for ourselves, but the quicker this game came the better, because we needed to get it out of our system. West Brom started brighter than us in the first few minutes, but from there it was one-way traffic. We got three quick goals and it was just about seeing the game out from there. I’m so pleased with our attitude and approach to the game.”
West Brom’s Steve Bruce: “You take the defeat, but they were helped a little bit along the way. The one thing you need here is a strong referee. It might not have changed the outcome of the game because they might have been better than us, but is it a penalty? Is it another yellow? Then there is the debacle on the second one as it was clearly our thrown. We get caught because the linesman gives it our way and [the referee] gets influenced by the fourth official. It’s one calamity after another. It’s difficult enough coming here with 11 men, let alone when you’re down to 10. [Furlong] is on the floor, what can he do?”
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