The Rams were expected by many football followers to win the East Midlands derby at the iPro Stadium and headed into the match as favourites.
Steve McClaren’s side did indeed take the lead against Forest in the 16th minute when Henri Lansbury headed Johnny Russell’s corner into his own net.
However, Forest launched a stirring comeback in the second half and scored two goals to win the match 2-1.
Britt Assombalonga restored parity in the 75th minute, and Ben Osborn found the winner deep into injury time.
The win saw Derby slip down a place to third in the Championship table with 48 points from 26 matches, just two points behind second-placed Ipswich Town and only three behind leaders Bournemouth.
Following the defeat, Derby fans took to social networking site Twitter to have their say on the team’s performance against Forest.
Below are the best reactions.
3rd in the league and lose to Forest, or 12th in the league with 3 wins in 21 games? I know which one I prefer. #dcfc— StuartF (@sjforsyth) January 18, 2015
Just seen the Forest goal! How on earth was Osbourne allowed to run from the half way line? Poor, very poor! #dcfc— Anton Roe (@AROE77) January 18, 2015