Reading 0-3 Nottingham Forest: Reds’ revival under Dougie Freedman continues

Reading 0 - 3 Nottingham Forest

  • 56" Ben Osborn
  • 70" Matty Fryatt
  • 80" Gary Gardner

Ref: Mick Russell
Attendance: 18,586

Reading Madejski Stadium

Nottingham Forest have made it three wins in a row in the Championship with a comfortable 3-0 away victory over Reading.

Nottingham Forest have continued their recent run of great form with a 3-0 victory over Reading away from home in the Championship this afternoon.

After a goalless first half at the Madjeski Stadium, the Reds went ahead in the 56th minute when Ben Osborn fired home with his left foot from outside the Reading penalty box after being teed up by Daniel Fox.

Matty Fryatt doubled Forest’s advantage in the 70th minute, turning in a pass from Michail Antonio from inside the home team’s penalty box, following a jinking run, with his left foot.

Gary Gardner wrapped up the three points 10 minutes from time when he picked up Fox’s ball and fired home spectacularly from outside the Reading area.

The win at Reading was Forest’s third in a row in the Championship and saw Dougie Freedman maintain his unbeaten start as the Forest manager.

Forest were struggling last month, but the Nottingham-based outfit could now be in contention for a playoff spot in the Championship this season.

The result means that Forest are currently ninth in the league table with 50 points from 34 matches, nine points behind sixth-placed Norwich City.

Statistics

Reading

Nottingham Forest

Possession

58.7%
41.3%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Reading

  • Adam Federici
  • Michael Hector
  • Alex Pearce
  • Chris Gunter
  • Jordan Obita
  • Nathaniel Chalobah
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Daniel Williams
  • Garath McCleary
  • Simon Cox
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak

Substitutes

  • Nick Blackman
  • Mikkel Andersen
  • Oliver Norwood
  • Danny Guthrie
  • Yakubu
  • Jure Travner
  • Stephen Kelly

Nottingham Forest

  • Karl Darlow
  • Jamaal Lascelles
  • Danny Collins
  • Daniel Fox
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Michail Antonio
  • Jamie Paterson
  • Ben Osborn
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Michael Mancienne
  • Matty Fryatt

Substitutes

  • Dexter Blackstock
  • Gary Gardner
  • Lars Veldwijk
  • Dorus de Vries
  • Chris Burke
  • David Vaughan
  • Kelvin Wilson

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