Nottingham Forest 2-1 Middlesbrough: Freedman records another victory

Nottingham Forest returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough this afternoon.

After a defeat to Charlton on Tuesady night, Nottingham Forest needed to get back to winning ways against Middlesbrough today - and did just that at the City Ground.

Dougie Freedman has enjoyed a remarkable start to life at Forest, but after a defeat this week, some suggested that the bubble may have burst.

The naysayers appear to be wrong though, as Forest recorded an impressive win over promotion-chasing Middlesbrough today.

Boro, who have been patchy of late, took the lead thanks to Grant Leadbitter's first half strike - but that was as good as it got for Aitor Karanka's men.

On-loan Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner bagged yet another goal for Forest just past the hour mark, and despite Middlesbrough having a total of 26 shots on goal, Freedman's men snatched a second half winner.

Striker Dexter Blackstock hit the winning goal just after the hour mark, with Forest claiming all three points - despite having only 33% of possession.

The result leaves Forest nine points off the play-offs, whilst Middlesbrough drop to fourth in an increasingly tight battle for automatic promotion.

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