Forest had gone eight games without a win before the meeting, and having lost 1-0 to Preston North End on Tuesday night, few Forest fans went in to the game with high hopes, given that they were facing a rampant Derby side.
However, Portuguese striker Nelson Oliveira - on loan from Benfica - become a City Ground hero as his deflected strike found its way in to the corner, and Forest held on for the 1-0 win.
That not only gives under-fire manager Dougie Freedman a much needed boost, but also hands Forest fans bragging rights once again, having also beaten the Rams 2-1 in January.
The celebrations have barely stopped in Nottingham, and now Forest chairman Al-Hasawi has chimed in with his own message to Derby, having taken to Twitter in the early hours of the morning.
The Kuwaiti businessman, who has long been criticised by Forest fans, joked that even with a transfer embargo, his side still managed to beat Derby.
Even if we are a under embargo we beat you pic.twitter.com/E7O49c7s7T— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) November 7, 2015
The message unsurprisingly went down well with Forest fans, but with Forest in 15th and Derby up in fifth place, Rams fans will still feel confident that they can come out on top come the end of the Championship season.