16 December 2020 12:32
Nottingham Forest beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 at the City Ground to put some daylight between them and the Owls in the battle to avoid relegation. The Reds won thanks to an early goal from Yuri Ribeiro and a late strike by the returning Lewis Grabban. Forest were comfortable in victory and made light work of a hapless Wednesday side who are staring League One in the face. Following a vastly improved performance we looked at the players and rated their performance out of 10. Brice Samba – 7 Had very little to do but came for a good cross in the first half and his distribution was decent.
Cyrus Christie – 7 A poor first half but came back strong in the second to get forward well. Joe Worrall – 8 He did everything he had to with minimal fuss and his public pep talk seemed to pay off after an improved performance. Loic Mbe Soh – 8 A good performance by the youngster who grew into the game. Does look a little clumsy aerially but he will get better. Yuri Ribeiro – 8 His best game since returning to the team and a goal for his efforts. Excellent. (Photo; Laurence Griffiths; Getty Images) Samba Sow – 9 Wow. Forest should let Sow put his feet up until it comes to travelling down to London to face Millwall on Saturday. A truly stunning performance. Ryan Yates – 7 Broke things up quite nicely but was occasionally wasteful in possession. Alex Mighten – 8 A quality performance from the trickster who belied his tender years with a mature performance. Full of tricks. Cafu – 9 Class from the man on loan from Portugal. His passing was good, he showed determination and never stopped running throughout. Claimed an assist for the first goal. Sammy Ameobi – 9 Another standout performer, Ameobi was far more like the player Forest fans knew and loved last season. (Photo; Stu Forster; Getty Images) Lyle Taylor- 7 Worked hard, ran himself into the ground but took an early knock and that seemed to knock him out of sorts a bit. Substitutions Lewis Grabban (Taylor) – 8 The bagsman is back! Grabban came on in the second half and was rewarded with a first goal of the season. Joe Lolley (Mighten) – N/A