Ryan Yates secured a second straight win for Nottingham Forest as he overcame struggling Rotherham with a 1-0 win at New York Stadium

The midfielder leapt to beat Viktor Johansson in the second half after the Millers failed to clear their lines to seal what were still three vital points

For a long time this match seemed doomed after a first half in which neither side created many clear chances

The Reds, playing in their blue jerseys away, were certainly the best team in possession and Glenn Murray had the ball in the net when he rose to meet a Gaetan Bong cross. he made his move, the referee’s assistant immediately raised his flag for offside

Indeed, Forest’s best chances in the first half came a long way when Cyrus Christie, who was excellent in the opening 45 minutes, cut inside from the left, but broke just off the post

And just before half-time, Anthony Knockaert forced Johansson to make a sprawling save to his right with an excellent free kick after a foul by Filip Krovinovic

But the game started to open after the break and Knockaert forced an excellent save from Johansson, before Yates gave Forest the lead with an instinctive finish

Rotherham came back strong, with Ben Wiles drilling through the face of the goal while Freddie Ladapo, as a substitute, slipped at a crucial moment when he looked destined to equalize

But Forest came close to a second when substitute Lyle Taylor hit the side net after a powerful run

However, the bar came to the Reds’ rescue when Michael Smith saw his head hit the bar as Forest cleared to hang on to the three points.

Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton praised Ryan Yates’ ‘wonderful’ performance after his goal sealed victory at Rotherham

The midfielder surged in the second half to seal a 1-0 victory at New York Stadium that earned the Reds a second consecutive league victory

He capped off a magnificent display from the academy graduate one evening Forest had to demonstrate his fighting skills to seal victory

Nottingham Forest took back-to-back wins, beating Rotherham United 1-0 thanks to Ryan Yates’ second-half goal

The Reds were forced to fight and sometimes tried their luck, but they managed to get all three points

Ryan Yates secured a second straight win for Nottingham Forest as they overcame struggling Rotherham with a 1-0 win at New York Stadium

The midfielder leapt to beat Viktor Johansson in the second half after the Millers failed to clear their lines to seal what were still three vital points

For a long time this match seemed doomed after a first half in which neither side created many clear chances

The Reds, playing in their blue jerseys away, were arguably the best team in possession and Glenn Murray had the ball in the net when he rose to meet a Gaetan Bong cross,

But as soon as he made his move, the referee’s assistant immediately raised his flag for offside

Indeed, Forest’s best chances in the first half came a long way when Cyrus Christie, who was excellent in the opening 45 minutes, cut inside from the left, but broke just off the post

And just before half-time, Anthony Knockaert forced Viktor Johansson to make a sprawling save to his right with an excellent free kick after a foul by Filip Krovinovic

But the game started to open up after the break and Knockaert forced a great Johansson save before Yates gave Forest the lead with an instinctive finish

Rotherham came back strong with Ben Wiles drilling in the face of goal as Freddie Ladapo, as a substitute, slipped at a crucial moment when he looked destined to equalize

But Forest came close to a second when substitute Lyle Taylor hit the side net after a powerful run

However, the bar came to the Reds’ rescue when Michael Smith saw his head hit the bar as Forest cleared to hang on to the three points.

Everywhere as Ryan Yates’ goal seals all three points for visitors Not a classic game, but got the job done in rough conditions

Taylor is so close to shattering in a second but watches his effort caress the side net

Figueiredo seems angry at a challenge There are a lot of postures All a little ridiculous really

A long free kick in the box is reversed for Ladapo but seems to slide as he was about to level

And they’re ahead It’s this man Ryan Yates who reacts the fastest to send home after Rotherham fails to manage a cross into the box

Christie goes wild and feeds Knockaert who goes inside and fires a shot which is saved by Johansson

Bong plays a bad pass to Freeman who is caught on his heels and he must concede a Free kick foul in a promising position to deliver a cross

Knockaert teases a shiny ball into the box which Murray meets with a header and Johansson makes an incredible save But that would have been offside anyway

Forest almost played the trouble by playing from behind But they are more or less clear

Knockaert with a free kick and a shot from Christie threatened Rotherham’s goal Murray had the ball in the back of the net with a header but it was offside Smith shot wide at the other end

Knockaert wraps him around the wall and he heads for the top corner, but Johansson flips him and Krovinovic’s resulting turn is mediocre

Krovinovic is the victim of a foul 25 meters from the goal Great chance to have a strike on goal

Is cleared and Knockaert takes a quick break He spots Yates charging onto the pitch, but is fouled by Smith Yellow Card

Wing shoots straight at Samba but Wiles looked at the Millers player most likely to do something

Knockaert lowers Bong’s top cross with a skillful touch, but he is pushed wide and Forest wins a throw In the next phase, Murray is penalized for a foul

Forest the best team in possession, but not really constant pressure yet

A brilliant cross from Bong is delivered into the box and Murray deals with it with a header, but the flag goes up before the ball crosses the line

Nottingham Forest

World News – GB – Rotherham 0 Nottingham Forest 1 – Yates is Reds winner

Source: https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/match-reports/rotherham-united-v-nottingham-forest-5036762