Nottingham Forest fans have been having their say after beating Newcastle United in the League Cup second round.
Wednesday night’s game saw Newcastle take a 3rd minute lead through Mitrovic, before going 2-1 down, only for Aarons to equalise just before half-time.
A goalless second-half was then followed by a Forest winner in extra time.
The mood was buoyant at the end for the visitors and sympathy for their hosts in very short supply…
Comments from Nottingham Forest fans via their top Forest Forum message board:
Losing to Forest reserves at home doesn’t bode well for Newcastle.’
‘Reading through some of the press reports I think they must’ve been watching another match.
All about how creative Newcastle were and how Forest simply pounced on a few defensive errors.
We completely bossed that first half after they scored and, but for a sustained period of misplaced passes in the second half, didn’t really look troubled.
We looked very composed on the ball and you could tell the home crowd were getting frustrated.
Even with what was really a second string side we produced some beautiful football.’
‘Coming from a goal behind against a Premier League side, winning despite resting a number of players and a winning goal from a lad out of our academy. Think that went rather well myself.’
‘They can’t complain about the ref or Henri Lansbury this time.’
‘Isn’t it nice to have a competently run Football Club that are exciting to watch and doing well?’
‘Don’t worry about tiredness chaps. Winning momentum energises people. There won’t be one man who doesn’t want to be in the 11 against Leeds.
Just beat the Geordies and now we’re going to beat the dirty Leeds scum.
We’ve got our Forest back!!’
‘Toon are in big big trouble, They looked awful at Huddersfield and couldn’t beat us with a half second team out.
5 or 6 of our starting team tonight will be on the bench on Saturday.’
‘The Fat Waiter is being loaded in the cannon directed toward Spain as we speak.’
‘Great win – just shows we have some strength in depth. Despite all RB’s whingeing about having no money, let’s not underestimate the fact we’ve beaten a premiership club away from home.
Revenge is sweet for 74 but they still owe us for the 2 replays.’
‘Booos at the final whistle. Newcastle’s fabulous dugout seats proving no consolation to their fans this evening.’
‘Geordies booing, best fans in the world.’
“J. Murphy £12m
Forest’s whole team tonight £5m.
In the words of the old Norwegian commentator:
“Mike Ashley! Can you hear me? Mike Ashley? Can you hear me?
YOUR BOYS TOOK A HELL OF A BEATING!!”
‘Oh no, the result has been recinded. REPLAY”
Couldn’t ask for a better end to a Wednesday.’
‘There will be some horses punched tonight.’
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 2 Nottingham Forest 3 (AET)
Newcastle: Mitrovic 3, Aarons 45+1
Forest: Cummings 29, 31 Walker 97
Possession was Forest 51% Newcastle 49%
Total shots were Forest 16 Newcastle 29
Shots on target were Forest 7 Newcastle 7
Corners were Forest 9 Newcastle 11
Darlow, Sterry (Lazaar 58), Mbemba, Hanley, Gamez, Aarons (Ritchie 77), Saivet, Barlaser (Hayden 70), Murphy, Diame, Mitrovic (Joselu 105)
Woodman, Lascelles, Manquillo
Crowd: 27,709 (approx 1,000 Forest)
Referee: Darren England
(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the match go here)
(Read Rafa Benitez’ opinion on Newcastle 2 Nottingham Forest 3 here)
(Read what Mark Warburton had to say about the game here)