MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL fans were all saying the same thing after watching Nottingham Forest’s draw with Aston Villa.
Emmanuel Dennis gave the hosts the dream start after quarter of an hour as he headed home Morgan Gibbs-White’s free-kick.
The Reds faithful made clear what they thought of Steve Cooper having put pen to paper on a new contract in the build-up to the game. The head coach received a terrific reception and a standing ovation as he walked out of the tunnel to take his place in the dugout, amid a cracking atmosphere ahead of kick-off.
The noise level then went up another notch when the hosts got off to the perfect start. On the quarter hour, Dennis opened the scoring with a well-taken header from Morgan Gibbs-White’s free-kick.
But a rocket from Ashley Young just seven minutes later from 25 yards levelled the scores.
Despite the exciting start, the match soon dipped and eventually ended with Nottingham being held by Villa to a 1-1 draw.
And those that tuned into Sky Sports to watch the action were soon taking to Twitter afterwards to slam the quality that they had seen.
One viewer wrote: “Nobody can convince me that Forest Villa game wasn’t a Championship play off semi-final, first leg. Just awful football teams.”
Another tweeted: “That Forest Villa game was Championship standard at the absolute most!”
A fellow fan commented: “Villa vs Forest was a championship game.”
And another said: “Truly awful standard Forest v Villa poor Championship standard tbf.”
However, a fellow fan claimed: “Villa and Forest are so bad, it’s disrespectful to even call them Championship level.”
The result ended a run of five consecutive defeats for Steve Cooper’s side.
Forest have now moved up to 19th in the Premier League table, a point above Leicester.
They sit four behind Steven Gerrard’s Villa who remain 16th.
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