Sport ‘God amongst men’ – These Nottingham Forest fans hail player following performance v Blackburn
Lyle Taylor issues verdict on Nottingham Forest’s recent win over Blackburn Rovers
Nottingham Forest picked up an important three points in their quest to pull further clear of the Championship relegation zone. Alex Mighten’s goal after 25 minutes proved to be the difference for Chris Hughton’s side, with Brice Samba saving a late penalty from Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong. The wins means that Forest are now sat 17th […]Alex Mighten’s goal after 25 minutes proved to be the difference for Chris Hughton’s side, with Brice Samba saving a late penalty from Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong.
Nottingham Forest’s good form in 2021 under Chris Hughton continued today following a 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers at the City Ground.
The game was settled in the first half as young starlet Alex Mighten fired home from the edge of the box to give Forest the lead.
That was far from the end of the action though, with a big flash-point coming late in the second half.
On 77 minutes, Blackburn’s flying right-back Ryan Nyambe was taken out inside the Forest box by goalkeeper Brice Samba, and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot.
Samba had to dust himself off as he had to come up against the prolific Adam Armstrong from 12 yards out, but unlike his success from the spot against Preston last week, Samba outsmarted the striker by palming away Armstrong’s effort to his right-hand side.
Chris Hughton singles out Nottingham Forest individual for standout moment in win over Blackburn
Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton has paid tribute to goalkeeper Brice Samba for his penalty save from Adam Armstrong during his side’s 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon. With Forest leading thanks to Alex Mighten’s deflected first half effort, Samba then handed Rovers the opportunity to get back into the game, as he […]With Forest leading thanks to Alex Mighten’s deflected first half effort, Samba then handed Rovers the opportunity to get back into the game, as he brought down Ryan Nyambe inside the penalty area.
Blackburn pushed on in the final part of the game to try and make up for that failed penalty attempt, but it was to no avail as Forest hung on grimly for the victory.
And the hero in the end was Samba, even though he conceded the penalty he made up for it and then some – with Forest fans praising him on Twitter post-match – check out some of the reactions.
SAMBA I LOVE YOU
— . (@nffclukee)
Samba have my kids
— LittleTyla (@LittleTyla12)
Best keeper in the league
— Liam Foxton (@FoxtonLiam)
God amongst men
— Josh (@NFFCJosh32)
Get in you beauty
— Ryan Fisher (@ryanlfisher5)
Geta Big Mac what a man
— Riley (@RileyNFFC_)
I love Brice samba
— Luke Blareau (@lukeblareau_)
No doubts you intimidated him been great last 3 months keep it up mate????????????
— DarrenS (@spybeydarren)
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