James Garner and Ryan Yates scored second-half goals to beat Peterborough in one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Championship. It was the 10th consecutive away loss for the visitors this season having just won one match against Hull back in October. It was a welcome win for Steve Cooper who has seen his side draw five of their last six games. Garner opened the scoring in the 72nd minute before Yates sealed all three points in the 84th minute.
Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper: “It’s great that we won because we needed that after three consecutive draws. We didn’t play well enough in the first half to win the game; the principles of our game were not quite right. We didn’t get on the ball and make enough passes. Out of possession, we didn’t get at Peterborough. There were some tactical tweaks we needed to make and in the second half, we were really good. The game was played in Peterborough’s half. We could have had a penalty or two.”
Peterborough’s Darren Ferguson: “It was the same old story. We played well for large parts. We had two very good chances at 0-0 and we have to take one. We have to find an ability to score and if not, we have to find a way to keep a clean sheet. We have to put our chances away. Jorge – I am not sure what he was trying. Just put your foot through it. We were dominant in the first half but when you have those spells, you have to make them count; you have to go ahead – you have to get something from them.”
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