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

The midfielder pounced on Viktor Johansson in the second half after the Millers failed to clear their lines to seal the other three key points

For a long time, this game seemed to be goalless after a first half in which neither team had many clear chances

The Reds, who played in their blue away kit, were definitely the better team and Glenn Murray had the ball in the net when he got up to hit a cross from Gaetan Bong, but as soon as he made his move, it stopped Assistant referee immediately his flag for offside

Indeed, Forest’s best chances in the first half came from distance when Cyrus Christie, who excelled in the first 45 minutes, cut in from the left but just drilled just past the post

And just before the break, Anthony Knockaert forced Johansson to make a sweeping save to his right with an excellent free kick after Filip Krovinovic was fouled

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

Rotherham came back strong and Ben Wiles drilled over the gate while Freddie Ladapo slipped as a substitute at a crucial moment when he seemed destined to equalize

But Forest got almost a second closer when substitute Lyle Taylor hit the side netting after a powerful run

The crossbar came to the Reds’ rescue when Michael Smith saw his header hit the crossbar as Forest clearly clung to all three points

Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton hailed Ryan Yates’ “wonderful” performance after his goal sealed the win at Rotherham

The midfielder plunged into a 1-0 win at New York Stadium in the second half, giving the Reds a second win in a row

On a night when Forest had to prove his fighting skills to claim victory, it was a wonderful achievement from the academy graduate

Nottingham Forest won two straight wins when they beat Rotherham United 1-0 thanks to a Ryan Yates goal in the second half

The Reds were forced to fight and at times rode their luck, but managed to get the three points

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

The midfielder pounced on Viktor Johansson in the second half after the Millers failed to clear their lines to seal the other three key points

For a long time, this game seemed to be goalless after a first half in which neither team had many clear chances

The Reds, wearing their blue away kit, were certainly the better team in possession and Glenn Murray had the ball in the net when he stood up to hit a cross from Gaetan Bong

But as soon as he made his move, the assistant to the umpire immediately held his flag for offside

Indeed, Forest’s best chances in the first half came from distance when Cyrus Christie, who excelled in the first 45 minutes, cut in from the left but just drilled just past the post

And just before the break, Anthony Knockaert forced Viktor Johansson into a long save to his right with an excellent free kick after Filip Krovinovic was fouled

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

Rotherham made a strong comeback, with Ben Wiles drilling over the gate while Freddie Ladapo slipped as a substitute at a crucial moment when he seemed destined to equalize

But Forest got almost a second closer when substitute Lyle Taylor hit the side netting after a powerful run

The crossbar came to the Reds’ rescue when Michael Smith saw his header hit the crossbar as Forest clearly clung to all three points

It’s all over while Ryan Yates’ goal seals all three points for the visitors. Not a classic game, but done under difficult conditions

Taylor is so close to being smashed in a second but watches his efforts caress the side net

Figueiredo seems mad at a challenge There’s a lot of attitude Everything a bit silly really

A long free kick into the box is knocked down for Ladapo, but seemed to slide as he was close to equalizing

And they are ahead.It is this man, Ryan Yates, who reacts fastest to shoot home after Rotherham failed to deal with a cross into the box

Christie rages forward, feeding Knockaert, who cuts back and fires a shot that is saved by Johansson

Bong plays a bad pass against Freeman, who is on his heels and has to admit a foul Free kick in a promising position to deliver a cross

Knockaert teases a brilliant ball into the box, which Murray hits with a header, and Johansson scores an incredible save. But it would have been offside anyway

Forest almost plays himself in trouble if he plays from behind but they make it clear right now

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

Knockaert rolls it around the wall and it heads towards the top corner, but Johansson turns it behind him and the resulting corner from Krovinovic is a bad one

Krovinovic is fouled 25 yards from goal. Great chance to score

Is cleared and Knockaert breaks at speed. He discovers Yates attacking the field, but is fouled by Smith. Yellow card

Wing shoots Samba straight away, but Wiles was looking for the most likely Millers player to make a difference

Knockaert pulls down Bong’s tall cross with a dexterous touch, but it is pushed far out and Forest wins a throw. From the next stage, Murray is punished for a foul

Wald the better side in possession, but not really under pressure

Bong’s brilliant cross is delivered into the box and Murray heads it up, but the flag goes up before the ball goes over the line

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