Match reaction

23 September 2012 07:17
How they saw Nottingham Forest's 2-1 defeat by Leeds United

"I was proud of them, especially when you consider that Forest had players worth about four or five million quid on the bench."

Neil Warnock, hailing a 'fabulous team performance' from his side after two early goals at Elland Road were enough for Leeds to withstand a second-half fightback from the Reds.

Having battled back in recent games to earn draws against Birmingham City and Crystal Palace, this was a step too far for Sean O'Driscoll's men as they suffered a first league defeat of the season.

"We didn't deserve anything in the first half," admitted the City Ground boss.

Goalscorer Dexter Blackstock tweeted afterwards: 'Disappointed to lose our unbeaten record today but we move on!!'

In the newspapers meanwhile, Myles Hodgson for the Daily Mail called the first-half a 'drubbing' for Forest and thought that potential investors from Bahrain looking at a deal for Leeds ' cannot fail to have been impressed by the performance of a young Leeds side.'