Match Reports

Forest 4 Albion 0

Albion were beaten by Forest on Monday evening

Albion were beaten 4-0 by Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Monday night.

The hosts effectively won all three Sky Bet Championship points thanks to first-half goals from Brennan Johnson, Ryan Yates and Jack Colback after Darnell Furlong had been given a red card for the Baggies.

Sam Surridge then rounded-off the scoreline in second-half added time for the play-off chasing home side.

Alex Mowatt at Nottingham Forest

Steve Bruce made three changes to the team that beat Blackpool three days earlier, as Kyle Bartley, Conor Townsend and Alex Mowatt all started.

But a difficult evening for Albion got off to the worst possible start when Darnell Furlong was given his marching orders on 19 minutes – the right-back shown a second yellow for handball inside the box – and Johnson netted the subsequent spot-kick.

Midway through the first-half Forest doubled their lead thanks to Yates’ header from a corner.

And a miserable opening period was brought to an end by Colback netting the hosts’ third with a spectacular volley in stoppage time.

Andy Carroll at Nottingham Forest

Albion limited Forest to fewer opportunities in the second 45, however the hosts managed to score a fourth in the 93rd minute –Surridge converting past David Button.

The Baggies are next in action at The Hawthorns on Saturday, facing Coventry City (KO 3pm).

Albion: Button; Furlong, O’Shea, Bartley, Clarke, Townsend; Mowatt (Molumby 54), Livermore, Reach; Carroll (Phillips 74), Grant (Gardner-Hickman 29).

Substitutes: Palmer, Ajayi, Diangana, Robinson.