Match action pictures from Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa

View the best of the action in this online gallery as Nottingham Forest took on Aston Villa at The City Ground on Wednesday night.

Thursday, 14th March 2019, 9:21 am
Updated Thursday, 14th March 2019, 9:23 am
Daryl Murphy has an attempt on goal

The Reds suffered a 3-1 defeat to a strong Villa side making a late charge for the Championship play-offs. Pics by Jez Tighe.

Ryan Yates holds on to possession with two Villa players closing him down
Pele in possession for Forest
Joe Lolley looks to get on the ball
Jack Colback battles for the ball
A welcome sight for Forest fans as Joao Carvalho carries the ball forwards
Andre Green hooks the ball clear under close attention from Jack Colback
The ball bounces around Villa's penalty box as Forest look to reduce the arrears
John McGinn goes to ground
Martin O'Neill bellows from the Forest bench
Forest players celebrate Jack Colback's opener
Ryan Yates on the ball for Forest
Costel Pantilimon at full stretch to deny Tammy Abraham
Jack Colback's cross-shot deceives Jed Steer in the Villa goal
Jack Colback, Joe Lolley and Ben Osborn celebrate the opener for Forest
Forest players charge down Jack Grealish's free-kick attempt
Daryl Murphy has an attempt on goal
Villa keeper Jed Steer tries to keep the ball out