‘Norwich showed why they are among the favourites to go straight back up’ - what the opposition’s media thought of Norwich City’s 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest

Jonny Howson celebrates his equaliser. Photo: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Jonny Howson celebrates his equaliser. Photo: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

How the Nottingham Post reported Norwich City's 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

• Match report

'Forest made a great start against the Canaries, having the better of the first half and going in at the break ahead courtesy of Apostolos Vellios' third goal in as many games.'

'Dorrans was given too much time and space on the edge of the area and buried a sweet strike into the bottom corner with 66 minutes gone.

'The Reds picked themselves up and kept plugging away in a bid to regain the lead, but opportunities to do so were few and far between.'

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• Post-match interview with Forest manager Philippe Montanier

'Norwich are one of the top teams in the Championship and we needed to be at a higher level. We were a little timid with the ball and also in defence. We made things too easy for them.

'It is disappointing but our performance was not sufficient against a good team like Norwich.'

• Nottingham Forest reporter Sarah Clapson's verdict

'Forest shouldn't feel too disheartened by this particular defeat.

'Having just come down from the Premier League, Norwich showed why they are among the favourites to go straight back up.

'The Reds more than matched up to them for spells, putting the visitors under pressure with their attacking play – something to take heart from.'