JOHN KRETLOW - Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Robbie Findley got a half of work in Nottingham Forest's big loss to Leeds United while Cody Cropper made the bench for Ipswich for the first time in Tuesday's Championship action
Nottingham Forest 0-4 Leeds United
Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest went down hard to visiting Leeds United in midweek Championship action.
Findley started but was subbed out at halftime.
Four different goal scorers contributed to Leeds' impressive win on Tuesday, which solidified their hold on a playoff spot and sent Forest into the relegation zone.
After controlling play in the opening minutes of the game, Leeds finally got on the score board after Robert Snodgrass shot from 20 yards out and beat Forest ‘keeper Lee Camp.
Just moments before halftime, Jonathan Howson doubled Leeds' score after his 25 yard volley found the back of the net.
Four minutes into the second half, Michael Brown found Luciano Becchio who headed home United's third goal of the game.
In the 66th minute Howson got another impressive shot off that was saved by Camp, but United's Adam Clayton was at the right spot to drive home the rebound.
Forest's Joel Lynch, Andy Reid, and Wes Morgan were booked. Reid received a second card, resulting in his expulsion in the 79th minute.
Nottingham take on Brighton & Hove Albion this coming weekend, while Leeds host Millwall.
Conor Doyle did not make the bench in Derby County's loss to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Cody Cropper never left the bench in Ipswich Town's loss to Burnley.