They won.

Those pesky boys from Forest finally found their cutting edge to shoot down wasteful Leicester and claim a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium. Two first-half goals were enough for Nottingham Forest to arrest a run of two consecutive losses and beat East Midlands rivals Leicester City earlier today.

The reds of Nottingham took the lead just after the half-hour mark when Simon Cox scruffily found the net against the run of play after some smart play by LCFC earlier in the match.

Another fortuitous goal came just before the break when Henri Lansbury’s volley was cleared off the line but straight to Jamie Mackie, who picked out the top corner.

David Nugent blazed a penalty over the bar as Forest saw the result home fairly comfortably in the second half to move within six points of the top two.

Match statistics:

Shots 15
On target 2
Possession 61%
Corners 5
Fouls 8

Shots 6
On target 5
Possession 39%
Corners 1
Fouls 17


David Nugent skied a second-half penalty for Leicester and boss Nigel Pearson said: “We’ve played worse and won so I can’t be too miserable.