Nottingham Forest moved up to fourth in the Championship as they beat 10-man Queens Park Rangers 4-0.
Tobias Figueiredo put Forest ahead early on as his towering header looped into the net from Joe Lolley's corner.
Rangers' hopes of a first win in six games took a blow when Lee Wallace was sent off after pulling down Lolley just outside the area in the 50th minute.
But Forest put Rangers to the sword as they scored three times in the final 10 minutes - Lewis Grabban and substitutes Joao Carvalho and Alfa Semedo polishing off the win.
The loss sees Rangers drop to 16th place while Forest are level on points with third-placed Fulham and five points off Leeds United in second.
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Line-ups Match Stats Live Text QPR 1Lumley 2Kane 4Hall 37Leistner 3WallaceBooked at 50mins 14Manning 8AmosSubstituted forHugillat 45'minutes 12Ball 10Eze 19ChairSubstituted forScowenat 53'minutesBooked at 57mins 21WellsSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 83'minutes Substitutes 5Cameron 7Pugh 9Hugill 11Scowen 16Mlakar 20Osayi-Samuel 33Barnes Nottm Forest 30Samba 11CashBooked at 52mins 3Figueiredo 4Worrall 18Robinson 8Watson 28Silva 37AdomahSubstituted forCarvalhoat 60'minutes 23LolleySubstituted forBostockat 75'minutesBooked at 76mins 19Ameobi 7GrabbanSubstituted forSemedoat 85'minutes Substitutes 10Carvalho 13Bostock 14Mir 17Semedo 20Dawson 36Chema 49Muric Referee: Steve Martin Attendance: 12,937 Share this page Find out more
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Worst performance of the season - team seamed to be drained of confidence at the minute.
Sending off early in second half at 1-0 was clearly a factor in final score but we were poor before that too.
Our defensive record is shocking.
Broadly agree. Just on the way home.
This is a massive generalisation but this had me thinking back over years gone by, and how we've seen us lose in lots of different ways.
We've seen us lose cos we're bad allover the park, like the end of last season. We've seen us lose because players literally cannot be bothered, like under Hughes.
But this is one of the few times that springs to mind where it's because the defence in particular are quite so poor. We've proven, even less than a week ago at Fulham, that elsewhere on the pitch we can knock good teams about. The difference this time is that, as vofster says, it seemed to drain confidence around the team rather than existing in isolation.
Every single goal was straight up avoidable.
1. Cross from the left, free back post header, barely challenged.
2. Ameobi, in 2019, being able to first skin our full back and then knock a simple, hopeful ground ball through the box that neither our keeper or defenders deals with, for a tap in at the back post. Unmarked. The ball travelled half of the width of the pitch, through our own bloody area, unchallenged.
3. Went through us like we weren't there. I mean, just look at it.
4. Lumley doesn't just fail to smother a shot, but presents it for an easy tap-in. Imagine his head has gone to pieces at this point.
Only saw it live but the red card looked stupid to me. Maybe I just don't get it because so many defenders seem to do it allover the world, but at that point in the game, at that scoreline, why did he haul him down? Yeah Wallace was turned but I'd rather risk a one on one and potentially going 2 nil down than going down to 10 men with plenty of football to play.
No point in labouring it (after I've laboured it) because we all know having a poorly performing defence is crap. It's genuinely a bit odd seeing so many of us announcing that you can't go through a season conceding at least two every week, as if it's some kind of profound revelation. Maybe it's just the shock of it.
It matters less because you can play superb in every other part of the pitch and it wont matter with that standard of defending, but we did look a bit ropey in places we normally look strong. It's cliche but we just didn't seem to look after the ball. Loose passes. Everything about half a second too slow.
Added bonus to a cold, crap Wednesday night to see Ben "I don't do tackles cos I'm off to Wigan" Watson putting in a steady shift in the middle and Jack Robinson celebrating at the end like he'd won the league.
All the usual caveats that I don't need to repeat. Had a great start. Massive squad overhaul. New system. Cheaply assembled. Not pushing any panic buttons because we have to ride this out. And at least we try. People backed us to be far lower down the league than this before the season started, but of course the pitch forks are emerging, as they always do at this time of year, which should probably tell us something. I still believe in what we are at least trying to achieve for the long terms. We collectively need to take a big deep breath.
This lot are going to need us behind them during the 90 minutes longer term this season because these kind of mistakes are only going to get worse if we make our stadium a toxic place to play.
But bloody hell, all of that aside? That was an absolute turd of a performance.
Well of course I cannot disagree with the comments already made. But to add a few thoughts. The first goal was from a set piece (corner) and was their first real attack on our goal. I cannot work out what is happening (zonal / man marking?) for set pieces but for their centre half to be standing at the back stick unmarked is pretty elementary. We did keep going after the goal but we looked vulnerable on the counter. To go in one down at the break still kept us in the game. Hugill coming on for Chair gave us more up top, but we looked low in confidence. When we went down to 10 men, we really stepped it up and we had our best period of pressure. But gradually Forest wrestled back control and our 10 men started to look ragged. We also looked as if were never going to score, but perhaps instead just hold on for one nil. Then we just capitulated in the last 20 minutes. The last 20 minutes was the worst I have seen from our team for a very long time. Every time Forest moved forward it could have been another goal. Not sure if we were exhausted, mentally defeated or just could not be bothered, but it was bad. Very bad. It is the last 20 minutes that stays with you as a supporter, not the 75 that went before. The sending off was key. Any hope of a win went when Wallace walked. Manning was so poor tonight - what has happened there? Wallace should not be playing centre back (if at all). Lumley's error was one that he could not afford. He may find that Barnes starts ahead of him on Saturday and as much as I want him to come good, he may not get another chance. Apart from his spill, he played one crazy pass out that was so close to a gift of another goal, that my language turned blue. But in the end, it is all about confidence and several of our players are very low at the moment. Eze though seems to be as confident as ever. Sad to see that tonight. Hope we can regroup in time for Saturday