Last Updated: 22/04/14 7:25am
Not the best performance from Leeds, who took too long to get going and were stung by those early Forest goals. Things picked up in the second half, but there was never any real threat
That's it! Forest win 2-0 thanks to a brace from Matt Derbyshire and move to within a point of the playoffs!
Good save! Butland takes a free kick on the halfway line, and after Leeds mess about with it for a while, Smith heads goalwards but Evtimov bundles it away
Pearce! SHould do better. Leeds win a corner after good work from Mowatt down the right, and Pearce leaps highest but it hits the top of his head and flies over
Five minutes of injury time for Leeds to find anything. It doesn't look likely, especially as Austin's pass is overhit and Forest clear
Smith! The big man beats Evtimov, who came far too early, in the air but can only head it wide. Big chance, one he knows he should have taken
McCormack is nearly in, but Smith's flick via Austin's cross is just too high and Evtimov collects easily
Leeds have a corner after Smith's turn and shot is deflected wide. Murphy's cross is good, but Lees jumps slightly too early and heads over. Good chance
Subdued atmosphere now as Forest start to regain control after that spell of Leeds pressure. Just five minutes, plus a considerable amount of stoppage time, for the hosts to find something
McCormack isn't happy at the length of time Evitmov takes to kick it, and then when he finally does it's straight along the ground. Forest still manage to win a throw-in though
De Vries looks in a bad way again as he goes to catch a ball. Looks like his right hamstring is the problem
Close! First Pugh hits the cross bar with a cross, and then Murphy's goalbound shot is deflected for a corner by Collins. However the corner comes to nothing
It's all Leeds as they keep trying to put crosses in, but Forest are solid and there's no way through
De Vries is still in a bit of discomfort and the Forest trainer goes to give him some treatment, but is told to leave the field by the ref as the 'keeper seems fine
Smith wins a free kick by doing what he does best and getting his body in the way of a high ball. However Leeds try to play it short and Brown's pass is woeful and goes out for a throw-in
Tonge! Should do better there. McCormack flicks it on towards the winger, but he can only lash it wide when he should hit the target
Oh so nearly exquisite! Osborn takes it short and gets it back from a lovely backheel, but his cross is cleared as Derbyshire was ready to pounce. Osborn looked offside, mind
Warnock is getting his foot strapped as we approach the final 20 minutes. Leeds still don't look like scoring
Leeds turn defence into attack after Butland and Murphy just about clear it, and then Smith's gives it Austin out wide but his cross comes to nothing. Warnock and Halford then collide and the referee stops play so the Leeds man can get treatment. He should be fine though
Smith makes his first mark on the game as he pushes Halford out of the way but can only put his left-footed volley wide
Smith comes back on as Austin clatters into Harding, but the defender is back on his feet straight away.
Smith goes up for a high ball and comes down awkwardly. He stays down and Leeds win a throw after Austin's cross is cleared. It looks like the big man came down on his shoulder, but he should be fine
Leeds attacking with a bit more promise now as they put a couple of crosses in but to no avail. A shot from Wootton then goes into Row Z
McCormack! Oh should have done better. The ball is played forward and Hunt does really well to win it in the air, but the Scotsman blazes over from 6 yards out
The Forest 'keeper looks in a bit of distress after making that save and he could be coming off soon. In the meantime Forest manage to clear the corner
Good save! Leeds get a free kick about 35 yards out and McCormack goes for goal. It takes a deflection but De Vries flies across his goal and puts it out for a corner
Leeds take a quick free kick and Murphy's shot is deflected by Hunt's heels and nearly goes in, but De Vries was well positioned and gathered it at the second attempt
Forest still content playing on the counter attack, and are nearly in again but Pearce cuts it out just before McLaughlin can reach it
Another half chance for Leeds with Austin's pass finding Warnock on the edge of the box, but his shot is blocked. They then go close again but Austin's ball is cut out just as McCormack was ready to bundle it home
Leeds determined to use the long ball, and as good as McCormack is in the air, there is only him to aim at. The first change can't be too far away
Just a couple of minutes to go until the second half kicks off, I wonder what gameplan McDermott has concocted in the dressing room to get back into this game?
Chris is back in touch: 'Derisory performance from the Whites so far. They need to improve after the interval, as I see Forest scoring more if this continues.'
Not a great half by the hosts, who failed to recover from conceding after just 90 seconds, and then again 15 minutes later. Forest, meanwhile, are rocking and look comfy playing the counter attacking game
The whistle blows for half time and a chorus of boos rings out as the teams go into the dressing room. After 45 minutes it's Leeds United 0-2 Nottingham Forest
Into the last minute of the half, and still Leeds don't look like scoring. Forest seem content just soaking up the pressure, and quite frankly I don't blame them
Derbyshire wins a free kick after being pushed, and it looks like Forest will end the half on a high. Well. they try until a pass is cut out by McCormack, of all people
Four added minutes after the clash between Paterson and Derbyshire. Can Leeds do anything in that time?
In fact they don't, Forest have a goal kick and nearly capitalise. Leeds try to clear it about four times but it keeps going to a Forest player. Eventually Butland collects it and relieves the pressure
Paterson tries a cheeky lob over two defenders, but Austin defends well and wins a free kick. Leeds then get another free kick as Tonge is jumped on, and they win a corner from the cross
Close! McCormack takes it and it goes inches wide of De Vries' post! Looked like it was going in, only to bend away at the last moment. Unlucky
Mackie is booked for a handball on the edge of the area, which presents Leeds with a great opportunity to get back into this game
Not sure how that worked in Leeds' favour, but Wootton's poor cross is headed on by McCormack and De Vries nearly spills it to Hunt after a mix up with Collins
They both seem okay, fortunately, just a bit shook up. If they could have worked that out it was three on two and a real chance to put the game to bed. Leeds fans aren't happy that the game had to stop whilst they received treatment
Down at the other end, Leeds win a corner after good work from Hunt, but Forest can break. The break abruptly ends when Derbyshire and Paterson both go for the same ball and crash into each in comical style
McLaughlin isn't short of confidence! The young winger, recently acquired from Derry City, tries a 25 yarder but it's straight at Butland
Chance! Vaughn twists and turns on the edge of the box before crossing it to Derbyshire, who heads over from six yards. The cross was a bit high, in fairness, and in fact it was offside. Forest could have done much more with that, though
Warnock overhits a pass towards Hunt, who acrobatically tries to control it but ends up flat on his face. Jeers from the travelling fans ensues
Austin marauds down the left and wins a corner, which comes to nothing as Forest just about get it clear
Tom Lees has probably been the busiest of Leeds' players, which doesn't say a lot about their attack. Speaking of, McCormack finally gets a sight of goal but has to play it back to Warnock, whose cross is terrible and straight at De Vries
Leeds struggling to make anything of note and Forest are happy to let them pass it about. Tonge tries a through ball to McCormack, but the striker slips and De Vries can collect
Tonge plays a nice ball into the box, but McCormack's shot is blocked. About as close as Leeds have come, and it wasn't very close
The visitors toying with Leeds here, passing it around at the back for a while before launching it long to Derbyshire, who can't control it despite his best efforts
Lees pulls down Mackie as a long ball is sent over the top and is booked. No debate from Lees, who knew exactly what he was doing after being caught the wrong side of Mackie
A very well-taken finish from the former Blackburn man, who showed great composure to take it round Butland and slide home. Now this is a test for Leeds, will they crumble to another heavy home defeat?
Jamie Mackie's pass isn't dealt with by Wootton, and his attempted clearance falls to Derbyshire who rounds Butland for his second of the game!
Better from Leeds as they play their way through the Forest defence, but Tonge's shot from the edge of the area rolls harmlessly wide
Austin tries to play a long ball towards McCormack, who doesn't win the header and takes a knock to his head for the trouble. If only there was a 6'6' striker on the bench for hosts...
Don Revie Stand looking very empty as Forest look for a second, but Osborn's header is straight at Butland
Lovely one-touch football from the hosts but it leads to nothing. Forest in control as Derbyshire puts a cross in to no one in particular
A great start by the visitors, but McDermott will be livid about the huge hole in his side's defence. It'll be interesting to see how Leeds respond to going behind so early on
Lovely pass from Vaughn to set the striker on his way, but it was truly awful defending from Leeds who left a massive gap at the back and Derbyshire finished with ease. 1-0 Forest!
Chris Green from Huddersfield has got in touch with his prediction: 'Leeds to win 2-0, with Austin and McCormack scoring the goals.'
The teams are out at a somewhat desolate Elland Road as Marching on Together blares out over the tannoy. We are just moments from kick off here
Forest can move within a point of the playoffs with a win, whilst Leeds can't finish higher than 11th so are playing for pride at this point as they attempt to finish the season on a high
Can Leeds make it a hat trick of wins for the first time since November, or will Forest make it two in a row? Can Ross McCormack, currently on 28 in the league and 29 in all competitions, make it 30 goals for the season?
Notts Forest hand a debut to Stephen McLaughlin today, and they line up as follows: De Vries; Halford, Lascelles, Collins(c), Harding; Vaughan, Paterson, Mackie; McLaughlin, Osborn, Derbyshire
Leeds line up as follows: Butland; Lees, Pearce, Wootton, Warnock; Tonge, Brown, Austin, Murphy; McCormack, Hunt.
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