Daryl Murphy has an attempt on goal

Match action pictures from Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa

View the best of the action in this online gallery as Nottingham Forest took on Aston Villa at The City Ground on Wednesday night.

The Reds suffered a 3-1 defeat to a strong Villa side making a late charge for the Championship play-offs. Pics by Jez Tighe.

A welcome sight for Forest fans as Joao Carvalho carries the ball forwards
A welcome sight for Forest fans as Joao Carvalho carries the ball forwards
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Andre Green hooks the ball clear under close attention from Jack Colback
Andre Green hooks the ball clear under close attention from Jack Colback
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The ball bounces around Villa's penalty box as Forest look to reduce the arrears
The ball bounces around Villa's penalty box as Forest look to reduce the arrears
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John McGinn goes to ground
John McGinn goes to ground
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