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Nottingham Forest 0-1 Aston Villa: Hogan header spoils Karanka's opening game in charge

Aitor Karanka’s Nottingham Forest tenure began in frustrating fashion as Aston Villa claimed a comfortable 1-0 win at the City Ground. Steve Bruce’s side were rarely troubled once Scott Hogan’s 18th-minute header gave them the lead. Kieran Dowell forced a fine save from Sam Johnstone late on, but the Villa keeper was otherwise relatively untroubled as the visitors defended stoutly – and Forest looked short of ideas. It meant a disappointing start for former Middlesbrough boss Karanka, who agreed to become the permanent replacement for Mark Warburton on Monday, while…

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Nottingham train station evacuated after fire

Media playback is unsupported on your device Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at Nottingham railway station. Ten fire crews are at the city centre station after the fire broke out at about 06:30 GMT. Flames have been seen and smoke has filled the station’s foyer. The building has been evacuated and trains have been stopped from entering and leaving all platforms. Fire officers said the “fully developed fire” is in the main concourse of the station and has spread to the roof. A cordon has been put in place…

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Arsenal FC news: Alex Iwobi pictured 'partying at 3am on Saturday ahead of FA Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest'

Alex Iwobi was pictured partying before Arsenal’s FA Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Alex Iwobi faces the wrath of Arsene Wenger after an alleged all-night drinking session ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest. The Sun has published pictures of the Gunners forward ‘screaming and dancing’ at a supposedly drug-fuelled party at a flat in Soho on Saturday at 2.37am. Iwobi played for Arsenal the next day as the FA Cup holders were humiliatingly dumped out the competition at the third round stage by Championship side…

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Mark Warburton: Nottingham Forest sack manager after nine months in charge

Championship side Nottingham Forest have sacked manager Mark Warburton after nine months at the City Ground. Forest have also sacked assistant David Weir while director of football Frank McParland has left the club. Academy manager Gary Brazil will take over at Forest as their caretaker manager while they find a replacement. Former Rangers boss Warburton, 55, was appointed in March on a two-and-a-half-year deal and helped Forest narrowly avoid relegation last season. Media playback is not supported on this device Warburton, Weir and McParland were all appointed towards the end…

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Neck Deep scrap Nottingham show over 'heavy-handed' security

Media playback is unsupported on your device Rock band Neck Deep scrapped their show at Nottingham’s Rock City on Monday after what appears to be a physical altercation with security guards. Gig-goer Rob Jackson told the BBC he saw one guard “almost body-rolling” people to the floor after fans started crowd-surfing two songs into the set. After the band intervened, singer Ben Barlow called the gig off and said “security had messed it up”. Rock City said the staff’s response “did not appear disproportionate”. Nottinghamshire Police said officers “spoke to…

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